This Saturday night I will stack up all of my favorite 45s and let them drop down and be played during our six hour Those Were The Days radio show. This is a project I have been working on for a while. I started with nearly five hundred songs on my list. We do play a few album cuts on Saturday nights, however, I limited the picks to single releases. Starting in late 1971 my first 45 was purchased (Chi-Lites- "Have You Seen Her") and this (hobby, passion, sickness) continues today. The last time I counted down my favorites was over twenty-five years ago. The list has changed a great deal. There are songs that I have heard more than others and as a result have burned out on them. There are a great deal that are on both lists and I will always want to hear them. My first goal was to rank them, but I quickly realized how difficult that is. My last stack of the night is the only one that I have numbered. These are the ones that still stop me in my tracks. The list of faves includes many genres. There are many tunes that rock and roll historians would pat me on the back for choosing, there are other songs that they would roll their eyes and slap me for. Most of them don't appreciate teen idols and pop song harmonies like me. If you are listening to Those Were The Days this Saturday with a younger person, you may have to explain to them what a 45 is. I had a youngster ask me if it was a gun! We will not be taking your requests this Saturday night. Save those for next weekend. I really do appreciate it when you call.
Thanks to our two top bidders in the recent G.R.A.C.E. radio auction. Their bids totaled nearly 700 dollars for the annual charity event. They will be playing an hour of their favorites coming up in September. We will have more details on that later.