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The Summer Of Love

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This week on Those Were The Days we will be flying back to this weekend in 1967.  The Summer Of Love was just getting underway.  The underground sound of rock and roll music was crossing over to the Top 40.  The Doors were the first group to have a number one on the FM and AM radio charts at the same time with 'Light My Fire'.  The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts club band was the album to have.  Some of the 60's biggest stars were still cranking out hits including Frankie Valli who was having a solo hit away from the Four Seasons. I hope you enjoy the best of the Summer of '67.  I will be in the studio to take your requests from the 50's through the 80's and will be playing trivia as well.  Give me a call Saturday night!

 

Phil-TWTD Host

 

P.S. We have been getting great coments about last weeks Philfest 'live' concert of the mind!  The weather got bad Saturday night, however, luckily we were able to stretch a tarp across the audience and keep everyone dry. 

PhilFest This Weekend!

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Listen for a broadcast of great live performances during this weekends Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  This concert of the mind is sold out and the only way to hear it is by listening Saturday night.  These are the groups, artists, and the songs that I would most like to hear at an outdoor fest.  The radio cast of the concert will begin around 7:30 pm.  I will be introducing the acts. 

  Here is a list of the performers at the first annual PhilFest in Sextonville.

 

7:30-8:00 p    Vilas Craig And The Vicounts

                    Tommy James

 

8:00-9:00 p    Steve Miller Band

                    Neil Young

                    Dave Mason

                    Fats Domino

                    The Grass Roots

                    Bob Seger

                    Kansas

 

9:00-10:00 p  Sha Na Na

                    The Guess Who

                    The Blues Magoos

                    The Cars

                    BoDeans

                    Kiss

                    Paul Revere & The Raiders

                    Foghat

                    Paul McCartney

 

10:00-11:00 p Tom Petty

                     Grand Funk

                     AC/DC

                     Billy Joel

                     ZZ Topp

 

11:00-12:00 a  Fleetwood Mac

                     The Eagles

 

 

*****Times are subject to change because of heavy runway traffic in Sextonville.

 

Join us for the concert of the mind this Saturday night on WRCO.  We will kick off the show with a look at The Forgotten Hits Favorite TV Themes as voted on by Forgotten Hits readers earlier this Spring!  Join us for a great time this weekend.

 

Phil

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    Good stuff. Brought back a lot of memories. Maybe next time you could have a contest of who can name the top 10 of what ever you

Grease Weekend!

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The mega successful movie Grease was released 35 years ago this weekend!  For those of us old enough to remember, Grease was the word during the Summer of 1978.  The soundtrack album came out 2 months before the movie and by the time the movie was released, You're The One That I Want by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta had hit number one. The most successful songs from the soundtrack also include: Grease,  Hopelessly Devoted To You,  Summer Nights,  Sandy, and Greased Lightnin.   We will be spinning some of the best loved Grease songs along with your favorite tunes from the 50's through the 80's on this weekends Those Were The Days radio show on WRCO FM 100.9.  Listen for the 'Magic Cow Bell' which can make you a winner during this Saturday nights show and it airs between 6 p and Midnight.

 

Phil-Host

 

 

This Week In 1970

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There were some hot hits this weekend in 1970.  We will take an audio look at some of the radio memories during this Saturday nights Those Were The Days program on WRCO FM 100.9.  One of the top groups was C.C.R., Norman Greenbaum was hitting it big with his only top 40 hit "Spirit In The Sky" and artists that appeared at Woodstock in August of 1969 were enjoying early 1970 radio success. 

 

Join the campfire gangs of Southwest Wisconsin that use Those Were The Days as a soundtrack to weekend fun.  Saturday nights from 6 until Midnight on WRCO.

 

Phil

There have been many great songs that rang from tiny radio speakers over the years during the 3 day Memorial weekend.  We will take a look at some of 60's best examples on this Saturdays Those Were The Days radio show on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

I will also pull out some old Doors music in honor of Ray Manzarek who died this week. The Doors songs are so recognizable and the biggest reason is the key board sound.  Here is some info on the death of this amazingly talent musiciain.

 
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors, whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died. He was 74. Manzarek died Monday in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family, said publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald. She said the musician's manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed Manzarek died after being stricken with bile duct cancer.
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Give me a call Saturday night during Those Were The Days. (608) 647-4145.
 
Phil

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