This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will crank out more great music from the fifties through the eighties. I will be in the studio for 6 hours of requests and trivia. We will play a few of my favorite tracks from some great record albums that were released in 1975. While still just a 'wee-Nee', I was a record buying phenom! I was starting to make the conversion from buying single hits on 45 r.p.m. records to purchasing complete albums. I had to decide whether I wanted the vinyl copy or the cassette version. Some of the favorite albums blasting out of my speakers were..A Night At The Opera by Queen. The Marx brothers were my heroes and here was this English band naming its albums after the brothers Marx movies! The first time I heard Bohemian Rhapsody, it floored me...Born To Run-Bruce Springsteen. I heard the title cut on WRCO in the Fall of 1975. The opening drum beat is still exciting forty years later. I wanted the Wilson sisters to baby sit me and sing Crazy On You and Magic Man. The album Dreamboat Annie was a 1975 purchase for me at Shultz Brothers Variety Store in Richland Center. The Kiss album Alive came out in 1975. A friend of mine loaned me his copy and I became an instant fan. Many of my music friends have made fun of me for liking Kiss over the years. While their lyrics may not have been as deep as Bob Dylan's, the music was fun. I still maintain that Alive is one of the best 'live' rock and roll albums ever! Other great albums from '75 include: The Eagles-One Of These Nights, Paul Simon-Still Crazy After All These Years, Fandango!-ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac-Fleetwood Mac, and Venus And Mars-Paul McCartney & Wings.
Join me for some of the greatest music ever cut on vinyl this Saturday night during WRCOs' Those Were The Days.