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Bond..James Bond with Nee..Phil Nee

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There are many tributes these days to the James Bond Franchise of movies because it is the 50th anniversary year of the first movie.  This week on Those Were The Days we will remember some of the great James Bond music through the 60's, 70's, and 80's.  Shirley Bassey recently tore it up on the Academy Awards show.  The 76 year old singer sang her hit from the James Bond film Goldfinger and looked and sounded great!  Many singers have received the honor of singing a James Bond title song.  Tom Jones,  Nancy Sinatra, Lulu,  Rita Coolidge, Gladys Knight, and Duran Duran!  My two faves are Carly Simon's Nobody Does It Better (from The Spy Who Loved Me),  and Paul McCartney's Live And Let Die (from the 1973 film of the same name).  I have vivid memories of hearing Wings on the radio with that song and I turned it up loud every time I heard it.  Fast forward to 1993 and the only time I was in the presence of a Beatle!  There were 55,000 other people at Milwaukee County Stadium. Sir Paul and the band launched into Live And Let Die and shot off rockets and explosions.  What a great night it was! 

 

Share your music memories this weekend when you request a song with WRCOs' Those Were The Days.  We feature the best of the 50's through the 80's starting just after 6 pm. 

 

Phil-Your Grey Haired Host

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  • T Larson
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    A universal tribute
    I have listened to Those Were the Days for almost as long as I followed 007. The music and memories are well served. The girls o

No Jive....It's 1975! On TWTD

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This week on WRCOs' Those Were The Days we will be taking your requests and playing trivia.  We will also be spinning a few hot ones from this weekend in 1975.  The middle 1970's sometimes gets unfairly tagged as a pop music wasteland, however, I always liked some of the early disco records.  The early March Billboard Pop Chart featured records by the Eagles,  Doobie Brothers,  Grand Funk,  America,  Styx,  BTO,  Sugarloaf,  Bad Company, and Olivia Newton-John.  It was still a great variety of music on the pop charts that crackled out of my Panasonic AM radio on great stations like WLS out of Chicago,  KAAY Little Rock, Arkansas,  WISM Madison Wisconsin, and WRCOs' Music Scene at night.  Go back to that year and all of the 35 years that we play from. Help me program the show with a phone call Saturday night during WRCOs' Those Were The Days! 

 

Phil-Veteran Host Of TWTD

We Will Wrestle With 1958 On TWTD

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This Saturday night we will feature hilites of high school wrestling and old time rock and roll on WRCO FM 100.9.  Those Were The Days will drop in for a visit and can be heard wall to wall after the local wrestlers are done with their matches.

 

We will head back to 1958 for some rock and roll relics from the Happy Days era!  Hear big records from the February Billboard Hot 100.  Songs from Chuck Berry,  Elvis,  Jerry Lee Lewis,  Little Richard, the Chordettes, and more will be featured.  We will be taking your requests.  I hope you will try to stump me.  It is always appreciated when someone asks for a rare one from the 50's through the 80's.  Win a great prize if you answer the trivia question correctly on this weeks Those Were The Days radio program.

 

Keep on Rockin!

 

Phil

TWTD Host

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    Long Cool Woman
    Hi Phil, throw that sucker in tonight, 1972 for Jim who just moved to Viroqua....

First Beatles Album Turns 50!

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This week on WRCOs' Those Were The Days we will be spinning tracks from the first Beatles album which was recorded in February of 1963.  Prior to the Beatles the 33 1/3 album was not a popular format for rock n' roll fans.  The album known as Please Please Me in England and Introducing...The Beatles in America included 14 songs (8 of which were written by McCartney-Lennon).  Hits from the album included:  Twist And Shout,  I Saw Her Standing There,  Please Please Me, Do You Want To Know A Secret?,  and Love Me Do.  Most of the tracks were recorded in one session that last 9 hours and 45 minutes.  This is amazing when you realize that many of todays stars take months and sometimes even years to perfect the album they want.

 

We will not only spin classic Beatle tracks, but your amazing requests will be a part of the show.  Those Were The Days can be heard Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 after WIAA High School Sectional Wrestling.  Maybe you will win a trivia prize this weekend!

 

Phil-TWTD Host

The Five Americans were a Dallas based rock and roll quintet in the mid to late 60's.  Most famous for the song Western Union, they also had memorable top 40 hits such as: I See The Light,  Sound Of Love, and Zip Code.  The lead singer of the group has written a new book called 'High Strung'.  Mike Rabon will talk about his rock and roll days and the new book on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night.  He was in public school administration until he retired a while back.  He was afraid to publish a book about his rock and roll past for fear his students would read about his previous wild life, so he waited until he retired.

 

Join us for Those Were The Days Saturday night and request a song from the 50's through the 80's.  Win a prize when we play trivia.  Just listen for the 'Magic Cow Bell'.  You could win 2 passes to a special Valentine showing of the movie 'The Notebook' at the Center Cinema Twins in downtown Richland Center on Saturday afternoon February 16th.  Listen for details on WRCO FM 100.9 this Saturday night.

 

Phil-Host Of TWTD Since 1986

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