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Hey Rock n' Rollers!  Tune in 100.9 FM on Saturday night and hear some cool tunes from this weekend in 1969.  Hear stories behind some of the top songs of the day from those that recorded them. Listen for songs from the Fifth Dimension, Gary Puckett, the Beatles and many more!   I hope to hear from you this weekend!  Give me a call on the request line (608) 647-4155.  There have been many great requests during the month of April.  If I can't find what you are requesting, I will work on digging it up for a future show. 

 

I will be out on Saturday (April 20th) digging for hidden gems during the 6th Annual National Record Store Day.  This day celebrates independent record stores across the nation.  If I find a few golden nuggets, I may bring those back with me and play them Saturday night!

 

Phil

Parking With The Radio On In 1976!

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We will park our magic car in the year of 1976 this Saturday night during WRCOs' Those Were The Days.  You will hear some of the great songs that were on the Billboard music chart including:  Dream Weaver-Gary Wright,  Dream On-Aerosmith,  Lonely Night (Angel Face)-Captain And Tennille, Show Me The Way-Peter Frampton,  Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen,  Love Machine-The Miracles, and December 1963 (Oh What A Night)-The Four Seasons.  When I hear these songs I may want to ride my Huffy bike to the gas station and buy a Double Cola and a Charleston Chew.

 

Request a pop radio song from the 50's through the 80's during Those Were The Days this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

Phil

This Week In 1964-Beatle Domination!

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This week in 1964, the Beatles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart.  The lads from Liverpool had the top 5 most popular songs in the Country. Here is a list of the top 5 from the first weekend of April, 1964.

#5. Please Please Me

#4. I Want To Hold Your Hand

#3. She Loves You

#2. Twist And Shout

#1. Can't Buy Me Love

 

This week on Those Were The Days we will look back at the most popular 1964 songs.  A few American artists were having success including: The Four Seasons,  The Beach Boys,  and the Temptations.  We will be playing your favorite requests from the first 35 years of rock and roll. You can be the winner of food, tickets, and perhaps even your own collectable WRCO hat!  I hope you tune in 100.9 FM this Saturday night for this weeks edition of Those Were The Days.

 

Phil Nee

Saturday Night Fever Anniversary

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This Saturday night Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 will hilite a few tracks from Saturday Night Fever.  It was 35 years ago that the movie soundtrack was the number one album.  It stayed on top of the Billboard album charts for 24 weeks in 1978 and was on the charts for an incredible 120 weeks until March of 1980!  It was not just a Bee Gees album.  Other artists that had hits in the movie included:  Yvonne Elliman,  Tavares,  Walter Murphy, and KC And The Sunshine Band with the song Boogie Shoes which was the flip side of the 45 and it became a hit when used in the film.

 

You help pick the playlist of 50s through the 80s tunes Saturday nights.  I hope to hear from you.  Perhaps you will win one of the trivia prizes.  Listen for the 'Magic Cow Bell' to ring which signals trivia time.

 

Phil-TWTD Host

Special Guest Hal Blaine Saturday Night

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Listen for your favorite pop radio memories on Saturday nights Those Were The Days.  Last week was one of the best nights in a while.  Not only were there a good number of requests, but there were many that I have not played in a long while. 

 

Tune in 100.9 FM Saturday night between 6 pm and Midnight for Those Were The Days.  This time we will feature a few stories from legendary session musician Hal Blaine.  He played on many hits from the likes of Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, the Beach Boys, Nancy Sinatra, and the 5th Dimension.  He was a member of the legendary 'Wrecking Crew' that played behind numberous number one hits.  Here is a small list of them: Can't Help Falling In Love-Elvis Presley, These Boots Are Made For Walkin-Nancy Sinatra,  Dizzy-Tommy Roe,  Bridge Over Troubled Water-Simon & Garfunkel,  I Think I Love You-Partridge Family,  Cracklin'Rosie-Neil Diamond,  Thank God I'm A Country Boy-John Denver,  and Love Will Keep Us Together-Captain & Tennille and many more!

 

Win a great prize from our grab bag of goodies this Saturday night during trivia time.  Those Were The Days is a party favorite around Southwestern Wisconsin camp fires.  I can't wait for that season to finally get here!

 

Phil

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