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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

The Night Before St. Pat's Party

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This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will be playing more of your favorite requests.  We were very busy last Saturday.  Thanks for all of the calls.  It was good to have a full show for the first time in a few weeks.

 

On Saturday night we will be playing a few rock and roll Irish songs and groups.  Hear the hits of Gilbert O'Sullivan.  He was born in Ireland and had five top 40 hits between 1972 and 1973.  Those songs included:  Alone Again (Naturally),  Clair, Out Of The Question,  Get Down, and Ooh Baby.  I am sure we will spin the Irish Rovers' biggest hit The Unicorn.  That song hit number 7 on the Billboard Charts in March of 1968. 

 

These tunes, your requests, and trivia on WRCO Saturday night.  I hope to hear from you!

 

Phil

Rich Appel is again organizing a countdown of should have bigger hits from the 50s through the 90s.  Here is a little more info....Phil

 

Here's where folks can 'file their I.R.S. form' and declare the songs they think 'really shoulda' been top 10 hits (they can also email their votes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). All the rules and prize info is here, too. The countdown, as always, happens tax month in April.
 
 
 

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
    T Larson says #
    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

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