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A Love Note To 1972

This week on Those Were the Days from WRCO FM 100.9 and, we will celebrate 1972.  That was the year I really started collecting records.  Every cent I earned was given to the local economy.  Saffells and Shultz Brothers (the Dime Store) got rich off my 69 cents every week for the latest 45 RPM record.  If there was ever a year that I would like to revisit, it might be 1972.  Life was good on the family farm.  There was always something going on with friends, neighbors, and relatives stopping by.  The radio was always on and every time a new record would be played, for little Phil , there was electricity in the air.  

Between six and midnight Saturday night, I will be turning back the clock to the year of '72.  Kent Kotal, who writes the forgotten hits blog will be my guest.  Both of us picked out what we felt were the best 40 records of the year plus 3 'guilty pleasure' songs.  Those are tunes that you are almost afraid to admit that you likel  We have teamed for several other Those Were the Days specials over the years.  The first was a top instrumental countdown in 2009.  This year only 9 songs were on both of our lists.  His log of songs is very good and it includes several that I wish I would have chosen.   There are no 'clunkers' !  You will hear music from many top acts of the day including:  the Eagles,  Hollies,  Elton John,  Chicago,  Three Dog Night,  Badfinger,  Doobie Brothers,  America, Bread,  Elvis Presley,  Raspberries,  Van Morrison,  and Dr. Hook.  

I hope you will join me for the Those Were the Days/Forgotten Hits tribute to 1972.  I will not be taking your requests.  That feature returns next week.  I also have received several questions about the new ownership of WRCO and if Those Were the Days will continue.  WRCO FM 100.9 is now owned by Civic Media.  I am happy to report that they are on board with all of our 'retro' Saturday programs.  Saturdays With Simo,  Backtrackin, and Those Were the Days, will live on!!!


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Guest - Amy d. on Friday, September 23 2022 11:51
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I graduated from high school in 1972. It was a great era to grow up. Thanks for the show.

I graduated from high school in 1972. It was a great era to grow up. Thanks for the show.
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