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Party With the Beach Boys

The Saturday night radio party on WRCO FM 100.9 and will be the place to be.  I will be in the studio to take your dedications.  Audience participation trivia games will be back and we will salute the Beach Boys.  They are such a part of American music history.  It was sixty years ago when the Boys signed with Capitol records in July of 1962.  They have gone on to sell well over 100 million records worldwide.  Rolling Stone magazine rates Pet Sounds number two on its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".  My first Beach Boys album was the 1974 greatest hits package called 'Endless Summer'.  Our bus driver Dennis installed an 8-track stereo system in our bus.  He had the tape of that album and it played continuously on the rides to and from school.  I used some of my hay making money to buy the double album record set at Saffells' in Richland Center.  The order of the songs became so familiar, that even today when I hear individual Beach Boys songs such as Be True To Your School, I expect to hear it followed by Little Deuce Coupe which is how they appeared on the album.  Surfer Girl followed by Catch A Wave or Shut Down leading in to Fun Fun Fun are also songs that should be back to back according to my overplayed vinyl records.

On WRCO Saturday night, Those Were the Days will salute the Beach Boys.  I will have the studio light on and will be happy to take your requests and dedications featuring all of your faves from the fifties through the eighties.  It is 'old school' radio and I am very proud of the show that we started back in 1986 when the old songs were much newer.  Thank you for being a part of it.  Hopefully you enjoyed our salute to 1982 last weekend.  I have been accused of showing to much love for the music of '82 since it was my high school graduation year.  Several agreed with me this week that could be one of the best Top Forty years of the first thirty years of rock n' roll.  It may not beat 1967 or 1971 in my book, however, it still has many highlights.  Join with us Saturday night between six and midnight for Those Were the Days.


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Guest - Dave B. on Friday, August 05 2022 06:01
Beach Boy Love

I love the Beach Boys! I am glad to see you spotlighting them. My favorites are some of the late 60's hits like Darlin', and I Can Hear Music.

I love the Beach Boys! I am glad to see you spotlighting them. My favorites are some of the late 60's hits like Darlin', and I Can Hear Music.
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