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Spring of 1986

This Saturday nights' Those Were the Days radio show will flashback to May of 1986.  It was a great time in my life.  I was working on our small farm and spinning records for spending money.  The money usually went toward buying more records to play at the dances.  Like most of my business ventures, it was break even at best.  I managed my time enough so that I could go courting and somehow I convinced June to go out with me more than once.  Some of the hot songs from this weekend in 1986 include:  Rough Boy-ZZ Top,  Manic Monday-Bangles,  I Wanna Be a Cowboy-Boys Don't Cry,  Addicted To Love-Robert Palmer,  Your Love-Outfield,  Why Can't This Be Love-Van Halen,  No One Is To Blame-Howard Jones,  Rain On the Scarecrow-John Mellencamp,  What You Need-INXS,  and Tuff Enough-Fabulous Thunderbirds.  These were the hot tunes I was playing at the year end high school dances.  When I was playing at Weston High School, the favorite song was West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys.  The students changed the words and would sing 'Weston Girls'  during the chorus.  It will be fun to share more memories of a wonderful year on Those Were the Days between six and midnight Saturday night on WRCO and

During the show last week, we were getting calls from outside the 608.  We even had a dedicated listener that called us from England where it was one in the morning!  A first time listener from Beloit checked in and many of our friends that call in on a regular basis reported.  I hope you will join us and request a song or for our trivia games.  Tell your friends about Those Were the Days, my friend.



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