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The Light Shines On ELO

During Saturday nights' Those Were the Days radio show, Electric Light Orchestra will be the guest band.  They have long been one of our most requested groups.  It will be great to visit a playlist that includes 27 songs that made the U.S. charts from 1973 through 1986.  You will be able to hear insight from an interview I did with founding member and drummer Bev Bevan.  ELO was a favorite of mine when I was young.  I bought a Greatest Hits album that came out on Jet records and it included all of their hits through 1978.  This gave me a bunch of songs that I could record on my mix tapes.  Some of my favorites include: Strange Magic,  Livin Thing,  Do Ya, Turn To Stone,  Sweet Talkin Woman,  Mr. Blue Sky,  and Roll Over Beethoven. The Xanadu movie soundtrack featured great tracks including: I'm Alive,  All Over the World, and the title cut. Rock and Roll is King is a very underated song that was released in 1983.   The back window of my '75 Ford Maverick car would really vibrate when I would crank up Evil Woman. The stereo speakers that I cut off  from our old record changer would rattle with the beat as they rested on a piece of green shag carpet which adorned the back window well....'hey ladies'!

In addition to the music of ELO, Those Were the Days will be blasting all kinds of music from the fifties through the eighties from Six until Midnight.  Thanks to all of our loyal listeners.  Hats off to those that checked in last week from the Florida Gulf Coast and Arizona.  Locally the Lone Rock party crowd was jamming,  the 'Blue House' gang called in with two awesome requests, and the 'Wild Woman of Woodman' really enjoyed the tribute to 1969.  Tell your friends that Those Were the Days can be heard world wide.  I hope you will join us for old school radio featuring music, trivia, and fun, Saturday night.


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