This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will be twisting our way back to the second weekend of February 1962. There were no less that three records in the Top Twenty with 'twist' in the title. The Twist by Chubby Checker was making its second stop on the charts after going to number one in 1960. Gary (U.S.) Bonds was having a hit with Dear Lady Twist. The number one song belonged to Joey Dee And the Starliters. It was called the Peppermint Twist and it was ahead of Gene Chandler's Duke Of Earl, and an Elvis song from the movie Blue Hawaii (Can't Help Falling In Love). A song that often is still requested by the Tokens (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) was a new song. The question by Wolfman Jack during the trailer for the film American Graffitti asked "Where Were You In '62?" We will have some fun with that countdown from all of those years ago. You can join the party and request a song during Those Were The Days. We play popular music from the fifties through the eighties. You can try to answer one of the six trivia questions during the show this Saturday night.
Each week we get requests for songs from the nineties and two thousands. In the early days of our program, a new year was added each year and I tried to stay twenty years behind the current year. This stopped in 2009 when we added songs from 1989 to our playlist. I might play a song released in early 1990 from time to time, but we try to keep it to songs recorded in the first four decades of rock and roll. There are so many songs that never get requested from that earlier era, that it seems we don't need to add more years and decades. I would never say that the decade of the nineties will never be included, but for now I will be a stickler trying to persuade younger callers to request something older! Thanks for joining us each Saturday night.
Philip James Nee
Phil Nee hosts WRCO FM's Those Were the Days every Saturday night from 6-12M. Phil is also heard weekday mornings on WRCO FM 100.9 in Richland Center, WI.