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A Record Hop In 1980

In the late seventies and early eighties, Friday night high school sporting events had the entire community excited and supportive.  These functions also pumped up a young Phil Nee, however, the record hops after the games were even more fun!  That might be why I was such a poor athlete.  Many songs were going through my head when I was suppose to be thinking about the game.  While Coach Rice was telling us to get serious, I was humming Emotional Rescue by the Rolling Stones or Take Your Time (Do It Right) from the S.O.S. Band.  Some of the hot hits at those record hops in 1980 included:  Let My Love Open The Door-Pete Townsend,  It's Still Rock n' Roll To Me-Billy Joel,  Another One Bites The Dust-Queen,  and All Over The World -ELO.  My good friend Gary Gutknecht was often the d.j. and he would play many classic dance records.  That also helped shape my love for music that was older than me.  Wipe Out,  Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress),   Satisfaction,  Mony Mony,  and All Right Now, made me want to get out on the gym floor and squeek my  Pro Keds.  This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 my Those Were The Days radio show will flash back to a record hop in 1980 and I will be taking your fifties through the eighties requests.  Perhaps you will try to answer a trivia question.  You could win a fun prize!  I hope to talk with you Saturday night during Those Were The Days.

Phil

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