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A Visit to Life In 1964

During this weekends Those Were the Days radio show,  we will be sliding back to the Fall of 1964.  It was a wonderful time for Top Forty  music.  We think of the British Invasion first when we recall that era.  While the English are well represented on this weeks' '64 survey,  many American acts were fighting back. Top U.S. artists that were having hits include; Gene Pitney-It Hurts To Be In Love,  Beach Boys-Wendy,  Ronnie and the Daytonas-G.T.O. , Martha & the Vandellas-Dancing in the Street, Elvis-Aint That Loving You Baby, and Roy Orbison-(Oh) Pretty Woman.  The English acts fighting for playing time included: Manfred Mann-Do Wah Diddy Diddy,  Honeycombs-Have I the Right?, Dave Clark Five-Everybody Knows,  Billy J. Kramer-From A Window,  Zombies-Shes Not There, Herman's Hermits-I'm Into Something Good, and Rolling Stones-Time Is On My Side.  For a video diary of music from the Fall of 1964, I highly recomend the T.A.M.I. Show move. It was filmed for theatre release and featured dynamic live performances including a battle at the end between James Brown and the Rolling Stones Mick Jagger for the best dance moves (Brown wins easily).

WRCO FM 100.9 and wrco dot com will take you back to those black and white television memories from all of those years ago.  I look forward to you helping me with the playlist of the fifties through the early '90's.  Thanks to all of you that checked in last weekend.  There was a wild party in the leaves by Gotham,  the Herm Hollow boys reported in,  Hootin' Hill by Lancaster,  long distance hits from Green Bay, and Texas, and many more.  This Saturday should be a beauty with high temps around 70!!!!  It will be another great day and night in the 'dairy air' of Wisconsin.  I can't wait for this Saturday nights Those Were the Days radio party!

Phil

 

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