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Banana Seat Songs From 1971

As the snow was melting in March of 1971,  young Philip was waiting to pump up the tires of his Huffy bike (with the sissy bar and banana seat). He could not wait to ride past the neighbor girls and impress them with playing cards stuck in his bike spokes.    Spring was in the air and it would not be long before the mighty Farmall M would be pulling a plow so that oats could be planted.  The barn radio provided a soundtrack of hits.  Some favorites included: Proud Mary-Ike and Tina Turner,  Have You Ever Seen The Rain-CCR,  What Is Life-George Harrison,  Temptation Eyes-Grass Roots,  Another Day-Paul McCartney,  One Toke Over The Line-Brewer and Shipley,  and Me And Bobby McGee-Janis Joplin.  On this Saturday nights Those Were The Days radio show,  we will highlight selected tracks from the Billboard Hot 100 from March of 1971.  We will pay tribute to Hal Blaine who died this week at age 90.  I had the extreme honor of interviewing him twice.  Hal played on hundreds of records.  He played drums in the legendary Wrecking Crew and was on many hit songs by artists such as;  Frank Sinatra,  The Beach Boys,  Paul Revere And The Raiders,  The Partridge Family,  John Denver, and the Righteous  Brothers.    I will be in the studio on Saturday night to take your phone call requests and I will quiz you about some of the things that you did not realize you remember.  I hope you will join me for Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  Wear your green while you listen to the radio Saturday night.  We may give Irish Jig lessons in honor of St Patrick's Day.     

Old Philip                                                                                              

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