In early 1972 I got serious about collecting records. I was aware of lots of songs before that, however, I can point to Valentines Day 1972 as the moment my love of music really blew up. My dad was a music collector back in the forties. He decided to possibly pass this hobby on to his kids when he brought home some 45's on Valentines Day along with a chart that listed the top songs. I started listening to the radio even closer so that I could keep track of the songs that were on that chart. Every week I would go back to Saffell's in Richland Center to pick up another chart. When I saved up seventy cents, I could buy another record! I am still doing that today although it takes a bit more money to buy a new piece of vinyl. The Billboard Top Ten this week in 1972 was a great slice of popular culture............
1. Let's Stay Together-Al Green 2. American Pie-Don McClean 3. Without You-Nilsson 4. Precious & Few-Climax 5. Never Been To Spain-Three Dog Night 6. Hurting Each Other-Carpenters 7. Down By The Lazy River-Osmonds 8. Joy-Apollo 100 9. Brand New Key-Melanie 10. Day After Day-Badfinger
I will be on the air this Saturday night on FM 100.9 and some of my faves from early '72 will hit the airwaves. I will be in the studio when the WRCO pedal helicopter gets back from sports coverage on Saturday. I will write a few trivia questions that we can have fun with. Saturday night listen for Those Were The Days featuring the greatest tunes from the fifties through the eighties