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Fall 1978-The Center of Attention

In the fall of 1978 I began my illustrious football career as a center on the football team.  I quickly learned that the center usually winds up on the bottom of the pile especially during extra point and field goal trys.  While I was face planted in the grass and waiting for 21 other players to get off of me, many songs were playing in my head.  Some of my faves from this weekend in 1978 were: Don't Look Back-Boston,  Hollywood Nights-Bob Seger,  Two Tickets To Paradise-Eddie Money,  Right Down the Line-Gerry Rafferty,  Fool (If You Think It's Over)-Chris Rea,  I Will Still Love You-Stonebolt,  Badlands-Bruce Springsteen,  Beast Of Burden-Rolling Stones,  Hot Blooded-Foreigner,  Hot Child In the City-Nick Gilder,  and Grease -Frankie Valli.  It was a great time to grow up.  Our parents and grandparents would tell us how fast life passes.  When you are young, you don't really think about it.  It does seem like only yesterday to me, however, it is has been 44 years since my dazzling debut as a freshman walking the hallowed halls of Ithaca High School.

During this Saturday nights' Those Were the Days radio show on WRCO FM 100.9 and wrco.com, we will go parking in the fall of 1978, and we will dig through the drawers for all kinds of fun records from the fifties through the eighties.  You can take a shot at our tough trivia questions between six and midnight.  Perhaps you will be able to join other Those Were the Days listeners at the Tommy James show at Crystal Grand Music Theatre on October 1st.  We will be giving away tickets and other fun prizes.  Thanks for another memorable night last Saturday night.  Our most far out long distance request came from the state of Virginia!  I hope that you will join the rock and roll radio party this Saturday night.

Phil

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