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Fall Of '75 Picking and Shoveling the Hits

Each autumn my dad would hitch up his New Idea corn picker and go to work.  Never one to embrace a mechanical way to do something easier, he would pull the wagons with their wooden corn boxes to the corn crib where the load needed to be shoveled through a window into the corn crib.  In 1975 I was old enough to start helping.  I quickly learned that music playing in my head was a great thing to help ease the burdon of hard labor.   Since I was addicted to Top 40 radio, there were many songs to which I could play on my imaginary Walkman.  This week on WRCOs' Those Were the Days, I will be shoveling the hits.  Some of my faves from this weeks 1975 survey include:  Ballroom Blitz-Sweet,  Fame-David Bowie,  Bad Blood-Neil Sedaka,  Miracles-Jefferson Starship,  Low Rider-War,  Nights On Broadway-Bee Gees,  Katmandu-Bob Seger, and Never Been Any Reason-Head East.  In the fall of '75 I was recording songs off the radio for a new mix tape.  A tune that I had never heard came on the air.  It was from a new artist named Bruce Springsteen and the song was Born To Run.  The tune was very different than anything else on the charts.

I hope that you will join me for Those Were the Days during our 'retro Saturday' on WRCO FM 100.9 and wrco.com.  We will be featuring all of your favorite requests from the fifties through the eighites and playing trivia games.  It was great to hear from new requesters last weekend.  My favorite call may have been from the gang on Bush Mountain near Barneveld (they claimed it had nothing to do with beer).  The entire Hart family from Allenton, Wisconsin (near West Bend) was listening in the (608) area code. It was nice to have them visiting here in the Driftless.  They often hear us on line.  Long lost cousins from Rockford, Illinois caught the Saturday night stream.  It would be awesome to hear from you between six and midnight Saturday night.

Phil

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