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Fifty Years Ago-Elvis & The Beatles

During this Saturday nights Those Were The Days radio show, I will be digging out the great hits from the fifties through the eighties.  The request line will be open for you to suggest one of your favorites.  We will be flashing back 50 years to late 1968 when Elvis and the Beatles were making headlines.  Elvis for his television special that was sponsored by Singer Sewing Machines.  It is now called his '68 Comeback Special. This hour of television originally aired December 3rd of 1968.  It showed Elvis that he still had a magic in front of an audience and it would lead to constant touring until his death in 1977.  Earlier this year I picked up the vinyl copy called 'The King In The Ring'.  It is the soundtrack from the special when Elvis was on a stage with his old band mates surrounded by an audience.  We will play some cuts from that historic performance Saturday night.  The Beatles 'White Album' had been released on November 22nd 1968 and by early December it was already being viewed as a classic.  It is not my favorite by the group, however, there are songs from the two album set that I think are among the groups best.  There was recently a special 50th Anniversary re-issue of the White Album.    I have that on my Christmas list.  Perhaps if I am good, Santa will bring that for me?   Those Were The Days will be the place to find some good old rock and roll and tributes to iconic moments from Elvis and the Beatles Saturday night between six and Midnight and your rock and roll requests.

Phil

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