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Getting The Knack In 1979

In 1979 I went to the Wisconsin State Fair for the first time.  It was a hot August day and every where I went the song 'My Sharona'  by the Knack was playing.   That song emerged through all of the Disco and  Adult Contemporary music on the Billboard Hot 100.  I had to go to the Ben Franklin store when I got home from the fair and buy the album 'Get The Knack' by the Knack.  That is still one of my favorite albums.  There were other highlights during the Summer of 1979.  My Summer jams included:  Don't Bring Me Down-E.L.O.,  I Was Made For Lovin' You-Kiss,  Let's Go-The Cars,  Goodbye Stranger-Supertramp,  Bad Case Of Loving You-Robert Palmer,  Drivers Seat-Sniff n' The Tears,  and Cruel To Be Kind-Nick Lowe.  That era is often overlooked when favorite music Summers are discussed.  I was getting ready to start school and see if any new young ladies moved to the district since May.  That was my only chance for a girl friend.  I needed to meet someone that had not heard my same jokes since Kindergarten.  The mighty Bulldog football team would end a losing streak and win a thriller in overtime!  I would get the role I was born to play when I was cast as Snoopy in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown.  It was a stretch because Snoopy was better looking than me.  Join me for more radio memories this Saturday night during my Those Were The Days program on FM 100.9.   I will be in the studio to take requests of music from the fifties through the eighties and to give you a pop quiz.  You could be a winner this Saturday night.

Philip (Snoopy)

 

 

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