Phil Nee

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John Lennon's 80th

John Lennon would have turned 80 on October 9th.  It is sad to think about all of the music that he would have created had he not been murdered at age 40 in December of 1980.  Friends used to debate on which Beatle was their favorite. John Lennon was never my favorite group member.  I always related more to Paul and Ringo based on the personalities that I saw on tv and what I read about them.  John seemed to be more on edge, angry, and intimidating.  As time passed, it seemed like he became more down to earth and I related to some of his later solo music. I bought the Double Fantasy album just before his death.  That contains some great music that  I loved and still do after all of these years.    This Saturday night on WRCOs' Those Were The Days, I will spin  our favorite Lennon Beatles songs of which he was the lead singer.   We will also take a look at some of his most requested solo stuff. It is mind boggling to think that John Lennon has been gone as long as he was alive.

It has been another rough week for those of us that love music from past decades.  On FM 100.9 Saturday night, we will remember the lives and careers of Eddie Van Halen, and Johnny Nash whom we lost this past week.  I always appreciated Eddies music.  The group Van Halen was very popular in the Midwest and their early touring always included Madison, Wisconsin.  Johnny Nash helped bring reggae music to the states.  His hits Hold Me Tight, and Stir It Up are both on my Wurlitzer juke box.  I Can See Clearly Now has become an anthem.  His 1973 release called My Merry-Go-Round got some radio play in these parts, but it was never a big hit.

I hope you will join WRCO's tribute to old rock and roll this Saturday night from six until midnight on FM 100.9 and Request your favorite old song.  We will try to stump you with our trivia games.  You could be the winner of a ticket to attend a video concert featuring Stevie Nicks October 24th at the Starlite 14 Drive In theater in Richland Center.  Listen and win Saturday night during Those Were The Days. 


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