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Labor Day Number One Hits

During Saturday nights  Those Were the Days radio show, I will be spinning a few of the number one hits from Labor Day weekends of the past.  While not officially the end of summer, it is the last hurrah for many campers and outdoor family gatherings. As the family met for a reunion in 1979, My Sharona by the Knack was playing in the background.  I remember  Labor Day weekend 1982.  As I drove to my post high school education, Abracadabra by the Steve Miller Band was playing on my AM radio.  The lovely future Mrs. Phil Nee and I went to the movie in 1985 and on the return tip we heard the number one song that had just played during the movie.  John Parr hit the top with St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) that year over the three day holiday weekend.   Some of the biggest hits of all time topped the industry through the years over the Labor Day holiday.  Elvis dominated 1956 with the two sided hits Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel.  Tommy Roe's hit that he wrote in study hall was called Sheila and it peaked in 1962 at number one.  The English Invasion was in full force in 1964 and the Animals hit of Summer, House Of The Rising Sun, was the top track of the weekend.

Those Were the Days can be heard between six and midnight this and every Saturday night between the hours of six and midnight on WRCO FM 100.9 and wrco.com.  We have fun every week and we still find new listeners after all of these years.  Some newbies were camping at Blackhawk Lake last weekend and stumbled upon the show.  They checked in with a request. There are not many chances anymore to be able to call a local radio station and talk to someone other than voice mail.  When we play trivia this Saturday night, you could win tickets to see Tommy James at the Crystal Grand Music Theatre!  The concert is coming up Saturday, October 1st. 

Phil

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