Blog

Phil Nee

2 minutes reading time (307 words)

Last Day Of School 1978

As the school year ended in 1978, I was set to put on my blue denim suit  mom bought me at Murley's Mens Wear in Boscobel.  Eighth grade graduation was that night and there were young ladies to impress!  I could sing the John Travolta part in the song 'You're The One That I Want' (it had been released a few weeks before the movie Grease).  Finding a soon to be Freshmen girl that could sing the Olivia part was a challenge.  My problems were always the same in the seventies and eighties.  I was worrying about girls and how to raise enough money to buy the latest albums or forty-fives.  There was plenty of good music that Spring.  Songs from such groups as Atlanta Rhythm Section, Abba,  The Sweet,  Steely Dan and Electric Light Orchestra were catching my ear. Solo artists having hits included:  Billy Joel, Andy Gibb, Gerry Rafferty,  Warren Zevon, and Patti Smith.  I was singing these songs over the whine of the Farmall Super C tractor while I cultivated corn.  Dad would put me on the tractor seat from the end of May until July fourth (corn was knee high by the fourth of July) so I could knock down weeds.  The little white ear plug patched into my transistor radio could not overcome the tractor noise.  The tractor made the AM full of static.  As a result I had to sing all of my faves for entertainment.  Join me for more memories this weekend on WRCO FM 100.9.  I promise that I wont sing (very much).  It will be fun to spin a few of those tunes from 1978.  You can call and request a song from any era of the fifties through the eighties during Those Were The Days this Saturday night between 6p and Midnight (608) 647-4155.

 

Phil Nee

Where Were You In '82?
Remembering Ben E. King And The Drifters On TWTD
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, January 27 2021

Captcha Image

Recent Comments

Guest - Ashley Donecho Saturdays Children On Those Were The Days
November 08 2020
I am so proud of you dad. #Saturdayschildren#bringthatbabyhomedave#loveyougeorgepaul
Guest - Ashley Donecho Saturdays Children On Those Were The Days
November 08 2020
So proud of you I love you!?
Guest - Ricky S. A through Z Dance Party
October 15 2020
Congratulations on another year. I think I was listening the first night. Keep on playing that roc...
Guest - Val The Summer Of 1965 Top Forty Glory Days
August 10 2020
Valerie recommends WRCO Radio: "We never miss a Saturday night with Phil Nee. He plays the best musi...
Guest - Jim I wish I was a Blues Brother!
August 03 2020
You stumped a lot of listeners with some good quiz questions. I successfully answered the Blue Velve...
Guest - Dave K-tel Records Were The Best!
July 27 2020
I loved K-tel. My favorite was 22 Explosive Hits with Lobo, Daddy Dew Drop, and many more. K-tel re...
Guest - Craig Woodhouse Party Like Its 1983
July 18 2020
Hello Phil, How about "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John? It's one of my favorites from 1983. As a...
Guest - Charlie Lemm A Psychedelic Those Were The Days
August 11 2019
Drove home from the other side of Necedeh to Prairie du Sac - about half the 'trip' the highway was ...
Guest - Larry wasseler Fifty Year Celebration Of Apollo 11 Saturday Night
July 18 2019
I got to stay up late and watch Walter Cronkite and saw the moon walk. It seems like yesterday.