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New School Pants In 1974!

One of my fears of going back to school was getting new school pants.  My mom would load me in the Impala and we would look for good deals at the Richland Outlet,  Krouskops' Department Store, or J.C. Penny.  I was so worried that the clerk would be checking my waist, or inseam measurements just as one of my friends was walking by.  That was why I did not like to go to the barbershop.  One time I was in the chair by the big window with the barber working on my mop.  Some older fellows went walking by and pointed at me and doubled over with laughter.  It was a traumatic moment for young Philip.  After that it was a challenge for my poor mother to get my hair cut.  She had to bribe me.   I was able to get a new 45 record if I did not complain.   This helped me build up my record collection.  

On this weeks Those Were The Days, we will flash back to new husky jeans with flare legs and new 45's in 1974.  Some of my radio favorites included: Taking Care Of Business-BTO,  Rikki Don't Lose That Number-Steely Dan,  Clap For the Wolfman-Guess Who,  You Haven't Done Nothin'-Stevie Wonder,  Tell Me Something Good-Rufus,  The Night Chicago Died-Paper Lace,  and Waterloo-Abba.  You can hear a few of these classics and all of the songs we play from the fifties through the eighties on WRCO FM 100.9 between six and midnight Saturday night.  Perhaps we can bring back a memory that you have not thought of for many years.  The 'magic cowbell'  will signal trivia time.  We continue to meet new friends on the phone each week during WRCOs' Those Were The Days.  Thank you for letting me borrow your ears each and every Saturday night.

Phil

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