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Out Of This World Saturday Night

During Saturday nights' Those Were the Days radio show, I will be playing a few songs about rockets, stars, the moon, and space.  The world has long been fascinated about space and time travel.  Russia launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite,  on October 4th, 1957.  The United States sent Explorer 1 into orbit in 1958.  The first commercial satellite was Telstar which took flight 60 years ago in 1962.  I grew up learning about Americas' space progam while scanning my Weekly Reader at school.  I was fascinated by the Apollo flights and picked up a McDonalds moon map which was a giveaway in 1969.  That was a key but brief moment of coolness as I was the only rural student to have one (you had to travel to Madison or a bigger city since the golden arches had not made it to many smaller communities yet).  

Some of my favorite 'out of this world' hit songs include:  Rocket Man-Elton John,  Space Truckin-Deep Purple,  Mr Spaceman-Byrds,  Space Oddity-David Bowie,  Major Tom-Peter Schilling,  Moondance-Van Morrison (with the lyric A fantabulous night to make romance 'Neath the cover of October skies),  Rocket Ride-Kiss,  Rocket-Def Leppard,  2,000 Light Years From Home-Rolling Stones, and Blue Moon-Marcels. This gives you an idea of the theme we are going for.  Perhaps you can think of a spacey title to add to the Saturday night playlist?  

I will be playing all of your favorite hits from the fifties through the early '90's during Those Were the Days between six and midnight Saturday night.  We will give you the chance to be a big winner when we ring the magic cow bell and throw a trivia question on the air.  Thanks for you support since 1986!

Phil

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