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Playing On the Linoleum In 1968

Way back in 1968, young Philip Nee was farming on the kitchen floor.  My Tru Scale tractors were getting a workout shelling corn and running the kernels up my toy elevator into a waiting Quacker Oatmeal container (my toy silo and corn cribs).  If there was a mouse in the old farm house,  they had to be happy that I was doing their hunting and gathering for them.  They only had to chew threw the cardboard to get into my corn harvest.   As my fall chores continued, the radio was always on.  Some of the songs I heard on the old Westinghouse are still on my brain.  It was a great time for Pop songs on the radio.  Some of the favorites include:  Hey Jude-Beatles,  Fire-Crazy World of Arthur Brown,  Over You-Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Hush-Deep Purple,  Midnight Confessions-Grass Roots,  Born To Be Wild-Steppenwolf,  All Along the Watchtower-Jimi Hendrix,  Hold Me Tight-Johnny Nash,  Elenore-Turtles,  The Weight-The Band,  and 1,2,3, Red Light-1910 Fruitgum Company.  All of those records were on the radio at the same time!  I don't think there is a song that I do not like from the Billboard Hot 100 from this week in 1968. 

Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 and, I will be spinning all of your favorites from the sixties through the early nineties.  Please give me a call if you would like to contribute to the playlist.  I hope you enjoyed our 1972 Love Letter last weekend.  We have picked up good feedback from that show.  Many thanks to Kent Kotal from for his contributions.  My two favorites from that year were Go All the Way by the Raspberries, and Day After Day from Badfinger.   Kent's top two were Sauvacito by Malo and Crazy Mama from J.J. Cale.  If you have suggestions for future shows, let me know through this blog or drop me a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You could win some great prizes on Saturday night during my Those Were the Days radio show.  Play along with our trivia games.  We will be on the air from six until midnight Saturday night.  Listen while you enjoy the many events in Richland Center during Center Color Fest including the night time parade which starts at 7:00 pm Saturday night.  The weather should be awesome for a fall campfire.  Remember Those Were the Days during your weekend fun.


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