Phil Nee

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Summer Vacation 1974

When I dream back to the summers of my life, I always think of the seventies.  The year of 1974 featured a summer in which I was old enough to work on the farm.  My earnings were spent at the local music stores.  Many times my mom would give me the sermon about how her and dad had scraped up money for my allowance and how I blew it on a record.   This had come to a head in 1973 when I came home with 'Dead Skunk' by Loudon Wainwright III.   I have proven my mom wrong because many of my collected tracks have made their way to my job site.  This weekend on Those Were the Days, we will take some time to remember some of the great tracks that were on the radio during the first weekend of June in 1974.  When I hear these tunes today, I remember them on my transistor while fishing Lee Lake in Cazenovia, or riding my bike one mile to our mail box at Aubrey Corners.  I thought I was in love for the first time in the summer of '74 and this helped me through the reality that the Brady Bunch and Partridge Family were cancelled by the ABC television network. 

Some of my favorite radio hits during the first weekend of June 1974 include:  Band On The Run-Wings,  Dancing Machine-Jackson Five,  Sundown-Gordon Lightfoot,  The Locomotion-Grand Funk,  The Show Must Go On-Three Dog Night,  Hollywood Swingin-Kool and the Gang,  Come and Get Your Love-Redbone,  and Already Gone-Eagles.  We will spin a few of those classics along with your requests Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 and dot com.  You can call for any radio hit from the fifties through the eighties between six and midnight.

I will be in the studio this Saturday night and I hope to hear from you.  Last week we had a listener that called from San Francisco.  He grew up in southwest Wisconsin and was enjoying the fact that he could hear us online.  Spread the word to your long lost family and friends out their in the world and perhaps dedicate a song to them Saturday night during Those Were The Days.



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