Phil Nee

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Take A Ride With The Cars On Those Were The Days

In the late seventies, my Summer income came from helping bale hay.  The parents paid me twenty-five cents for every load of hay I helped unload.  It took about twenty loads to be able to have enough money to buy an album.  Forty years ago the first Cars album was released (June 6th, 1978).  On a rainy day when the hay was wet, I could go blow my hay making money for albums such as the first album by that Boston based band.  I got a lot of use out of this fine album because there were three radio hits and the entire album was featured on album oriented radio stations.  Later I used it for the mobile dj business. Many local bands would play songs from the Cars first album.  There was a local band called 'The Craze' and they played Ithacas' prom.  They played the entire first side of the Cars album (Good Times Roll, My Best Friends Girl,  Just What I Needed,  I'm In Touch With Your World, and Dont Cha Stop).  Tim and Cindy Richardson and the rest of the Craze band impressed at least one 16 year old kid.  I put a lot of black marks on the gym floor from my dress shoes that night.   This week on WRCO FM 100.9, Those Were The Days will be again be cranking out the hits from the fifties through the eighties.  You can contribute to the program by requesting a song.  Take a trivia challenge and enjoy a six hour tribute to some of the greatest melodies ever put on a vinyl disc.   Thank you for all of the positive words about the program.  If I did not have a transmitter, I would still sit around and play the old tunes on Saturday nights.  I am very blessed that it is part of the job and there are people that actually listen. 




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