Phil Nee

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Thanksgiving Weekend 1972

The year of 1972 was my first full year of buying 45 r.p.m. records.  I would make pretend countdowns of my favorites for noone to hear (much like my current radio show! ha ha).  During the night my transistor radio was crackling with the sounds of KAAY-Little Rock, Arkansas,  WLS and WCFL-Chicago,  and any other signal that could be pulled in during a good clear night.  As a child prodigy of Top Forty music in 1972, I could have told you just about every song and artist and the names of their previous releases.  If only I could have had the ability and the desire to remember during my school days,  I might have made it out of Sextonville.  Thanksgiving holidays at the family farm were always memorable.  We would have a feast at noon and my mom would put the food away and get it back out a few more times during the day as late arrivals made their way down the gravel driveway.  There were friendly family euchre tournaments and lots of laughs.  I would use this opportunity to play the music I loved for an audience.  Some of my faves in November of 1972 were:  Rockin' Pneumonia-The Boogie Woogie Flu-Johnny Rivers,  I'd Love You To Want Me-Lobo,  It Never Rains In Southern California-Albert Hammond,  Operator-Jim Croce,  Burning Love-Elvis,  Listen To The Music-Doobie Brothers,  I Can See Clearly Now-Johnny Nash, and Your Mama Don't Dance-Loggins & Messina.   This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 I will be playing some of those hits.  When I hear them, I am transported back to a happy childhood with a Top Forty soundtrack.  You will be able to request a song from any of the four decades that we feature during our Those Were The Days radio show between six and midnight Saturday night.    Thanks for reading this and listening to the radio.



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