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The British Are Coming!

This Saturday night (by listener request) we will be programming the 'wayback tuner' to the first wave of the British Invasion.  English artists dominated the American charts between 1964 and 1967.  It is my favorite music of the 1960's.  A combination of recycled hits from the states and original material was the music of choice from those hit makers from 'jolly old England'.  On our Those Were the Days radio show, I will be featuring interview segments from the many British artists that I have had the honor of chatting up on the air. The first hit of 1964 was from the Beatles.  I Want to Hold Your Hand ushered in the new error and several followed the 'fab four' to American radio.  Dusty Springfield was next, followed by Dave Clark Five, the Searchers,  Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas,  Peter and Gordon, the Animals, and the Rolling Stones.  From the 1964 through 1967 the Beatles charted 25 hits in the U.S., followed by Hermans Hermits with 14, the DC 5 with 13, and the Stones with 12.   Hear some of those memorable tunes between six and midnight Saturday night.

The request line will be wide open for you to request a favorite song from the fifties through the early '90's.  We had a blast this past Saturday.  There was an official petition started to get me to stay on the air longer.  The reasoning was that because we were gaining an hour of sleep, I should play that extra hour and technically the program would be over at the same time.  I compromised and played an extra half hour in an attempt to get all of the requests on the air.  We will feature lots of trivia and stuff this Saturday night during Those Were the Days on WRCO FM 100.9 and wrco dot com between six and midnight.  I hope to hear from you than.  If you have an idea for a Saturday night musical theme, let me know through this blog or by dropping me a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Phil

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