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The Letter

Saturday night during our classic rock n' roll radio show, Those Were the Days, the topic will be songs about letters, the mail, and the lost art of the written word.  There have been a great deal of songs on the subject.  The Box Tops had a number one tune called 'The Letter' in 1967.  It was famously covered by Joe Cocker a couple of years later.  There are not as many personal letters sent anymore.  In the days before social networking took over,  you either paid long distance phone fees or put a stamp on the envelope and waited a day or so for your loved one to recieve a letter. When my first 'real' girl friend was away at a summer activity we both sent letters every day.  She even wrote a hidden message under the stamp, however, the adhessive from the stamp tore the envelope and I could not read it.  I wonder what the message was?  This 43 year old mystery will probably never be solved. 

Songs about letter writing will be the theme Saturday night during our salute to classic rock n' roll radio.  Some of my favorties include:  Return to Sender-Elvis,  Rock and Roll Love Letter-Bay City Rollers,  Signed Sealed and Delivered-Stevie Wonder,  Please Mr. Postman-Marvelettes/Beatles,  Roll Over Beethoven -Chuck Berry,  Strawberry Letter #23-Brothers Johnson, Take A Letter, Maria-R.B. Greaves, Dear Eloise-Hollies,  and Already Gone-Eagles.  We will be spinning some of these tunes along with all of your requests on Those Were the Days on WRCO FM 100.9 and    Our longest long distance request last week came from Mesa, Arizona.  Tell all of your far out friends that they can hear us everywhere through this website.  


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1965 Shakin All Over
January 1983


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