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Twisting Back To 1962

It will be a great joy for me to once again play the hits from the first wave of vinyl records on the radio Saturday night.  The Packers blocked us last week and stunk it up,  now it is my turn!!!!   I can stink as well as anyone. 

On this weekends Those Were The Days radio show,  I will be spinning all of your requests and we will stop and park in 1962.  In January '62,  The Twist by Chubby Checker hit number one for the second time.  It had topped the survey two years before that.  It is the only time in music history that the same song by the same artist hit number one twice.  The dance prompted such a craze that there were several other twist records including Peppermint Twist by Joey Dee and the Starlighters which was number three this weekend sixty years ago.  The Top 20 in January of 1962 featured many that are still well remembered today including:  The Lion Sleeps Tonight-Tokens,  Can't Help Falling In Love-Elvis,  Happy Birthday Sweet 16- Neil Sedaka,  Run To Him-Bobby Vee,  Please Mr. Postman-Marveletes,  Town Without Pity-Gene Pitney,  and I Know (you don't want me)-Barbara George.   The movie that inspired me to try to be a radio announcer, American Graffitti, was set in that year.    The films tagline was 'Where Were You In '62?'     

Those Were The Days this Saturday night will be featuring the regular stuff including trivia, requests, bad jokes, and the greatest music of all time.  We will hit the airwaves between six and midnight on WRCO FM 100.9 and wrco.com.

Phil

 

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