11/17/18 – “Music of 1968” on Saturday Night Solid Gold
It’s “Saturday Night Solid Gold” on 100.9 The Eagle! Every Saturday evening from 6:00-10:00 pm, 100.9 The Eagle features 4 hours of your favorite Classic Hits from the 1960s and ’70s, plus your requests! We call it “Saturday Night Solid Gold” and we think you’ll really enjoy it! You can call-in your requests (or text them to us) at (806) 350-1009!
In addition to all those great songs from radio’s rock ‘n’ roll heyday, we shine our spotlight on a different featured artist each week. We’ll play their biggest hits and even some not-so-big ones, and share some information about the artist that you might not know. It’s a LOT of fun, and if you long for the golden age of rock radio, this is the show for you! Solid Gold Classic Hits, the way you remember them, on Saturday Night Solid Gold!
You can call it “1968” or you can call it “Fifty Years Ago”. Personally, I prefer the first choice there. Something about “FIFTY YEARS” makes my knees wobble a little.
This weekend, as we begin to close out 2018, we’re gonna take a good look and listen to that year’s music..1968…and the hits, styles, and events of that year. A whirlwind spin around the sun.
Vietnam was increasingly unpopular and so was our president. It was a leap year, but not a whole lotta folks felt like leaping. In sports, there was a HUGE NCAA Playoff series: Top-ranked UCLA, led by the future Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, faced second-ranked University of Houston, led by Elvin Hayes, at the Astrodome. Houston snapped UCLA’s 47-game winning streak, 71-69, in the first NCAA basketball game to be nationally televised in prime time – the granddaddy of March Madness.
In the world of Music, everything from “Sugar Sugar” to “Everyday People: to The White Album drifted across the radio waves. Jimi Hendrix and Cream, Jeannie C. Reilly and The Temptations… a broad cross-section of tastes and talents.
Your Television had Star Trek, Andy Griffith, Hogan’s Heroes, and The Smothers Brothers on it. NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS were about all you could muster up, at least here in the Texas Panhandle.
The local movie theaters had “The Odd Couple,” “Funny Girl,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Planet Of the Apes” and popcorn for about .50-cents. And quite a bit of the music on the RADIO was coming from the movies in the THEATER.
TONS of late-60s hits! And we’ll play all of ’em between 6:00 and 10:00 Saturday night! Plus, your requests! Don’t forget to call ’em in or text them to us at (806) 350-1009! It all happens this Saturday evening from 6:00 pm until 10:00 on 100.9 The Eagle!
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