It's an encore presentation due to illness this week on The Early Years!

After you've enjoyed Decades in HD with PJ Noce tomorrow afternoon from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM, don't touch that dial, device, PC, Mac, smart speaker or tablet and join me for The Early Years, where and when you'll hear the best music from the first quarter century of Rock with occasional nods to other decades and genres.
If you were with me last week, you may recall me saying that my voice was raspy due to summer allergies. That turned out to be untrue. It was a Summer cold coming on which I've had since the weekend. My voice is even raspier this week and I doubt you'd want to listen to it for two hours so I'm giving you an encore presentation of the show I originally did July 8, 2023, the closest saturday to tomorrow, from a year ago.
In 2023, Canada Day fell on a Saturday and I began playing the #1 songs in Canada that day from 1957-75. On the following show, this week's replay, I finished playing the #1 songs in Canada on Canada Day from 1976 to 1989.
The #1 songs in Canada on Canada Day from 1957-63 that began the 2023 Canada Day show were #1 on CHUM in toronto, which Library and Archives Canada says was the national "de facto" chart before the RPM national Canadian chart started in 1964. The "CHUM Chart" as it was known, continued until June 14, 1986 and a total of 694 songs reached #1 during the chart's run. What were the first and last #1 songs on CHUM? You'll hear them on this replay.
Then I scratched the surface of a new theme, the 150 "important" Canadian songs as tabulated by a panel of Canadian newspaper columnists, reporters
and editors, for Canada's Sesquicentennial in 2017.
Hopefully, my voice will be back to normal next week so I'll be able to start my theme, songs about radio and being on the radio, that I had planned to start this week. But you know what John Lennon said, "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans".
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So join me, Steve Cutway, for The Early Years, when I make musical and magical memories with an encore presentation of a show from a year ago, tomorrow afternoon at 05:00, after Decades in HD with PJ Noce and Before Snow White FM with The Snowman. Then stay tuned for Dan Sweeney's One Hit Wonders, this week featuring early 80s new wave syntho pop one hit wonders followed by Dan Sweeney's #1 Music. The Early Years replays Wednesday morning at 07:00 AM, after Deep dive with Graeme Innes and before Anthony Unleashed with Anthony Horvath, only on Mushroom FM, the home of the fun guys, making four decades of magic mushroom memories.
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