If you like the Beatles make sure to be listening to the PhilCast Thursday afternoon at about 4:30-ish.
We'll be having sort of a radio reunion at that time when not only will Lips LaBelle join me as usual, but so will Milwaukee radio legend Bob Barry. This will be fun.
Bob, a former co-worker of mine, will be introducing what looks to be a fantastic Beatles tribute show at the Milwaukee Theater next week, a concert by the group RAIN-A Tribute to the Beatles.
Fitting since it was Bob Barry that introduced the actual Beatles on stage in Milwaukee back in the early 60's, earning him the nickname "The Fifth Beatle" around these parts. My wife was one of the screaming girls at that concert.
By the way this is a picture of RAIN, not the actual Beatles.
These guys have got it down to the last hair on their Beatle cuts...and have been together doing this longer than the actual Beatles were together.
Bob will be talking not only about the show but also about what it was like working with the Beatles and being in the middle of that whirlwind at the time when one of the greatest bands ever swooped into Milwaukee.
I still have what I tell people is my autographed picture of the Beatles. It's an 8X10 promotional shot of Bob Barry standing with the Beatles....and BOB autographed it for me. Like I said...I DO have an autographed photo of the Beatles.
And yes, Bob Barry is on the long list of people I have worked with on the radio.
The year was 1986. I had just come back 'home' to Wisconsin from a brief three-year stint in Oklahoma City where my first radio job took me right out of college.
Bob was spinning the hits during afternoon-drive on WISN Radio and I was doing the newscasts top and bottom of the hour with him.
Great guy. Great memories. Should be fun chatting today.