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WDEY-FM (1984)
WDEY-FM (1984)
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A Return to US1031 From Days Gone By

If you've lived in Lapeer for a long time and you were listening to 103.1FM in 1984, then you can probably understand why I feel like this is a return to the past for me. In 1984, I was doing the morning show on what was then known as WDEY-FM, and I also did a Saturday night oldies show called the "Goldrush".

Today, I return to 103.1FM in a new role.

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32 Years Ago: Def Leppard’s ‘Pyromania’ Album Released

Def Leppard's multi-platinum breakthrough album 'Pyromania' was released on Jan. 20, 1983.

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20 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Work on New ‘Anthology’ Songs

History tells us that 1995's Grammy-winning 'Free As a Bird,' the first new Beatles single since 'The Long and Winding Road' in 1970, sold some 120,000 copies in the U.K. alone during its first week of release. It also marked the Beatles' 34th Top 10 single in America. There's more to the story, though.

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37 Years Ago: Warren Zevon Soars With All-Star ‘Excitable Boy’

With his third album 'Excitable Boy,' released in January 1978, Warren Zevon finally broke through the gates of the mainstream to become a bonafide success.

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41 Years Ago: Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert Takes Place

Most stints in rehab take place secretly, or at the very least privately. Then there was Eric Clapton’s famed Rainbow Concert, which served as an all-too-public, one-night cold turkey of sorts proclaiming the legendary guitarist's resurgence from the dire depths of heroin addiction – goosed along by some well-intentioned celebrity friends.

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Take a Walk Down Memory Lane as Wendy’s Classic ‘Where the Beef?’ Commercial Turns 30 [VIDEOS]

Long before the Dell dude, the Budweiser wassup guys or Jared there was Clara Peller.

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45 Years Ago: Creedence Clearwater Revival Release ‘Bayou Country’

January 1969 announced the big-time arrival of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the unassuming, denim-and-flannel-clad quartet comprised of brothers John and Tom Fogerty and pals Stu Cook and Doug Clifford.

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30 Years Ago: Van Halen Debut ‘Jump’ Video

By waiting until January 1984 to release their '1984' LP, Van Halen broke an impressive one-album-a-year streak that dated back to 1978 -- but they made up for it by picking up their first No. 1 single in the U.S. with the record's lead-off single, 'Jump.'

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43 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Sues to Breaks up the Beatles

One of the reasons the Beatles defined the 1960s is because they broke up shortly after that decade had ended. On Dec. 31, 1970, Paul McCartney took the first step in dissolving the group by filing a lawsuit against his three bandmates and their parent company, Apple Corps.

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41 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad’s Equipment Seized by Former Manager

In December 1972, Grand Funk Railroad found themselves in the middle of an unprecedented legal battle with their former manager Terry Knight. The battle would scar the band financially for years to come.

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40 Years Ago: REO Speedwagon Releases ‘Ridin’ The Storm Out’

Looking back on the 40th anniversary of REO Speedwagon’s third studio album, ‘Ridin’ the Storm Out,’ one is struck by the sheer confusion surrounding these legendary Illinois rockers during the early days of their '70s career.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Hit U.S. Airwaves

On Dec. 17, 1963, the U.S. still had no idea what was in store. The Beatles had yet to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show where they seemingly overnight changed the landscape of pop music forever. That wouldn't occur until February 1964. However on a mid-December day in 1963, Carroll James of WWDC in Washington, DC played a Beatles record. He wasn't the first to do so in America, but it was the first time things really caught fire.

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