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#TBTXPN: The Beatles go solo all day on WXPN

WXPN’s Throwback Thursday series, #TBTXPN, is back this week with a full day of tunes from four guys named John, Paul, George and Ringo.  That’s right – a full day of The Beatles! But not songs that were written by Beatles, for The Beatles. Instead, XPN will drop the needle on the A sides and the B sides from each one of the Fab Four’s solo records! Who knows, maybe you’ll be amazed at the instant karma you receive after taking a photograph of all things that must pass you while listening! Continue reading →

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Watch two Fleetwood Mac classics live in concert from the Spectrum in 1977


Today WXPN is celebrating the music of 1977 for #tbtXPN Throwback Thursday. In February of ’77, Fleetwood Mac released their mega hit album Rumours. Shortly after the release of the album, the band started their tour, with a stop in Philly at the Spectrum on March 21, 1977. They would return to play the Spectrum again in Philly on the tour in the Fall, on September 27th. Continue reading →

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WXPN’s next #tbtXPN Throwback Thursday: Destinations


It’s time again for #tbtXPN Throwback Thursday on XPN. All summer long every Thursday, XPN DJ’s have been throwing it back to a year, an idea, a musical concept. So far, we’ve thrown it back to 1967, Number #1 and Number #2 Billboard Hot 100 hits, and Musical Shadows (cover songs and their originals). Next up – Destinations – cities, States, places, maybe even a trip to Dizz Knee Land. Join us starting at Thursday, June 27th at 6 a.m. with Kristen Kurtis on the XPN Morning Show. #tbtXPN: We’ll take you there. Continue reading →

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#TBTXPN: Hit songs that peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100


Believe it or not, songs like “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Dancing In The Dark” by Bruce Springsteen, “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men and Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky” all failed to grab the number one spot on top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Each of these songs peaked at number two, which is the subject of our next #TBTXPN, Throwback Thursday, starting this Thursday morning at 6 a.m. with Kristen Kurtis on the Morning Show. Continue reading →

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Listen to our 1967 #TBTXPN Spotify playlist and World Cafe Sgt. Pepper’s special

For the first #TBTXPN Throwback Thursday on June 1st, WXPN celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the golden year of music that was 1967. Listen to our Spotify playlist of 171 songs – 10 hours of music – curated by the hosts of WXPN – Kristen Kurtis, Dan Reed, Helen Leicht, Mike Vasilikos and World Cafe host Talia Schlanger. Continue reading →