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April 15, 2020





In 60, ‘Smooth Sarah’, on Mercury,

gave Sarah Vaughan, a No.11.

And in 67, Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band,

took ‘Hi!’, on Pye, to No.7.


In 65, The Searchers, had a two week No.1,

on Pye, with ‘Bumble Bee’.

And also, in 65, ‘Bob Dylan’, on CBS,

for Bob Dylan, reached the Top 3.


In 62, ‘Play It Cool’, on Decca,

gave Billy Fury, a Top 2.

And in 63, Ray Charles, made the Top 10,

on HMV, with ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’.


In 60, ‘Four More’, on Coral,

for The Crickets, reached No.7

And in 64, ‘Four By The Beach Boys’, on Capitol,

gave The Beach Boys, a No.11.


In 61, Mr Acker Bilk & Terry Lightfoot, made No.19,

on Columbia, with ‘Clarinet Jamboree’.

And also in 61,’Kenny’s Big Four’, on Pye,

gave Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, a Top 3.


In 63, Mike Berry, reached No.17,

with ‘A Tribute To Buddy Holly’, on HMV.

And also in 63, ‘At The Cavern’, on Decca,

peaked at No.6, for The Big Three.


In 61, Petula Clark, made the Top 4,

with ‘The Sound Of Music’, on Pye.

And in 66, The Byrds, peaked at No.8,

on CBS, with ‘Eight Miles High’.


In 65, The Hollies, reached the Top 5,

on Parlophone, with ‘I’m Alive’.

And in 66, ‘Songs From The Frost Report’,

on Fontana, also gave Julie Felix, a Top 5.


In 62, ‘Revisited’, on London,

was a No.18, for Eartha Kitt.

And in 64, ‘Five By Five’, on Decca,

for The Rolling Stones, a twenty one week, No.1 hit.


In 64, ‘I Think Of You’, on Fontana,

gave The Merseybeats, a No.8 success.

And in 66, Simon & Garfunkel, made the Top 4,

with ‘I Am A Rock’, on CBS.


In 60, Ella Fitzgerald, rose to No.17,

with ‘Moods Of Ella’, on HMV.

And in 64, Howlin’ Wolf, peaked at No 16,

on Pye, International, with ‘Tell Me’.


In 66, ‘Farlowe In The Midnight Hour’,

on Immediate, gave Chris Farlowe, a No.6.

And also in 66, Barbra Streisand, made No.8,

on CBS, with ‘My Man’, ending this mix.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury.




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