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THIS WEEK IN AMERICA! BILLBOARD ‘HOT 100′: 05/1964

May 28th, 2015

BILLBOARD HOT 100 (22) May 30, 1964

 BILLBOARD HOT 100 WAS COMPILED BY NATIONAL RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY
BILLBOARD SONG NUMBER 04 IN U.S.A. * Ray Charles Singers * WEEK ENDING 5/30/64

 

BILLBOARD HOT 100 May 30,1964 (HEADER)

BILLBOARD SONG NUMBER 18 IN U.S.A. * Impressions * WEEK ENDING 5/30/64

 

BILLBOARD HOT 100 May 30,1964 (HEADER)

BILLBOARD SONG NUMBER 69 IN U.S.A. * Searchers * WEEK ENDING 5/30/64

 

BILLBOARD HOT 100 May 30,1964 (HEADER)

BILLBOARD SONG NUMBER 76 IN U.S.A. * Trini Lopez * WEEK ENDING 5/30/64
 BILLBOARD HOT 100 WAS COMPILED BY NATIONAL RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

A MCRFB VIEWING TIP: To fully appreciate this Billboard Hot 100 May 30, 1964 chart feature click on image 2x and open to second window. Click image anytime to return to NORMAL image size.

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These were the records you bought. Many went on to become the most popular record hits you first heard played on your favorite Top 40 AM radio stations in Detroit, 1964.

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IT’S BEACH BOYS OVER BEATLES: U.K. READER POLL . . . DECEMBER 10, 1966

May 28th, 2015

Motor City Radio Flashbacks logo (2015)From the MCRFB news archive: 1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONDON —  The Beach Boys, crowning the re-emergence of American artists in the British charts following the domination by British talent since 1963, by astonishingly beating the Beatles in the annual reader poll conducted by the 250,000 circulation U. K. consumer pop weekly, New Musical Express.

The Beach Boys toured the U.K., minus Brian Wilson, November,1966.

The Beach Boys toured the U.K. (minus Brian Wilson), November, 1966. (Click on image for largest view).

In the world’s outstanding vocal group section of the poll, the Beach Boys out voted the Beatles and all other British groups. The results- based largely on a teenage consumer response — was probably influenced by the U. S. group’s chart top success with “Good Vibrations” at voting time, whereas the Beatles have not had a single release since early-August. In addition, the Beach Boys had just toured Britain, while the Beatles have not toured here once this year.

The sensational success of the Beach Boys, however, is being taken as a portent that the popularity of the top British groups of the last three years is past its peak. The Beatles’ failure to secure the top place in the world section was matched by the Rolling Stones conspicuous failure to capture a top placing, being beaten in the rhythm and blues group section by Spencer Davis.

But on the distaff side, the British girls for the first time took first, second and third places in the outstanding female singer section, with Dusty Springfield winning the title, followed by Cilla Black and Petula Clark. Elvis Presley beat Cliff Richards as both world’s outstanding musical personality and outstanding male singer. END

(Information and news source: Billboard; December 10, 1966).

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THIS WEEK 50 YEARS AGO: THE HOTTEST HIT IN THE USA!

May 27th, 2015

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 NUMBER 1 IN AMERICA ’65 * The Beach Boys * WEEK OF 5/23 – 6/05/65

FOURTEEN WEEKS on the singles chart, Help Me, Rhonda by The Beach Boys peaked No. 01 (2 weeks) on the Billboard Hot 100 for the weeks of May 23 through June 5, 1965(source: Billboard).

 MCRFB Link: For the previous No. 1 record in the U.S.A. 1965 GO HERE.

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TONIGHT! WKNR PRESENTS: BEACH BOYS IN CONCERT!

May 23rd, 2015

WKNR Presents The Beach Boys, May 23, 1965

WKNR PROMO * “Keener 13 – Now You Know What We’ve Got” * Beach Boys ’65

(Special thanks to John Freist for providing this WKNR audio source!)

MCRFB Note: Taken from a WKNR Bob Green aircheck — you’ll note, obviously, Bob Green voicing over on air with “open mike” in this classic, Beach Boys produced WKNR station promo from fifty years ago — 1965!

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WKNR DETROIT TOP 31 KEENER HITS: THIS WEEK IN 1968!

May 23rd, 2015

WKNR - May 23, 1968 - Front

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER * The Doors * WKNR (No. 05) 05/23/68

WKNR - May 23, 1968 - Back

2 + 2 = * Bob Seger * WKNR (No. 12) 05/23/68

 

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HERE COMES DA JUDGE * Buena Vistas * WKNR (No. 13) 05/23/68

 

WKNR - May 23, 1968 (MCRFB cropped) - Front

I LOVE YOU * People * WKNR (No. 30) 05/23/68

(The May 23, 1968 WKNR Music Guide courtesy the John Freist Collection)

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