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WAY-BACK RADIO: ‘HONOR ROLL OF HITS’ 04/03/1948

April 7th, 2017
NATION’S WEEKLY MUSIC POPULARITY CHART: THE TEN TOP TUNES INDEX

BING CROSBY * Now Is The Hour * No. 01

ART MOONEY * I’m Looking For A Four Leaf Clover * No. 02

PEGGY LEE * Manana * No. 03

FRANKIE CARLE * Beg Your Pardon * No. 04

BING CROSBY * But Beautiful * No. 05

VAUGHN MONROE * Ballerina * No. 06

ART MOONEY * Baby Face * No. 07

FREDDY MARTIN * The Dickey-Bird Song * No. 08

WOODY HERMAN * Sabre Dance * No. 09

GORDON McCRAE * You Were Meant For Me * No. 10
NATION’S WEEKLY MUSIC POPULARITY CHART: THE TEN TOP TUNES INDEX

WAY-BACK RADIO – MARCH 26, 1948 

(Week-Ending)

 1948 IN THE NEWS

NEWS THROUGH MARCH — Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated. Burma gains independence from the U. K. Winter Olympics opens in Switzerland. First color newsreel is shown by Warner Brothers. Soviets began to jam Voice of America broadcasts. In the U. S. NASCAR is formed. U. S. Supreme Court rule religious teachings in public schools unconstitutional. The Hell’s Angels motorcycle club is formed in California.

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DETROIT HEADLINES. APRIL 3, 1948

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DETROIT RADIO. 1948

In March-April 1948 these same Top 10 hits had their spins on Detroit radio music shows, such as WJR (760) “Music Hall,” “Club 15,” and “Harvest Of Stars.” On WWJ (950) “Musical Clock” and “Supper Club.” On WXYZ (1270) “I’ve Got Your Number” and “Vox Pop.” On CKLW (800) “Musical Airs” and “Midnight Nocturne.” On WJBK (1490) “Tune Time” and “Album Time.” And on WJLB (1400) “1400 Club.”

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These records were America’s most popular TEN TOP RECORDS for the week ending March 26, on the Billboard Honor Roll of Hits.

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69 YEARS AGO. ABOUT THIS FEATURE

Certainly this was not the music of our generation, nor that of the present as well. But from time to time this website will bring light to a certain time in decades’ past. These were the bands and artists Americans found themselves enamored with. The ’40s era. The greatest generation? Many historians arguably would agree today it was.



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Motor City Radio Flashbacks

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