KFXM and KMEN the Top 40 stations of the Inland Empire (San Bernardino/Riverside)in the 1960's. This site will bring you information and pictures from these two stations KFXM 590 and KMEN 1290. For other musical and miscellaneous interests take a look at.........................http://djsgone.blogspot.com/
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Lovely Linda makes the cover of K/mentertainer. The new Kmen Mark Ford and Brad Edwards.
Mark will be around KMEN for a long, long time. Sounds like a good title for a Linda Ronstadt song. The Doors are making it big on the radio, and not just FM! I remember KMEN played a lot of songs off this album.
Linda Ronstadt article.
Making it to #1 Music Box-The Light
Robert Knight moving up the Hit Bound with Everlasting Love. I assume 2nd from the top means #32.
Other Hit Bounds.
Wild Honey-Beach Boys. Didn't ever think that was a good followup to Heroes & Villians. I did like Ten Little Indians-Yardbirds. Different from their other songs. It's a Nilsson song, even though back in 1967, that didn't mean much to me..
Couple interesting most requested: By The Time I Get To Phoenix-Glen Campbell and Strange Days Album by The Doors. Quite a contrast.
The Light making the cover. The same picture featured in the newly released Light CD. Music Box is #2 this week on the survey. See below for article on the group. Article about The Who, with their song I Can See For Miles debuting this week at #29
#1 Incense & Peppermints-Strawberry Alarm Clock
Try It-Standells jumping up from #20 to #7.
Interesting this week two songs at #30 How Can I Be Sure-Young Rascals(encore)and Soul Man-Sam & Dave. Two songs you still hear on the radio today.
There's a song by The Looking Glass that's hitbound Virginia Day's Ragtime Memories. Is this the same Looking Glass from Brandy fame? It is on a different record label.
Nilsson has a heavy album on this week's survey,
Good selection of songs under MOST REQUESTED, even though Beg, Borrow & Steal-Ohio Express is just a hit bound sound.
I'm a little behind in my scnning of Tiger Mags and K/mentertainers,but in the meantime, a few articles I had scanned from the K/mentertainer Dick Van Dyke as Kennedy? Dn't think it ever happened. Early picture of Linda. Monkees making movies.
Articles from 1967 Kmentertainers, read about one of my favorite groups, The Hollies and their lead singe Allan Clarke. Always enjoyed their songs, Bus Stop, Stop Stop Stop, On A Carousel, Jennifer Eccles, Carrie Anne, Long Cool Woman, Long Dark Road, The Air That I Breathe and on and on. In the 70's most of their albums weren't even released in the US, but I managed to get imports. Graham Nash and Allan Clarke were the singers. Graham Nash went on to other things, but Allan Clarke made them great.
The Hollies (without Allan) even released an album earlier this year. It did need Allan Clarke.
Nancy Sinatra 1967 Lightning's Girl. Didn't do as well as These Boots Are Made For Walking, but the song had a similar attitude. If you look below the 1967 issue, you'll see one of my favorite Tiger Mag covers, the first Nancy Sinatra from March 1966. Article about Nancy and also one about the Association inside.
Curent Beatle news included.
I don't remember how I did it, but I must have won about a dozen of the Wink 6 packs. They were not 12 ounce bottles, but rather either 8 or 10 ounce, I really don't remember which.
#1 Incense & Peppermints-Strawberry Alarm Clock
Highest debut Try It-Standells at #31 and #40 this week Glen Campbell-By The Time I Get To Phoenix. I wonder if these two songs ever segued into each other on KFXM.
Personal Pick I really like Back On The Street Again-Sunshine Company. Glad The Blades Of Grass didn't cover that one.
Two old Donovan songs as a personal pick Hey Gyp/War Drags On
Third Nancy Sinatra song as another personal pick Lady Bird (with Lee Hazelwood)
Interesting that in both issues that Nancy is on the cover, both hits are dropping down the charts
A lotof good songs on the 1966 Top 40.
A couple of good personal picks on the 1966 issue My Little Red Book-Love and Love's Made A Fool Of You-Bobby Fuller Four
Donovan Concert details, with pictures and an intereting article about the concert.
One of the readers mentioned the rock groups scheduled didn't perform, and the article mentions this, but it also mentions a group called The Midnight Strings opened up the show setting a "Mellow " atmoshere for Donovan's "recital". Be sure to click on the article to enlarge it, so it will be easier to read. #1 Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie-Jay & The Techniques
also Music Box-The Light moves up from #20 to #10 this week.
Hit Bounds I like this week Try It-Standells, Get On Up-Esquires, Lonliness Makes Me Realize It's You That I Need-Temptations.......and my favorite I Can See For Miles-The Who
Articles in the K/mentertainer about the Now generation and Frank Sinatra. Generations away fom each other. But in 1967 Sinatra was still hip, along with The Electric Prunes. Afterall, they were on the same record label.