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More winners... and you know what? I think I knew the guy that identified Jose Feliciano. It was Mike Byrum! I don't even remember him as a winner of the contest in 1968. I'm sure I went to elemetary school with him, and at least through the 8th grade.
Anyone out there go to the K/men Bowlathon in 1968? #1 Classical Gas-Mason Williams
I like all four new songs on the top 30 this week
Pictures Of Matchstick Men-Status Quo
And Suddenly-Cherry People
Don't Give Up-Petula Clark
Do It Again-Beach Boys
Hit Bound Sunday Morning Six OClock-Camel Drivers on Buddah Records. Another bubble gum song? Don't know, never heaed it.
#1 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Neil Sedaka #2 Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow-Rivingtons Highest Debut Locomotion-Little Eva #7 New this week He Hit Me-Crystals She's Not You-Elvis Presley How about Just Like The Movies-Jackie DeShannon
There's an announcement about the First Annual K/men Walk Back and Forth!
#1 again! Lovers-Blendtones big jump up to #2 Til Then-Classics Highest debut #22 Denise-Randy & The Rainbows From Me To You-Beatles down to #11 also still listed as an Honorable K/mention on K/men "Wax To Watch" Dina-Dore Alpert How about He's My Surfing Guy-Beach Girls There is a big hit among all these obscure songs listed Heat Wave-Martha & The Vandellas
K/men #1 Lovers-BlendtonesThe new Jim Mitchell Show 9-Noon starting July 29! An earlier comment by Bill Earl had correctly identified Jim as the new guy on K/men replacing Donn Tyler
New this week: Surfer Girl-Beach BoysWhen I'm Walking-Fats Domino (a followup?) Two Figures-Pat & Lolly Vegas (early Redbone?)
#1 Close To You-Carpenters Monster Mash-Bobby "Boris" Pickett debuting at #30 HITBOUND New Ray Stevens-America, Communicate With Me. Ray seems to be on most of the surveys I've put up lately. Also Joanne-Mike Nesmith Soul Shake-Delaney, Bonnie & Friends was a single I bought new
#1 Breaking Up Is hard To Do-Neil Sedaka This is the first week on the K/MEN-DOUS TEN where you are told where the record placed the previous week. Good feature! New at #6 Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow-Rivingtons Why was it that this group never had a national top 40 hit? New listings: Point of No Return-Gene McDaniels Rambling Rose-Nat King Cole Cry-Paul Anka Careless Love/You Don't Know Me-Ray Charles Mostly male vocalists being added this week.
Lovers-Blendtones #1 Highest debut Danke Shchoen-Wayne Newton #30There's that Supremes song again debuting at #40, with another abbreviated title "Wax To Watch" How about The Martian Hop-Ran-dells? Was always a favorite on The Dr Demento Show Secret Surfin' Spot-Dick Dale
K/men also brought Lovers-Blendtones to #1 New to the top ten Judy's Turn to Cry-Leslie Gore Note at the bottom of the survey THE K/MEN WISH ALOHA TO DONN TYLER Who will replace him 9-Noon? New Frankie & Johnny-Sam Cooke
#1 Close To You- Carpenters Highest debut Linda Ronstadt #24 Long Long Time Hit Bound Wigwam-Bob Dylan No lyrics in this Bob Dylan song. It's a catchy little tune, with Bob Dylan mumbling through the song, but with no actual words. Monster Mash-Bobby "Boris" Pickett. Second time around, but interesting it's a hit again in July.
#1 Close To You-Carpenters Highest debut signed Sealed delivered-Stevie Wonder #27
Up from #22 to #1 Lovers-Blendtones Easier Said Than Done-Essex up to #2 Highest debut When A Boy Falls In love-Mel Carter #21 From Me To You-Beatles up to #7 "Wax To Watch" Blue Surf-Temptations don't think it's the Motown group How about Neil Diamond-At Night
Wipeout/Surfer Joe-Surfaris #1 Highest Debut-Baja-Astronauts #4 From Me To You-Beatles up to #9
New this week not really much except I (Who Have Nothing)-Ben E. King
Anonymous said... Jonny Kaye replaced Bob B. Blue evenings Who replaced JK weekends on 10/71? Bruce Chandler replaced who (other than the "no show" guy). Who did BC replace on 10/71? Rather shaky end of 71
Anonymous said... Bob B Blue had been around since the infamous JONES BOY Sera that started late October 1968. Forgot what JONES name he was. So that means he was there for 3 years, to the month.
According to the lineup on the surveys January 1, 1971 6-9 Doug Colllins 9-Noon Chuck Clifford 12-3 Chris Roberts 3-7 Don Mann 7-Midnight Bob B. Blue Mid-6 Bob Brooks January 15, 1971 Midnight -6 Jonny Kaye replacing Bob Brooks February 19, 1971 Al Adams mentioned as a Big 59 Jock, but no picture or other info except birthday of 3/27 April 9, 1971 6-9 Doug Colllins 9-12 Chuck Clifford 12-3 Chris Roberts 3-7 Thom Devine (replacing Don Mann with a picture of both shaing hands!) 7- Midnight Bob B. Blue Mid-6 Johnny Kaye May 21, 1971 6-10 Doug Colllins 10-2 Chris Roberts 2-6 Thom Devine 6-Midnight Bob B. Blue Mid-6 Jonny Kaye Weekends Al Brooks July 30, 1971 No time slots listed, but a a picture of Ed O'Brien replaced Al Brooks, with a comment inside that stated that Thom is now on 12-3pm and Ed is on 3-7pm August 17 (20), 1971 Chris Roberts mentioned as being on 9-Noon August 27, 1971 Al Brooks listed as Weekends, Ed O'Brien's picture is gone. October 22, 1971 Afternoons Bruce Chandler Bob B. Blue is gone Jonny Kaye is now Evenings All Night Long-Thom Devine December 17, 1971 Weekends-Vic Moreno Al Brooks is gone. This lineup stayed the same until June 9, 1972, when Thom Devine left and Ron Christian returned for the All Night Long shift. Amazing as it seems, this was the lineup through the rest of 1972.
#1 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Neil Sedaka also 409/Surfin' Safari-Beach Boys #4 Some new entries: Beyond the Surf/Bustin'Surfboards-Tornandoes You'll Lose A Good thing-Barbara Lynn Summertime Summertime-Jamies Devil Woman-Marty Robbins
This week over at http://www.kmen129.com/ they are playing The Jukebox From Hell. So what doesthis mean? I've heard songs like Seasons In The Sun, Feelings, Billy Don't Be A Hero, Disco Duck. I've also heard songs that I didn't were so bad, but nothing I really like, so the choices have been pretty accurate. Right now I'm hearing Rupert Holmes-Escape (The Pina Colada Song) It fits......