Sunday, December 27, 2009

KFXM and K/men December 25, 1964

I Feel Fine/She's A Woman-Beatles #1 on both stations
KFXM highest debut Downtown-Petula Clark #27 New
All Day and All Of The Night-Kinks
Laugh Laugh-Beau Brummels
I Want My Baby Back-Jimmy Cross

Highest debut
Baby Don't Go-Sonny & Cher #5
Tribute To The Ringos-Larry Finnigan
and a bunch of British Exclusive singles including
Louie Louie-Kinks
Show Me Girl-Herman's Hermits


Lord Darth Sidious said...

talk about up and coming...
Petula Clark's "Downtown" recording remains one of the all-time female vocal belters for this One's listening pleasure.
every play of Petula's single seems fresh and powerfully uplifting as the first time this
classic song hit the airwaves.

megablogger said...

I Want To Get Married by the Delicates - a killer girl group record...worth $5 million Euros on the current market - just joking - more like $20 to possibly $30 in M-.

The In Crowd by Dobie Gray got him started on a great career - worth well under ten smackers, as it was over pressed and sold well.

Petula Clark had been around since the mid 1950s, recording for a variety of European labels in both English and French, one of which was picked up by Laurie in the U.S. before she became an "overnight sensation" in '64.


Anonymous said...

I think Dobie Gray had a hit in
I think it was at least a regional
hit in socal. Never heard this oldie
again. Perhaps plays it.

megablogger said...

you're right about Look At Me, also a very good record. $12.27 in VG

Anonymous said...

Back to a previous blog about
generational preferences with music.

If KRTH LA can be # 1 in the last
ratings survery, that says the whole
story of sustaining power on oldies.
Yes, they don't play the doowops but
this high ranking says something about
the 60s and 70s.
An Oldies station #1 LA? Unheard of
and quite an accomplishment.
It says today's music sucks bigtime.
Bring back those doowops, those old
songs of mine......

KFXM Tiger Radio & K/MEN 129 in Doug's Stuff Room said...
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KFXM Tiger Radio & K/MEN 129 in Doug's Stuff Room said...

12.27? I love it!

Lord Darth Sidious said...

generational music preferences:

this One is in total agreement with your thesis and quite surprised that Los Angeles radio market has a Number One rated OLDIES programmed station.
(was aware of K/EARTH-FM
down there, but did NOT know they achieved such great mass audience success!)

sure wish the same could be said elsewhere... the local market hereabouts has had only limited commercial success with oldies stations that have come and gone from the airwaves forever. from my viewpoint, it seems that the ultra-corporatisation of all the local radio outlets has led to the disenfranchisement of the Baby Boomer and WWII generations' listening interests -- in favour of the succeeding much younger media market audience targets.

HOT TIP: for those of you who like all pop music recordings from the late 1940's through the 1960's ought to give a listen to KINGS RADIO streaming over the Net at the following URL address:


megablogger said...

My secret for success in the niche oldies market is simple: PLAY VINYL! Preferably 45s.

That way you get the sounds, not what's proffered on CD as the original - often not - i.e. the Contours "Do You Love Me" w/out the false ending.

Bigger the 45 collection of originals, not reissues, better the presentation. That's what I did on KLON and do on

I'm not as sanguine about KRTH's success, as it's based on personality, not playlist, which is embarrassingly limited based on research.

No surprises, nothing really except the usual suspects, but who am I to second guess if they have solid ratings, which I see they do.


Lord Darth Sidious said...

about the "niche oldies market" wherein there is a subtle difference discernable for those of us who grew up during the PRE-COMPUTER-DVD, PRE-CD, PRE-TAPE era of vinyl disk recordings.
it is that etheral-sounding MECHANICAL difference which seemingly captures a perceptive ear as opposed to the 'clean' sounding, almost sterile environmental recording techniques used in today's music catalog re-issues. granted the fidelity has been dramatically improved, but it is the ambiance of yester-year's recorded sounds of the vinyl era which still capture the audio interest of older generation(s)
which still brings back that olde time listening magic.