Wednesday, July 14, 2010

KFXM July 14, 1961

Halfway To Paradise-Tony Orlando #1
Highest debut The Fish-Bobby Rydell #37 New
With Every Breath I Take-Gene Pitney
I Fall To Pieces-Patsy Cline
Let The Four Winds Blow-Fats Domino
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor-Lonnie Donnegan
Evening star-The Premiers
Hey Wilma! "The Flintstones" Soundtrack made Spotlight albums


Anonymous said...

Is this the debut of GENE PITNEY?
I think it was his first hit ever.

I sure did like LET'S TWIST AGAIN
by CC. Even better, there would
be a version by him in 3-4 different languages
in the same song a little while later.
Sounds great in German.

Anonymous said...

THE BELLS is such a great doowopper.
I don't think it went very high.
Great slow dance at after-school

All the TOP40 here is fantastic.
NO dogs in there.

Bob Harlow said...

This was Gene Pinney's second chart record (peaked at#42)

"(I Wanna) Love My Life Away" in Early '61 made it to #39.

His next one to chart was "Town Without Pity" got to #13 on Billboard.

Anonymous said...

All of Pitney's songs that charted
were great.
His last big hit was SHE'S A HEARTBREAKER in 68. Had one last fling in the late
60s and then was gone.
Don't think he made it into the
70s with hits.

Megablogger said...

actually, Pitney was competing with himself on this survey, as he used the pseudo Billy Bryan in his earlier back to the late 50s.

Anonymous said...

Mentioned THE BELLS by the Creations.
No wonder I liked it.
Phil Spector supervised
the session.
His magic was there all along and I never
knew that. I pulled out the 45 I had
and there was his name on credit.

Anonymous said...

Pitney's EVERY BREATH I TAKE listed
here didn't make the top 40 but
it is such a great song.
The strings, melody and all of
it is fantastic.
Sure enough, it has SPECTOR written
all over it. He produced it.

This Spector guy, from Fairfax High
in LA, was a pop music genius but had a lot of
Mel Gibson in him. We all sadly know where he
is now. Producing license plates??

Anonymous said...

Thought more surveys from '59 would be published.

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

Next one is week ending July 24, 1959, so be patient, it will be posted

Anonymous said...

blah, blah, blah. 1959 was a bad vintage year!

Anonymous said...

1959 Was a great year if not
the Summer of 59.
Please reconsider such

Anonymous said...

"I don't like that surfin' s--t. Rock 'n' Roll's been goin' downhill ever since Buddy Holly died."
(George Lucas, from American Graffiti, 1973)

Anonymous said...

Looks like THE BELLS never
even made into Billboard
100. Still consider it
one of my all-time favs.

Anonymous said...

That's a young GENE GLEESON there
at the KFXM controls.
He just retired from KABC-TV

Back to Redlands?? I think
that's his home town where
Anthony found him.