Thursday, January 31, 2008

January 26, 1973.....35 Years ago

You're So Vain-Carly Simon #1
KFXM has new pictures of the DJs this week.
Doug Collins, Al Anthony and the winner of Rolling Stones tickets (R B Peters)

Monday, January 28, 2008

KFXM and K/MEN 45 Years Ago

January 25 1963
KFXM Hey Paula-Paul & Paula #1 once again. Up to #2 Walk Like A Man-Four Seasons
"Wax To Watch"
#43 The Isley Bros version of Nobody But Me, later a big hit by The Human Beinz
#55 Lonely Bull-Jack Jones. Is this the same as Herb Alpert/The Tijuana Brass version? And it has words? Somebody explain this to me.

OK now for the K/MEN-DOUS TEN.
I don't have a survey this week, but based on the following weeks survey, these were among the Top Ten
1) Hey Paula-Paul & Paula
2) Walk Right In-Rooftop singers
3) Walk Like A Man-Four Seasons
4) ?????????
5) My Dad-Paul Peterson
6) Java-Floyd Cramer
7) Tell Him-Exciters
8) Don't Make me Over-Dione Warwick
9) Little Town Flirt-Del Shannon
10) ????????

These songs could have been #4 Half Heaven, Half Heartache-Gene Pitney and #10 Rhythm Of The Rain-The Cascades , but no guarantee. This only based on the prior weeks position.

If anyone out there has a copy of January25, 1963 K/mentertainer and could make a copy for me, I will put it on the blog. And I really would appreciate it. Thank You.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

K/mentertainer January 27, 1968

K/MEN-Coachman Custom Car and Hot Rod Show article and some of the bands that played
Bob Hope article by Dave McCormick, plus speculation on Beatle Movies plus

T. Michael Jordon also wrote an article
Also a Disneyland Tomorrowland preview. I don't think any of the attractions are still there.

#27 last week #1 this week Love Is Blue-Paul Mauriat. Will the current #27 October Country-October Country do that? No.

The Young Psychadelic Hippie Flippy Folk and Funky..........(for whole title see Hit Bound) by Barry Mann won't be around very long.
Nights In White Satin-Moody Blues making its first debut as a Hit Bound

Friday, January 25, 2008

KFXM Tiger Mag Jan 26, 1968

Why didn't the winner get to keep the car? Article about The Rose Garden who has their hit Next Plane To London
What is the picture? Johnny Helm's Grandma? What is the story behind that?
Love Is Blue-Paul Mauriat jumping to #1
Theme From The Valley Of The Dolls-Dionne Warwick highest debut on the 40 at #32. The flip side I Say A Little Prayer was a hit back in October 1967.
Another debut on the 40 I Wish It Could Rain-Temptations, one of my favorites by the group.
Interesting that there's a second Otis Redding song as a personal pick, Glory Of Love

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Johnny Helm on KFXM...Sunday!

Johnny Helm will be on KFXM ( ) again this Sunday between 12 and 4 pm. He has let me know that.....well I'll let you read his message yourself. might mention that during the first half-hour of my show Sunday, between 12 noon and 12:30 I'll be playing a special LONG version of "Morning Girl" by the Neon Philharmonic. Most people have never heard it, including me, until a few weeks ago.
Take Care, Johnny

Morning Girl by Neon Philharmonic got up to #17 on the national charts in 1969. #6 on San Bernardino's KFXM and #7 on KMEN. Top 10 smash in the Inland Empire.

Listen to Johnny Helm on Sunday, should be interesting.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

How about 35 years ago on KFXM & KMEN?

1973 KFXM was back to their maller surveys of the middle sixties (right before the Tiger Mag)
This is the January 19, 1973 issue, but the only time I've ever seen that KFXM printed two weeks of surveys in one issue. #1 You're So Vain-Carly Simon. Actually the top three were the same for both weeks. DJs include Doug Collins, Bruce Chandler, Chris Roberts, Johnny Kaye, Ron Christian (recycled picture from 1960's KMEN) (See http://billearl.blogspotcom/ for his The "RECYCLED DJ PIC" Issue article) and Vic Moreno

Remember the American Motors Gremlin? Looks like Changing Times in The Central city Mall is giving one away in 1973.

The comp;ete KMEN survey (too big for the whole thing on the scanner) Where the top three are exaactly the same as the KFXM survey.
In 1973 these KMEN surveys were not readily available. I picked my copy up from the guy that sold new 45s at the swap meet, the week after he got a new survey. He only got one, which he gave me.
That is probably why no djs, no music news, no pictures.
Somebody tell me who were the KMEN in January 1973

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

K/MEN & KFXM 45 Years Ago Surveys

January 18, 1963Walk Right In-Rooftop Singers #1 again this week
New this week Walk Like A Man-Four Seasons
Tommy Boyce (with no Bobby Hart) has a new song Have You Ever Had A Change Of Heart (prediction for future teamup?)
A mention of Hiway hints from Huckleberry at the bottom of the survey.

KFXM #1 Hey Paula-Paul & Paula

Pipeline-Chantays debuts on the 40 #30

New Songs Linda-Jan & Dean and Don't Cry Donna-Tommy Roe. Tommy like to use names of girls in a lot of his songs.

Steve Janowick on KFXM has also been known as Steve Jay and Jay Stevens

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Johnny Helm at KFXM

Today at KFXM.COM Johnny Helm had a sucessful debut 12-4 playing songs from 1967 and 1968. I was able to listen to the last couple hours. Sounded good Johnny. Jingles sounded good, too.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

K/mentertainer January 20, 1968

K/MEN contest this week!

Interesting story about Bob Dylan
Elvis with another hit Guitar Man. It'll be another year before his big comeback with Suspicious Minds
One of the most requested songs this week is an album track by Cream-Take It Back
#1 Spooky-Classics IV
Big jump into the top ten. I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight-Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart

Friday, January 18, 2008

KFXM Tiger Mag Jan 19, 1968

Lemon Pipers making the cover this week. Article about theLemon Pipers
Once again Sherman Mason, this time with Miss Riverside.
Announcement that most record companies are dropping monorual albums (if anyone wondered when this happened)

Picture of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.
I have a question for someone that might have an answer out there. During the first or second season of Who Wants To Be a millionaire, there was a contestant named Bobby Hart, although he never played the game. Was this the same Bobby Hart?

Green Tambourine-Lemon Pipers at #1
Love Is Blue-Paul Mauriat jumping up to #7
Highest debut Mission Impossible-Lalo Shrifin #31
Are instumentals making a comeback?
Personal Picks:
I like Just Dropped In-First Edition, I Wish It Would Rain-Temptations and Thank U Very Much-Scaffold (featuring Paul McCartney's brother-Mike McGear)
There is also a song by Dee Irwin-I Only Get That Feeling who had a hit in 1963 with Swinging On A Star.
Also listing a double sided Personal Pick for The Association-Everything That Touches You/We Love Us

Thursday, January 17, 2008

January 11, 1963 KFXM & K/MEN

#1 On both stations Walk Right In-Rooftop Singers, but KFXM also plays/lists the version by The Moments
Sam Cooke, Jackie DeShannon, Henry Mancini and Dion newest adds thisweek on K/MEN, and they are also on the KFXM hit list. Tell Daddy-Ben E King new on KFXM this week #39. Never heard it. Supremes have Let Me Go The Right Way as Wax To Watch, didn't see it go anywhere. Four Letter Man-Freddie Cannon did not see the top ten either.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

K/mentertainer January 13, 1968

Starting this week The K/mentertainer became half the size. Two pages were now the size of a full page in prior weeks. The first week of the Mini-Mag

Each of the K/men this week got a full page picture. (although half the size of last week's full page)

Hey! Englebert Humperdink has one of the most requested songs of the week.

#1 Green Tamborine-Lemon Pipers
The back page of the Mini-Mag

Sunday, January 13, 2008

KFXM Tiger Mag Jan 12, 1968

Buffalo Springfield making the cover. Also article about the group inside this week. Charlie Walters and Dick Lyons in the studio. Also a picture of Danny Dare and Kenny O'Dell
This week England's Top 20 with The Beatles at #1 and #2 with more than half the songs not being hits in the US. Gene Pitney had a #8 hit that did not make it as a hit here.
#1 Itchycoo Park-Small Faces knocking Hello Goodbye down a notch
Two debuts this week Words-Bee Gees at #39. If you notice the Bee Gees song in the top 20 is World, not a misprint, but a different song.
At # 40 October Country by October Country. Interesting song. Probably a bigger hit here than any place else in the country. It's headed up to #2 on KFXM
Somebody messed up on the Personal Picks. They are the same as last week.