Thursday, July 31, 2008

K/mentertainer July 27, 1968

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.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

K/mentertainer July 27, 1962

#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!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

KFXM Tiger Mag July 26, 1968

Article about The Cherry People

#1 Classical Gas-Mason Williams
#10 Double sided hit for Jose Feliciano-Light My Fire/California Dreaming

Personal Picks
Beatles did not release Fool On The Hill as a single, so Sergio Mendez was trying for a hit with it
Never heard Candy by Rabbit MacKay

Friday, July 25, 2008

KFXM and K/men July 26, 1963

#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 Boys When I'm Walking-Fats Domino (a followup?)
Two Figures-Pat & Lolly Vegas (early Redbone?)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

KFXM and K/men July 24, 1970

#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

Tighter Tighter-Alive & Kicking #1

New pictures of the KFXM jocks this week.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

K/mentertainer July 20, 1968

K/men Beautiful People contest Winners. Anyone recognize any of the winners?

#1 Hello I Love You/Love Street-Doors
Wayne Newton up there in the top 10 with the Doors, Moody Blues, Donovan and Rolling Stones
Like KFXM highest debut Light My Fire-Jose Feliciano at #19
Ray Stevens also on the charts with Mr Businessman #30
New this week Nilsson's first hit Everybody's Talkin'

Monday, July 21, 2008

KFXM Tiger Mag July 19, 1968

Hugh Masekela making the cover

#1 Hello I Love You/Love Street-Doors
Highest debut #11 Light My Fire-Jose Feliciano

Bill Medley-Brown Eyed Woman 1/2 of the Righteous Bros new on the charts

Sunday, July 20, 2008

K/mentertainer July 20, 1962

#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.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

KFXM and K/men July 19, 1963

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

Friday, July 18, 2008

KFXM and K/men July 17, 1970

#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
Future Hits
In The Summertime-Mungo Jerry

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

K/mentertainer July 13, 1968

#1 Hurdy Gurdy Man-Donovan
Highest debut #18 Lover's Holiday-Peggy (Scott)& Jo Jo (Benson)
Hit Bound
Happy-Nancy Sinatra What I remember about this song is that I bought a copy at Macs Electronics on Waterman for a nickel.
Soul Limbo-Booker T & The MGs I always liked their late sixties instrumentals. This one and Hang 'Em High Time Is Tight
Mr. Businessman-Ray Stevens Not his usual novelty record

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

KFXM and K/men July 12, 1963

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

Monday, July 14, 2008

KFXM Tiger Mag July 12, 1968

Sherman Mason and Don McCoy at the Riverside Plaza

#1 Hello I Love You/Love Street-Doors
#21 Born to Be Wild-Steppenwolf highest debut

Beach Boys with a new one Do It Again

Sunday, July 13, 2008

1971 lineup on KFXM

Some answers to the KFXM lineup questions in 1971

Anonymous said...
Did Jonny Kaye do weekends till mid 1971? I remember Bob E Blue evenings in the Summer of 71. Then Jonny took over that.

KFXM Tiger Radio & K/MEN 129 in Doug's Stuff Room said...
On the 10/23/71 Tiger Survey, Bob B. Blue disappeaed and Jonny Kaye was listed as evenings

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.

K/mentertainer July 13, 1962

#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

Friday, July 11, 2008

K/men Jukebox From...

This week over at 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......

Thursday, July 10, 2008

KFXM and K/men July 10, 1970

Jackson 5 once again #1 on K/men

Is that Johnny Helm at the bat?
The Carpenters once again #1 on KFXM
A welcome to Jonny Kaye on KFXM (no picture yet) Jonny is currently working at KRTH
The top ten on each station isn't exactly the same except for #10 Canned Ham-Norman Greenbaum