Sunday, August 30, 2009

K/mentertainer August 30, 1969

Get Together-Youngbloods #1
Highest debut Little Woman-Bobby Sherman #20 New
Tracy-Cuff Links
Love's Been Good To Me-Frank Sinatra
Son Of a Lovin' K/Man-Buchanan Brothers

Creedence Clearwater Revival new LP Green River
Sly & The Family Stone at the Swing Auditorium
There's something to read about
Jimmy Webb, Petula Clark, the "new" Righteous Bros, Blind Faith and Alan Price

Saturday, August 29, 2009

KFXM August 29, 1969

Get Together-Youngbloods #1
Highest debut Give Peace A Chance-Plastic Ono Band #26 New
Little Woman-Bobby Sherman
Getting Better-Mama Cass
Running Blue-Doors

Friday, August 28, 2009

KFXM and K/men August 28, 1964

La La La La La-Blendells #1 and highest debut
also debuting I Wanna Love You-Bobby Jameson #2 I honestly don't ever remember hearing this song New
Do Wah Diddy Diddy-Manfred Mann
Goodnight Irene-Little Richard
From Corona City Park to Perris Hill park in San Bernardino
A rundown on each of the K/men and their donkey riding abilities
Rules and Regulations for the First Annual K/MEN Donkey Derby

Everybody Loves Somebody-Dean Martin #1
Highest debut Bread and Butter-Newbeats #25
Also moving into the top ten-You Don't Love Me-Tommy Raye #9
The top ten on each station is so different from the other.
Gonna Send You Back To Walker-Animals
GTO-Ronnie and the Daytonas

Thursday, August 27, 2009

KFXM and K/men August 27, 1971

Smiling Faces-Undisputed Truth #1 New
Some Of Shelleys Blues-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

See Bobby Sherman at The Swing Auditoriun

Mercy Mercy Me-Marvin Gaye #1

Highest debut Aint No Sunshine-Bill Withers #21 New

Sweet City Wonan-Stampeders

Paul McCartney is putting together a new band

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

KFXM August 26, 1960

It's Now Or Never-Elvis Presley #1
Highest debut A Million To One-Jimmy Charles #29 also #2 The Twist lists Roy Cordell besides Chubby Checker. What's the story?

New guy in the lineup Jack Sands as mentioned last week in the note from Bruce Chandler

Tell Tommy I Miss him-Marilyn Michaels
Sergeant Preston Of The Yukon-Ray Stevens
Three Nights A Week-Fats Domino
Save The Last Dance For Me-Drifters
Chuck Berry has an album this week in the Spotlight Albums. Currently he will be playing along with Little Richard at San Manuel in San Bernardino this week.

Monday, August 24, 2009

K/mentertainer August 23, 1969

Green River/Commotion-Creedence Clearwater Revival #1
Highest debut What Kind Of Fool-Bill Deal & The Rhondells #29 New
Birthday-Underground Sunshine
It's Getting Better-Mama Cass
Maybe The Rain will Fall-Cascades

Picture/article OC Smith

Coming The Beatles new movie "Love, War & Peace"
Coming soon Video Cassettes in 1969.
Elvis at The International
Finally a Heavy Album that lives up to its name Led Zeppelin
Paul Revere & The Raiders new album

Saturday, August 22, 2009

KFXM August 22, 1969

Get Together-Youngbloods #1
Highest debut Jean-Oliver #26
  1. Give Peace A Chance-Plastic Ono Band
  2. Don't Waste My Time-John Mayall
  3. Can't Find The Time-Orpheus
  4. Make Believe-Wind
  5. Sugar On Sunday-Clique

John Lennon with his first hit without the Beatles #2 through 5 I always liked, but never did much on the charts

Lyrics to Give Peace A Chance

A mention of the all night guy Phil Knight (but I have never seen a picture)

Friday, August 21, 2009

KFXM and K/men August 21, 1964

You Never Can Tell-Chuck Berry #1
Highest debut We'll Sing In The Sunshine-Gale Garnett #6 New
Ringo For President-Young World Singers
Johnny B. Goode-Dion DiMucci
Pretty Woman-Roy Orbison

She's The One-Chartbusters (Beatles Wanna Be)
Everybody Loves Somebody-Dean Martin #1
Highest debut Hold Me-P.J. Proby #24
Bread and Butter-Newbeats
Haunted House-Gene Simmons

Thursday, August 20, 2009

KFXM and K/men August 19-20, 1971

Mr. Big Stuff-Jean Knight #1
Adjustment to the date made in 1971
Surrender-Diana Ross
Bobby Sherman at The Swing!
Chris Roberts
"Handles The Hits"
9 AM toNoon
Mercy Mercy Me-Marvin Gaye #1
Highest debut Hot Pants-James Brown #26
A Long Time, A Long Way To Go-Runt

also Donny Osmond picture

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

KFXM August 19, 1960

It's Now Or Never-Elvis Presley #1
Highest debut Mr. Custer-Larry Verne #32

Ed Thomas is missing from the lineup Now there are six

Received an email from Bruce Chandler with his memories of the 1960 jocks
In December of '60, KFXM was the only game in town...
Ron Garner did the RISE AND SHINE show 6-10am, JACK SANDS was 10a-2pm on the COFFEE CLUB...Bill Tanner (who passed away recently) was host of CLUB 590, 2-6pm, GARY PRICE did the PLATTER PARTY 6-Mid (had to be gruelling hours...six hours is way too too long to be on the air at one time) and GEORGE BABCOCK did the "NIGHTWATCH" show Mid-6am...

Lucille-So Sad-Everly Brothers
Theme from Moon Children/Komotion-Duane Eddy
Brontosaurus Stomp-Piltdown Men
Nice & Easy-Frank Sinatra
I Got A Woman-Sammy Davis, Jr
Devil Or Angel-Bobby Vee

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hello...Robert!...Douglas! How's it going?

Everytime I called Robert that was the start of our conversation. If he called me it was similar. Hello...Douglas!...Robert!... How's it going? Robert did smile, but not usually for pictures. Not even in 2004 below.
My friend passed away the end of July. I had known him since the eleventh grade, and he was a good and a best friend. If I needed him, he was there. I'll always miss him. He has been part of my life for over 40 years, and it doesn't seem possible I can't pick up the phone and call him.
Robert lived in San Bernardino/Devore most of his life. He had gone to Tuscon in the middle 1970s (University of Arizona), Bakersfield, Arcadia (working for Union Oil) and then back to San Bernardino (around 1993) and he stayed here until the end of 2004, when he moved to a few acres in Cochise, Arizona, just outside of Wilcox, Arizona. He was a accomplished geologist and astronomer.
Stories about Robert could fill a book, but since this is a music related blog, let me tell you about his musical tastes.

He was my age, but he liked the music of the 40s and the 50s including old time country, big band, pop. The only exception to this was Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys and The Ventures. It wasn't until his twenties had he really listened to current music. He was then able to enjoy the Moody Blues, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and before it became a movie theme, he loved Mike Oldfield-Tubular Bells. He was so impressed with the album, that he actually gave me a copy of the album as a gift (and I had never heard of it, comletely foreign to me).
He always thought the Beatles were overrated, and was more impressed by the Rolling Stones.
Only one song he enjoyed by the Beatles Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da.
He loved to write (and sing) his own parady songs of the hits (like Wierd Al), except some of his versions couldn't be played on the radio (Example:When Will I Be Loved). The Dr. Demento Show had a big influence on his musical tastes. He would tell me that he was going to record his songs and send them to Dr. Demento, because the doctor might get away with playing the song just once. I doubt it.
Robert was a multi faceted person. More than anybody else I've ever known. You could bring up almost any subject and by just talking to him, he would give you the impression that he was an expert in the area. If you needed help with almost anything, he was there.
I really do/will miss him.
To those who knew Robert and interested, I've included a few more pictures on my other blog.
"Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da life goes on"

Sunday, August 16, 2009

K/mentertainer August 16, 1969

Green River/Commotion-Creedence Clearwater Revival #1
Highest debut Better Homes & Gardens-Bobby Russell #24 New
Keem-O-Sabe-Electric Indian
Jive-Bobby Darin

Most requestee
Can't Find My Way Home-Blind Faith (LP track)
Safe Cracker winners

Jimmy Webb
Music predictions from the long past 1888. Interesting article Sounds Of The Seventies. Besides piped in music, kind of describing music in a computer, before computers were known where records would never be touched.
Legal hassels for Dickie Goodman

Saturday, August 15, 2009

KFXM August 15, 1969

Get Together-Youngbloods #1
Highest debut Luna Trip-Dickie Goodman #20 outperforming the debut by the Archies New
I Can't Get Next To You-Temptations
Did You See Her Eyes-Illusion

ED GRrrrrr SEZ

Danny Dare MCing Led Zeppelin concert, Don McCoy getting one way tickets to Florida (he must have used them) and other tidbits about the djs
Advertisiment for KDUO 97.5 FM

Friday, August 14, 2009

KFXM and K/men August 15, 1964

House Of The Rising Sun-Animals #1
Highest debut La La La La La-Blendells #12 New
Help Yourself-Standells (not quite ready for a hit yet)
Dancing In The Street-Martha & The Vandellas
It's All Over Now-Rolling Stones #1 (on KFXM just barely getting started, and going nowhere on their top40)
The debuts this week #8 Because-Dave Clark 5 #9 Under The Boardwalk-The Drifters #10 A Summer Song-Chad & Jeremy

Two new ones by The Four Seasons-Save It For Me and Sincerely
Maybelline-Johnny Rivers
Laughing Linda-Emporers
See the Premier of A Hard Day's Night at the Arlington and Studio Theaters

Thursday, August 13, 2009

KFXM and K/men August 12-13 1971

Mr. Big Stuff-Jean Knignt still #1 on both stations
K/men highest debut Go Away Little Girl-Donny Osmond #26 New
I Aint Got Time Anymore-The Glass Bottle
Is That The Way-Tin Tin
Also see Bobby Sherman at The Swing Auditorium
Picture of Johnny Kaye "All Night Long"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

KFXM August 12, 1960

It's Now Or Never-Elvis Presley #1
Highest debut Never On Sunday-Don Costa #27 New
Mr. Custer-Larry Verne
Gun Totin' Critter Named Jack-Hollywood Argyles
Some novelty songs make it, some don't

Sunday, August 09, 2009

K/mentertainer August 9, 1969

Honky Tonk Woman-Rolling Stones #1
Highest debut I'll Never Fall In Love Again-Tom Jones #22 New
Sugar On Sunday-Clique
Dynamite Woman-Sir Douglas Quintet
The Everly Brothers!

K/men Happening Hits! News including
My Cherie Amour originally a B-Side? Also I'll Never Fall In Love Again-Tom Jones a B-Side