Wednesday, March 31, 2010

KFXM March 31, 1961

California Sun-Joe Jones #1
Highest debut Beloved Strangers-Daarts #35 New
The Continental Walk-Rollers
Three Little Fishies-Buzz Clifford
Those Oldies But Goodies-Little Ceaser & The Romans
Tomorrow's Teardrops-Jan Barry
I checked a price guide and this is Jan Berry, but spelled with an a.

Monday, March 29, 2010

K/mentertainer March 28, 1970

Let It Be-Beatles #1
Highest debut Something's Burning-1st Edition #22 New
Roadhouse Blues/You Make Me Real-Doors
Brown Paper Bag-Syndicate Of Sound

Happy 8th Birthday to K/men from KVCR Valley college Radio Very early picture of Robert E. Walker

Sunday, March 28, 2010

KFXM March 27, 1970

Let It Be/You Know My Name-Beatles #1
Highest debut Something's Burning-1st Edition #26 New
Make Me Smile-Chicago
Come Saturday Morning-Sandpipers

Charlie Walters is recovering from an automobile accident

Saturday, March 27, 2010

KFXM and K/men March 26, 1965

Stop! In The Name Of Love-Supremes #1
Highest debut Play With Fire/Last Time-Rolling Stones #4
K/men Presents The Righteous Brothers Show...March 27th, 8:30 PM At The Swing Auditorium(In 1965 of course)
Subterranean Homesick Blues-Bob Dylan
Wooly Bully-Sam the Sham
Anytime At All-Frank Sinatra

Chim Chim Cheree-New Christy Minstrels
Eight Days A Week/I Don't Want to Spoil The Party-Beatles #1
Highest debut People Get Ready-Impressions #35
Notice #39 One Potatoe, Two Potatoe-Crossfires (Early Turtles)
The Barracuda-Alvin Cash
Diane From Manchester Square-Tommy Roe

The Last Time/Play With Fire-Rolling Stones

When I'm Gone-Brenda Holloway

Notice: I'm not sure why, but it seems like lately you have to click on the picture twice to get a proper enlargement. So if you click to enlarge, and it is still not big enough, try clicking again.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gillette's Records 1990

In the Brockton Arcade in Riverside, there was a Record Store called Gillette's Records, owned and run by Doug Gillette. It was advertised weekly in the K/mentertainer. I was living in San Bernardino, but I managed to go there. The first record I bought at Gillettes was Break On Through-Doors, with a picture sleeve in 1967, with a hole in the center (because the box he kept the 45's on the counter had a bar in it to keep the 45s from being taken out of the box.) I continued to buy records there, until the 1980's when he switched over excluvively to CDs, then I bought CDs there. In the late 1980's he closed up shop and moved his store to Lake Havasu.
In January 1990 my wife and I went to Las Vegas, and had to make a detour on the way home to Lake Havasu. Stopping at Gillettes I bought CDs and recently ran across this receipt, which I was using as a bookmark.
I spent money and I took pictures of his shop. I've looked for the pictures, which at this point I cannot find, but when do I find them I will post them. Health Castle was the name of the buiding, probably because it looked like a castle.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

KFXM March 24, 1961

Gee Whiz-Carla Thomas #1
Highest debut Merry-Go-Round-Marv Johnson #26 New
Mother-In-Law-Ernie K-Doe

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

KFXM & K/men March 21-22, 1972

A Horse With No Name-America #1 on both KFXM and K/men
Highest debut Rockin' Robin-Michael Jackson #23
At #10 Glory Bound-Grassroots New
Tiny Dancer-Elton John
Vincent-Don McLean
Rockin' With The King-Canned Heat

Highest debut Sauvecito-Malo #16
Up to #8 Son Of My Father-Giorgio
Back Off Boogaloo-Ringo Starr
Daydreaming-Aretha Franklin
Crazy Mama-J.J. Cale

Monday, March 22, 2010

K/mentertainer March 21, 1970

Spirit In The Sky-Norman Greenbaum #1
Highest debut ABC-Jackson 5 #22 New
Temma Harbour-Mary Hopkin
My Baby Loves Lovin'-White Plains
Something's Burning-Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
Get Ready-Rare Earth
K/men Now #1 In The Inland Empire K/men baseball clinic with Billy Martin

From the pictures, it appears that Harry Scarborough is still hanging around.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

KFXM March 20, 1970

Let It Be-Beatles #1
Highest debut Brown Paper Bag-Syndicate Of Sound #25 New
Woodstock-Crosby , Stills, Nash & Young
Vehicle-Ides Of March
Come Running-Van Morrison

Friday, March 19, 2010

KFXM and K/men March 19, 1965

Stop! In The Name Of Love-Supremes #1
Highest debut Come Back Baby-Roddie Joy #8 I have never heard this song. Anybody? New
Reelin' And Rockin'-Dave Clark Five
Silhouettes-Herman's Hermits
Ooh Baby Baby-Miracles

Billy, The Blue Grasshopper-The Spats

What was the K/men A Go Go at the National Orange Show March 12th-23rd? Eight Days A Week/I Don't Want To Spoil The Party-Beatles #1
Highest debut I'm Telling You Now-Freddie & The Dreamers #26
Hige jump to #7 from #31 Shotgun-Jr Walker & The All Stars
Dear Dad-Chuck Berry
People Get Ready-Impressions

Iko Iko-Dixie Cups
The lineup Dave Fransen Jim Huntley Barry Boyd Jim Conniff Gene Gleeson Ron Budnik

Thursday, March 18, 2010

KFXM Inquiry to KRSO

I did not realize that I still had this letter (but I should have known, since I don't throw things like this away), that almost 21 years ago I had written to KRSO inquiring about a library of surveys that may have kept from the days of KFXM. The result of the letter was this response.
It was nice that I actually received this letter in response.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

KFXM March 17, 1961

Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)-Carla Thomas #1
Highest debut I Don't Know Why-Clarence "Frogman" Henry #28 New
Fell In Love On Monday-Fats Domino
Who Will The Next Fool Be-Charlie Rich
Two winners in the Frankie Avalon contest Gail Zaret & Martha Holloway

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

KFXM and K/men March 12-15, 1972

Puppy Love-Donny Osmond #1
Highest debut In The Rain-Dramatics #22 New
Betcha, By Golly Wow-Stylistics You Want It You Got It-Detroit Emeralds #1
Highest debut A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done-Sonny & Cher #26
Baby Blue-Badfinger

Monday, March 15, 2010

William F. Williams Pyramids LP

An album I recently came across in the "Stuff" room was the Pyramids Penetration LP. On the back liner notes from William F. Williams He stated Penetration was number one, but checking the Kmen Top 10, it only got up to #2 in November 1963

Sunday, March 14, 2010

K/mentertainer March 14, 1970

Spirit In The Sky-Norman Greenbaum #1
Highest debut Let It Be-Beatles #15 New
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow-Linda Ronstadt
Up The Ladder To The Roof-Supremes Comments by members of the Guess Who, who are charting with American Woman
Musical comments by Dave McCormick. I think he got his Bobby Russells mixed up.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

KFXM March 13, 1970

Spirit In The Sky-Norman Greenbaum #1
Highest debut Take A Look Around-Smith #23
Big jumps for Let It Be-Beatles #9 Little Green Bag-George Baker Selection #10 New
Easy To Be Free-Rick Nelson
ABC-Jackson 5
Call Me-Aretha Franklin
Brown Paper Bag-Syndicate Of Sound

Friday, March 12, 2010

KFXM & K/men March 12, 1965

Eight Days A Week/I Don't Want To Spoil The Party-Beatles #1
Highest debut Shotgun-Jr Walker & The Allstars #3
Yeh Yeh-Georgie Fame making it to #10 New
I'm Telling You Now-Freddie & The Dreamers
It's Not Unusual-Tom Jones
Not So Long Ago-UniquesStop! In The Name Of Love-Supremes #1
Highest debut I'm Telling You Now-Freddie & the Dreamers #5
I'll Be Doggone-Marvin Gaye
I Know A Place-Petula Clark
That'll Be The Day-Everly Brothers
Baby, The Rain Must Fall-Glen Yarbrough

Thursday, March 11, 2010

KFXM March 10, 1961

There's A Moon Out Tonight-Capris #1
Highest debut California Sun-Joe Jones #22 New-some interesting records
Sweet Little Kathy-Ray Peterson
Betty Jean-Buddy White
Knock Three Times-Johnny Rivers
Smacksie-James Booker
Alamo Rock (Part 1)-"Colonel" Hal Blaine and his Boys

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"It was 48 years ago today...when Huckleberry began to play"

The K/men are coming...

March 10, 1962 at 6am K/men signed on the air with Chuck "Hucklebery" Clemans. With the song Chip Chip by Gene McDaniels.

The first thing about I remember about K/men was the bustop bench on the corner of Highland and G advertising "The K/men Are Coming", as I was riding along in my parent's 1960 Chevy Impala. I had no idea what that meant. (K/men, not riding in the Chevy Impala)
As we all know, the rest is history

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

KFXM and K/men March 7-8, 1972

You Want It You Got It-Detroit Emeralds #1 on both KFXM and K/men
Highest debut on KFXM I Gotcha-Joe Tex #28 New
Everyday Of My Life-Bobby Vinton
Highest debut on K/men Love Me, Love Me Love-Frank Mills #28 New
Jump Into The Fire-Nilsson
Rockin' Robin-Michael Jackson

"Krack The Kmen Safe"