Monday, August 30, 2010

KFXM August 29, 1959

Sea Of Love-Phil Phillips #1
Three new songs in the top ten
Linda Lu-Ray Sharpe #8
Porgy-Nina Simone #9
Velvet Waters-Megatrons #10 Any info about this song? I've nver heard it. New
Teen Beat-Sandy Nelson
Love Potion #9-Clovers
Suzie Baby-Bobby Vee & The Shadows
The Battle Of Kukamonga-Homer & Jethro
Young Girl-Al Williams (from Pacific High School)

KFXM August 27, 1965

Eve Of Destruction-Barry McGuire #1
Highest debut Mohair Sam-Charlie Rich #34 Bob Dylan

The Beatles Help!

Treat Her Right-Roy Head
Ride Away-Roy Orbison
Hey Ho What You Do To Me-Guess who
Half As Much-Them

Sunday, August 29, 2010

K/MEN August 27, 1965

Eve Of Destruction-Barry McGuire #1
Highest debut Liar Liar-Castaways #7New
You're The One-Vogues
Too Many People-Leaves
The new K/MEN Dave Jeffries and Chuck Christensen

Beatles concert

Friday, August 27, 2010

KFXM August 25, 1972

I'm Still In Love With You-Al Green #1
Highest debut Back Stabbers-O'Jays #28 New
Garden Party-Rick Nelson
Burning Love-Elvis Presley

The Osmonds at Anaheim Stadium

KFXM August 25, 1961

The Mountains High-Dick & Dee Dee #1
Water Boy-Don Shirley Trio holding on to #2
Highest debut Little Sister-Elvis Presley #30
Debuting at #40 Sad Movies Make Me Cry-Sue Thompson
I Wanna Know-Emmy Lou
Foot Stompin'-Flares
The Song Of The Nairobi Trio-Fortune Tellers

Thursday, August 26, 2010

KFXM August 20, 1965

Like A Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan #1
Highest debut Liar Liar-Castaways #36 The Beatles Help! coming to your theater soon

Agent Double -O-Soul-Edwin Starr
Action-Freddy Cannon
You're The One-Vogues
Long, Lonely Highway-Elvis Presley

K/MEN August 20, 1965

Laugh At Me-Sonny #1
Highest debut -NONE- No new songs this week in the K/MEN-DOUS TEN New
Mohair Sam-Charlie Rich
Liar Liar-Castaways

K/men Kwotes contest. Look for a change in the K/men lineup soon

Chuck Berry in concert!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

KFXM August 21, 1959

Sea Of Love-Phil Phillips #1 all the way up from #23 last week.
Also new in the top ten The Three Bells-Dick Flood #10 which is the highest debut to the top 40
Mr. Blue-Fleetwoods
Mack The Knife-Bobby Darin
Hey Little Girl-Dee Clark
Broken Hearted Melody-Sarah Vaughn
Leave My Kitten Alone-Little Willie John

Thursday, August 19, 2010

William F Williams at KCBQ

Back on August 28, 2006 I had a posting about William F. Williams Magnificent Flying Machine on K/MEN and I received a few comments. One comment was asking about W.F.W. stint at KCBQ in San Diego. Today I got a response from someone who seems to know the answer. (see comments below the pictures) Any additional comments?
To enlarge these pictures you need to click twice on them!

Anonymous said...
Great to see photos of the balloon. I got a (tethered) ride in it when it was at a KMEN event somewhere near Inland Center.
John from Fontana (back then)
Mon Aug 28, 09:46:00 PM PDT
Anonymous said...
William F WIlliams was at KCBQ in Spring 1967 for just a short time. He did afternoon drive, when King Jack Hayes left. Anyone know the sotry behind his ultra-brief tenure?
Fri Sep 15, 09:46:00 AM PDT

William said...
Yeah, I know the story behind WFW's ultra-brief stay at the "Q", as he called it. He was hired by Lee Bartell as PD to turn the station around, and to do morning drive. Williams insisted that he be given control of the music, something that no prior PD had ever had. The play list had been tightly controlled by a woman there (can't recall her name) who had worked for Lee for years. Lee agreed, and gave the music over to Williams (the woman retired). He created an entirely new Top 40 format and radically changed the conservative play list. Shortly after Williams took over morning drive, the home office in Minneapolis removed Lee as GM and brought in an idiot as GM, Stan Torgerson. At the end of the week, a Friday afternoon, Stan called a staff meeting, and sitting behind his desk holding a football declared himself "coach", and Williams his "quarterback". After spewing out a number of trite football analogies and metaphors he dismissed the jocks and staff and asked Williams to stay. He then told Williams that he wanted, on his desk Monday morning, the play list and a "justification" for every record on it. Williams then cleaned out his office, walked down to the parking lot, got in his 1967 Mustang GTA and drove home to Highland, California. He never gave notice or had any further contact with the "coach".

William F. Williams

P.S. I learned later that he accused me of stealing the K/MEN hot air balloon. I never really understood that and, frankly, my give-a-shitter was broke.
Thu Aug 19, 07:04:00 PM PDT

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

KFXM August 18, 1972

Alone Again Naturally-Gilbert O'Sullivan #1
Highest debut Baby Don't Get Hooked OnMe-Mac Davis #25 New
Popcorn-Hot Butter
Back Stabbers O'Jays
Play Me-Neil diamond
Speak To The Sky-Rick Springfield

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

KFXM August 18, 1961

The Mountain's High-Dick & Dee Dee #1
Highest debut Let Me Belong To You-Brian Hyland #33 New
Little Sister-Elvis Presley
Don't Fly Away-Jan & Dean
Not Just Your Friend-Nancy Sinatra (yes this is 1961, not 1966)
More Money For Me And You-Four Preps
Prisoner Of Love-The Fabulous Four (did they shorten it to The Fab Four?)

Monday, August 16, 2010

KFXM August 14, 1959

Dedicated to The One I Love-Shirelles #1
New on the Top Ten
Lavendar Blue-Sammy Turner #5
Poco Loco-Gene & Eunice #6
What'd I Say (Parts 1 & 2)-Ray Charles #10
Poison Ivy/I'm A Hog For You-Coasters
The Way I Walk-Jack Scott
Somethin' Else-Eddie Cochran
The Mummy-Bob McFadeen & Dor
Mary Lou-Ronnie Hawkins
Someone said 1959 was dull and boring for music?!?! I don't think so.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

KFXM August 13, 1965

Like A Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan #1
Highest debut We Got To Get Out Of This Place-Animals #22 Al Anthony
Beach Boys
Herman's Hermits
Do You Believe In Magic-Lovin' Spoonful
Mohair Sam-Charlie Rich

K/MEN August 13, 1965

K/MEN Treasure Hunt
Like A Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan #1
Highest debut Eve Of Destruction-Barry McGuire #9
Hey Ho What You Do to Me-Guess Who
Everyone's Gone To the Moon-Jonathon King
Love Is Strange-Everly Brothers
Catch Us If you Can-Dave Clark 5

Saturday, August 14, 2010

KFXM August 11, 1972

The new guy on KFXM Marsh Carter sharing time with Vic Moreno Alone Again Naturally-Gilbert O'Sullivan #1
Highest debut Saturday In The Park-Chicago #25
Big drop fro Layla-Derek & The Dominoes to #21 from #8
Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me-Mac Davis
Gone-Joey Heatherton
The City Of New Orleans-Arlo Guthrie

Friday, August 13, 2010

KFXM August 11, 1961

The Mountains High-Dick and Dee Dee #1
Highest debut Take Good Care Of My Baby-Bobby Vee #31 New
The Great Imposter-Fleetwoods
The new Ray Stevens single
I Won't Turn You Down-Jackie DeShannon
Theme From "Silver City"-the Ventures

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

KFXM August 6, 1965

Like A Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan #1
Highest debut Laugh At Me-Sonny #10 The Bachelors
Don Ellliot and Ed GRrr above and below Ron Budnik in the studio
Gene Gleeson taking a dive
This week also have an original survey sheet. Notice same survey, different date. But you do get Personal Picks on this one including:
Hung On You-McCoys (meaning Hang On Sloopy?)
I Will Always Love You-Spinners
Roses and Rainbows-Danny Hutton