Saturday, December 31, 2011

K/mentertainer December 31, 1966 + Top 129 of The Year

The last K/mentertainer of 1966.  At this point I have posted all the K/mentertainers/surveys I have.  I am missing some copies, so if I ever get them, they will be posted.  I will look for other K/men stuff to post, and may repost some of the more intereting K/men items.  
There are more KFXM surveys to post (1974) and on, which I will continue to do, but before 1974 KFXM surveys have all been posted (except for a few 1959 which I will post this coming year)
For all surveys posted, go to the Blog Archives on the right hand side of the page, and click on a year and a month and take a look at anything you missed.
Keith Relf of The Yardbirds
The British Scene-John Ravencroft with an article about The Misunderstood
I'm A Believer-Monkees #1
new in the top ten
Sugar Town-Nancy Sinatra #7
Smashed! Blocked!-John's Children #10
We aint Got Nothing Yet-Blues Magoos
I Take You To The Sun-The Misunderstood
My Best Friend-Jefferson Airplane
Also with
The Little Drummer Boy-Joan Baez
Christmas Is Love-Gabriel
If Everyday Was Like Christmas-Elvis Presley
The Hollies
Peter & Gordon
The Top 129 of 1966
Monday Monday-The Mamas & The Papas #1
These Boots Are Made For Walking-Nancy Sinatra #2
Shapes Of Things-Yardbirds #50
Talk Talk-Music Machine #100
Good Lovin'-Young Rascals #128
The Pied Piper-Crispian St. Peters #129

Thursday, December 29, 2011

KFXM The Alternate Top Hits of 1966

About 10 years ago I used the rankings of the weekly surveys with a point system to calculate the top hits of the year, with a computer program. (don't ask I don't remember exactly how the point system worked).   Here it is for 1966.  
You'll notice that KFXM had Daytripper/We Can Work It Out at #1, and it doesn't show up here.  Here is why.  I had it as #1 for 1965. (KFXM had it at #15 for 1965) It peaked at #1 on Dec 10, 1965, so it went on that year's Top 100.  The way the computer program worked, it could only be included in both years on my Top 100 survey.  It would have also also been #1 here if included for '66 rather than '65.  KFXM did not include I'm A Believer/Steppin' Stone-Monkees on 1966, and it was only 33 on 1967 (They didn't do for the Monkees as they did for The Beatles!) Also, sorry I did not do this for K/men.  
As a bonus the Top 212 instead of only 100.

Look at the songs that didn't make the Top 100.  Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Byrds, Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, Lovin' Spoonful, Johnny Rivers, Mamas & Papas.
How about Sweet Talkin' Guy-Chiffons #202 /Homeward Bound-Simon & Garfunkel  #195/ California Dreamin'-Mamas & Papas #152

There were a lot of good songs in 1966.  Even #212 was But It's Alright-J.J. Jackson

KFXM December 30, 1966 + Top 100 of 1966

End of the year issue, with the KFXM staff on the cover of the Tiger Mag.  Always liked this picture.
They did not print the weekly survey this week, but here it is based on next week's survey
I'm A Believer/Steppin' Stone-Monkees #1
New in the top ten
Coming Home Soldier-Bobby Vinton #8
Standing In The Shadows Of Love-Four Tops #10
Highest debut
Tell It Like It Is-Aaron Neville #25
also debuting
Pretty Ballerina-Left Banke #38
A poll done at North High in Riverside came up with the two following lists.
The number one records this year on KFXM's charts
The top 100 records on KFXM for 1966
by the way #74 is by Spencer Davis Group not The Yardbirds
Top Records of 1966
Daytripper/We Can Work It Out-Beatles #1
Bang Bang-Cher #2
I Got The Feelin'-Neil Diamond #99
Leaning On A Lampost-Herman's Hermits #100

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

KFXM December 28, 1973

Bruce Chandler and Doug Collins
Time In A Bottle-Jim Croce #1
New in the top ten
Smoking In The Boy's Room-Brownsville Station #10
Highest debut
You're 16-Ringo Starr #26
WOLD-Harry Chapin
Love Has No Pride-Linda Ronstadt
Eres Tu-Mocedades

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

KFXM December 28, 1962

Rhythm Of The Rain-Cascades #1
New in the top ten
Two Lovers-Mary Wells #9
Cinnamon Cinder-Pastel Six #10
Highest debut
Little Town Flirt-Del Shannon #30
also debuting
The Gremmie-Tornadoes #37
How about some Christmas music?
Have you heard these?
Little Mary Christmas-Roger Christian
Dear Gesu Bambino-Little Anthony Jones
Christmas Eve-Sentinals
Sant's Toy Express-Sportsmen
Little Christmas Bells-Staretts

Sunday, December 25, 2011

K/mentertainer December 23, 1966

Merry Christmas!

John Ravencroft, Editor of the K/mnetertainer
Spencer Davis
The Ban
The British Scene
Snoopy Vs The Red Baron-Royal Guardsmen #1
New In The Top Ten
The Wassail Song-Otto's Organization #4
Standing In The Shadows Of Love-Four Tops #7
Help Me Girl-Animals #8
Knight In Rusty Armour-Peter & Gordon
My World Fell Down-Ivy League
The Four Seasons
Paul Revere
The Monkees

Friday, December 23, 2011

KFXM December 23, 1966

Christmas 1966
I'm A Believer/Steppin' Stone-Monkees #1
New in the top ten
Wedding Bell Blues-Laura Nyro #8
Gallant Men-Senator Dirkson #10
Highest debut
Wassail Song-Otto's Organization #28
also debuting
Knight In Rusty Armour-Peter & Gordon #29
For What It's Worth-Buffalo Springfield
Niki Hokey-P.J. Proby
Righteous Brothers with ED Grrrr