Monday, March 9, 2015

50 Year Flashback - March 9th, 1965

WKLO in Kentucky is charting pretty much the same tracks as everybody else this week in 1965 ... although I have to admit that I'm pretty surprised to see Elvis charting so high with "Do The Clam" on some of these recent charts ... I never really considered that one to be one of Elvis' better known hits.  (It comes from his movie "Girl Happy" and only reached #21 in Billboard ... but it's shown up on quite a few of our Top Ten Charts recently.  I guess I always considered this one to be more of a "throw-away" by The King.)

WKLO ranks a few of these "hangers on" from the pre-British Invasion Era ... you'll also find Top 40 Hits by the likes of Del Shannon, Dean Martin and Frankie Avalon.

Jr. Walker and the All-Stars have the big mover this week ... their latest, "Shotgun" rockets from #39 to #11 ... that's a gain of 28 places!  (So I guess technically "Shotgun" deserves a "bullet" this week, right???)

The Sounds Orchestral version of "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" climbs 14 places to #12 ... and something called "The Out Crowd" by The Squares is up thirteen spots from #35 to #22.

One we haven't seen much of ... and already working its way DOWN the chart ... is The Tradewinds and their cult favorite "New York's A Lonely Town"... so we've just GOTTA feature this one before it disappears completely!