Monday, August 17, 2015

50 Year Flashback - August 17th, 1965

We stop in Miami, Florida, this week on our journey back through time, to take a look at the WQAM Fabulous 56 Survey.

Bob Dylan tops the chart with "Like A Rolling Stone".  The We Five make a 25-point jump (from #35 to #10) with "You Were On My Mind" ... and look at The Surfaris holding down the #6 spot with their version of "Surfer Joe".

The Turtles make a 26 point leap with "It Ain't Me Babe", their version of the Dylan song.  (In his autobiography, Howard Kaylan tells of the time he met Bob Dylan and told him that his group had just recorded one of his songs ... to which Dylan replied, "Really? Is it any good?"  lol)

Herman's Hermits have a two-sided hit on the WQAM Chart with "I"m Henry The VIII, I Am" b/w "The End Of The World", a song that received quite a bit of airplay but failed to chart nationally, "bubbling under" in Cash Box and Record World but missing the Billboard chart completely.

Bobby Goldsboro also seems to have a major hit on his hands ... "If You Wait For Love" climbs from #45 to #30.  Nationally it never even made The Top 40.  And Petula Clark is up 16 places (from #49 to #33) with "You'd Better Come Home".