Monday, October 5, 2015

50 Year Flashback - October 5th, 1965

The Beatles top this week's chart out of Muskegon, Michigan, with their two-sided hit "Yesterday" / "Act Naturally".  

I'm a little surprised by WTRU's "Wax To Watch" selection ... an early, pre-RCA Ronnie Milsap track called "Never Had It So Good".  Ronnie wouldn't hit the charts in a big way for nearly ten more years before scoring 40 #1 Country Hits.  (He's in the midst of his farewell tour right now.)

A couple of Top 20 surprises would have to include "Dawn Of Correction" by our FH Buddy John Madara, recording this time as The Spokesmen as sort of an answer record to this week's #11 Hit "Eve Of Destruction" by Barry McGuire.  And when is the last time you've heard "Cara-Lin" by The Strangeloves???

The top debut of the week belongs to The San Remo Strings and "Hungry For Love" ... it places just ahead of Columbia Records acts Bob Dylan and Paul Revere and the Raiders with their latest hits "Positively 4th Street" and "Steppin' Out" respectively.

And, if you happen to like that chicken commercial they seem to show constantly on television and in movie theaters, then you're sure to enjoy the full-length version of this week's #39 Hit, "Ride Away" by Roy Orbison.