Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The '60's!

While Billboard's Hot 100 Chart has always been considered The Music Bible when it comes to chart information ... (as the old adage goes, it ain't #1 'til it's #1 in Billboard) ... there were two other major music trade publications in the '50's, '60's, '70's and early '80's.

Joel Whitburn's latest Record Research Publication gives you EVERY Top 100 Chart that Cash Box Magazine published during the 1960's ... with exact reproductions of each list.

Between January 2nd, 1960 and December 27th, 1969, Cash Box Magazine awarded their #1 Position to fifty songs that never earned that distinction in Billboard Magazine.  This list includes GREAT classic hits like "Crying" by Roy Orbison, "Return To Sender" and "In The Ghetto" by Elvis, "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes, "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen, "Last Kiss" by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers, "She's Not There" and "Time Of The Season" by The Zombies, "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" by Herman's Hermits, "Hair" and "The Rain, The Park And Other Things" by The Cowsills, "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations, "A Groovy Kind Of Love" by The Mindbenders and "Never My Love" by The Association ... novelty hits like "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" by Allan Sherman and  ... and timeless records by '60's trendsetters like The Beatles (who topped The Cash Box Charts with both "Twist And Shout" and "Yellow Submarine", a feat they didn't accomplish in Billboard), The Beach Boys ("Barbara Ann"), "Like A Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder's "For Once In My Life", two #1 Hits for The Monkees ("A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" and "Valleri"), "Let's Hang On" by The Four Seasons and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli, a couple of tunes by The Rolling Stones ("19th Nervous Breakdown" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash"), "Touch Me" by The Doors, and many, many more.

Now, for the first time ever, you can watch the '60's evolve from the "Teen Idol" early '60's (when Elvis was away in the Army) to the heavy, much more politically aware late '60's when artists like Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield and Sly and the Family Stone" ruled the charts.

We have a copy of Joel's new book, "Cash Box Top 100 Charts of the Sixties", to give away to one lucky Forgotten Hits Reader.  (The book is also on sale right now at the Record Research Website ... http://recordresearch.com/)

Just shoot me an email (at forgottenhits@aol.com) and put "Cash Box '60's" in the subject line ... and we'll enter your name for this hot, new book.  (A $90 value on sale now for just $79.95)

Joel's "Cash Box Top 100 Charts of the Seventies" is also available ... be sure to visit his website for more details.