Monday, November 16, 2015

50 Year Flashback - November 16th, 1965

OK, here's one of the more unusual charts we've seen this year ... from KLMS out of Lincoln, Nebraska, home of Clark Besch who supplied the majority of the charts used in this weekly feature.

Topping the chart this week is local favorites The Coachmen with "Mr. Moon".  (Nationally this "bubbled under" for five weeks in Billboard, peaking at #114.)

Also in The Top Ten this week are obscurities like "Lifetime Of Loneliness" by Jackie DeShannon, "Il Silenzio" by Nini Rosso and "Heide" by Horst Jankowski along with lesser-played tracks like "Early Morning Rain" by Peter, Paul and Mary.  All of these tracks are competing equally alongside popular hit artists like The Rolling Stones, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, The Supremes and The Byrds.

The top debut of the week belongs to The McCoys, who premier at #33 with their version of "Fever", the follow-up to their chart-topping hit "Hang On Sloopy".

And check out the #18 record this week ... it's the latest dance sensation "The Lurch" by Lurch of "The Addams Family"!