The Early Radio London Fab Forties
Sunday 11th July 1965

The 'birds' are stuck one place below the Byrds

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9
1
Mr Tambourine Man Byrds
2
2
Heart Full Of Soul Yardbirds
22
3
Let The Water Run Down P J Proby
17
4
In The Middle Of Nowhere Dusty Springfield
10
5
Tossing And Turning Ivy League
28
6
A Walk In The Black Forest Horst Jankowski
23
7
Voodoo Woman Bobby Goldsboro
16
8
Woolly Bully Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
7
9
The One In The Middle (EP) Manfred Mann
1
10
To Know You Is To Love You Peter & Gordon
3
11
Leave A Little Love Lulu
4
12
Help Me Rhonda Beach Boys
6
13
Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love Gene Pitney
31
14
He's Got No Love Searchers
5
15
Got Live If You Want It! (EP) Rolling Stones
35
16
Cry To Me Pretty Things
8
17
She's About A Mover Sir Douglas Quintet
12
18
Crying In The Chapel Elvis Presley
32
19
Down In Mexico Boston Crabs
20
With These Hands Tom Jones
30
21
In Thoughts Of You Billy Fury
11
22
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere Who
36
23
Everyone's Gone To The Moon Jonathan King
27
24
That's The Way Love Goes Charles Dickens
25
You've Got Your Troubles Fortunes
19
26
The Price Of Love Everly Brothers
34
27
Sunshine Lollipops And Rainbows Lesley Gore
37
28
This Strange Effect Dave Berry
29
Under The Boardwalk Marionettes
30
Just Call And I'll Be There Francoise Hardy
14
31
On My Word Cliff Richard
13
32
Set Me Free Kinks
33
Too Many Rivers Brenda Lee
34
Catch Us If You Can Dave Clark Five
15
35
Colours Donovan
36
I Can't Help Myself Four Tops
37
I Want Candy Brian Poole & the Tremeloes
18
38
I'm Alive Hollies
39
Everything In The Garden Fourmost
40
40
Don't Go Away Mad Bobby Vinton

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This Strange Effect Dave Berry Decca F12188

From the pen of Ray Davies, This Strange Effect fared only slightly better in the Fab 40 (#25) than the Nationals (#37), but was incredibly popular in Belgium and the Netherlands, becoming Holland's best-selling 45 of all time. A (presumably) instrumental version of the song was also released in Holland in 1965 by an anonymous brass quartet called Mystery Inc (Philips JF 327906)

This Strange Effect is on The Very Best of Dave Berry, a budget-priced 20-track CD, which also contains his other Fab 40 hits Mama, I'm Gonna Take You There, Stranger and Little Things.

Dave Berry's personal website 'Crying Game' is here.

Climbers:  
Sailor Boy Goldie & the Gingerbreads
Baby, I'm Sorry Mark Richardson
My Street Millie
When My Baby Cries Poor Souls
Theme From A Summer Place Lettermen
Disc of the Week:  
(Here I Go Again) Looking With My Eyes Dionne Warwick

Baby, I'm Sorry Mark Richardson Stateside SS440

Mark Richardson (assuming that this is the same singer who recorded Baby, I'm Sorry) appears in Dateline Diamonds, during the end sequence, shot during the Radio London Night at the Rank Ballroom in Watford. Mark is introduced as 'a special guest from America' and performs a song called What Ma Gonna Do, which does not appear to have been released as a UK single. Mark's second single, See it My Way, also released in 1965, failed to make the Big L playlist.

The Mark Richardson name crops up on a jazz-flavoured World Record Club Christmas album, Winter Sunshine, recorded at the EMI studios in October '65 and released that year. Mark sings some solo tracks and also duets with Franesi Watson, who briefly appeared in the Fab Forty in February '65.

When My Baby Cries Poor Souls Decca F 12183

From Dundee, the Poor Souls were vocalist Johnny Hudson (b. Moran), Doug Martin (gtr), John Casey (drums) and Chick Taylor (bass). Hudson, Martin and Casey had begun their musical careers with the Johnny Hudson Hi-Four.

Johnny Hudson (now living in Canada) was in Dundee for a reunion in 2004, while Dougie Martin has long been a popular musician there, on the local r & b scene.

Singer/songwriter Lesley Duncan (d 2010) wrote When My Baby Cries and had already issued her own recording of it, in 1963. Listen to a clip of Lesley's version on the Fans of Lesley Duncan website. (Look for 'Sound Clips'.)

PYE also released a version in 1965, by Czech singer Yvonne Prenosilova, produced by Tony Hatch, but sadly, despite all the recordings, nobody achieved a hit with the song.


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