The Early Radio London Fab Forties
Sunday 10th October 1965

A big leaper for Nita from #23 to #11. Having come close to departing the Big L chart in mid-September, Nita Rossi is suddenly back with a bang and on her way to the top ten. Such is the nature of the Fab Forty.

The B-side title, 'Every Little Day Now' has been miss-spelt as 'Everly'.

In 2012, Nita finally had the pleasure of seeing her Fab Forty top ten hit reissued on iTunes. The song was picked as the backing music in a trailer promoting the 40th anniversary week of Emmerdale (October 2012). (The ITV soap opera was originally called Emmerdale Farm.) The trailer created new interest in 'Untrue, Unfaithful', which had already proved popular during the Pirate BBC Essex broadcasts.

Originally from Bournemouth, Nita now lives in Italy. She told the Bournemouth Echo, "I am over the moon about the whole thing. Whoever thought that after 47 years this would happen to me? I feel so proud."

The song was covered in Australia in 1966, by Donna Gaye.


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Week
Week
4
1
Message Understood Sandie Shaw
5
2
Almost There Andy Williams
1
3
If You Gotta Go, Go Now Manfred Mann
6
4
Baby Don't Go Sonny & Cher
2
5
Hang On Sloopy McCoys
12
6
It's Good News Week Hedgehoppers Anonymous
19
7
Some Of Your Lovin' Dusty Springfield
22
8
In The Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
3
9
Take A Heart Sorrows
31
10
Treat Her Right Roy Head
23
11
Untrue, Unfaithful Nita Rossi
39
12
Still I'm Sad Yardbirds
9
13
Tears Ken Dodd
11
14
Whatcha Gonna Do About It? Small Faces
24
15
Here It Comes Again Fortunes
8
16
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag James Brown & the Famous Flames
7
17
Run To My Lovin' Arms Billy Fury
21
18
Thou Shalt Not Steal Glenda Collins
10
19
Eve Of Destruction Barry McGuire
26
20
When I Get Home Searchers
40
21
Yesterday Man Chris Andrews
28
22
On The Horizon Syndicats
18
23
She Needs Love Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
34
24
Crazy 'Bout My Baby Swinging Blue Jeans
25
25
There's Another One Behind / Shame And Scandal In The Family Lance Percival
26
Our Love Is Slipping Away Ivy League
15
27
Look Through Any Window Hollies
28
Keep A Hold Of What You've Got Shots
29
29
Everybody Tries Mark Loyd
30
We Didn't Ask To Be Brought Here Bobby Darin
31
You're The One Vogues
38
32
Kansas City Star Roger Miller
33
Keep On Dancing Gentrys
34
I Don't Love You No More Hotrods
36
35
How Long Will It Last Long John Baldry
36
Bless You Peter London
37
Love Is Strange Everly Brothers
27
38
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away Silkie
39
I Stand Alone Charles Dickens
40
Well Respected Man (EP) Kinks




40
Well Respected Man (EP) Kinks

Alan Field's Fab Notes:

Although it was released as a single in the States and in some European countries, the song Well Respected Man was only ever an EP and album track in the UK and the rest of Europe. Brian Long lists it as Well Respected Man (EP) throughout its 4-week run on the Fab 40, and that accreditation is reproduced here. Maybe it was the only track Radio London played, however it was never the title track of an EP released in the UK. In October 1965 British fans could buy the Kwyet Kinks EP (Pye NEP 24221), featuring Wait Till The Summer Comes Along, Such A Shame, Well Respected Man and Don't You Fret. There was a Well Repected Man EP released in France and elsewhere on the continent (Pye PNV 24151), but with different tracks: Well Respected Man, Louie Louie, See My Friends and Never Met A Girl Like You Before.

UK release EP with sticker denoting 'Well respected Man' as main track
Kwyet Kinks EP Tracklist
Overseas release picture sleeve for single
Overseas release picture sleeve for single
Well Respected Man overseas release EP

(I can recall the Kinks release always being announced as 'the Well Respected Man (EP)' and I can't recall any of the other three Kwyet Kinks tracks being aired. Of course it's quite likely that the original intention had been to issue the EP in the UK in the same format as the continental release, or even to release Well Respected Man as a single. Maybe the Pye record company changed its mind somewhere along the way. – Mary Payne)

Alan
And the Meek shall inherit the earth..... well 900 anyway. This week's Fab 40 includes no less than four records produced by Joe Meek, all now highly collectable. At #18 there's Glenda Collins' Thou Shalt Not Steal (HMV POP1475), with a value of around 50 for a mint copy. At #22, On The Horizon by the Syndicats (Columbia DB 7686) would set you back a cool 750. (Or just £420 for a demo copy.) (See notes for Fab Forty 03/10/65) The Hotrods' new entry at #34, I Don't Love You No More (Columbia DB 7693) has a price tag of 55. Bless You a revival of the 1961 Tony Orlando hit by Peter London, (Pye 7N 15957) new at #36, is worth 45. Added value also arises where the ubiquitous Jimmy Page played (or is believed to have played) on the recording. Kerrr-chinggg!!! Peter London had previously recorded under his real name of Peter Cook, but changed it to avoid confusion with the other Peter Cook (i.e. the acclaimed British comedy writer/performer). Record Mirror held a contest for readers to choose a new name for Peter, but he rejected them in favour of his own choice – London. Maybe he liked the 'Swingin' London' connotations and thought it would assure him of more airplay on the station of the same name?

(All values courtesy of the Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide click on the picture for an Amazon link to more information about the book)

DJ Climbers:    
Come and Get It Clayton Squares Dave Cash
Yesterday Matt Monro Ed Stewart
I'm Going to Take You There Dave Berry Earl Richmond
Lonely Joe Tom Jones Dave Dennis
But You're Mine Sonny and Cher Tony Windsor
Something Georgie Fame Duncan Johnson
Tell Me Like it Is Lulu Kenny Everett
The Fool Chris Farlowe Paul Kaye


The above DJ climbers in RED, have been added as a supplement to Brian Long's original listing, and have kindly been contributed by Wim van Genderen.
Wim was uncertain of one title, but Brian has identified the single as The Fool by Chris Farlowe.

The Caroline 'Sounds of '65' chart (south ship) for this week is here

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