for Sunday 7th August 1966

The Fabs come straight in at the top with their double-sided single from the
Revolver album,
while covers of
Revolver tracks Good Day Sunshine and Here, There and Everywhere feature as climbers,
with Cliff Bennett's version of
Got to Get You Into My Life in at #24.

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Presented by Ed Stewart
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1
Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby Beatles
8
2
God Only Knows Beach Boys
9
3
I Saw Her Again Mamas & Papas
12
4
I Want You Bob Dylan
1
5
With A Girl Like You Troggs
11
6
Hanky Panky Tommy James & the Shondells
16
7
More Than Love Ken Dodd
15
8
Doctor Love Bobby Sheen
2
9
Summer In The City Lovin' Spoonful
4
10
Hi-Lili Hi-Lo Alan Price Set
24
11
Headline News Alan Bown Set version only Pall Mall/ Edwin Starr
3
12
Visions Cliff Richard
7
13
Lovers Of The World Unite David & Jonathan
35
14
Tell Her Dean Parrish
6
15
Love Letters Elvis Presley
28
16
Big Time Operator Zoot Money's Big Roll Band
25
17
Give Me Your Word Billy Fury
29
18
So Sad About Us Merseys
5
19
Barefootin' Robert Parker
32
19
How Long Is Time? Odyssey
20
All Or Nothing Small Faces
26
21
Where Were You When I Needed You? Grass Roots
30
22
Just Like A Woman Manfred Mann
23
Warm And Tender Love Percy Sledge
24
Got To Get You Into My Life Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers
25
Blowin' In The Wind Stevie Wonder
34
26
The Moment Of Truth Three Good Reasons
33
27
This And That Tom Jones
14
28
I Love How You Love Me Paul & Barry Ryan
29
Popsicle Jan & Dean
30
They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha Haa! Napoleon XIV / Kim Fowley version only Pall Mall
31
There She Goes J & B
32
5 O'Clock World Greg Hunter
33
So Fine Santelles
34
Harlem Shuffle Mike Cotton Sound
17
35
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever Four Tops
36
Things Get Better Rey Anton
37
This Heart Of Mine Jimmy James & the Vagabonds
38
Tar And Cement Verdelle Smith
39
When You Walk In The Sand Tuesday's Children
40
Summertime Billy Stewart

Brian Long points out that there are ten Fab Forty singles this week containing Pall Mall-published tracks. (Listed in sepia) There have been more Pall Mall climbers listed in one week, but not singles in the actual chart. Another Pall Mall-crowded Fab was the one for 5th June 66, when eight of the bottom thirty contained either A or B-sides published by the Radio London-associated company.

39
When You Walk In The Sand Tuesday's Children Columbia DB7978

From Enfield, the band was first known as Steve Douglas and the Challengers, and circa 1964/5 changed name to the Prophets. The line up of Phil Cordell (guitar), Mick Ware (guitar), and Derek Gough (drums) was rechristened Tuesday's Children and they recorded this first release in 1966. Paul Kendrick subsequently joined the line-up on bass. According to the old rhyme, "Tuesday's child is full of grace". When You Walk In The Sand was written by Phil Cordell and published by Pall Mall Music, as were the band's subsequent Fab Forty entries. Tuesday's Children returned to the FF in October '66 with High on a Hill and again in January '67 with Strange Light From the East. All three tracks were recorded at Maxium Sound in the Old Kent Road.

Publicising the release of When You Walk In The Sand in a Record Mirror interview, which featured the 'messing about with microphones' photo on the left, the trio admitted to being "On the same kick as the Walker Brothers" and aiming to become more popular. Although they benefited from good press, this unfortunately was not to be. In 1967, the band revamped as Czar.

Barry Younghusband of fellow Fab Forty entrants Warm Sounds is sometimes cited as having been a 'Tuesday's Child', but this is completely unfounded. Tuesday's Children/Czar website.

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Tar And Cement Verdelle Smith Capitol CL 15516

Top Pop SinglesJoel Whitburn's book of the US charts, describes Verdelle Smith as 'a black songstress from St Petersburg, Florida'. In 1966, she took In My Room (a Spanish composition) into the US Hot Hundred (#62) followed by Tar and Cement (#38).

Verdelle had reached #33 in the Fab Forty with In My Room, but had been obliged to share the slot with the British version by Julie Rogers. The Walker Brothers also recorded the song for their Portrait album – chosen as Radio London Album of the Week for 21/08/66.

Tar and Cement may have achieved lowly placings in the Fab Forty and Caroline Countdown of Sound (#44), but the song hit the top spot in Australia. It began life as Italian song, Il Ragazzo Della Via Gluck, co-written and performed by Adriano Celentano. English lyrics were penned by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance. Many covers have been released to chart around the world, including a Swedish version by Anna-Lena Löfgren and one in French by Françoise Hardy. Tar and Cement gave Joe Dolan an Irish #3 in 1967, although Caroline Munro's '67 recording sank without trace. (Perhaps, as the face of Lamb's Navy rum, Caroline should have recorded 'Rum and Cement'?)

Two subsequent Capitol releases in '66 and '67 made no impact and Verdelle decided to leave showbiz to pursue a spiritual path and was ordained as a minister. In an interview with ABC Adelaide's Bald Brothers in January 2008, she explains that until recently, she had been completely unaware of the huge success of Tar and Cement in Australia. She had never made any money from it. (There's an interview on the same page with the song's lyricist Paul Vance.)

Verdelle's recording and several other versions including those by Adriano Celentano, Françoise Hardy, Anna-Lena Löfgren and Joe Dolan, are available on YouTube.

Besides climbers that were played at the time of the broadcast of the Sunday Fab Forty, Alan kept a note of others he heard later in the week and incorporated them into his list.

DJ Climbers    
Have You Ever Been There? Three People Tony Blackburn
Good Day Sunshine Tremeloes Chris Denning
A Million And One Dean Martin Dave Dennis
Born A Woman Sandy Posey Kenny Everett
You Make Me Feel Like Someone Billy J Kramer Bill Hearne
I Can't Turn You Loose Otis Redding Paul Kaye
Keep Lookin' Solomon Burke Mike Lennox
Tossin' And Turnin' Dave Davani Four Mark Roman
Here There And Everywhere Episode Six Keith Skues
How Sweet It Is Junior Walker & the All Stars Ed Stewart
You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd Roger Miller Norman St John
Goodbye Bluebird Wayne Fontana Tony Windsor
Climbers:  
Wade In The Water Graham Bond Organisation
Stop That Girl Chris Andrews
Cast Your Fate To The Wind Shelby Flint
Too Soon To Know Roy Orbison
Disc of the Week:  
Out Of This World Chiffons
Album of the Week:  
From Nowhere...The Troggs Troggs


The Caroline 'Countdown Sixty' chart (south ship) for this week is here
This week's Radio City 'City Sixty' on the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame is here

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