for Sunday 28th August 1966
Alan Field was on holiday abroad this week in 1966. He gathered much of the chart information from listening to Big L on his return.
Additional chart placings are courtesy of Brian Long and Wolfgang Buchholtz

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Too Soon To Know Roy Orbison
1
2
All Or Nothing Small Faces
5
3
Got To Get You Into My Life Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers
13
4
Working In The Coal Mine Lee Dorsey
9
5
Big Time Operator Zoot Money's Big Roll Band
22
6
Stop That Girl Chris Andrews
8
7
Just Like A Woman Manfred Mann
29
8
Distant Drums Jim Reeves
3
9
Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby Beatles
21
10
I Can't Turn You Loose Otis Redding
39
11
Summertime Billy Stewart
2
12
More Than Love Ken Dodd
4
13
They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha Haa! Napoleon XIV
17
14
You Make Me Feel Like Someone Billy J Kramer
26
15
Step Out Of Line Twice As Much
27
16
If You Ever Leave Me Jackie Trent
36
17
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) Junior Walker & the All Stars
38
18
Here There And Everywhere Episode Six
28
19
(You Make Me Feel) So Good McCoys
33
20
Ashes To Ashes Mindbenders
21
I'm A Boy Who
40
22
I Dig Everything David Bowie & the Buzz
35
23
Sunny Bobby Hebb
39
24
See You In September Symbols
25
When I Come Home Spencer Davis Group
34
26
My Heart's Symphony Gary Lewis & the Playboys
27
Run Sandie Shaw
28
Land Of 1,000 Dances Wilson Pickett
18
29
Cast Your Fate To The Wind Shelby Flint
30
Thigh High David Essex
40
31
Never You Hurt The One You Love Laurel Aitken
6
32
Barefootin' Robert Parker
33
Winchester Cathedral New Vaudeville Band
14
33
Tell Her Dean Parrish
34
We Love The Pirate Stations Roaring 60's
35
Another Time, Another Place Chippy
11
36
God Only Knows Beach Boys
37
The World Of No Return Kenny Damon
38
37
Is That A Ship I Hear? Tornados
38
Gonna Get Me Someone Game
39
When The Ship Comes In FBI (Folk Blues Incorporated)
40
Here Today Robb Storme Group

Ashore – or maybe on the tender?
Annie Gannon
who worked with Dennis Maitland in Curzon Street, advised Captain Buninga via a memo that visitors to the Galaxy this week would include two acts on their way up the Fab Forty, David Bowie (31st August) and Twice As Much – David Skinner and Andrew Rose, (2nd September).Whether or not they actually made it out to the ship on the intended dates, is unknown.

Big L was heavily promoting Bowie and his new single I Dig Everything. He appeared with the Buzz at a Radio London Show in Ramsgate on August 26th and at the Marquee in Wardour Street for the Radio London Club afternoon show on August 27th.

Jeff Clark, the MD of Motor Racing Stables, was to visit the ship with his wife on Sept 1st, accompanied by Eddie Blackwell.

DJ Climbers:    
Ain't It A Great Big Laugh Jeeps Tony Blackburn
Dear Mrs Applebee David Garrick Dave Dennis
Mr Dieingly Sad Critters Kenny Everett
Money Won't Change You James Brown & the Famous Flames Paul Kaye
Cherry Cherry Neil Diamond Mike Lennox
Changes Crispian St Peters Mark Roman
The Dangling Conversation Simon & Garfunkel Keith Skues
No Problem Philip Goodhand-Tait & the Stormsville Shakers Ed Stewart
Walk With Me Seekers Norman St John
I Am Yours Salena Jones Richard Warner
Is It Really Worth Your While? Fortunes Tony Windsor

This is Richard Warner's one-and-only DJ climber, as he was only aboard the Galaxy for just one week. He didn't even make it into the Knees Club. Normally, any new Big L DJ woud automatically be awarded membership, but as Mary was away on a family holiday at the time, she was unaware of Richard's extremely short sojourn on Radio London.

Climbers:  
Beg Borrow And Steal Rare Breed
Little Darlin' (I Need You) Marvin Gaye
I Can See You Cymerons
I Don't Care Los Bravos
Guantanamera Sandpipers
You Can't Hurry Love Supremes
Daytime Hedgehoppers Anonymous
Every Day Is Just The Same Checkmates
Angelica Bobby Rio
Disc of the Week:  
Little Man Sonny & Cher
Album of the Week:  
Mann Made Hits Manfred Mann

Sonny and Cher celebrate Little Man being chosen as Radio London Club Disc of the Week


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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