for Sunday 4th December 1966

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Presented by Ed Stewart
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2
1
My Mind's Eye Small Faces
8
2
Dead End Street Kinks
7
3
Morningtown Ride Seekers
11
4
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) Otis Redding
27
5
You Keep Me Hangin' On Supremes
1
6
Green Green Grass Of Home Tom Jones
23
7
I'm Ready For Love Martha & the Vandellas
15
8
True Story Twice As Much
3
9
What Would I Be Val Doonican
18
10
I Need Love Little Richard
27
11
Walk With Faith In Your Heart Bachelors
31
12
Knight In Rusty Armour Peter & Gordon
37
13
Seek And Find Washington DC's
33
14
If Every Day Was Like Christmas Elvis Presley
22
15
East West Herman's Hermits
37
15
Time After Time Chris Montez
13
16
Pamela Pamela Wayne Fontana
20
17
Whispers Jackie Wilson
32
18
But She's Untrue / Your Ever Changin' Mind Crispian St Peters
19
Save Me Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich
20
Sunshine Superman Donovan
28
21
Island In The Sun Righteous Brothers
22
Colour My World Petula Clark
30
23
It's Not Easy Normie Rowe
40
24
Anything Else You Want Tony Jackson
32
25
Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus Neil Spence
25
Rhythm Of Love Merseys
26
Going Nowhere Los Bravos
12
27
Missy Missy Paul & Barry Ryan
28
Gotta Get Out Of The Mess I'm In Young Idea
39
28
There Won't Be Many Coming Home Roy Orbison
4
29
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin
17
30
Every Night (I Sit And Cry) Chanters
34
31
I've Got To Hold On Peddlers
9
32
Gimme Some Lovin' Spencer Davis Group
33
Money (That's What I Want) Junior Walker & the All Stars
34
I See The Light Simon Dupree & the Big Sound
39
34
People Passing By High Society
35
Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You Ike & Tina Turner
38
35
Shapes In My Mind [Make Me Break This Spell] Keith Relf
36
Sitting In A Ring Ebony Keyes
37
Hang On To A Dream Tim Hardin
37
Help Me Spellbinders
38
Come By Here Inez & Charlie Foxx
38
When I See My Baby Studio Six
35
39
Hello Stranger Maze
40
The Proud One Frankie Valli
40
Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies Association

Alan Field notes that Brian Long has the Troggs' Any Way That You Want Me listed at joint #22. It's not in the Fab 40 list that Alan made when he listened in 1966, nor is it in contributor Hans Peters'. They both have the record down as a new entry at #12 the following week. The track had been Kenny Everett's hit pick for November 27th, and was not due for release until 16th December. According to Alan's list it was played and announced on the station between 4th and 11th December as a climber for a second week.

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:    
From Head To Toe Escorts Tony Blackburn
Progress Pretty Things Chuck Blair
Happy Jack Who Pete Drummond
Sitting In The Park Georgie Fame Kenny Everett
A Place In The Sun Stevie Wonder Paul Kaye
The Star Of The Show (The La La Song) Zoot Money's Big Roll Band Mike Lennox
Too Many Fish In The Sea Young Rascals Mark Roman
Always Waitin' Barry Benson Keith Skues
(I Know) I'm Losing You Temptations Ed Stewart
Can't Stop Around Human Instinct Norman St John
In The Country Cliff Richard & the Shadows Tony Windsor


Pye promotional poster

Can't Stop Around Human Instinct Mercury MF951

Human Instinct is one of New Zealand's most popular bands and original member Maurice Greer still tours with the 21st Century line-up. As the Four Fours, the band played support to the Rolling Stones on their 1966 New Zealand tour. In August of that year, they came to the UK, changing their name en route to Human Instinct.

Can't Stop Around, written by lead vocalist at the time Dave Hartstone, was released on Mercury in December 1966. Other original members alongside Maurice Greer were Bill Ward and Frank Hay (now deceased). Although this first release was chosen as Norm St John's pick and was retained on the climber list for a second week, it did not make the Fab Forty. Can't Stop Around spent these same two weeks at the lower end of the City Sixty (see link at bottom of page).

Human Instinct's subsequent releases did not make the Big L playlist, although in March '67, the band appeared at a Big L Night at the Upper Cut Club hosted by Mike Lennox They supported many top acts on the London scene, including the Jeff Beck Band, Small Faces, Spencer Davis Group, Moody Blues, Manfred Mann and Cat Stevens. In 1967, Chuck Blair told Big L listener Peter Foster that Human Instinct was his favourite band.

Band web page here; Wikipedia entry. Audio Culture page of band photos.



Climbers:  
You Better Run Listen/'N Betweens
When Will The Good Apples Fall Ronnie Hilton
Night Of Fear Move
The Fun Loving Kind Robert Peters
Can't Stop Talkin' About My Baby Mike Patto
Stone Free/Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix Experience
Any Way That You Want Me Troggs
Mr Smith Forresters
Something Inside Of Me Died Gene Latter
Mustang Sally* Wilson Pickett
Disc of the Week:  
Deadlier Than The Male Walker Brothers
Album of the Week: (courtesy of Brian Long)  
For Certain Because Hollies

Aboard the Galaxy
December 6th
Dave Dennis left Radio London to get married and was replaced by Chuck Blair from Radio England, which had just closed after being on the air for only six months. Ironically, Chuck's second DJ climber was titled 'Progress'.

Ashore
December 6th –
Between 1845 and 0150, the Beatles were in EMI's Abbey Road Studio 2 recording their first session for their upcoming album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Fab Four recorded two takes of When I'm Sixty-Four and two takes each of Christmas Messages for Radio London and Radio Caroline, indicating the importance the band placed on offshore radio airplay.

December 10th – The New Musical Express published the results of its annual readers' poll. Kenny Everett was voted 4th Most Popular DJ, with Caroline's Mike Ahern 9th, beating Tony Blackburn into 10th position. The only two pirate programmes enhancing the Best TV/Radio Show category are the Fab Forty, in 6th place, and the Kenny Everett Show in 7th. Radio London did pretty well to get two shows on the list, considering that the station output did not cover the whole of the country and it was competing in a category that strangely encompassed both radio and TV.

The Hollies – probably penning 'thank you' letters to TW for selecting For Certain Because as Radio London Album of the Week

You Better Run 'N Betweens Columbia DB 8080

Paul Kay from Telford, who describes himself as: 'a bit of a Slade fanatic' explains why mint condition copies of this single can fetch £225+:

The first line up of a popular 1960s Wolverhampton band called The 'N Betweens recorded 2 EPs for the French label 'Barclay Records'. The first EP was never officially released, but on the second EP, this band recorded a version of The Sorrows' Take A Heart at the Pye Records studio in Birmingham.

The first line up of The 'N Betweens featured drummer Don Powell and guitarist Dave Hill. When in mid-1966, the other 3 members of this band left, they were replaced by Neville 'Noddy' Holder MBE, on vocals/guitar and Jimmy Lea on bass. The second version of the 'N Betweens recorded for EMI's Columbia Records in 1966 and went on to become Ambrose Slade on Fontana in 1969. By 1970, they became just Slade with the hit-making songwriting talents of Mr Holder and Mr Lea – the rest you probably already know!

Possibly the only copy still in existence of the first Barclay Records EP is/was believed to be in the possession of Johnny Howells. He was the vocalist on Take A Heart and was replaced by Noddy Holder.

*The BOLD addition to the climbers indicates a listing supplied by Hans Evers.

The red additions to the climbers indicate singles listed in Brian Long's book 'The London Sound' based on information typed in the Curzon Street offices or other sources.
Alan Field did not hear any of these additions played or announced as climbers.


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

Tune in next week for another Field's Fab Forty!


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