for Sunday 15th January 1967
In a 'post-Christmas surge', a record number of #19 new entries arrives in this week's Fab Forty, plus a list of climbers so long that it's hardly surprising that different people heard different records.
We have a veritable menagerie, with The Monkees at #1, 'Nashville Cats' prowling around #2 and fighting off Cat Stevens at #3, while
Seagulls land at #16 and Norm St John's climber is 'Hound Dog'!

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Presented by Ed Stewart
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1
I'm A Believer Monkees
5
2
Nashville Cats Lovin' Spoonful
6
3
Matthew And Son Cat Stevens
9
4
Tell It To The Rain Four Seasons
10
5
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix Experience
3
6
Night Of Fear Move
24
7
The Girl That Stood Beside Me Bobby Darin
25
8
(He's) Raining In My Sunshine Jay & the Americans
30
9
It Tears Me Up Percy Sledge
32
10
No Fun At The Fair Bobby Goldsboro
35
11
98.6 Keith
1
12
In The Country Cliff Richard & the Shadows
36
13
Only Your Love Kenny Damon
38
14
You Can't Bypass Love Sue & Sunny
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15
I've Been A Bad Bad Boy Paul Jones
31
16
Seagulls Jonathan King
_
17
Let's Spend The Night Together / Ruby Tuesday Rolling Stones
_
18
Standing In The Shadows Of Love Four Tops
_
19
Let Me Cry On Your Shoulder Ken Dodd
_
20
My Boyfriend's Back Chiffons
_
21
Sally Koobas
_
22
Good Thing Paul Revere & the Raiders
21
23
His Girl Guess Who
8
24
(I Know) I'm Losing You Temptations
_
25
Peek-A-Boo New Vaudeville Band
_
26
It Takes Two Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
_
27
Here Comes My Baby Tremeloes
_
28
Heartbreak Sonny Childe & the TNT
_
29
Summer Of Last Year Pyramid
_
30
Baby What I Mean Drifters
_
31
What Is Soul? Ben E King
15
32
Hard Lovin' Guy Darrell
40
33
Gotta Be A First Time Riot Squad
_
34
But I Don't Care Claire Francis
_
35
Life's Not Life Moody Blues
_
36
Try A Little Tenderness Otis Redding
12
37
Happy Jack Who
_
38
Release Me Engelbert Humperdinck
_
39
Where Will The Words Come From Gary Lewis & the Playboys
37
40
That's My Woman Nashville Teens

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5
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix Experience Polydor 56139

Radio London had its own 'Big L Theatre' at the Racing Car Show, Olympia. On January 12th, Tony Blackburn and Keith Skues co-hosted a show where Jimi Hendrix mimed to Hey Joe. We can only wonder what Jimi must have made of all the strange promotional appearances he was obliged to make, although motor racing surely proved more fascinating for him than his earlier appearance on the Boxing Day afternoon 'show for all the family' at the Upper Cut Club!

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8
(He's) Raining In My Sunshine Jay and the Americans United Artists UP1162

Unluckily for Jay and the Americans, despite being penned by the prolific songwriting partnership of Doc Pomus and Mort Schuman, (He's) Raining In My Sunshine, their thirteenth of eighteen US Hot Hundred entries, was to be their lowest ever (#90, Nov '66). Although their singles were frequently played on the watery wireless, the group never entered the UK Nationals. In the early '70s when Jay and the Americans were playing oldies shows, two of the band members at the time just happened to be Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, who have since become somewhat better known as Steely Dan.

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:    
The Habit Of Lovin' You Baby Nino Tempo & April Stevens Tony Blackburn
We're In This Thing Together/Let's Fall In Love Peaches & Herb Chuck Blair
Look What You've Done Pozo Seco Singers Pete Drummond
Over The Wall We Go Oscar Kenny Everett
Love Me Bobby Hebb Paul Kaye
I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night Electric Prunes Mike Lennox
Sweet Georgie Fame Blossom Dearie Mark Roman
Open Your Heart Jackie Trent Keith Skues
Thank You Baby Graham Bonney Ed Stewart
Hound Dog Duffy's Nucleus Norman St John
Ooh La La Normie Rowe Tony Windsor

Hound Dog Duffy's Nucleus Decca F22547

Duffy Power, John McLaughlin, Terry Cox and Danny Thompson play the song made famous by Elvis! Vocalist Duffy Power, (who wrote the single's B-side, Mary Open The Door) cut nine solo singles between 1963 and 1973. In '63, he recorded Lennon/McCartney's Please Please Me album track, I Saw Her Standing There, with the Graham Bond Quartet, where the line-up included John McLaughlin. Acclaimed guitarist McLaughlin was to form the Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1972. Drummer Terry Cox and double bassist, Danny Thompson, both came from Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, and were later to form Pentangle. This combination of famous connections leads to mint copies of the single fetching around 50.

Over The Wall We Go Oscar Reaction 591 102

If you want to know all about 'Oscar' and his real identity, see Field's Fab Forty, June 19th 1966

Climbers:  
The Beat Goes On Sonny & Cher
You Only You Rita Pavone
Skip To Ma Loo Vince Edwards
Backstreet Girl Nicky Scott
That Can't Be Bad Geneveve
Look At Granny Run Run Howard Tate
All Kinds Of People Fingers
The Trouble Silvers
How Do You Catch A Girl? Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
Walk Tall Two Of Clubs
Strange Light From The East / That'll Be The Day (*) Tuesday's Children
Let It Be Me Mick Tinsley
It Hurts To Say Goodbye Vera Lynn
I Need Somebody ? (Question Mark) & the Mysterians
Ev'ry Street's A Boulevard (In Old New York) Frankie Laine
Disc of the Week:  
I'm A Man Spencer Davis Group
Album of the Week:  
Between The Buttons Rolling Stones


Ashore this week

Sunday 15th
The Uppercut Club hosted the first Big L Discoveries of Tomorrow talent contest in association with the Philip Birch Agency. The second contest was January 22nd.

 


The blue 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.

(*) Brian has noted only the 'A' Side of the Tuesday's Children single; Wolfgang Buchholz, however, notes hearing the B side played as a climber.

The green additions to the climbers indicate singles sourced from 'Monty's Diary'. (See Fab Forty for 010167).
Alan Field did not hear the records listed in
blue or green 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
This week's Radio 270 Top 40 on the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame is here

Tune in next week for another Field's Fab Forty


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