for Sunday 2nd July 1967

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Presented by Ed Stewart
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1
All You Need Is Love / Baby You're A Rich Man (#) Beatles
2
2
Alternate Title Monkees
7
3
You Only Live Twice /Jackson Nancy Sinatra
8
4
Tremblin' Swinging Blue Jeans
23
5
San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) Scott McKenzie
11
6
C'mon Marianne Four Seasons
3
7
See Emily Play Pink Floyd
12
8
Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be? Paul Revere & the Raiders
22
9
Your Love Is Everywhere Jackie Trent
33
10
007 Desmond Dekker & the Aces
1
11
She'd Rather Be With Me Turtles
18
12
Let's Pretend Lulu
10
13
Windy Association
25
14
Claire Paul & Barry Ryan
28
15
Butterfly Unit 4 + 2
16
To Love Somebody Bee Gees
27
17
Annabella John Walker
30
18
Daylight Saving Time Keith
15
19
You Can't Come Home Again P J Proby
20
I Was Made To Love Her Stevie Wonder
9
21
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
39
22
Shadows And Reflections Action
26
23
Take My Hand Montanas
24
Sound Of Love Five Americans
32
25
Daily Situation Simon Raverne
26
My World Bachelors
40
27
Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling Shirley Ellis
5
28
She's Leaving Home David & Jonathan
36
29
Moanin' Chris Farlowe
37
30
The Bramble Bush Trini Lopez
4
31
Respect Aretha Franklin
32
Cry Softly Lonely One Roy Orbison
33
Light My Fire Doors
34
Anonymous Mr Brown Tony Crane
35
Surrounded By A Ray Of Sunshine Samantha Jones
36
The Time Has Come P P Arnold
37
I Can Make It With You Robb & Dean Douglas
38
Mum And Dad Pinkerton's Colours
39
I Take It Back Sandy Posey
40
Delighted To See You Honeybus

(#) #1 – The additional credit for Baby You're a Rich Man reflects Brian Long's and Hans Peters' listings.

24
Sound Of Love Five Americans Stateside SS2036

Here come the Five Americans again! (see Fab 4th June). Over a month earlier, Sympathy, the B-side of Sound of Love, had appeared for one week as a climber. Someone, somewhere had decided to flip the single and concentrate on the A-side, which had reached #36 in the US Hot Hundred. Unfortunately, success in the UK Nationals did not follow.

Moanin' by Chris Farlowe can be found on the Sequel compilation Jimmy Page – Hip Young Guitar Slinger, comprising 65 tracks on 2 CDs. Although Jimmy played on so many sessions that it's impossible for him to recall them all, all tracks on these CDs are believed to have been enhanced by his musical talents. Click on the picture to see track list.

Aboard the Galaxy this week:

July 8th

Paul de Haan has a recording of the Keith Skues Show broadcast between 9.30am and 11.30am. As this is one of Paul's favourites he often listens to it while driving, and is very familiar with the show's content. This means that Paul is able to give comprehensive information about what was broadcast on that Saturday morning in 1967. These are a few of the features of the show, which are comprehensively catalogued on Paul's website.

Paul notes that 27 records were played, plus 22 jingles. Meanwhile, advertisers were making the most of commercial radio while it was still there. The commercials outnumbered the records by 3 – ten of them being live reads. One was for the Sabonna Copper Bracelet, a product still sold to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis. However, in July '67, the bracelet was being promoted for a different use. Skues read:

"Did you know that once you connected this Sabonna Copper Bracelet to a transistor radio, reception of Radio London on 266 improved dramatically! After all, that's what copper is all about!"

Did anyone try this? We all had our trannies permanently attached to our arms, so would wearing a copper bracelet on the same arm really have brought in Big L more clearly? (No, it wouldn't! Chris Payne, Chief Engineer, Radio London.) An innovative promotions idea, whatever the case.

Cardboard Shoes also welcomed a new steward called Jack aboard the Galaxy, and played a request for a certain Dick Palmer of Orpington, Kent!

Ashore

July 6th
Artists from this week's playlist Lulu, Sandie Shaw and Pink Floyd, appeared on 'Top of the Pops', hosted by Alan Freeman, while the Monkees and the Beatles were seen on film. The Fab Four were shown in the famous 'Our World' clip, performing All You Need Is Love and during Alternate Title, the Monkees were shown arriving in London and participating in a press conference. Sandie Shaw's Tonight In Tokyo, was a repeat from a previous TOTP appearance.

34
Anonymous Mr Brown Tony Crane Pye 7N13377

The Tony Crane who recorded Anonymous Mr Brown is not the former Merseybeat of the same name. The song was written by Gerry Langley (brother of Mary - see FF 16/07/67) and Jimmy Stewart.

Paul de Haan reports that Keith Skues introduced this single in typical Cardboard Shoes fashion: "That was Tony Crane and The Anonymous Mr Brown – whose name we shall not mention. That's Mr Brown - B-R-O-W-N!"

DJ Climbers:    
Bye Bye Baby Symbols Tony Blackburn
Museum Herman's Hermits Chuck Blair
Death Of A Clown Dave Davies Tony Brandon
Polly Pan Roger Bloom's Hammer Ian Damon
Shake, Rattle And Roll Arthur Conley Pete Drummond
Let Yourself Go James Brown & the Famous Flames Paul Kaye
I Like The Way Simon Mike Lennox
Tallyman Jeff Beck John Peel
Hi Hi Hazel Troggs Mark Roman
Up Up And Away Frank Ifield Keith Skues
Tonight In Tokyo Sandie Shaw Ed Stewart
Reflections Of Charles Brown Rupert's People Willy Walker

Tallyman Jeff Beck Columbia DB 8227

Presenting the three-till-six show on Saturday, July 1st, Peelie plugged the following day's Fab Forty, revealing that he had 'a great climber', which implies that he chose Tallyman himself. Strangely, the song seems to have erroneously passed into legend as being an instrumental – many websites appear to list it as such.

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.

Climbers:
(No unallocated climbers noted by Alan Field this week, but two added from other sources)
Phoenix City John Schroeder Orchestra
Alfie Dionne Warwick
Disc of the Week:
Under My Thumb Who
Album of the Week:  
Headquarters Monkees

Geoff Posner wrote: "How much of an anorak am I? I have recorded an unallocated climber in this week's Fab 40 as Alfie by Dionne Warwick."

Alfie was included in last week's Radio London playlist, but in the Ballad Box, rather than as a climber. Surprisingly, Dionne's version of Alfie was released in the UK over a year after Cilla Black had made it a Top Ten Fab Forty and national hit. Cilla, on the other hand made only a minor impression on the US Hot Hundred with the song in 1966, while Dionne took it to #15 in '67.

Phoenix City John Schroeder Orchestra

In one Youtube posting of the original version, someone says the title should be spelt 'Phenix', but the poster didn't explain why.

Alan Hardy says:

On investigation I see I have Phoenix City on a John Schroeder 2CD compilation called Soul Coaxing: The Many Moods Of John Schroeder.  (Selling on Amazon for large sums of money – Webmaster) It's not a bad effort at a cover version although the vocal shout sounds a little limp. I see the B side was called Dat Tavern In De Town, so the single must have been an attempt to get in on the ska/blue beat boom at the time.

John was very much into soul etc., having signed the first UK Motown releases via Oriole in the early days. He had previously issued an album of soul covers called Working In The Soul Mine and had singles including a version of Agent Double O Soul in 1965 and Hungry For Love in 66.

John Schroeder also created and produced Sounds Orchestral (See FF 070265)

Under My Thumb/The Last Time Who Track 604 006

Under My Thumb was elevated to Disc of the Week, when the Who recorded and rush-released the two Stones' songs as a protest against the impending imprisonment of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, following the infamous drugs bust at Richards' home. The single originally intended to be the Disc of the Week was Herman's Hermits' Museum.


Ballad Box:
Spanish Harlem Sands Of Time
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? Bobby Solo
So Sad Steve Rowland
It Must Be Him Vikki Carr
The Olive Tree Judith Durham

The Ballad Box has only two additions this week, Bobby Solo and Vikki Carr, with Dionne Warwick being elevated to climber status.

She Shot A Hole In My Soul is one of four new additions to the The Soul Set. It bombed into the Fab Forty the following week at #26.

Soul Set:
Tramp Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
She Shot A Hole In My Soul Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band
I Feel Like Cryin' Sam & Bill
Baby, Help Me Percy Sledge
Woman Like That, Yeah Joe Tex
Shake Otis Redding

The green addition to the climbers indicate a single sourced from 'Monty's Diary'. (See Fab Forty for 010167).
Alan Field did not hear records sourced from Monty's Diary played or announced as climbers.

This week's Radio 270 'Top Forty' on the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame is here

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