for Sunday 25th June 1967

Last
This
Presented by Tony Brandon
Week
Week
3
1
She'd Rather Be With Me Turtles
9
2
Alternate Title Monkees
11
3
See Emily Play Pink Floyd
6
4
Respect Aretha Franklin
10
5
She's Leaving Home David & Jonathan
18
6
Morning Dew Episode Six
17
7
You Only Live Twice/Jackson (#) Nancy Sinatra
16
8
Tremblin' Swinging Blue Jeans
12
9
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
26
10
Windy Association
20
11
C'mon Marianne Four Seasons
22
12
Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be? Paul Revere & the Raiders
1
13
Carrie Anne Hollies
7
14
Seven Rooms Of Gloom Four Tops
24
15
You Can't Come Home Again P J Proby
8
16
What Good Am I Cilla Black
2
17
Paper Sun Traffic
18
Let's Pretend Lulu
4
19
Strange Brew Cream
5
20
I'll Come Runnin' Cliff Richard
34
21
Matters Sons & Lovers
32
22
Your Love Is Everywhere Jackie Trent
23
San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) Scott McKenzie
23
24
Mr Abercrombie Taught Me Lady Murray
33
25
Claire Paul & Barry Ryan
26
Take My Hand Montanas
27
Annabella John Walker
28
Butterfly Unit 4 + 2
31
29
The Candy Shop Is Closed George Bean
40
30
Daylight Saving Time Keith
31
Hey There Little Miss Mary Whistling Jack Smith
39
32
Daily Situation Simon Raverne
33
007 Desmond Dekker & the Aces
34
Created By Clive Attack/Syn*
35
Down Thru' Summer Ross Hannaman
36
Moanin' Chris Farlowe
37
The Bramble Bush Trini Lopez
38
Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking) Janis Ian
39
Shadows And Reflections Action
40
Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling Shirley Ellis

(#) #7 – The additional credit for Jackson reflects Brian Long's and Hans Peters' listings.

34
Created By Clive

Attack
Syn

Decca F12631
Deram DM130

* Last week, the two versions of Created By Clive by the Syn and the Attack doubled as Tony Brandon's climber. This week, Brian Long and Alan Field list the Attack version as a new entry at #34 on its own, however both Monty (See Fab Forty for 010167) and Hans Peters list the Syn version alongside it.

This seems to have been a case of a record company shooting itself in the foot. Ugly Things Magazine's Mike Stax feature and interview with the Attack's Richard Sherman notes:

"Created By Clive was a clever piece of social satire aimed at Swinging London's fashion world, but any hope of a hit was doomed by the simultaneous release of a competing version by the Syn – ironically on Deram, a subsidiary of the very same record company."

A version of the Syn still performs. Their website has photos of their 1967 Marquee Club appearance.

Artwork for a 2012 comic was inspired by and named after the song, parts of which have been used to illustrate a Youtube video of the Syn version.

(Left) Dutch picture sleeves. Singles were frequently issued in picture sleeves on the continent

Aboard the Galaxy this week

June 30th
On hearing that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had been found guilty of drug possion, John Peel devoted his entire Perfumed Garden programme to playing Rolling Stones records.

Ashore

July 1st
Promotions commence for the Disque Blu Discotheque, Ryde, Isle of Wight as a Big L disco. The Birch Agency and Fab 40 band Jon (see item above) have a week's residency there.

Chuck Blair departed for Estartit on the last 'Holidays With Deejays' package.

DJ Climbers:    
Delighted To See You Honeybus Tony Blackburn
Surrounded By A Ray Of Sunshine Samantha Jones Chuck Blair
Sound Of Love Five Americans Tony Brandon
Anonymous Mr Brown Tony Crane Ian Damon
The Time Has Come P P Arnold Pete Drummond
For Your Precious Love Oscar Toney Jr Paul Kaye
I Can Make It With You Robb & Dean Douglas Mike Lennox
Light My Fire Doors John Peel
I Take It Back Sandy Posey Mark Roman
Cry Softly Lonely One Roy Orbison Keith Skues
My World Bachelors Ed Stewart
Mum And Dad Pinkerton's Colours Willy Walker

Besides climbers that were played at the 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.

Climber:
To Love Somebody Bee Gees
Disc of the Week:  
I Was Made To Love Her Stevie Wonder
Album of the Week:  
Sunshine Superman Donovan

Ballad Box:
Spanish Harlem Sands Of Time
Alfie Dionne Warwick
So Sad Steve Rowland
Seven Letters Margo & the Marvettes
The Olive Tree Judith Durham

Cilla Black's version of Alfie penned by Burt Bacharach and the title track of the 1966 Michael Caine film, had been a big success in the spring of that year, peaking at #5 in the Fab Forty on 24th April 1966 and #9 in the Nationals. Dionne Warwick's recording is included in this week's Ballad Box as a current US hit. Cilla had made only a minor impression on the US Hot Hundred when her version was issued there in 1966 to coincide with the release of the film, while Dionne took it to #15 in '67. The record company was clearly hoping for a repeat success here, but it proved too soon after Cilla's hit for the British public to want to buy another version of the same song.

Soul Set:
Tramp Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
Baby, I Love You Howard Tate
Some Kind Of Wonderful Soul Brothers Six
I Got A Feeling Jimmy Cliff
Shake Otis Redding


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