for Sunday 6th November 1966

Tony Blackburn and Kenny Everett reviewed 'Good Vibrations' during their Climber Review programme on October 23rd '66, when Kenny predicted it would top the Fab 40.
Tony: "Do you think it's too complicated to be a hit?"
Kenny: "No, I think it'll be Number One."
Tony: "Possibly".

Last
This
Presented by Ed Stewart
Week
Week
22
1
Good Vibrations Beach Boys
7
2
Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James Manfred Mann
29
3
Gimme Some Lovin' Spencer Davis Group
10
4
A Love Like Yours Ike & Tina Turner
1
5
Stop Stop Stop Hollies
19
6
Holy Cow Lee Dorsey
9
7
Time Drags By Cliff Richard & the Shadows
11
8
Wrapping Paper Cream
2
9
Reach Out, I'll Be There Four Tops
14
10
Help Me Girl Eric Burdon & the Animals
5
11
A Fool Am I Cilla Black
13
12
Friday On My Mind Easybeats
20
13
Ride On Baby Chris Farlowe
3
14
If I Were A Carpenter Bobby Darin
24
15
Nineteen Days Dave Clark Five
26
16
Just One Smile Gene Pitney
8
17
High Time Paul Jones
31
18
Ten Storeys High David & Jonathan
16
19
I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round Shotgun Express
27
20
Mr Spaceman Byrds
34
21
Green Green Grass Of Home Tom Jones
22
Picture Me Gone Dave Berry
25
23
Emergency 999 Alan Bown Set
32
24
Dandy Clinton Ford / Rocking Vickers
12
24
No Milk Today Herman's Hermits
30
25
It's Love Ken Dodd
26
Look Through My Window Mama's & Papa's
27
Girl On A Swing Gerry & the Pacemakers
32
28
The Dreams I Dream Shadows
33
28
Secret Love Billy Stewart
29
Living For You Sonny & Cher
39
29
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin
4
30
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep Temptations
6
30
I Love My Dog Cat Stevens
36
31
Feeling Gidian
31
Painter Man Creation
32
We'll Meet Again Lloyd Banks
33
Nothing Lasts Forever Mia Lewis
34
Crazy Feeling Carl Douglas & the Big Stampede
35
Trains, Trains Steve Darbishire
36
The Great Airplane Strike Paul Revere & the Raiders
36
Drop Everything And Run Thane Russal
37
Man With Money Wild Uncertainty
15
38
I Can't Control Myself Troggs
35
38
Too Much On My Mind Gates Of Eden
37
39
Rain On The Roof Lovin' Spoonful
18
40
Last Train To Clarksville Monkees
40
Farmer's Daughter Summer Set


35
Trains, Trains Steve Darbishire Decca F12512

Information about Steve Darbishire is hard to find, but not so his backing group the Yum Yum Band. Named after a single released earlier in 1966, they are not credited on any of the five Darbishire Decca releases.
The band consisted of Pete Dello (Peter Blumson), Ray Cane (Raymond Byart) and Terry Noon. Dello and Cane later founded Honeybus.

The single Yum Yum, which was co-written with Pete Dello, spent 2 weeks on the Big L playlist as a climber in May 66. Trains Trains, picked as Kenny Everett's climber, was Darbishire's second one-week entry in the bottom ten of the Fab Forty, one year after his first release, That's the Reason Why, also co-written with Dello. Trains Trains is credited to Darbishire alone.

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:    
Think Sometimes About Me Sandie Shaw Tony Blackburn
Run, Run, Look And See Brian Hyland Dave Dennis
Our Love's Disintegrating Johnny Curtis Pete Drummond
Stop, Look And Listen Chiffons Kenny Everett
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) Otis Redding Paul Kaye
Willow Weep For Me Alan Price Set Mike Lennox
Make Me Break This Spell* Keith Relf Mark Roman
Jingle Jangle Truth Keith Skues
La-La-La-Lies Who Ed Stewart
A Corner In The Sun Walter Jackson Norman St John
My Mind's Eye Small Faces Tony Windsor


Make Me Break This Spell* Keith Relf

Note from Alan Field:
This solo release by ex-Yardbird Keith Relf was played, announced and listed as Make Me Break This Spell, both here, as Mark Roman's climber and for its first week on the chart on 27/12/66. That title was taken from a line in the song's lyrics and Hans Evers, Brian Long and I all having matching lists regarding the original title. It was only some weeks later, on the record's second week in the Fab 40 (4/12/66) that the title was switched to Shapes In My Mind. From then onwards, we are listing the record by its new title, with its former one in square brackets to show that it is indeed is the same record, and to tie it in with the 'last week' position.

As a historical work of reference reflecting Radio London primarily, I would always go with the titles and artists as announced on the station (obvious errors excluded), in preference to what appeared on the record label. It's safe to say that in this instance, Big L was probably playing a promo or acetate of the Keith Relf single to begin with, and the record company changed the proposed title.

Webmaster note from Mary Payne:
The Keith Relf single was written by Simon Napier-Bell and released in several countries, including the USA, as Shapes In My Mind. According to a posting on 45.cat, Relf performed the song on Ready Steady Go and stated in a 1970 interview that although the record's B-side Blue Sands was credited to him, it was recorded with session musicians and he had not performed on it.

Climbers:  
Time Marches On Corby & the Champagne
Icicles (Fell From The Heart Of A Bluebird) Jonathan King
Up And Down Eyes Of Blue
Clock Eddie Rambeau
I Can't Get You Out Of My Head Scott Taylor
Most Exclusive Residence For Sale Los Cincos
I'm Ready For Love Martha & the Vandellas
You Keep Me Hangin' On Supremes
I Wanna Be Your Girl Dale Brooks
Disc of the Week:  
Canadian Sunset Symbols
Album of the Week:  
Come The Day Seekers


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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