for Sunday 13th November 1966

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This
Presented by Ed Stewart
Week
Week
2
1
Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James Manfred Mann
3
2
Gimme Some Lovin' Spencer Davis Group
6
3
Holy Cow Lee Dorsey
4
4
A Love Like Yours Ike & Tina Turner
12
5
Friday On My Mind Easybeats
13
6
Ride On Baby Chris Farlowe
15
7
Nineteen Days Dave Clark Five
16
8
Just One Smile Gene Pitney
10
9
Help Me Girl Eric Burdon & the Animals
21
10
Green Green Grass Of Home Tom Jones
18
11
Ten Storeys High David & Jonathan
27
12
Girl On A Swing Gerry & the Pacemakers
22
13
Picture Me Gone Dave Berry
28
14
The Dreams I Dream Shadows
19
15
I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round Shotgun Express
1
16
Good Vibrations Beach Boys
32
17
We'll Meet Again Lloyd Banks
29
18
Living For You Sonny & Cher
34
19
Crazy Feeling Carl Douglas & the Big Stampede
9
20
Reach Out, I'll Be There Four Tops
24
21
Dandy Clinton Ford / Rocking Vickers
_
22
My Mind's Eye Small Faces
25
23
It's Love Ken Dodd
_
24
Think Sometimes About Me Sandie Shaw
_
25
La-La-La-Lies Who
29
26
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin
_
27
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) Otis Redding
_
28
A Corner In The Sun Walter Jackson
_
29
Canadian Sunset Symbols
7
30
Time Drags By Cliff Richard & the Shadows
_
31
Up And Down Eyes Of Blue
36
32
Drop Everything And Run Thane Russal
_
33
Stop, Look And Listen Chiffons
31
34
Feeling Gidian
_
34
Run, Run, Look And See Brian Hyland
_
35
Most Exclusive Residence For Sale Los Cincos
_
36
What Would I Be Val Doonican
33
37
Nothing Lasts Forever Mia Lewis
_
37
Time Marches On Corby & the Champagne
_
38
I Can't Get You Out Of My Head Scott Taylor
_
39
I Wanna Be Your Girl Dale Brooks
_
40
I'm Ready For Love Martha & the Vandellas

2
1
Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James Manfred Mann

This massive hit for Manfred Mann must have come as a huge disappointment for Knees Club members Herbie's People, who had recorded the Carter/Lewis song first. See Fab 19th February 1967.

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:    
Heaven Must Have Sent You Elgins Tony Blackburn
A Hazy Shade Of Winter Simon & Garfunkel Dave Dennis
Rumours, Gossip, Words Untrue Knickerbockers Pete Drummond
I Got The Feelin' Neil Diamond Kenny Everett
Another Night Dionne Warwick Paul Kaye
Missy Missy Paul & Barry Ryan Mike Lennox
Can I Get To Know You Better? Turtles Mark Roman
True Story Twice As Much Keith Skues
Don't Help Me Out Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers Ed Stewart
East West Herman's Hermits Norman St John
Morningtown Ride Seekers Tony Windsor
Climbers:  
Knight In Rusty Armour Peter & Gordon/Magic Lanterns
The Incredible Miss Brown Herbie Goins
Cuckoo Long John Baldry
That's What She Said Chris Andrews
Pamela Pamela Wayne Fontana
Candy C-Jam Blues
I Need Love Little Richard
Stay Virginia Wolves
Willow Weep For Me Alan Price Set
(Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need Miracles
You Keep Me Hangin' On Supremes
Hurdy Gurdy Man Spectres
Off The Hook Tommy Vance
Every Night (I Sit And Cry) Chanters
It's Only Love Tommy James & the Shondells
Disc of the Week:  
Dead End Street Kinks
Album of the Week: (courtesy of Brian Long)  
Golden Hits of Dusty Springfield Dusty Springfield



The Incredible Miss Brown Herbie Goins Parlophone R5533

Ed Stewart announced The Incredible Miss Brown as by Herbie Goins, with no mention of his backing band and we also know that this was how the single was billed on the Curzon Street list. However, the printed record label (both demo and later copies) credits both Herbie Goins and the Night-Timers. There could be a number of explanations for this. Although played as a climber this week, the single was not released till around three weeks later, on December 2nd. It seems likely that the Curzon Street office received a pre-release acetate from the record company with a hand-written label that omitted to name the Night-Timers. However, as we can only speculate about the reason for this disparity, we are leaving the artist credit as it was announced at the time.


Hurdy Gurdy Man Spectres Picadilly 7N 35352

Alan Field says of 'that insignificant-looking climber at the bottom of the list' :

When I went on the 'net to check the title/artist name/spelling, I saw a few references to the fact that the Spectres was an early name for the group that went on (and on and on and on) to become Status Quo. I hadn't remembered they'd had a Big L climber a full year before Pictures Of Matchstick Men came out.

Mary: That's the reason any lucky devil owning a pristine copy of the single could sell it for £300+. Curiously enough, there was also an Irish band called the Spectres. Their piece of vinyl, The Facts of Life, issued in 1965, is worth a similar amount of money. It should be pointed out that Hurdy Gurdy Man (produced by John Schroeder) is a completely different song from the one of the same name recorded in 1968 by Donovan.

(Left) German picture sleeve


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 them 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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