for Sunday 20th November 1966

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Presented by Tony Blackburn
Week
Week
2
1
Gimme Some Lovin' Spencer Davis Group
10
2
Green Green Grass Of Home Tom Jones
8
3
Just One Smile Gene Pitney
36
4
What Would I Be Val Doonican
7
5
Nineteen Days Dave Clark Five
22
6
My Mind's Eye Small Faces
3
7
Holy Cow Lee Dorsey
1
8
Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James Manfred Mann
17
9
We'll Meet Again Lloyd Banks
26
10
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin
25
11
La-La-La-Lies Who
14
12
The Dreams I Dream Shadows
37
13
Nothing Lasts Forever Mia Lewis
18
14
Living For You Sonny & Cher
13
15
Picture Me Gone Dave Berry
24
16
Think Sometimes About Me Sandie Shaw
19
17
Crazy Feeling Carl Douglas & the Big Stampede
6
18
Ride On Baby Chris Farlowe
29
19
Canadian Sunset Symbols
27
20
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) Otis Redding
40
21
I'm Ready For Love Martha & the Vandellas
37
22
Time Marches On Corby & the Champagne
34
23
Run, Run, Look And See Brian Hyland
31
24
Up And Down Eyes Of Blue
38
25
I Can't Get You Out Of My Head Scott Taylor
5
26
Friday On My Mind Easybeats
27
Dead End Street Kinks
28
Candy C-Jam Blues
29
True Story Twice As Much
30
Every Night (I Sit And Cry) Chanters
31
Missy Missy Paul & Barry Ryan
32
Pamela Pamela Wayne Fontana
32
Morningtown Ride Seekers
33
Another Night Dionne Warwick
33
It's Only Love Tommy James & the Shondells
34
That's What She Said Chris Andrews
35
(Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need Miracles
36
Cuckoo Long John Baldry
36
I Need Love Little Richard
37
Hurdy Gurdy Man Spectres
38
Willow Weep For Me Alan Price Set
9
38
Help Me Girl Eric Burdon & the Animals
39
I Got The Feelin' Neil Diamond
40
Can I Get To Know You Better? Turtles
40
Whispers Jackie Wilson

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:    
If Every Day Was Like Christmas Elvis Presley Tony Blackburn
Time After Time Chris Montez Dave Dennis
Island In The Sun Righteous Brothers Pete Drummond
I've Got To Hold On Peddlers Kenny Everett
There Won't Be Many Coming Home Roy Orbison Paul Kaye
But She's Untrue Crispian St Peters Mike Lennox
Anything Else You Want Tony Jackson Mark Roman
That's Life Frank Sinatra Keith Skues
Walk With Faith In Your Heart Bachelors Ed Stewart
Everybody's Rich But Us Glenn Yarbrough Norman St John
Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus Neil Spence Tony Windsor

Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus Neil Spence Go AJ11403

Alan Field reminds us:

This is the week that Dave Dennis's (Neil Spence's) record first appears. Apparently it was inspired by an 8-year-old girl's letter to the New York Sun in 1897, asking if Santa Claus really exists, and the gushing editorial that was published by the newspaper in reply. (The piece was subsequently reprinted every Christmas for the next 50 years!) Everyone says the song was written by Tony Windsor (under his real name Tony Withers). In fact he co-wrote it - the author credit on the record is Segal/Withers. You'll be amused to see that TW picked it as his own climber!!

On the Offshore Echoes The Deejays Sing section, the source of the story is listed as The Reader's Digest. The magazine probably retold the tale of the feature's annual appearance in the New York Sun.

The single remained in the December Fabs after Dave Dennis departed from Radio London on December 6th, to get married.

Climbers:  
Louie Louie Sandpipers
Call Her Your Sweetheart Frank Ifield
No One Needs My Love Today Samantha Juste
Don't Fight It Transatlantics
Hello Stranger Maze
Don't Ever Go Valerie Masters
It's Not Easy Normie Rowe
You Keep Me Hangin' On Supremes
Knight In Rusty Armour Peter & Gordon/Magic Lanterns
East West Herman's Hermits
Never Knew Lovin' Could Be So Doggone Good Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers
Rumours, Gossip, Words Untrue Swinging Blue Jeans
Disc of the Week:  
Save Me Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich
Album of the Week:  
The Art Of Chris Farlowe Chris Farlowe

The Art of Chris Farlowe is available as a CD.

No One Needs My Love Today
is on a 22-track RPM compilation, Dream Babes Vol.3 - Backcomb 'n' Beat (RPM233) alongside releases by Fab 40 acts the Chantelles, McKinleys, Julie Driscoll and Mary 'Perpetual' Langley. Full track listing is here

One reviewer describes the CD as, "like hearing a radio broadcast from a long lost world" (rather like Oldies Project, really). The RPM website states that, "Many of these tracks are highly collectable and 75% of the compilation has never been reissued. Plus bonus: Radio London ad spots by Perpetual Langley."

Unfortunately, in the clip the company has used as an example, Perpetual is giving her thanks to Dave Lee Travis and Radio Caroline, so exactly what 'Radio London ad spots' appear on the CD, is unclear.


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. Alan notes that the Cliff Bennett track is the B side of last week's Ed Stewart climber, while the Swinging Blue Jeans track is a UK cover of last week's Pete Drummond climber by the Knickerbockers.


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 (partially complete) is here

Tune in next week for another Field's Fab Forty


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