for Sunday 27th November 1966

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Presented by Ed Stewart
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Week
2
1
Green Green Grass Of Home Tom Jones
6
2
My Mind's Eye Small Faces
4
3
What Would I Be Val Doonican
10
4
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin
9
5
We'll Meet Again Lloyd Banks
16
6
Think Sometimes About Me Sandie Shaw
32
7
Morningtown Ride Seekers
27
8
Dead End Street Kinks
1
9
Gimme Some Lovin' Spencer Davis Group
14
10
Living For You Sonny & Cher
20
11
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) Otis Redding
31
12
Missy Missy Paul & Barry Ryan
32
13
Pamela Pamela Wayne Fontana
3
14
Just One Smile Gene Pitney
29
15
True Story Twice As Much
19
16
Canadian Sunset Symbols
30
17
Every Night (I Sit And Cry) Chanters
36
18
I Need Love Little Richard
7
19
Holy Cow Lee Dorsey
40
20
Whispers Jackie Wilson
39
21
I Got The Feelin' Neil Diamond
22
East West Herman's Hermits
12
22
The Dreams I Dream Shadows
21
23
I'm Ready For Love Martha & the Vandellas
33
24
It's Only Love Tommy James & the Shondells
8
25
Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James Manfred Mann
28
26
Candy C-Jam Blues
27
Walk With Faith In Your Heart Bachelors
27
You Keep Me Hangin' On Supremes
28
Island In The Sun Righteous Brothers
29
Don't Ever Go Valerie Masters
5
29
Nineteen Days Dave Clark Five
30
It's Not Easy Normie Rowe
31
Knight In Rusty Armour Peter & Gordon
32
But She's Untrue / Your Ever Changin' Mind Crispian St Peters
32
Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus Neil Spence
33
If Every Day Was Like Christmas Elvis Presley
22
34
Time Marches On Corby & the Champagne
34
I've Got To Hold On Peddlers
35
Hello Stranger Maze
35
Don't Fight It Transatlantics
17
36
Crazy Feeling Carl Douglas & the Big Stampede
33
36
Another Night Dionne Warwick
37
Seek And Find Washington DC's
37
Time After Time Chris Montez
38
Make Me Break This Spell Keith Relf
39
People Passing By High Society
39
There Won't Be Many Coming Home Roy Orbison
40
Anything Else You Want Tony Jackson
37
40
Hurdy Gurdy Man Spectres

30
17
Every Night (I Sit And Cry) Chanters CBS 202454

Info about the Chanters can be found in the Fab Forty for 12th March '67, when the group made their second Fab entry.

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:    
Going Nowhere Los Bravos Tony Blackburn
*I'll Be Home Platters Chuck Blair
Sunshine Superman Donovan Dave Dennis
Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You Ike & Tina Turner Pete Drummond
Any Way That You Want Me Troggs Kenny Everett
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett Paul Kaye
Money (That's What I Want) Junior Walker & the All Stars Mike Lennox
The Proud One Frankie Valli Mark Roman
Come By Here Inez & Charlie Foxx Keith Skues
Rhythm Of Love Merseys Ed Stewart
I See The Light Simon Dupree & the Big Sound Norman St John
Hang On To A Dream Tim Hardin Tony Windsor

*This was Chuck Blair's first Radio London climber, although he officially joined the station on (changeover day) Tuesday December 6th, when Dave Dennis left to get married.

Going Nowhere Los Bravos Decca F 22529, released 2/12/66

Mentioned in 'What's Happening' for September/October 2001, it's a mystery as to why this potential winner bombed. A US reviewer of Nuggets 2, regarded it as the boxed set's outstanding track.

Climbers:  
Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies Association
Gotta Get Out Of The Mess I'm In Young Idea
Yours Till Tomorrow Dee Dee Warwick
Sitting In A Ring Ebony Keyes
Jingle Bells Booker T & the MG's
Mr Smith Foresters
You Can't Take Love Philip Goodhand-Tait & the Stormsville Shakers
Whole Lotta Lovin' Nola York
Save Me Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich
When I See My Baby Studio Six
Disc of the Week:  
Colour My World Petula Clark
Album of the Week: (courtesy of Brian Long)  
One Dozen Berrys Dave Berry

The album title One Dozen Berrys was also used by Chuck Berry

Scotland's Studio Six. Full band feature here.

Jingle Bells Booker T & the MG's Atlantic 584 060

A good-value funky festive groover, this single had Winter Wonderland as its b-side.

Mr Smith Foresters Columbia DB 8086

This band issued singles as both The Forresters (double-r) and The Foresters (one r), but on this occasion they used the one-r version of the name. There's a feature about the band in the Fab Forty for 05/12/65, when they entered the chart with Broken Hearted Clown. The b-side of Mr Smith, their fifth single, was an appropriate song for Big L, called Ship On the Sea.


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

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