for Sunday 2nd October 1966
the first Fab Forty of 'The New Sound' (see story below)


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Presented by Ed Stewart
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I'm A Boy Who
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Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? Rolling Stones
4
3
Winchester Cathedral New Vaudeville Band
7
4
All I See Is You Dusty Springfield
1
5
Bend It Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich
9
6
Guantanamera Sandpipers
17
7
Lady Godiva Peter & Gordon
2
8
Walk With Me Seekers
12
9
I've Got You Under My Skin Four Seasons
5
10
Sunny Bobby Hebb / Georgie Fame
11
11
Have You Ever Loved Somebody Searchers/Paul & Barry Ryan
13
12
Another Tear Falls Walker Brothers
14
13
Baby Toys Toys
16
14
Dear Mrs Applebee David Garrick
14
Happy New Year Beverley
6
15
You Can't Hurry Love Supremes
36
16
My Strength, Heart And Soul Johnny Devlin
8
17
I Don't Care Los Bravos
10
18
Little Man Sonny & Cher
19
19
I Struck It Rich Len Barry
22
20
What A Wonderful Feeling Lulu & the Alan Price Set
21
20
There Will Never Be Another You Chris Montez
26
21
She Drives Me Out Of My Mind Swinging Medallions
20
22
We Love The Pirate Stations Roaring 60's
15
23
Distant Drums Jim Reeves
31
24
What Would Your Mama Say Now? Miki Dallon
25
I Can't Control Myself Troggs
32
26
There's Something About You Chantelles
27
Time Drags By Cliff Richard & the Shadows
37
28
That Loving Feeling Honeycombs
28
Stop Stop Stop Hollies
29
If I Were A Carpenter Bobby Darin
30
No Milk Today Herman's Hermits
31
I Love My Dog Cat Stevens
23
31
Summer Wind Frank Sinatra
29
32
Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself Zombies
34
33
Till Winter Follows Spring Settlers
33
33
Born A Woman Sandy Posey
34
High Time Paul Jones
35
End Of The Season Uglys
36
No One Knows Graham Bonney
37
Join My Gang Oscar
37
Everything I Touch Turns To Tears Brian Poole
38
Oh What A Day It's Gonna Be Mo & Steve
35
39
Dommage Dommage Engelbert Humperdinck
40
Someone's In The Kitchen With Dinah Wee Willie Harris

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Join My Gang Oscar Reaction 591 006

This Pete Townshend composition was a second Fab entry for the artist formerly known as Paul Dean. The full story with Oscar's true identity and a Knees Club connection is revealed in the Fab Forty for 19th June 1966.

Aboard the Galaxy
Oct 1st 1966 was the first day of a revised programme schedule for weekends, launched as "The New Sound' with a specially-made Kenny Everett promo. Breakfast was one hour shorter, with 'London After Midnight' extended by an hour. The Fab Forty, still to be presented regularly by Stewpot, now ran from 1100 to 1400 and included a half-hour sponsored show, 'It's a Dog's Life'.

A new customised PAMS package (series 31 - 'the Music Explosion') was purchased to enhance 'The new sound'. Series 31 included 'Go-go, go-go, 'The top forty sound of wonderful Radio London', 'Radio London means more and more music on wonderful B-I-G-L', 'More music (more music) on Big L - Big L' and 'At sea, the mast with the most'.

The first day's line-up was
0530 Tony Blackburn
0800 Tony Windsor
1100 Ed Stewart
1400 Kenny Everett
1700 Mike Lennox
2000 Pete Drummond
2300 to 0200 Alan West

Pete Drummond, who had joined Big L on September 27th, was given a terrific first climber – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted by Jimmy Ruffin

(Thanks to Brian Long and Alan Field)

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:    
Friday On My Mind Easybeats Tony Blackburn
I Can't Make It Alone P J Proby Dave Dennis
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin Pete Drummond
Full Stop Giorgio Kenny Everett
Cheryl's Goin' Home Adam Faith Paul Kaye
B-A-B-Y Carla Thomas Mike Lennox
You're Ready Now Frankie Valli Mark Roman
Step By Step Wishful Thinking Keith Skues
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep Temptations Ed Stewart
Two At A Time Neil Christian Norman St John
High On A Hill Tuesday's Children Alan West
Reach Out, I'll Be There Four Tops Tony Windsor


Climbers:  
No Sad Songs For Me Four Pennies
The English Girl Bruno
Mind Excursion Trade Winds
That's When Happiness Began Montanas
A Fool Am I Cilla Black
My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died Roger Miller
Marble Breaks, Iron Bends Peter Fenton
Flamingo Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
In Our Time Nancy Sinatra
Disc of the Week:  
All That I Am Elvis Presley
Album of the Week: (courtesy of Brian Long)  
Black is Black Los Bravos

Relegations this week for both Keith Skues's former Hit Pick My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died and
Cilla Black's former Disc of the Week A Fool Am I, to the less-prestigious regular climbers list.


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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