for Sunday 16th October 1966
Forty-four singles in this week's Fab 'Forty'!

Not many buildings have the distinction of reaching #1 on the charts!

Very few UK singles were released in picture sleeves. This one was issued in Spain.

 


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2
1
Winchester Cathedral New Vaudeville Band
24
2
Reach Out, I'll Be There Four Tops
7
3
I Can't Control Myself Troggs
18
4
If I Were A Carpenter Bobby Darin
11
5
Stop Stop Stop Hollies
19
6
No Milk Today Herman's Hermits
13
7
Time Drags By Cliff Richard & the Shadows
1
8
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? Rolling Stones
34
9
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep Temptations
16
10
High Time Paul Jones
14
11
I Love My Dog Cat Stevens
5
12
Guantanamera Sandpipers
4
13
Lady Godiva Peter & Gordon
37
14
You're Ready Now Frankie Valli
6
15
Another Tear Falls Walker Brothers
30
16
All That I Am Elvis Presley
10
17
Bend It Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich
18
Walk Away Renee Left Banke
19
A Fool Am I Cilla Black
22
20
Born A Woman Sandy Posey
34
21
Join My Gang Oscar
37
22
Marble Breaks, Iron Bends Peter Fenton
36
23
In Our Time Nancy Sinatra
30
24
High On A Hill Tuesday's Children
39
25
Two At A Time Neil Christian
26
My World Fell Down Ivy League
8
27
Dear Mrs Applebee David Garrick
32
28
Who Am I? Petula Clark
29
Que Sera Sera Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band
30
Ain't Love Good, Ain't Love Proud Jimmy James & the Vagabonds
33
30
End Of The Season Uglys
21
31
I Don't Care Los Bravos
32
A Love Like Yours Ike & Tina Turner
28
33
The English Girl Bruno
33
Climb Ev'ry Mountain Frankie & Johnny
34
Last Train To Clarksville Monkees
20
35
Have You Ever Loved Somebody Paul & Barry Ryan
36
Ride On Baby Chris Farlowe
37
Over The Hills And Far Away Barry Mason
40
37
Cheryl's Goin' Home Adam Faith
38
Friday On My Mind Easybeats
38
Just Say Goodbye Lesley Dawson
39
I Can't Make It Alone P J Proby
40
Mr Spaceman Byrds
40
Two Kinds Of Lovers Gibsons

18
Walk Away Renee Left Banke Philips BF 1517

Left Banke was from New York, although drummer George (Justo Fabio) Cameron was born in London. The band's classically-trained keyboard player Mike Brown (Lookofsky) (d March 2015) co-wrote the song, a #5 in the US Hot Hundred, with Tony Sansone and Bob Calilli. The lead singer was Steve Martin, lead guitarist was Rick (Richard David) Brand and Tom (Thomas James) Finn played bass.

A dedicated fan site contains a wealth of information about Left Banke, personal reminiscences from people who knew them and links to the numerous references to the band which have been discovered on the Internet.

Walk Away Renee returned to the Fab Forty in March '67. Recorded by the Truth, this version climbed higher than the original, reaching #13. However, the song did not appear in the Nationals till December '67, when the Four Tops took it to #3.

Read the story behind the song inspired by a girl called Renee Fladen www.tsimon.com/renee.htm

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:    
Girl On A Swing Gerry & the Pacemakers Tony Blackburn
Ten Storeys High David & Jonathan Dave Dennis
All Strung Out Nino Tempo & April Stevens Pete Drummond
Don't Worry Mother, Your Son's Heart Is Pure McCoys Kenny Everett
Hooray For Hazel Tommy Roe Paul Kaye
Help Me Girl Eric Burdon & the Animals Mike Lennox
Gimme Some Lovin' Spencer Davis Group Mark Roman
Coming On Strong Brenda Lee Keith Skues
Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James Manfred Mann Ed Stewart
I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round Shotgun Express Norman St John
Good Vibrations Beach Boys Tony Windsor

Climbers:  
Rain On The Roof Lovin' Spoonful
Emergency 999 Alan Bown Set
Stormy Weather Clodagh Rodgers
Just Walk In My Shoes Billie Davis
Can't Get You Out Of My Mind Pat Hervey
What Would I Be Val Doonican
Boulevard De La Madeleine Moody Blues
Poor Side Of Town Johnny Rivers
This Thing Called Love Johnny Wyatt
Disc of the Week:  
A Satisfied Mind Bobby Hebb
Album of the Week: (courtesy of Brian Long)  
As Is Manfred Mann

Poor Side Of Town Johnny Rivers Liberty LIB 66205

Last week's Tony Blackburn hit-pick, amazingly, remains firmly lodged in the climber list and subsequently failed to chart. Tell any American music enthusiast that Johnny Rivers never had a national chart entry in the UK and (having tried this on several American DJs and musicians) I guarantee they will be amazed. Between 1966 and 1977, Johnny reached the US Hot Hundred no less than 29 times, and Poor Side of Town topped the US chart in November 66.

Johnny was also instrumental in assisting the careers of many other artists. Alan Hardy tells us that Johnny gave Jimmy Webb his first break and it was Johnny who was the first to record a Jimmy Webb song – By The Time I Get To Phoenix.

Johnny's official website

Cliff Bennett, whose LP 'Drivin You Wild' was a recent Album of the Week, gets a 30-minute Saturday afternoon slot to himself, sponsored by Elida hair products and presumably recorded at the Marquee as part of the Radio London Club afternoon.


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
This week's Radio England 'Fun Fifty' on the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame is here
This week's Radio 270 Top 40 on the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame is here
The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame also has a Record Retailer comparison listing
for the charts broadcast on London, Caroline, City, England, 270 and Scotland, dated October 20th.

Tune in next week for another Field's Fab Forty!


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