for Sunday 30th October 1966

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Presented by Tony Blackburn
Week
Week
2
1
Stop Stop Stop Hollies
1
2
Reach Out, I'll Be There Four Tops
3
3
If I Were A Carpenter Bobby Darin
6
4
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep Temptations
9
5
A Fool Am I Cilla Black
7
6
I Love My Dog Cat Stevens
29
7
Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James Manfred Mann
8
8
High Time Paul Jones
5
9
Time Drags By Cliff Richard & the Shadows
14
10
A Love Like Yours Ike & Tina Turner
23
11
Wrapping Paper Cream
12
12
No Milk Today Herman's Hermits
17
13
Friday On My Mind Easybeats
31
14
Help Me Girl Eric Burdon & the Animals
4
15
I Can't Control Myself Troggs
32
16
I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round Shotgun Express
37
17
I Can't Make It Alone P J Proby
15
18
Last Train To Clarksville Monkees
36
19
Holy Cow Lee Dorsey
18
19
All That I Am Elvis Presley
24
20
Ride On Baby Chris Farlowe
10
20
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? Rolling Stones
34
21
Hooray For Hazel Tommy Roe
22
Good Vibrations Beach Boys
23
A Satisfied Mind Bobby Hebb
24
Nineteen Days Dave Clark Five
37
25
Emergency 999 Alan Bown Set
26
Just One Smile Gene Pitney
22
27
Mr Spaceman Byrds
35
28
Over The Hills And Far Away Barry Mason
29
Gimme Some Lovin' Spencer Davis Group
30
It's Love Ken Dodd
31
Ten Storeys High David & Jonathan
32
The Dreams I Dream Shadows
32
Dandy Clinton Ford / Rocking Vickers
33
Secret Love Billy Stewart
34
Green Green Grass Of Home Tom Jones
35
Too Much On My Mind Gates Of Eden
36
Feeling Gidian
25
36
Two At A Time Neil Christian
27
37
Rain On The Roof Lovin' Spoonful
30
38
Coming On Strong Brenda Lee
39
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin
39
The White Cliffs Of Dover Righteous Brothers
11
40
Marble Breaks, Iron Bends Peter Fenton

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:    
I'm Ready For Love Martha & the Vandellas Tony Blackburn
Turn Around Freddie & the Dreamers Dave Dennis
We'll Meet Again Lloyd Banks Pete Drummond
Trains, Trains Steve Darbishire Kenny Everett
It Tears Me Up/Heart of a Child Percy Sledge Paul Kaye
Crazy Feeling Carl Douglas & the Big Stampede Mike Lennox
Living For You Sonny & Cher Mark Roman
I Will Warm Your Heart Sheila Carter & Episode Six Keith Skues
Farmer's Daughter Summer Set Ed Stewart
Auntie Maggie's Remedy Fourmost Norman St John
I'm The One You Need Miracles Tony Windsor

Alan Field notes:
Without a doubt, the Percy Sledge record being played on Radio London as Paul Kaye's climber this week was (initially at least) It Tears Me Up. This track had already been issued in the States, with Heart Of A Child on the flip, and had just entered the Billboard Hot 100. The Percy Sledge song in the Curzon Street climber list is Heart Of A Child, which was about to be issued in the UK with a song called My Adorable One on the B side. Over here, It Tears Me Up was eventually released as the follow-up to Heart Of A Child; it returned to the climber list nine weeks later, on 1st January 1967, and went on to spend three weeks in the Fab 40. Meanwhile, back in October 1966, maybe there was a copy of the latest US release aboard the Galaxy, or maybe the UK arm of Atlantic records had sent out an early promo disc which was identical to the US single, with Heart Of A Child on the B side of It Tears Me Up. Either way, there seems to have been conflicting information, or changing plans, about which Percy Sledge track was set for UK release.

Climbers:  
Finders Keepers Gloria Jones
Someone Slipping Into My Mind Mike Quinn
Suspicions Three People
Drop Everything And Run Thane Russal
I Wanna Be Your Girl Dale Brooks
Whispers Jackie Wilson
Specially When Edwick Rumbold
He Say Jacki Bond
She/My Feet Don't Fit In His Shoes Frame
Girl On A Swing Gerry & the Pacemakers
You Keep Me Hangin' On Supremes
I Was Only Playing Games Unit 4 + 2
Hurt A Little Every Day Brenda Holloway
Nothing Lasts Forever Mia Lewis
Devil With The Blue Dress On / Good Golly Miss Molly Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
The Hair On My Chinny Chin Chin Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
Disc of the Week:  
Picture Me Gone Dave Berry
Album of the Week:  
Both Sides Of Herman's Hermits Herman's Hermits

The Hair On My Chinny Chin Chin Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs

Last week's Paul Kaye pick, despite its slating by Kenny Everett and Tony Blackburn, remains on the general climber list for another seven days before vanishing

Someone Slipping Into My Mind Mike Quinn Fontana TF 761

On October 29th 1966, the Knees Club recruited Mike Quinn as member number 366 and this was the first of three singles he issued. The others came out after the demise of Radio London, in 1969. Although he never worked aboard the Galaxy, Mike was a Radio London DJ who was employed by Radlon Sales. Mike joined the Knees Club when hosting the Radio London Club afternoon at London's Marquee Club. There were simply not enough ship-based DJs available each week on shore leave to cover the numerous Big L events, promotions and discotheques. He also had a stint hosting 'A Whole Scene Going' - BBC television's answer to 'Ready Steady Go!' We have not heard from Mike for some time, but he is believed to be continuing his DJ work in the Reading area and there are some photos of him on Gary Walker's website.

Specially When Edwick Rumbold CBS 202393

The following line-up information comes from Youtube postings by the band's drummer David Hempstead, who was unable to recall their keyboard player's name.

Edwick Rumbold were Dave Gyngell bass, David Hempstead drums, Jeff Martin lead guitar and vocal and Rob ? keyboards. They were based in and around South East London - Bexleyheath, Welling, Kidbrooke, etc. and were resident at the Trafalgar Pub in Blackheath and Grove Park Tavern.

If you bought this Big L climber and managed not to ruin it on your auto-change record player it could be worth around 60! The single never made it into the Fab Forty, but apparently found fame later on the Northern Soul circuit.


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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