Radio London Christmas Programming
The majority of record companies will not be issuing releases between December 9th and January 6th. It is therefore inevitable that the Radio London Fab Forty charts for the period will be slower-moving than normal.
I have therefore decided to introduce for the first time, a supplementary list of forty records which will be entitled The Radio London Family Forty (Fam 40). These will be presented in alphabetical order and will be records which have a particular all-round family appeal.
This arrangement by no means affects the normal weekly Fab 40 or the special Christmas material which will be featured on Radio London, but is merely introduced in order to supplement the station format.
The Family 40 will be featured from Sunday 11th December until New Year's Eve. A copy will be sent to you.
|Mame||Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass|
|Poor Old World||Paul Anka|
|The Angel and The Stranger||Eddy Arnold|
|Hey Woman||Kenny Barnard|
|April Showers||Roy Castle|
|Satisfied With You||Dave Clark Five|
|Lookin' For Love||Ray Conniff Orchestra|
|Celebration Day||Russ Conway|
|Do You Hear What I Hear||Bing Crosby|
|This World of Ours||Marlene Dietrich|
|Big Bad Mouse||Fenella Fielding|
|Games That Lovers Play||Eddie Fisher|
|These Boots Are Made For Walking||Ella Fitzgerald|
|Run To The Door||Clinton Ford|
|The Riddler||Frank Gorshin|
|Invisible Tears||Vince Hill|
|All the Love In the World||Lynn Holland|
|Call Her Your Sweetheart||Frank Ifield|
|It's Good To be Around||Karlins|
|Nobody's Baby Again||Dean Martin|
|Tower Bridge||Spike Milligan|
|Love Me Please Love Me||Michel Polnareff|
|While The Angelus Was Ringing||Julie Rogers|
|Daddy Christmas Song||Nita Rossi|
|Last Farewell||Nini Rosso|
|Here In My Heart||Harry Secombe|
|On the Other Side||Settlers|
|Hazy Shade of Winter||Simon and Garfunkel|
|That's Life||Frank Sinatra|
|Sleep In Heavenly Peace (Silent Night)||Barbra Streisand|
|Paris Smiles||Mel Torme|
|Yours Until Tomorrow||Dee Dee Warwick|
|Another Night||Dionne Warwick|
|That Special Way||Nancy Wilson|
|That Man Batman||Mike and Bernie Winters|
|You Made Me What I Am||Mark Wynter|
|Whole Lotta Lovin'||Nola York|
Amongst artists such
as Marlene Dietrich, Fenella Fielding, Harry Secombe, Vince Hill, Frankie Vaughan,
Bing Crosby and Clinton Ford, there wasn't much in the 'Fam Forty' to appeal
to the likes of the then 17-year-old Mary Wingert! I imagine at the time, the
Sandpipers' version of Louie Louie would have been regarded by me as
on a par with the Northern Dance Orchestra's rendition of Purple Haze!
The above information and chart is reproduced from the book 'The London Sound', by kind permission of the author, Brian Long. The book is now out of print.