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Mar 26, 2016 - KV - 1964

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Date:  3-26-16
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  1964

Birthday Calendar

Mar 21 – Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) – age 66
            – Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Stylistics) – age 65

Mar 22 – Jeremy Clyde (Chad & Jeremy) – age 75
            – Keith Relf (Yardbirds) – born in 1943

Mar 24 – Billy Stewart – born in 1937

Mar 25 – Aretha Franklin – age 74
            – Sir Elton John (born Reginald Dwight) – age 69

Mar 26 – Diana Ross (Supremes) – age 72
            – Steven Tyler (born Steven Tallarico, Aerosmith) – age 68
            – Teddy Pendergrass (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes) – born in 1950

Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia

How many songs on the Billboard Hot 100 from this week in 1964 were by the Beatles? 

(scroll down to find the answer below the playlist)


[songs in bold are from the spotlight date of 3-26-64; yellow song titles are YouTube links; songs with * were requests; all chart information comes from the Billboard Top 100 (for chart dates before/during July 1958) or Billboard Hot 100 (for chart dates during/after Aug 1958) unless otherwise noted]


OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969, #29, produced by Jimi Hendrix)

Dawn – Four Seasons (#5 this week in 1964)

 * Twist and Shout – Beatles (#3 this week – and this was only its third week on the chart!)

 * Please Please Me – Beatles (#4 this week)

 * She Loves You – Beatles (in its second week at #1)

California Sun – Rivieras (#21 this week, having peaked at #5 a few weeks prior)

Hippy Hippy Shake – Swinging Blue Jeans (#31 this week)

Shoop Shoop Song – Betty Everett (#16 this week and climbing; it would peak at #6)

He’ll Have to Go – Solomon Burke (#58 this week, having fallen from its peak at #51.  Four years earlier, Jim Reeves made it to #2 with the song in 1960.  There was also a response to the song, “He’ll Have to Stay” which was a #4 hit for Jeanne Black in 1960.)

Navy Blue – Diane Renay (#13 this week, having peaked the previous week at #6)

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 * He’ll Have to Go – Jim Reeves (1960, #2)

Baby Blue – Echoes (1961, #12)

Dead Man’s Curve – Jan & Dean (#34 this week, on its way up to a peak of #8)

Hey Dean, Hey Jean – Dean & Jean (#35 this week, one of three charting songs for the duo from Dayton OH.  This party song includes the lyrics: “We’ll make the best of it.”  Always a good idea.)


Glad All Over – Dave Clark Five (#10 this week and on its way to a peak of #6.  This was the first Hot 100 hit for the British band.  They’d have two dozen over the following couple of years.)

See the Funny Little Clown – Bobby Goldsboro (#22 this week, having fallen from its peak at #9.  This was Goldsboro’s second entry on the Hot 100.)

You’re a Wonderful One – Marvin Gaye (#23 this week, and rising to #15)

The Way You Do the Things You Do – Temptations (#15 this week in 1964.  This was the first of their 55 songs to make it onto the Hot 100.)


Give a Little Bit – Supertramp (1977, #15, written and sung by Roger Hodgson.)

I’m Stone In Love With You – Stylistics (1972, #10, showcasing Russell Thompkins Jr.’s falsetto.)


Yesterday’s Gone – Chad & Jeremy (1964, #21, their first hit in the U.S.)

A Summer Song – Chad & Jeremy (1964, #7, the follow-up hit to “Yesterday’s Gone”)

 * Shapes of Things – Yardbirds (1966, #11, co-written by Keith Relf, and with Relf singing multi-tracked lead vocals)


Summertime – Billy Stewart (1966, #10.  His version of the Gershwin classic became Stewart’s biggest hit, featuring his distinctive scat.)

Border Song – Elton John (1970, #92, his first Hot 100 hit)

Rocket Man – Elton John (1972, #6)

I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) – Aretha Franklin (1967, #9, her first song to be in the Top Ten, and her only song recorded at Muscle Shoals)

I Hear a Symphony – The Supremes (1965, #1 for two weeks)


If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (1972, #3, and an R&B #1, with Teddy Pendergrass on lead vocals)

* Train Kept A-Rollin’ – Aerosmith (from their 1974 album Get Your Wings.  According to Joe Perry, this song was the one song that Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Tom Hamilton all already had in their repertoire as they were forming Aerosmith.)

I Wish Someone Would Care – Irma Thomas (debuted this week in 1964 at #90)

Needles and Pins – The Searchers (#20 this week and rising to #13.  This was their first song to make it onto the Hot 100.  The song was co-written by Sonny Bono and Jack Nitzsche.)


Saginaw, Michigan – Lefty Frizzell (bubbling under at #116 this week, it would reach #85 and would be his only song to make it onto the Hot 100.  On the Country chart, this song made it all the way to #1.)


 * Little Latin Lupe Lu – The Kingsmen (1964, #46)

Wish I Wuz a Whisker – Gayla Peevey (1953)


 * Easter Parade – Liberace (1954)

We Love You Beatles – The Carefrees (#57 this week)

Give a Little Love – Bay City Rollers (1975, U.K. #1 for three weeks.  In the U.S., this song wasn’t released as a single, but it was included in their eponymous album released in the U.S. later that same year.)

Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (Part 1) – Tavares (1976, #15)

 * Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton (1963, #1 for three weeks)


(You Can’t Let the Boy Overpower) The Man In You – The Miracles (#63 this week, and it would only climb a few notches higher)

I Only Want to Be With You – Dusty Springfield (#30 this week in 1964, and falling from its peak at #12 two weeks prior.  This was Dusty’s first Hot 100 song as a solo artist, after having had a couple hits as part of The Springfields.)