The Music Of January-June 1964

January 1964

This year I will use the KEWB Top 40, but I don’t have any surveys for KYA. Later in the spring of this year, we will also use the surveys of KLIV in San Jose, California and KKIS in Pittsburg, California. KKIS and KLIV were both stations that I was able hear in Oakland after sunset. Stations with lower power would sign off when it got dark and when these stations would sign off, KKIS and KLIV could be heard. Now for the music of January 1964, the calm before the storm. Songs that would debut locally on the KEWB Top 40 this month were “You Don’t Know Me” by Lesley Gore, “Baby I Do Love You” by The Ronettes, “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” by The Crampton Sisters, “It’s All In The Game” by Cliff Richard, “Here’s A Heart” by The Diplomats, “Boy You Ought To See Her Now” by Kevin & Greg, “Little Boxes” by Pete Seeger, “He Walks Like A Man” by Jody Miller, “What Kind Of Fool” by The Tams, “Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um” by Major Lance, “Tell Him” by The Drew-Vels, “For You” by Ricky Nelson, “A Letter From Sherry” by Dale Ward, “Daisy Petal Pickin’ ” by Jimmy Gilmer, “A Fool Never Learns” by Andy Williams, “So Far Away” by Hank Jacobs, “He Says The Same Thing” by Skeeter Davis, “Who Do You Love” by The Sapphires and “The Shelter of Your Arms” by Sammy Davis Jr. The final week of this month would see the beginning of the invasion, as the Beatles would debut on the local charts with “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.

February 1964

Songs that would debut locally on the KEWB Top 40 this month were “Navy Blue” by Diane Renay, “Abigail Beecher” by Freddy Cannon, “Java” by Al Hirt, “Talking About My Baby” by The Impressions, “Gonna Send You Back To Georgia” by Timmy Shaw, “Dawn” by The Four Seasons, “She Loves You” by The Beatles, “Please Please Me” by The Beatles (on the local charts last year in April 1963), “Bye Bye Barbara” by Johnny Mathis, “Stop And Think It Over” by Dale & Grace, “Oh Baby Don’t You Weep” by James Brown, “Good News” by Sam Cooke, “Go Now” by Bessie Banks, “Leaving Here” by Eddie Holland, “Penetration” by The Pyramids, “Shangri-La” by Robert Maxwell, “Southtown U.S.A.” by The Dixiebelles, “California Sun” by The Rivieras, “Fun, Fun, Fun” by The Beach Boys, “Bird Dance Beat” by The Trashmen, “Heimat Deine Sterne” by The Blue Boys, “See The Funny Little Clown” by Bobby Goldsboro, “Suspicion” by Terry Stafford, “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)” by Betty Everett, “Stardust” by April Stevens & Nino Tempo, “Live Wire” by Martha & The Van Dellas, “I Can’t Stand It” by The Soul Sisters, “It Hurts Me” and “Kissin’ Cousins” by Elvis Presley, “I Love You More And More Every Day” by Al Martino, “Baby Don’t You Cry” by Ray Charles and “I Only Want To Be With You” by Dusty Springfield.

March 1964

As we move further into 1964, we will pick up some of the songs that made the Top 40’s of KKIS and KLIV-these will be songs that didn’t make the KEWB Top 40. This will give us more song titles to jog your memory. These songs will appear like this (KKIS) and (KLIV). Most of the song titles, however, will be from KEWB.
Some of the songs that would debut locally this month were “All My Lovin’ “, “P.S. I Love You”, “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Twist And Shout”, “This Boy”, “Do You Want To Know A Secret”, “From Me To You” and “Can’t Buy Me Love” by The Beatles. Other songs that would debut this month were “Hello Dolly” by Louis Armstrong, “My Heart Belongs To Only You” by Bobby Vinton, “You’re A Wonderful One” by Marvin Gaye, “Hi Heel Sneakers” by Tommy Tucker, “The Way You Do The Things You Do” by The Temptations, “Go Tell It On The Mountain” by Peter, Paul & Mary, “We Love You Beatles” by The Carefrees, “I Wish You Love” by Gloria Lynne, “Hey Dean, Hey Jean” by Dean & Jean, “The Crooked Little Man” by The Serendipity Singers, “Dead Man’s Curve” by Jan & Dean, “Glad All Over” by The Dave Clark Five, “Rip Van Winkle” by The Devotions, “Soul Serenade” by King Curtis, “Forever” by Pete Drake & His Singing Guitar and “The Hippy Hippy Shake” by The Swinging Blue Jeans (KKIS).

April 1964

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Nadine” by Chuck Berry, “Roll Over Beethoven” by The Beatles, “The Wonder Of You” by Ray Peterson, “High On A Hill” by Scott English & The Accents, “Tall Cool One” by The Wailers (this song had been on the KOBY Top 40 in May of 1959), “Ebb Tide” by Lenny Welch, “Stay” by The Four Seasons, “White On White” by Danny Williams, “My Guy” by Mary Wells, “My Girl Sloopy” by The Vibrations, “Bits And Pieces” by The Dave Clark Five, “Wish Someone Would Care” by Irma Thomas, “Today” by The New Christy Minstrels, “Look Homeward Angel” by The Monarchs, “That’s The Way Boys Are” by Lesley Gore, “Ronnie” by The Four Seasons, “Think” by Brenda Lee, “There Ain’t Nothing You Can Do” by Bobby “Blue” Bland, “Try To Find Another Man” by The Righteous Brothers, “Money” by The Kingsmen, “Love Me Do” by The Beatles, “Love Me With All Your Heart” by The Ray Charles Singers, “Winkin’, Blinkin’ And Nod” by The Simon Sisters (Lucy & Carly), “Louie, Go Home” by Paul Revere & The Raiders and “Wrong forEach Other” by AndyWilliams.

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May 1964

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Just Like Romeo & Juliet” by The Reflections, “P.S. I Love You” by The Beatles, “Little Children” by Billy J Kramer, “Walk On by” by Dionne Warwick, “The French Song” by Lucille Starr, “Diane” by The Bachelors, “Yesterday’s Gone” by Chad & Jeremy, “It’s Over” by Roy Orbison, “Chapel Of Love” by The Dixie Cups, “Cotton Candy” by Al Hirt, “Once Upon A Time” by Mary Wells & Marvin Gaye, “A World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon, “I Don’t Want To Be Hurt Anymore” by Nat ‘King’ Cole, “Every Little Bit Hurts” by Brenda Holloway, “Blowin’ In The Wind” by Stan Getz, “Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now” by Tracey Dey, “Kick That Little Foot Sally Ann” by Round Robin, “Donnie” by The Bermudas, “Don’t Worry Baby” and “I Get Around” by The Beach Boys, “What Have I Got Of My Own” by Trini Lopez, “Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley, “The Honey Wind Blows” by Glen Yarbrough, “Bad To Me” by Billy J. Kramer, “Angelito” by Rene & Rene, “No Particular Place To Go” by Chuck Berry, “People” by Barbra Streisand, “Memphis” by Johnny Rivers, “What’d I Say” by Elvis Presley, “Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying” by Gerry & The Pacemakers, “Once In A While” by The Brooks, “C’mon And Swim” by Bobby Freeman, “The World I Used To Know” by Jimmie Rodgers (KLIV), “Needles And Pins” by The Searchers (KLIV), “Kiss Me Quick” and “Suspicion” by Elvis Presley (KLIV), “I Wonder” and “The Very Thought Of You” by Ricky Nelson (KLIV), “One Way Love” by The Drifters (KLIV), “Doin’ The Swim” by Don Brandon (KLIV), “Big Machine” by Gene Savage (KKIS), “The Fugitive” by The Ventures (KKIS), “Three Window Coupe” by The Rip Chords (KLIV), “The Pink Panther Theme” by Henry Mancini (KKIS), “Do You Love Me” by The Dave Clark Five (KLIV), “Memphis Tennessee” by Dave Berry (KLIV), “New Orleans” by Bern Elliott (KLIV), “If You Love Me Like You Say” by Little Johnny Taylor (KKIS) and “Beans In My Ears” by The Serendipity Singers (KLIV)

June 1964

Songs that would debut locally this month were “My Boy Lollipop” by Millie Small, “I’ll Touch A Star” by Terry Stafford, “Little Green Thing” by Dave Lewis, “Girl From Ipanema” by Getz & Gilberto, “Remember Me” by Rita Pavone, “Precious Words” by The Wallace Brothers, “Sie Liebt Dich” by The Beatles (this was “She Loves You” in German), “Don’t Throw Your Love Away” by The Searchers, “Not Fade Away” by The Rolling Stones, “Tell Me Why” by Bobby Vinton, “Alone” by The Four Seasons, “Try It Baby” by Marvin Gaye, “Dang Me” by Roger Miller, “Hey Harmonica Man” by Stevie Wonder,

“Giving Up” by Gladys Knight & The Pips, “Farmer John” by The Premiers, “Hickory, Dick & Doc” by Bobby Vee, “Can’t You See That She’s Mine” by The Dave Clark Five, “Ferris Wheel” by The Everly Brothers, “Little Old Lady From Pasadena” by Jan & Dean, “Jamaica Ska” by The Ska Kings, “Be Anything” by Connie Francis, “Rag Doll” by The Four Seasons, “Everybody Loves Somebody” by Dean Martin, “Gino Is A Coward” by Gino Washington, “You Don’t Love Me” by Tommy Raye (KLIV), “Just Ain’t Enough Love” by Eddie Holland (KLIV), “Across The Street” by Lenny O’Henry (KLIV), “In My Room” by Jody Miller (KKIS), “I Believe” by The Bachelors (KLIV), “Bam Lama Bama Loo” by Little Richard (KKIS) and “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is” by Irma Thomas (KLIV). 🙂 🙂 🙂

References: The music surveys of KEWB in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, KLIV in San Jose, California and KKIS in Pittsburg, California.

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