The Music Of July-December 1960

These were the disc jockeys for KEWB at this time.

July 1960

Songs that would debut on the KEWB Top 40 this month were “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland, “I’m Getting Better” by Jim Reeves, “Teardrops In The Rain” by Jerry Wallace, “Johnny Freedom” by Johnny Horton, “Trouble In Paradise” by The Crests, “Tell Laura I Love Her” by Ray Peterson, “Runaround” by The Fleetwoods, “Honky Tonk Girl” by Johnny Cash, “Feel So Fine” by Johnny Preston, “All My Love” by Jackie Wilson, “In The Still Of The Night” by Dion & The Belmonts, “I Just Go For You” by Jimmy Jones, “Little Bitty Pretty One” by Frankie Lymon, “Finger Poppin’ Time” by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, “Dreamin” by Johnny Burnette, “Strangers When We Meet” by Stu Phillips, “Big Boy Pete” by The Olympics, “Walk, Don’t Run” by The Ventures, “It’s Now Or Never” by Elvis Presley, “Mio Amore” by The Flamingos, “In My Little Corner Of The World” by Anita Bryant, “Too Young To Go Steady” by Connie Stevens, “A Broken Vow” by The Chordettes, “Pardon Me” by Billy Bland, “We Go Together” by Jan & Dean, “The Twist” by Chubby Checker, “Clap Your Hands” by The Beau Marks, “There Is Something On Your Mind” by Bobby Marchan and also by Big Jay McNeely, “Volare” by Bobby Rydell, “It Only Happened Yesterday” by Jack Scott, “Sons And Lovers” by Percy Faith and “My Love” by Nat ‘King’ Cole.

August 1960

Songs that would debut on the KEWB Top 40 this month were “Hello Young Lovers” by Paul Anka, “Over The Rainbow” by The Demensions, “King Of Love” by Fabian, “If The World Don’t End Tomorrow” by Doug Warren, “Tea Leaves” by Keely Smith, “River Of Tears” by Harold Dorman, “A Fool In Love” by Ike & Tina Turner, “Red Sails In The Sunset” by The Platters, “Brigade Of Broken Hearts” by Paul Evans, “The Same One” by Brook Benton, “Honest I Do” by The Innocents, “Yogi” by The Ivy Three, “Pineapple Princess” by Annette, “I Want To Know” by Sugar Pie DeSanto, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Johnny Bond, “My Heart Has A Mind Of It’s Own” by Connie Francis, “Theme From The Apartment” by Ferrante & Teicher, “My Love For You” by Johnny Mathis, “Cholly Oop” by The Hong Kong White Sox, “La Bamba” by The Carlos Brothers, “Never On Sunday” by Don Costa, “Mr. Custer” by Larry Verne, “Shimmy Like Kate” by The Olympics, “A Million To One” by Jimmy Charles & The Revelletts, “Nice ‘N Easy” by Frank Sinatra, “Rockin’ Goose” by Johnny & The Hurricanes, “Over You” by Aaron Neville, “Kookie Little Paradise” by The Tree Swingers and “My Shoes Keep Walkin’ Back To You” by Guy Mitchell.

———————————————–September 1960——————————————-

Songs that would debut on the KEWB Top 40 this month were “I’m Not Afraid” by Ricky Nelson, “Shimmy Shimmy” by Bobby Freeman, “So Sad” by the Everly Brothers, “Five Brothers” by Marty Robbins, “Kommotion” by Duane Eddy, “Diamonds And Pearls” by The Paradons, “Tonight’s The Night” by The Shirelles, “Devil Or Angel” by Bobby Vee, “Chain Gang” by Sam Cooke, “Let’s Think About Livin” by Bob Luman, “Save The Last Dance For Me” by The Drifters, “Three Nights A Week” by Fats Domino, “Don’t Be Cruel” by The Bill Black Combo, “Alvin For President” by the Chipmunks, “Over The Mountain” by Johnnie & Joe (originally on the local charts in the summer of 1957), “Blue Angel” by Roy Orbison, “I Want To Be Wanted” by Brenda Lee, “If She Should Come To You” by Anthony Newly, “Hello My Lover” by Ernie K. Doe, “North To Alaska” by Johnny Horton, “You Mean Everything To Me” by Neil Sedaka and “Gonzo” by James Booker.

October 1960

Songs that would debut on the KEWB Top 40 this month were “Togetherness” by Frankie Avalon, “Shoppin’ For Clothes” by The Coasters, “Artificial Flowers” by Bobby Darin, “Summer’s Gone” by Paul Anka, “Irresistible You” by Bobby Peterson, “Love Walked In” by Dinah Washington, “Stay With Me” by Ed Townsend, “Everglades” by The Kingston Trio, “Poetry In Motion” by Johnny Tillotson, “Twistin’ U.S.A” by Danny & The Juniors, “New Orleans” by Gary U.S Bonds, “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go” by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, “Midnight Lace” by Ray Coniff, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” by Gerry Granahan, “Ballad Of The Alamo” by Marty Robbins, “Sailor” by Lolita, “Begin The Beguine” by Billy Williams, “Stay” by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, “Report To The Nation” by Winkly & Nutley (KYA disc jockeys Jim Stag and Bobby Mitchell), “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Goin’ On” by Chubby Checker, “Night Theme” by The Mark II,

“A Thousand Stars” by Kathy Young & The Innocents, “Peter Gunn” by Duane Eddy, “Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby” by Buster Brown, “You Talk Too Much” by Joe Jones, “Blue Velvet” by The Statues, “Alone At Last” by Jackie Wilson, “My Girl Josephine” by Fats Domino, “He Will Break Your Heart” by Jerry Butler, “Green Leaves Of Summer” by The Brothers Four, “Sleep” by Little Willie John and “My Dearest Darling” by Etta James.

November 1960

Song that would debut on the KEWB Top 40 this month were “You’re Sixteen” by Johhny Burnette, “One Of The Lucky Ones” by Anita Bryant, “Like Strangers” by The Everly Brothers, “Georgia On My Mind” by Ray Charles, “I’ll Save The Last Dance For You” by Damita Jo (this was the answer record to “Save The Last Dance For Me”), “Many Tears Ago” by Connie Francis, “Perfidia” by The Ventures, “Gee Whiz” by The Innocents, “Talk To Me Baby” by Annette, “Ruby Duby Du” by Tobin Matthews and also by Charles Wolcott, “Sway” by Bobby Rydell, “Ol’ MacDonald” by Frank Sinatra, “Last Date” by Floyd Cramer, “(In The Summertime) You Don’t Want My Love” by Andy Williams, “Are You Lonesome Tonight” by Elvis Presley (this song would debut at #3 on the week of November 19, 1960), “Fools Rush In” by Brook Benton, “Theme From Exodus” by Ferrante & Teicher, “Know What You’re Doin” by Lloyd Price, “Wonderland By Night” by Louis Prima and also by Bert Kaempfert, “The Seventh Son” by Mose Allison, “You Are My Sunshine” by Johnny & The Hurricanes, “It’s A Miracle” by Joe Simon, “Baby Oh Baby” by The Shells, “Doll House” by Donnie Brooks, “Am I Losing You?” by Jim Reeves and “Lonely Teenager” by Dion.

December 1960

Songs that would debut on the KEWB Top 40.this month were “Rubber Ball” by Bobby Vee, “Mister Livingston” by Larry Verne, “Angel On My Shoulder” by Shelby Flint, “Blue Tango” by The Bill Black Combo, “Angel Baby” by Rosie & The Originals, “Walk Slow” by Little Willie John, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” by The Shirelles, “Corrina, Corrina” by Ray Peterson, “A Perfect Love” by Frankie Avalon, “My Hero” by The Blue Notes, “The Slide Part 2” by Googie Rene, “Ruby” by Ray Charles, “How To Handle A Woman” by Johnny Mathis, “I’m Hurtin” by Roy Orbison, “Come On Part 1” by Earl King, “My Heart’s Desire” by The Crescendo’s (Wanda Burt was the lead singer for this group and Music City Records was located in Berkeley, California), “You Are The Only One” by Ricky Nelson, “Hoochi Coochi Coo” by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, “Oh Lonesome Me” by Bob Luman, “If I Knew” by Nat ‘King’ Cole, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee, “I Count The Tears” by The Drifters, “There She Goes” by Jerry Wallace, “Salvation Rock” by Merv Meredith, “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, “Calendar Girl” by Neil Sedaka,

“Gently My Love” by The Triplets, “Dedicated To The One I Love” by The Shirelles, “Ghost Riders In The Sky” by The Ramrods, “Calcutta” by Lawrence Welk, “Your Other Love” by The Flamingos, “The Magnificent Seven” by Al Caiola, “Looking Back” and “We Have Love” by Dinah Washington, “Shop Around” by The Miracles, “Lovey Dovey” by Buddy Knox, “No Man Is King” by Rufus Beacham and “C’est Si Bon” by Conway Twitty. 🙂 🙂 🙂

References: The music surveys of KEWB in he San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area in California, U.S.A.

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