The Music Of July-December 1962

——————These were some of the stars that would hit the charts this year—————

July 1962

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Party Lights” by Claudine Clark, “I Still Love You” by The Newton Brothers, “Little Diane” by Dion, “Welcome Home Baby” by The Shirelles, “The Loco Motion” by Little Eva, “Having A Party” and “Bring It On Home To Me” by Sam Cooke (with some help from Lou Rawls), “A Taste Of Honey” by Martin Denny, “Limbo Rock” by The Champs, “Made To Love” by Eddie Hodges, “Things” by Bobby Darin, “Heart In Hand” by Brenda Lee, “There’s A Reason” by The Cascades, “A Miracle” by Frankie Avalon, “A Swinging Safari” by Billy Vaughn, “Vacation” by Connie Francis, “Lolita Ya Ya” by The Ventures and “Green Onions” by Booker T & The MG’s, “Climb Every Mountain” by Norman Charles (KYA), “If I Should Lose You” by The Dreamlovers (KYA), “But You’re My Baby” by The Tabs (KYA), “Don’t Cry Baby” by Aretha Franklin (KYA), “Any Day Now” by Chuck Jackson (KYA), “I’ll Come Running Back To You” by Roy Hamilton (KYA), “Kilimanjaro” by The Del Vikings (KYA), “Where Have You Been” by Arthur Alexander (KYA),”I’m So Glad” by McKinley Mitchell (KYA), “Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry” by Glen Campbell (KYA), “Shout And Shimmy” by James Brown (KYA), “Ghost Of A Chance” by Jessie Mae (KYA), “Tear After Tear” by The Blue Belles (KYA), “Beach Party” by Dave York (KYA), “He Hit Me” by The Crystals (KYA), “Stand Up” by Freddie Hart (KYA), “Make It Easy On Yourself” by Jerry Butler (KYA), ‘Tragic” by The Sheppards (KYA), “Hot Pepper” by Floyd Cramer (KYA), “Yield Not To Temptation” by Bobby “Blue” Bland (KYA) and “The Cure” by Smitty Williams (KYA).

August 1962

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Come On Little Angel” by The Belmonts, “Sheila” by Tommy Roe, “Too Late To Worry” by Glen Campbell, “She’s Not You” and “Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello” by Elvis Presley, “If I Had A Hammer” by Peter, Paul & Mary, “Going To The River” by Frankie Anthony, “Beachwood 4-5789” by The Marvelettes, “Heavenly Love” by The Ikettes, “You Don’ t Know Me” by Ray Charles, “Teenage Idol” by Ricky Nelson, “Papa Oom Mow Mow” by The Rivingtons, “Ramblin’ Rose” by Nat ‘King’ Cole, “Do You Love Me?” by The Contours, “You Beat Me To The Punch” by Mary Wells, “Down In Tennessee” by Troy Dodds, “Rinky Dink” by Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez, “Devil Woman” by Marty Robbins, “Alley Cat” by Bent Fabric, “Patches” by Dickey Lee, “Venus In Blue Jeans” by Jimmy Clanton, “Sherry” by The Four Seasons, “It Might As Well Rain Until September” by Carole King, “Hully Gully Baby” by The Dovells, “Rain Rain Go Away” by Bobby Vinton, “Your Nose Is Gonna Grow” by Johnny Crawford, “If I Didn’t Have A Dime” by Gene Pitney (KYA), “Honey Honey Honey” by The Challengers (KYA), “Send Me The Pillow You Dream On” by Johnny Tillotson (KYA), “Billy Boy” by The Lettermen (KYA), “Danny” by Nancy Claire (KYA), “Stop The Wedding” by Etta James (KYA), “Copy Cat” by Gary ‘U.S.’ Bonds and “Lollipops And Roses” by Paul Peterson (KYA).

September 1962

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Monster Mash” by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett, “I Remember You” by Frank Ifield, “What Kind Of Fool Am I” by Anthony Newly, “King Of The Whole Wide World (EP)” by Elvis Presley, “Tijuana Border” by El Clod (to the tune of “Wolverton Mountain”), “Looking For A Love” by The Valentinos (The Womack Brothers), “The Dodgers Song” by Danny Kaye, “You Belong To Me” by The Duprees (Joey Vann was their lead singer), “Lie To Me” by Brook Benton,

“Let’s Dance” by Chris Montez, “What Kind Of Love Is This” by Joey Dee & The Starlighters, “He’s A Rebel by The Crystals, “Let’s Go” by The Routers, “It’s Love That Really Counts” by The Shirelles, “Don’t Go Near The Indians” by Rex Allen, “Torture” by Kris Jensen, “Second Fiddle Girl” by Barbara Lynn, “”Popeye” by Chubby Checker, “Lovers By Night” by The Fleetwoods, “Wonderful Dream” by The Majors, “All Alone Am I” by Brenda Lee, “That Stranger Used To Be My Girl” by Trade Martin, “Mr.Lonely” by Buddy Greco, “Surfin’ Safari” by The Beach Boys, “Desafinato” by Charlie Byrd, “Don’t Ever Leave Me” by Bob & Earl, “Gina” by Johnny Mathis and “Only Love Can Break A Heart” by Gene Pitney.

October 1962

Songs that would debut locally this month were “He’s Crying Inside” by The Janettes, “The Lonely Bull” and “Acapulco 1922” by The Tijuana Brass, “Cha Cha Cha” by Bobby Rydell, “Leah” and “Working For The Man” by Roy Orbison, “Please Pass The Biscuits” and “Little Black Book” by Jimmy Dean, “Close To Cathy” by Mike Clifford, “Next Door To An Angel” by Neil Sedaka, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by The Four Seasons, “Return To Sender” and “Where Do You Come From” by Elvis Presley, “Desafinato” by Stan Getz, “Don’t Hang Up” by The Orlons, “Susie Darlin’ ‘ by Tommy Roe, “Little Drummer Boy” by Johnny Cash, “Baby Face” by Bobby Darin, “Stop The Music” by The Shirelles , “My Own True Love” by The Duprees, “Love Me Tender” by Richard Chamberlain (KYA) and “You Can Run” by Jerry Butler (KYA).

November 1962

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Rumors” by Johnny Crawford, “Ride” by Deedee Sharp, “Keep Your Hands Off My Baby” by Little Eva, “Wiggle Wobble” by Les Cooper, “I Got A Woman” by Elvis Presley, “Comin’ Home Baby” by Mel Torme, “She’s A Troublemaker” by The Majors, “Don’t Ask Me To Be Friends” by The Everly Brothers, “Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cooke, “Shutters And Boards” by Jerry Wallace, “James, Hold The Ladder Steady” by Sue Thompson, “Go Away Little Girl” by Steve Lawrence, “Bobby’s Girl” by Marcie Blaine, “Release Me ” by Little Esther, “Love Came To Me” by Dion, “Don’t Make Me Over” by Dionne Warwick, “Eso Beso” by Paul Anka, “Don’t You Believe It” by Andy Williams, “I Was Such A Fool” by Connie Francis, “I’ll Bring It On Home To You” by Carla Thomas (this was the answer record to “Bring It On Home To Me” by Sam Cooke), “Ruby Ann” by Marty Robbins, “Chains” by The Cookies, “Telstar” by The Tornadoes, “You Are My Sunshine” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Ray Charles, “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Hank Snow, “Pop Pop Popeye” by The Sherrys, “The Love Of A Boy” by Timi Yuro and “Baby Has Gone Bye Bye” by George Maharis.

———————————–These were some of the stars of 1962—————————-

December 1962

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Two Lovers” by Mary Wells, “Hotel Happiness” by Brook Benton, “Red Pepper Part 2” by Roosevelt Fountain, “The Night Has A Thousand Eyes” by Bobby Vee, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” by Danny White, “Zip A Dee Do Dah” by Bob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans, “The Push And Kick” by Mark Valentino, “Monster’s Holiday” by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett, “My Wife Can’t Cook” by Lonnie Russ, “White Levis” by The Majorettes, “Little White Lies” by The Kenjolairs, “Everybody Loves A lover” by Doris Day (this song was also a hit in the summer of 1958), “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by The Four Seasons, “The Popeye Waddle” by Don Covay, “That’s Life” by Gabriel & The Angels, “Coney Island Baby” by The Excellents, “I Believe” by Elvis Presley and also by Dick Stewart, “It’s Up To You” by Ricky Nelson, “Shake Me I Rattle” by Marion Worth, “Trouble Is My Middle Name” by Bobby Vinton, “I Saw Linda Yesterday” by Dickey Lee, “The Cinnamon Cinder” by The Pastel Six, “Santa Claus Is Watching You” by Ray Stevens, “My Coloring Book” by Kitty Kallen, “I’ve Got A Woman” by Jimmy McGriff, “Tell Him” by The Exciters and “Boo Hoo Hoo” by The Sa -Shays. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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

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