The Music Of July-December 1963

This is a survey from KEWB for the week ending July 27, 1963. Check out the list of KEWB disc jockeys on the left side of this survey.

July 1963

Songs that would debut locally this month were “On Top Of Spaghetti” by Tom Glazer, “Don’t You Forget It” by Perry Como, “Saturday Sunshine” by Burt Bacharach, “The Devil In Disguise” by Elvis Presley, “Hopeless” by Andy Williams, “My True Confession” by Brook Benton, “Candy Girl” by The Four Seasons, “Groovy Baby” by Billy Abbott & The Jewels, “Mockingbird” by Inez & Charlie Fox, “Summertime” by The Chris Columbo Quintet, “Surfin’ Hootenanny” by Al Casey, “Rock Me In The Cradle Of Love” by Deedee Sharp, “Hey Girl” by Freddie Scott, “Detroit City” by Bobby Bare, “The Lonely Surfer” by Jack Nitzsche, “My Laura” by Harry Charles, “Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home” by Darlene Love, “If I Had A Hammer” by Trini Lopez, “Danke Schoen” by Wayne Newton, “A Breath Taking Guy” by The Supremes, “The Martian Hop” by The Ran-Dells, “Jivin’ Jean” by Sir Joe & The Maidens, “Judy’s Turn To Cry” by Lesley Gore, “It Hurts To Be Sixteen” by Andrea Carroll, “Abilene” by George Hamilton IV and”The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget” by The Raindrops.

———————-Stars that would hit the charts this year—————————————-

August 1963

Songs that would debut locally this month were “I Who Have Nothing” by Ben E.King, “I Forgot What It Was Like” by Ray Peterson, “Summertime Nights” by The Happytones, “The Monkey Time” by Major Lance, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” by Allan Sherman, “Que Sera Sera” by The High Keys, “Dina” by Dore Alpert, “Make The Music Play” by Dionne Warwick, “Surfer Girl” and “Little Deuce Coupe” by The Beach Boys, “Denise” by Randy & The Rainbows, “Chinese Checkers” by Booker T & The MG’s, “Heat Wave” by Martha & The Van Dellas, “This Is All I Ask” by Burl Ives, “My Babe” by The Righteous Brothers, “My Boyfriend’s Back” by The Angels, “Gee What A Guy” by Yvonne Carroll & The Roulettes, “Then He Kissed Me” by The Crystals, “Sally Go Round The Roses” by The Jaynettes, “Won’t You Come Closer” by Jackie Hills, “Mickey’s Monkey” by The Miracles, “Blue Velvet” by Bobby Vinton, “This Is My Prayer” by Theola Kilgore, “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes, “Frankie & Johnny” by Sam Cooke, “Bust Out” by The Busters, “If It Ain’t One Thing It’s Another” by The Dells, “Wonderful, Wonderful” by The Tymes, “Maria Elena” by Los Indios Tabajaras, “Talk To Me” by Sunny & The Sunglows, “Cry Baby” by Garnett Mims & The Enchanters and “Please Don’t Talk To The Lifeguard” by Diane Ray (KYA).

—————————More stars from this year——————————————-

September 1963

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Wham” by Lonnie Mack, “The Elephant Walk” by Donald & The Delighters, “A Walkin’ Miracle” by The Essex, “Why Don’t You Believe Me” by The Duprees, “Honolulu Lulu” by Jan & Dean, “Surfer Joe” by The Surfaris, “Mean Woman Blues” by Roy Orbison, “Busted” by Ray Charles, “More” by Vic Dana, “Louie Louie” by Paul Revere & The Raiders, “Toys In The Attic” by Joe Sherman, “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs, “Night Life” by Rusty Draper, “Strange Feeling” by Billy Stewart, “Cry To Me” by Betty Harris, “A Love So Fine” by The Chiffons, “Washington Square” by The Village Stompers, “I’ll Take You Home” by The Drifters, “I Wanna Know Right Now” by Carol Slade, “Donna The Prima Donna” by Dion, “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” by Peter, Paul & Mary, “Deep Purple” by April Stevens & Nino Tempo, “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight” by Barry & The Tamerlanes, “Down The Aisle” by Patti LaBelle, “Little Eeefin Annie” by Joe Perkins, “Work Out Stevie, Work Out” by Little Stevie Wonder, “Betty In Bermudas” by The Dovells (KYA) and “Let’s Surf Again” by Bobby Freeman (KYA).

October 1963

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Since I Fell For You” by Lenny Welch, “Fools Rush In” by Ricky Nelson, “I Can’t Stay Mad At You” by Skeeter Davis, “Cross Fire” by The Orlons, “Misty” by Lloyd Price, “Enamorado” by Keith Colley, “I’m Leaving It Up To You” by Dale & Grace, “Everybody” by Tommy Roe, “Wives And Lovers” by Jack Jones, “Walking The Dog” by Rufus Thomas, “500 Miles Away From Home” by Bobby Bare, “Shirl Girl” by Wayne Newton, “It’s Alright” by The Impressions, “Bossa Nova Baby” and “Witchcraft” by Elvis Presley, “Point Panic” by The Surfaris, “You’re No Good” by Dee Dee Warwick, “Wonderful Summer” by Robin Ward, “Walking Proud” by Steve Lawrence, “Rev Up” by Manuel & The Renegades (KYA), “Wild” by Deedee Sharp (KYA), “Misery” by The Dynamics (KYA) and “Baby’s Gone” by Gene Thomas (KYA).
—————————————-Some of the stars of 1963———————————–

November 1963

Songs that would debut locally this month were “In My Room” by The Beach Boys, “Midnight Mary” by Joey Powers, “See The Big Man Cry” by Ed Bruce, “Down At Papa Joe’s” by the Dixiebelles, “Dawn” by The David Rockingham Trio, “That Sunday, That Summer” by Nat ‘King’ Cole, “Popsicles, Icicles” by The Murmaids, “Red Sails In The Sunset” by Fats Domino, “Saturday Night” by The New Christy Minstrels, “Harlem Shuffle” by Bob & Earl, “The Nitty Gritty” by Shirley Ellis, “Baby I Do Love You” by The Galens, “Can I Get A Witness” by Marvin Gaye, “Bad Girl” by Neil Sedaka, “She’s A Fool” by Lesley Gore, “Forget Him” by Bobby Rydell, “Dominique” by The Singing Nun, “Living A Lie” by Al Martino, “Drip Drop” by Dion, “Turn Around” by Dick & Deedee, “Be True To Your School” by The Beach Boys, “You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry” by The Caravelles, “Oh What A Night For Love” by Roy Tyson, “Surfer Bird” by The Trashmen, “Charade” by Henry Mancini, “Have You Heard” by The Duprees, “Stewball” by Peter, Paul & Mary, “Soul Dance” by Tommy Leonetti, “Hey Little Girl” by Major Lance, “Outer Limits” by The Markettes, “When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes” by The Supremes and “Sue’s Gotta Be Mine” by Del Shannon (KYA).
————————————-More of the stars from 1963———————————

December 1963

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Hooka Tooka” by Chubby Checker, “Kansas City” by Trini Lopez, “Talk Back Trembling Lips” by Johnny Tillotson, “Anyone Who Had A Heart” by Dionne Warwick, “There I’ve Said It Again” by Bobby Vinton, “As Usual” by Brenda Lee, “Little Drummer Boy” by Johnny Mathis, “Comin’ In The Back Door” by The Baja Marimba Band, “Pink Dominos” by The Crescents, “Do You Hear What I Hear” by Bing Crosby, “Drag City” by Jan & Dean, “Little Saint Nick” by The Beach Boys, “Somewhere” by The Tymes, “The 12 Gifts Of Christmas” by Allen Sherman, “Hey Little Cobra” by The Rip Chords, “Near To You” by Wilbert Harrison, “Pretty Paper” by Roy Orbison, “What’s So Easy For Two Is So Hard For One” by Mary Wells, “Whispering” by April Stevens & Nino Tempo, “Quicksand” by Martha & The Van Dellas, “You Were Wrong” by Z. Z. Hill and “Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys” by The Cookies (KYA). 🙂 🙂 🙂

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

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