The Music Of July-December 1964

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July 1964

Some of the songs that would debut locally this month were “You’re My World” by Cilla Black, “Juliet” by The Four Pennies, “Wishin’ And Hopin’ ” by Dusty Springfield, “Walk Don’t Run ’64” by The Ventures, “We’ll Sing In The Sunshine” by Gale Garnett, “Where Did Our Love Go” by The Supremes, “How Glad I Am” by Nancy Wilson, “Summer Means Fun” by Bruce & Terry, “Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles, “G.T.O” by Ronny & The Daytonas, “Oakland” by The Goodtime Washboard Three, “I’m The One” by Gerry & The Pacemakers, “I Wanna Love Him So Bad” by The Jelly Beans, “I’m Into Somethin’ Good” by Earl-Jean, “People Say” by The Dixie Cups, “The James Bond Theme” by Billy Strange, “Not For Me” by Sammy Davis Jr., “Handy Man” by Del Shannon, “Ain’t She Sweet” by The Beatles, “Dance Franny Dance” by The Floyd Dakil Combo, “How Do You Do It” by Bob Wyld, “Under The Boardwalk” by The Drifters, “In The Misty Moonlight” by Jerry Wallace, “Such A Night” by Elvis Presley, “Father Sebastian” by The Ramblers, “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah ’64” by Allen Sherman, “Keep On Pushing” by The Impressions, “Tell Me” by The Rolling Stones (KLIV), “Night Theme” by The Preps (KLIV) and “Boss Barracuda” by The Surfaris (KLIV).

August 1964

Songs that would debut locally this month were “The House Of The Rising Sun” by The Animals, “You Never Can Tell” by Chuck Berry, “He’s In Town” by The Tokens, “Frankie & Johnny” by The Greenwood County Singers, “Once A Fool” by Lesley Miller, “How Do You Do It” by Gerry & The Pacemakers, “Because” by The Dave Clark Five, “She’s The One” by The Chartbusters, “Maybe The Last Time” by James Brown, “Maybe I Know” by Lesley Gore, “You’ll Never Get To Heaven” by Dionne Warwick, “Somethin’s Got A Hold On Me” by Don & Alleyne Cole, “Sugar Lips” by Al Hirt, “I’ll Cry Instead” by The Beatles, “C’mon Everybody” by Elvis Presley, “If You Want This Love” by Sonny Knight, “Bread And Butter” by The Newbeats, “Always Something There To Remind Me” by Lou Johnson, “Last Kiss” by J. Frank Wilson, “Haunted House” by Gene Simmons, “Baby I Need Your Loving” by The Four Tops, “A Shot In The Dark” by Henry Mancini, “Save It For Me” by The Four Seasons, “Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison, “If I Fell” by The Beatles, “It’s All Over Now” by The Rolling Stones, “A Summer Song” by Chad & Jeremy, “Selfish One” by Jackie Ross and “Maybelline” by Johnny Rivers. Below is the KEWB Top 40 for August 28, 1964. Notice the KEWB dj’s on the left side of the survey. You will notice two dj’s that found fame in Southern California-they were Robert W. Morgen and “The Real” Don Steele.

September 1964

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Remember” by The Shangri -Las, “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” by The Beatles, “Dancing In The Streets” by Martha & The Van Dellas, “I Could Conquer The World” by The Shevelles, “And I Love Her” by The Beatles, “It Hurts To Be In Love” by Gene Pitney, “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” by Manfred Mann, “Slow Down” and “Matchbox” by The Beatles, “I’m On The Outside Looking In” by Little Anthony & The Imperials, “When I Grow Up” by The Beach Boys, “Clinging Vine” by Bobby Vinton, “Someday We’re Gonna Love Again” by The Searchers, “Baby Let Me Take You Home” by The Animals, “Funny” by Joe Hinton, “Ride The Wild Surf” by Jan & Dean, “Beach Girl” by Pat Boone, “Have I The Right” by The Honeycombs, “Goodnight Baby” by The Butterflys, “Let It Be Me” by Betty Everett & Jerry Butler and “Always Together” by Al Martino, “She Knows Me Too Well” by The Beach Boys (KLIV), “The Long Ships” by Charles Albertine (KLIV), “Say You” by Ronnie Dove (KLIV), “Little Honda” by The Beach Boys (KLIV), “Surfin’ ” by The Beach Boys (one of the first Beach Boy records originally released in 1961) and “Hurt” by Dennis & Jay (KKIS),

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October 1964

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Little Honda” by The Hondells, “Out Of Sight” by James Brown, “The Door Is Still Open To my Heart” by Dean Martin, “Baby Don’t Do It” by Marvin Gaye, “Wendy” by The Beach Boys, “Baby Love” by The Supremes, “I’m Crying” by The Animals, “Everybody Knows” by The Dave Clark Five, “She’s Not There” by The Zombies, “Come A Little Bit Closer” by Jay & The Americans, “Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)” by The Temptations, “Gale Winds” by The Egyptian Combo, “Chug A Lug” by Roger Miller, “Move It Baby” by Simon Scott, “Ain’t That Loving You Baby” and “Ask Me” and “Ain’t That Loving You Baby” by Elvis Presley, “Death Of An Angel” by The Kingsmen, “I Like It” by Gerry & The Pacemakers, “I Don’t Want To See You Again” by Peter & Gordon, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene, “Tobacco Road” by The Nashville Teens, “Over You” by Paul Revere & The Raiders, “Unless You Care” by Terry Black, “Leader Of The Pack” by The Shangri-Las, “Is It True” by Brenda Lee, “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks, “Sidewalk Surfin’ ” by Jan & Dean, “S-W-I-M” by Bobby Freeman, “Time Is On My Side” by The Rolling Stones, “Dartell Stomp” by The Mustangs, “From A Window” by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas (KLIV), “Don’t It Make You Feel Good” by The Overlanders (KLIV), “I See You” by Cathy & Joe (KLIV), “The Robot Walk” by Pat & Lolly Vegas (KLIV), “Do You Want To Dance” by Del Shannon (KLIV), “Swimmin’ U.S.A” by Chauncey Huff KKIS) and “Scratchy” by Travis Wammack (KKIS).

November 1964

Songs that would debut locally this month were “Everything’s Alright” by The Newbeats, “Im Gonna Be Strong” by Gene Pitney, “Shaggy Dog” by Mickey Lee Lane, “It Ain’t Me Babe” by Johnny Cash, “Baby Baby All The Time” by The Superbs, “Run Run Run” by The Gestures, Thou Shalt Not Steal” by Dick & Deedee, “Mountain Of Love” by Johnny Rivers, “Right Or Wrong” by Ronnie Dove, “Mr. Lonely” by Bobby Vinton, “Bless Our Love” by Gene Chandler, “The Jerk” by The Larks, “I Had A Talk With My Man” by Mitty Collier, “Reach Out For Me” by Dionne Warwick, “Goin’ Out Of My Head” by Little Anthony & The Imperials, “Dance, Dance, Dance” by The Beach Boys, “Come See About Me” by The Supremes, “Love Potion #9” by The Searchers, “Big Man In Town” by The Four Seasons, “Sha La La” by Manfred Mann, “As Tears Go By” by Marianne Faithful, “Willow Weep For Me” by Chad & Jeremy, “Keep Searchin’ ” by Del Shannon, “Hot Rod Might” by The Surfaris (KLIV), “Listen Lonely Girl” by Johnny Mathis (KLIV), “Automatic Reaction” by Nino & The Ebb Tides (KLIV), “Gone, Gone, Gone” by The Everly Brothers (KKIS), “You Shoulda Seen The Way He Looked At Me” by The Dixie Cups (KKIS), “The Big Jerk” by Clyde & The Blue Jays (KKIS) and “California Bound” by Ronny & The Daytonas (KKIS).

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December 1964

Songs that would debut locally this year were “She’s A Woman” and “I Feel Fine” by The Beatles, “I Wouldn’t Trade You For The World” by The Bachelors, “I’m The Lover Man” by Little Jerry Williams, “Anyway You Want It” by The Dave Clark Five, “I Found A Love, Oh What A Love” by Jo Ann & Troy, “Roses Are Red, My Love” by The You Know Who Group, “Walkin’ In The Rain” by The Ronettes, “Too Many Fish In The Sea” by The Marvelettes, “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You” by Dean Martin, “Bucket T” by Ronny & The Daytonas, “Boom Boom” by The Animals, “Laugh,Laugh” by The Beau Brummels, “Wild One” by Martha & The Van Dellas, “Without The One You Love” by The Four Tops, “Hawaii Tattoo” by The Waikikis, “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers, “Walk Away” by Matt Monro, “Amen” by The Impressions, “Dear Heart” by Andy Williams, “Promised Land” by Chuck Berry, “The Wedding” by Julie Rogers, “Leader Of The Laundromat” (a parody of “Leader Of The Pack”) by The Detergents, “Do Wack A Do” by Roger Miller, “What Now” by Gene Chandler, “Downtown” by Petula Clark, “The Name Game” by Shirley Ellis, “I’ll Be There” by Gerry & The Pacemakers, “How Sweet It Is” by Marvin Gaye, “The In Crowd” by Dobie Gray and “I’m Gonna Love You Too” by The Hullabaloos. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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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