Monday, October 19, 2015

Forgotten Hits: 50 Year Flashback - October 19, 1965

Forgotten Hits: 50 Year Flashback - October 19, 1965


Jeff Meyerson said...

Obviously New York was well ahead of Chicago as far as "Keep on Dancing" goes, as it had been on the charts for weeks by then.

NY top 10 10/20/65:

2 2 1-2-3 - Len Barry
3 6 KEEP ON DANCING - The Gentrys
4 3 YESTERDAY - The Beatles
5 7 LET’S HANG ON! - The 4 Seasons
6 5 HANG ON SLOOPY - The McCoys
7 4 GET OFF OF MY CLOUD - The Rolling Stones
8 13 RESCUE ME - Fontella Bass
9 15 YOU’RE THE ONE - The Vogues

It's amazing how often I still hear "Rescue Me" on the radio today. We once saw Fontella Bass perform a free July 4 concert at the Fort Hamilton Army Base. Unfortunately she didn't sing "Rescue Me" that day.

Up and coming: I Hear a Symphony by The Supremes jumped from Sure Shot to 16. Everybody Loves A Clown by Gary Lewis & the Playboys went from 30 to 18.


Unknown said...

A good list. "Rescue Me" is played often on the XM '50s channel.

Deb said...

One of this week's picks--"The Lurch" by Ted Cassidy.

And on the Country charts--"Hello Vietnam" by Johnny Wright. Perhaps it's just as well I'm unfamiliar with that song.

Unknown said...

A country classic -- "Goodbye my sweetheart, hello Vietnam."

Don Coffin said...

Yesterday, The Beatles
Treat Her Right, Roy Head and the Traits (I have exactly no memory of this song)
Hang on Sloopy, The McCoys
A Lover's Concerto, The Toys (I wish I had no memory of this song)
Keep On Dancing, The Gentrys (Another blank, and I listened to a lot of Top 40 radio in 1965)
The In Crowd, Ramsey Lewis Trio
Just a Little Bit Better, Herman's Hermits
Baby Don't Go, Sonny & Cher
Do You Believe In Magic, The Lovin' Spoonful
Eve of Destruction, Barry McGuire

Unknown said...

Roy Head is from this area, and he's still performing. You should check this song out on YouTube. He does a quite athletic performance of it. The Gentrys song is inescapable on oldies radio.