The Early Radio London Fab Forties
Sunday 21st November 1965

Another Sandie 'Shaw-shot'. Her 7th release and 6th hit leaps up 14 places in the Fab 40, from #32 to #18.

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Week
Week
4
1
My Generation Who
8
2
Positively 4th Street Bob Dylan
10
3
Wind Me Up (Let Me Go) Cliff Richard
6
4
Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches Paul & Barry Ryan
15
5
Tell Me Why Elvis Presley
1
6
1-2-3 Len Barry
5
7
Get Off Of My Cloud Rolling Stones
7
8
The Carnival Is Over Seekers
3
9
A Lover's Concerto Toys
18
10
Princess In Rags Gene Pitney
25
11
Let's Hang On Four Seasons
24
12
You're The One Petula Clark
21
13
The River Ken Dodd
13
14
Is It Really Over? Jim Reeves
2
15
It's My Life Animals
26
16
Gonna Get Burned Chantelles
16
17
Turn Turn Turn Byrds
32
18
How Can You Tell? Sandie Shaw
14
19
Good Lovin' Brian Poole & the Tremeloes
36
20
You Thrill Me To Pieces Herbie's People
39
21
Crawling Back Roy Orbison
9
22
Baby I'm Yours Peter & Gordon
33
23
Walk Hand In Hand Gerry & the Pacemakers
23
24
I've Got Mine Small Faces
25
You Were On My Mind Crispian St Peters
22
26
Neon City Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas
28
27
This Year, Next Year Honeycombs
35
28
I Found A Girl Jan & Dean
29
29
Girls Girls Girls Fourmost
30
Maria P J Proby
31
To Whom It Concerns Chris Andrews
32
Till The End Of The Day Kinks
12
33
Value For Love Bobby Rio & the Revelles
31
34
There's No Living Without Your Loving (EP) Manfred Mann
35
Come Away Melinda Wendy Huber / Barry St John
40
36
Ain't That Peculiar Marvin Gaye
37
Where The Sun Has Never Shone Jonathan King
38
Go My Way Valerie Mitchell
19
39
Rescue Me Fontella Bass
11
40
It's Alright Uglys

36
20
You Thrill Me To Pieces Herbie's People CBS 202005

The members of Herbie's People were still holding down day jobs while their first single was leaping up the Fab Forty. But despite the single's success on Radio London, the Thank Your Lucky Stars 'Oi'll give it Foive' girl, Janice Nicholls, voted it a 'Miss'. Unfortunately, as far as the Nationals were concerned, it was.

A full-page photo-feature penned by band member Michael Taylor, is here. More about the group and their Knees Club membership, is in the Fab Forty for 19th February 1967.

Climbers:  
You Make It Move Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich
All Or Nothing Patti LaBelle & her Belles
My Ship is Coming In Walker Brothers
Eight Days a Week Alma Cogan


Two additional climbers, My Ship is Coming In and Eight Days a Week, were discovered on the 'Dr Circuit' tape which came to light in March 2012. The recording features Dave Cash and Tony Windsor, from Saturday 27th November '65 between 0830 and 0930.

All Or Nothing Patti LaBelle & Her Belles Atlantic AT 4055

Confusion reigns as to whether Patti's backing group was billed as the Belles, Bluebelles, or indeed Blue-Belles, for their first Atlantic release, but according to Patti LaBelle's own site, the name on the label was Patti La Belle and the Bluebelles. The Bluebelles were Cindy Birdsong (who later replaced Florence Ballard in the Supremes) Wynona 'Nona' Hendryx and Sarah Dash.

All Or Nothing (unconnected to the later hit of the same title by the Small Faces) was written by Lori Burton and Pam Sawyer. Around this time, the duo's I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore, was giving the Young Rascals their first taste of the US charts and would shortly make a brief FF foray. The song was to become a Big L hit again in June 66 (see Fab 19/06/66) for New York Public Library, with the slightly amended title of I Ain't Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore.

The Caroline 'Sounds of '65' chart (south ship) for this week is here


Tune in next week for another Big L Fab 40!

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