Field's Fab New Year Forty for Sunday 01/01/67

The New Year's Day #1 could have been a plea from Lil herself!

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Save Me Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich
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Any Way That You Want Me Troggs
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In The Country Cliff Richard & the Shadows
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4
(I Know) I'm Losing You Temptations
13
5
Too Many Fish In The Sea Young Rascals
15
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Baby Do The Philly Dog Olympics
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7
Single Girl Sandy Posey
10
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Night Of Fear Move
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Happy Jack Who
30
10
(Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need Miracles
25
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Listen To My Heart Bats
22
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I See The Light Simon Dupree & the Big Sound
21
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Progress Pretty Things
33
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Call Her Your Sweetheart Frank Ifield
32
15
I'm A Believer Monkees
23
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When Will The Good Apples Fall Ronnie Hilton
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Hang On To A Dream Tim Hardin
26
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Nashville Cats Lovin' Spoonful
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My Girl, The Month Of May Dion & the Belmonts
29
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Sugar Town Nancy Sinatra
6
21
Sunshine Superman Donovan
35
22
From Head To Toe Escorts
31
23
The Eggplant That Ate Chicago Dr West's Medicine Show & Junk Band
18
24
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix Experience
25
Standing In The Shadows Of Love Four Tops
37
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Run To The Door Clinton Ford
27
Sea Of Faces Ways & Means
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28
I'm Not Your Stepping Stone Flies
8
29
Deadlier Than The Male Walker Brothers
30
I Want Her, She Wants Me Mindbenders
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31
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
32
Matthew And Son Cat Stevens
33
His Girl Guess Who
20
34
I Feel Free Cream
33
35
The Star Of The Show (The La La Song) Zoot Money's Big Roll Band
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Club Nitty Gritty Chuck Berry
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37
Oh What A Fool Peter Lee Stirling
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Hard Lovin' Guy Darrell
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Listen To The River Roll Along Wee Willie Harris
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Tell It To The Rain Four Seasons


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The Eggplant That Ate Chicago Dr West's Medicine Show & Junk Band CBS 202492

Many thanks to Keith King, who wrote to tell us: "The artist who wrote and sung The Eggplant That Ate Chicago was Norman Greenbaum who in 1970 made enough money to retire for life with Spirit in the Sky."

In addition to Norman Greenbaum, Dr West's Medicine Show & Junk Band consisted of Jack Carrington, gtr, vcls, percussion, Evan Engber, percussion and Bonnie Walach, gtr, vcls.

The Eggplant single reached #52 in the US Hot Hundred and the band issued an album of the same name in 1969.

Click on Allison Waddington's photo on the left, for a link to Norman Greenbaum's website.



Besides climbers that were played at the time of the broadcast of the Sunday Fab Forty, Alan kept a note of others he heard later in the week and incorporated them into his list. With fewer new releases during the Christmas and New Year period, there were no DJ picks this week

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Climbers:  
The Girl That Stood Beside Me Bobby Darin
No Fun At The Fair Bobby Goldsboro
(He's) Raining In My Sunshine Jay & the Americans
Gotta Be A First Time Riot Squad
That's My Woman Nashville Teens
Peek-A-Boo New Vaudeville Band
Seagulls Jonathan King
It Tears Me Up Percy Sledge
Can You Help Me Knickerbockers
Snoopy Vs The Red Baron Royal Guardsmen
I Don't Need Anything Sandie Shaw
Only Your Love Kenny Damon
I Remember The Feeling Barbara Lewis
Snoopy vs The Red Baron Gates Of Eden
Disc of the Week:  
98.6 Keith
Chartbuster:  
Let's Spend The Night Together/Ruby Tuesday Rolling Stones
Album of the Week:  
Cass, John, Michelle, Denny – The Mamas And The Papas Mamas & Papas

Monty's Diary
Dutch chart collector Hans Blaaubroek very kindly donated a diary to us. He says:

In the Seventies we had a Dutch chartfreak magazine named Pampus and I was one of the people who typed stencils for it and made several year charts and so on. In that time I got a notebook from someone whose name I don’t remember. He had written down all kind of charts from 1967 – Radio London, Caroline South, Radio City, Radio 270, Radio 227. The notebook has been in one of my boxes for about 30 years.

It's a great pity the chart compiler didn't include his (or her) name, but for now, we shall refer to the notebook as 'Monty's Diary' – Monty being the manufacturer's brand name. There are one or two loose sheets of paper inside the diary, one of which has turned out to be a letter dated 26th June 67. It is addressed 'Dear Peter' (which we guess must be the compiler's first name) and signed 'Roger', who lived at 36 Victoria Park, Cambridge. If Roger reads this and can identify the diary compiler's full name and where he lived, (we believe it was the Netherlands) it would be very useful. The charts are fascinating and very neatly written, with the record label noted beside each track.

Very many thanks to Hans for being kind enough to send us 'Monty's Diary' and to Fab Alan Field for checking the Fab Forty listings against our existing ones. Alan says, "The correlations between Monty's work and mine and Brian Long's are generally excellent. Plus, I think you can tell from the style and layout that his lists are as authentic and accurate as anybody's could be. The new tracks are mainly additional climbers that he must have heard played during the week. I'm quite happy to add them."

For our first updates, we have a couple of additional climbers. As we have colour-coded previous Fab Forty additions from other sources, the 'Monty' additions, which continue till June, will be in green.

Other chart information from it will be added to the Radio London site as and when possible.

(Right) An example of charts from Monty's Diary



The 'Family Forty' - an additional 40 tracks to cover the festive period, is here
The Caroline 'Countdown Sixty' chart (south ship) for this week is here

This week's Radio City 'City Sixty' on the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame is here and the site also has a Record Retailer comparison listing
for the charts broadcast on London, Caroline, City, England, 270 and Scotland, dated January 5th.

Tune in next week for another Field's Fab Forty!