This week’s edition of “Uncommon Oldies” takes us to radio station WOKY 920 AM, March 1966, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Liverpool Set’s name showed that they were obviously influenced by the Great Britain Merseybeat sound. One of the members was from Newark, England, but the others were from Toronto, Canada. Their first single took them into the Canadian Top 20.
This week’s tune takes us to radio station WTMA 1250 AM in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Kinks hailed from London, England. In their early days they were called The Ravens, playing a combination of R&B and rock ‘n’ roll. A self-produced demo tape was sent to record producer Shel Talmy who helped them land a contract with Pye Records in 1964. Their first six records hit the Top 40 charts in 1964 and 1965.
This song, the B-side of their #6 national hit “Tired Of Waiting For You” was later covered by The Pussywillows and The Plimsouls, and came from their second studio album, Kinda Kinks
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This week’s tune takes us to the last week in May, 1966, to radio station KBLA 1500 A.M., in Burbank, California.
The Dave Clark Five were formed in Tottenham, England. Between the years of 1964 and 1967, they had 17 Top 40 hits. 8 of their songs made it to the top 10. They made 18 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, and supposedly sang this song during one of their appearances. The song was co-written by Dave Clark and Mike Smith. It stayed on the Billboard charts for seven weeks and eventually peaked at #28, even though I don’t remember hearing this song in my area of Los Angeles.