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A Weekend In 1964

In early 1964 Beatlemania was just beginning.  The Fab Four made three appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show in February and radio was scrambling to be the first to play their latest releases.  My dad was an avid radio listener and once told me a story about an incident he heard.   The disc jockey played the Beatles number one  'I Want To Hold Your Hand' and when it was done he smashed the record on the air.  He than said "that will be the last time we ever play a Beatles record on this radio station'.  I am sure that was not true.  Many of the old timers thought the group was a passing fad.  My dad collected records in the forties and fifties.  Englands' brash young moptops did not produce his kind of music, however, he often liked  their songs.  He felt they had good melodies.  This week in 1964, The Beatles held down number one and two on the charts.  They also had songs at number 29 and number 35.  The Dave Clark Five were arriving this weekend at number 65 with a brand new song called 'Glad All Over'.  American artists had some memorable hits this weekend including:  Dawn (Go Away)-Four Seasons,  Hey Little Cobra-Rip Chords,  California Sun-Rivieras,  Forget Him-Bobby Rydell, Surfin Bird-Trashmen, and Puppy Love-Barbara Lewis.  During this weekends Those Were The Days radio show,  we will check out the Billboard Hot 100 chart from 1964 and we will be taking your requests.  Join me for trivia contests and radio fun like it should be.  We will be featuring updates on high school sports and a night of music from the fifties through the eighties on WRCO FM 100.9.


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