Some years ago Brian Long interviewed Dorothy Calvert about her time operating the offshore radio station Radio City. She let him borrow and make copies of certain documents from that period, including a large pile of the station's weekly playlists, otherwise known as the City Sixty. Brian has now very kindly passed these on to The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. They date from October 1965 to the station closedown in February 1967.
 
Radio City DJ/engineer Dick Dixon writes: “Before the City Sixty chart was compiled for us, we used to rely on the weekly chart from NME (with some slight adjustments), the pages of which can be seen pinned to the studio wall in some early pictures.”
 
These are the office copies of the charts and, as can be seen, contain the occasional mistake. We do not know if these errors were corrected before transmission. If anyone has kept a record of the charts as heard on air, we would be very interested in comparing them.

The City Sixty, 29th October - 5th November 1965


The original type-written page of the chart does not give both artist and title - just one or the other. We have attempted to fill in the gaps but, in some cases, have had to make an educated guess about which track is being referred to. If you spot any errors or can provide more information, please get in touch.
 
It was a good week for Sonny & Cher with records at numbers 9 and 38, as well as a solo track by Cher entering the chart at number 36. American songwriter P.F Sloan is also well represented - as composer of number 11, performer of number 43 and co-writer, with Steve Barri, of number 51. Bands managed by station owner Reg Calvert always did particularly well on Radio City's chart so it is no surprise to see The Fortunes at number one.


THE CITY SIXTY       Friday 29th October - Friday 5th November 1965
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1
3

Here It Comes Again
The Fortunes
2
-

Get Off Of My Cloud
The Rolling Stones
3
2

Yesterday Man
Chris Andrews
4
5

Yesterday
Matt Monro
5
1

Still I'm Sad
The Yardbirds
6
6

It's Good News Week
Hedgehoppers Anonymous
7
4

Almost There
Andy Williams
8
16

Love Is Strange
The Everly Brothers
9
19

But You're Mine
Sonny & Cher
10
-

It's My Life
The Animals
11
7

Barry McGuire
12
10

In The The Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
13
13

Some Of Your Lovin'
Dusty Springfield
14
28

The Carnival Is Over
The Seekers
15
24

I Know How It Feels To Be Loved
The Nashville Teens
16
-

Positively 4th. Street
Bob Dylan
17
23

Treat Her Right
Roy Head
18
40

Let's Hang On
The Four Seasons
19
-

1 - 2 - 3
Len Barry
20
43

Something
Georgie Fame
21
11

Make It Easy On Yourself
The Walker Brothers
22
36

Baby I'm Yours
Peter & Gordon
23
15

Hang On Sloopy
The McCoys
24
9

If You Gotta Go, Go Now
Manfred Mann
25
-

My Generation
The Who
26
29

Until It's Time For You To Go
The Four Pennies
27
27

Shame And Scandal In The Family
Lance Percival
28
12

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Silkie
29
33

I Love You, Yes I Do
The Merseybeats
30
-

Yesterday
Marianne Faithfull
31
8

Message Understood
Sandie Shaw
32
17

Crazy 'Bout My Baby
The Swinging Blue Jeans
33
34

I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Tony Bennett
34
-

In The Chapel In The Moonlight
The Bachelors
35
-

Tell Me Like It Is
Lulu
36
-

Where Do You Go
Cher
37
25

Whatcha Gonna Do About It
The Small Faces
38
45

The Letter
Sonny & Cher
39
-

I'm Gonna Take You There
Dave Berry
40
-

Wind Me Up (Let Me Go)
Cliff Richard
41
48

Someone To Turn To
Jimmy Young
42
-

Our Love Is Slipping Away
The Ivy League
43
-

Sins Of The Family
P.F Sloan
44
-

Walk Hand In Hand
Gerry & The Pacemakers
45
50

Ride Your Pony
Lee Dorsey
46
-

I'm Comin' Through
Sounds Incorporated
47
20

Baby Don't Go
Sonny & Cher
48
58

I Don't Need That Kind Of Lovin'
Adam Faith
49
38

A Million Miles From Nowhere
Val Doonican
50
-

Everyday
The Moody Blues
51
-

The Sh-Down Down Song
The Ginger Snaps
52
32
*
Do You Believe In Magic
The Lovin' Spoonful or The Pack?
53
14

She Needs Love
Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
54
18

That Means A Lot
P.J Proby
55
37
**
Kwyet Kinks E.P.
The Kinks
56
22

When I Get Home
The Searchers
57
26

Kansas City Star
Roger Miller
58
30

Bless You
Peter London
59
38

Down In The Boondocks
Billy Joe Royal
60
31

Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
James Brown





* Did Radio City play the original American version of “Do You Believe In Magic” by The Lovin' Spoonful or the British cover by The Pack? Dick Dixon says: “As far as I can remember The Lovin' Spoonful's was the version we played on City.”
 
** The tracks on the “Kwyet Kinks” EP were “Wait Till The Summer Comes Along”, “Such A Shame”, “A Well Respected Man” and “Don't You Fret”.


Our thanks to Brian Long.
 
The Radio London ‘Fab 40’ and Caroline South ‘Sounds Of 65’ chart for this week can be found on the Radio London website.
 
The links from the songs on this page lead to the Amazon MP3 Store where you can hear short audio clips of the tracks and customers in the UK can buy downloads. Please see this note.
 
There are a number of other offshore charts listed on The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. Full details here.
 
Next week's City Sixty is here.
 
Last week's City Sixty is here.


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