Swinging Radio England Fun 50, 8th October 1966

Another SRE chart provided by Terje Isberg. As previously mentioned, he was a big fan of Johnnie Walker's and would often record his late night shows to listen to the following day. Fortunately for us he has kept them. Terje writes: “I moved to Japan from Sweden at the beginning of December last year. Well, here I am sitting and waiting until my house is ready to move into. So I listened through three tapes of The Johnnie Walker Fiasco (on Swinging Radio England) from (the early hours of) 10th, 11th and 13th October 1966 and tried to patch together a Fun 50 list. Now, a couple of days later, I have managed to produce an almost complete list.” Unfortunately Johnnie occasionally gives conflicting information, as can be seen from the notes below.
 
Terje has also sent us a partial chart for 25th September (see here) and contributed more information for the Fun 50 of 17th September. Our grateful thanks to Terje for his hard work. Good luck in your new home.

SWINGING RADIO ENGLAND FUN 50
8th October 1966
number

(notes)


1


I Can't Control Myself
The Troggs
2


Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The Shadow
The Rolling Stones
3


Reach Out I'll Be There
The Four Tops
4


Lady Godiva
Peter & Gordon
5


I've Got You Under My Skin
The Four Seasons
6

(i)
All Strung Out
Nino Tempo & April Stevens
7

(ii)
Sunny
Georgie Fame / Cher / Bobby Hebb
8


Dear Mrs. Applebee
David Garrick
9


Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
The Temptations
10


Another Tear Falls
The Walker Brothers
11


Have You Ever Loved Somebody
The Searchers
12


96 Tears
? & The Mysterians
13


Is It Really Worth Your While
The Fortunes
14

(iii)
Winchester Cathedral
The New Vaudeville Band
15


Bend It
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
16


No Milk Today
Herman's Hermits
17


If I Were A Carpenter
Bobby Darin
18


Stop, Stop, Stop
The Hollies
19


Who Am I
Petula Clark
20




21


There Will Never Be Another You
Chris Montez
22


I'm A Boy
The Who
23


Little Man
Sonny & Cher
24


What A Wonderful Feeling
Lulu
25


When I Come Home
The Spencer Davis Group
26


Born A Woman
Sandy Posey
27


You Can't Hurry Love
The Supremes
28


Cherry Cherry
Neil Diamond
29


Just Walk In My Shoes
Gladys Knight & the Pips
30


Wrapping Paper
Cream
31


Walk With Me
The Seekers
32




33


Little Darling (I Need You)
Marvin Gaye
34


Baby Toys
The Toys
35

or
(iv)
Magic Rocking Horse
She Drives Me Out Of My Mind
Pinkerton's Colours
The Swingin' Medallions
36

(v)
Que Sera Sera
Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band
37


What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
Jimmy Ruffin
38


In Our Time
Nancy Sinatra
39


You're Ready Now
Frankie Valli
40


Everything I Touch Turns To Tears
Brian Poole
41


Two At A Time
Neil Christian
42




43


Ain't Love Good, Ain't Love Proud
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds
44


This Is My House (But Nobody Calls)
The Moody Blues
45

(vi)
Happy New Year
Beverley
46


B-A-B-Y
Carla Thomas
47


I Love My Dog
Cat Stevens
48

(vii)
High Time
Paul Jones
49


Gonna Fix You Good (Every Time You're Bad)
Little Anthony & the Imperials
50






NOTES
 
i) Johnnie played this on the 11th. Listening to SRE's distant signal in Sweden, Terje thought he said it was number 7 or number 9 in the chart but, according to the positions Johnnie gave for other records he played, it couldn't have been either. Terje doesn't have anything for number 6 so has placed the track there for now. Can anyone confirm its position?
 
ii) Johnnie played the Georgie Fame version of Sunny on the 13th, the Cher one on the other two nights. We think the original by Bobby Hebb also shared the chart position.
 
iii) Johnnie identified this track as number 14 in the shows of the 10th and 13th but number 19 on the show from the 11th.
 
iv) On the shows of 10th and 11th, Johnnie said that Pinkerton's Colours were at number 35 but, on the 11th, he also said that The Swingin' Medallions were in that position.
 
v) On the shows of 10th and 11th Johnnie said that Geno Washington was at number 36, but on the 13th he said he was at number 19.
 
vi) See press cutting below.
 
vii) On the show of the 10th Johnnie said Paul Jones was at number 48. On the 13th, he said he was at number 40.



Many thanks to Terje Isberg for this chart. Can anyone fill in the blanks?
 
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.
 
Radio City's City Sixty for this week can be found here.
 
The Radio London Fab 40 and Caroline South Countdown Of Sound can be found on the Radio London website.
 
There are a number of other offshore charts listed on The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. Full details here.
 
We don't have last week's chart. The one from two weeks ago is here. Next week's is here.


Beverley

A full page of the first issue of ‘Beat Wave’ was devoted to Beverley, the singer at number 45 on the Fun 50. Despite being playlisted on Radio London, Radio Caroline and Radio City, as well as Radio England - and possibly other stations too - the record made no impression on the UK sales charts. Written by Randy Newman and produced by Denny Cordell, it was the first single released on Decca's ‘progressive’ Deram label. You can hear it on YouTube. Beverley later enjoyed success under her married name of Beverley Martyn.

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