Category Archives: 1960s

Pop top 40: 9/25/60

I’m increasingly fascinated by pre-Beatles pop charts. They’re this crazy mix of R&B records (Jackie Wilson and Hank Ballard each have two songs apiece in this chart), teen idols (Connie Francis, Bobby Rydell, Paul Anka), instrumental themes (Ferrante & Teicher, … Continue reading

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Pop top 20: 7/10/65

And now for something┬ávery different: I wanted to challenge myself, as I’m not a particularly big fan of ’60s chart pop. In the last several years I’ve developed a real love for ’40s/’50s material, especially jump blues and country, but … Continue reading

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