It’s a freebie day! So I’m back to look at the bottom of the Silver Dollar Survey to see what happened to the #40’s at the end of each month in 1966. I had to use the next-to-last survey for December, because the one from December 30 was a partial survey. But it’s the same idea. Most of these songs I don’t remember hearing back then.
- January 28: Sonny & Cher, “What Now My Love” This spent eight weeks on the survey and ping-ponged in the 20’s until it fell off the survey on my 10th birthday.
- February 25: Bobby Goldsboro, “It’s Too Late” This song crept slowly (one position a week) up the chart until it peaked at #36, then vanished.
- March 25: Roger Williams, “Lara’s Theme (Somewhere My Love)” Peaked at #23 on April 8, then spent two more weeks on the survey and disappeared.
- April 29: Paul Peek, “Pin The Tail On The Donkey” Made just the one appearance and was gone the next week.
- May 27: Johnny Sea, “Day For Decision” The Friday before Memorial Day (which was still on May 30, which just happened to fall on a Monday in ’66), we were graced with this patriotic speech. It shot up to #9 on June 10 and promptly disappeared.
- June 24: The Del-Vetts, “Last Time Around” This early psychedelic record was on the survey this one week, then vanished. Guess it wasn’t time for psychedelic music yet.
- July 29: Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces, “Searching For My Baby” Shot up to #25 the following week, then couldn’t be found.
- August 26: The Standells, “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Always Wear White” Followup to their huge hit “Dirty Water,” and it didn’t fare as well. It was gone the following week.
- September 30: The Rolling Stones, “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?” By the time the DJ’s read the name of the song on the air, it was gone. Seems odd, but there you go.
- October 28: Barbra Streisand, “Free Again” Peaked at #24 n November 11 and had fallen off the survey two weeeks later.
- November 25: Ronnie Dove, “Cry” Jumped to #20 the following week, rose to #16 the week later, spent three weeks at #17, fell to #23 and vanished.
- December 23: Tommy Roe, “It’s Now Winter’s Day” Stayed on the survey through February 17, peaking at #15, as you might expect.
And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for April 8, 2019.