The Friday 5×2: KSVN (730 AM, Ogden UT) On This Date in 1968

Let’s make another visit to The Beehive State and KSVN, “K-730 Radio” in Ogden, Utah. It had a sister station, KSXX (“K-630”) in Salt Lake City, and they were a powerhouse in the Top 40 market until KCPX became the lead Top 40 station in the area. KSXX went all-news in 1965 (before it was cool to do so), while KSVN went to a Regional Mexican format in 1989. Anyway, you know the drill…

  • #10. Gene & Debbe, “Playboy” Wikipedia tells us “Gene and Debbe were an American pseudo-pop/country duo hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, United States.” This reached #17 nationally, and this is the first I’ve heard of it.
  • #9. The Hollies, “Jennifer Eccles” The Hollies had little chart success in the US between “Carrie Anne” in 1967 and “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” in 1969. This was a Top 10 hit in England, Austria, Canada and a few other countries, but only reached #40 here. Another new one on me.
  • #8. The Troggs, “Love Is All Around” The band formerly known as The Troglodytes reached #7 in the US with this, their second (“Wild Thing” was the first) and last Top 10 hit here.
  • #7. Diana Ross & The Supremes, “Forever Came Today” Only reached #28 nationally, and I really can’t say I remember it.
  • #6. The Four Seasons, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” This is a new one on me. It only reached #28 nationally, which might explain that.
  • #5. The Beatles, “Lady Madonna” Until 1969’s Hey Jude, this was never released on an album, yet still managed to reach #1 in the US and most of the rest of the world.
  • #4. Otis Redding, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” Really Otis’s last hit before his untimely death (yet another victim of a plane crash), it was his only #1 hit and the first posthumous hit ever.
  • #3. Four Jacks & A Jill, “Master Jack” As I said a couple of weeks ago, “There’s something almost Karen Carpenter-eqsue about Glenys Lynne. At least I think so. Nationally it reached #18 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.”
  • #2. Roosters, “Love Machine” All I can find about The Roosters is that they were the house band at Bob Eubanks’s “Cinnamon Cinder” nightclub in San Diego. There were apparently a number of “Cinnamon Cinder” clubs in California. Again, new to me.
  • #1. Hugo Montenegro, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” Hugo is best known for his interpretations of theme songs from “spaghetti Westerns.” This was his most memorable, from Enrico Morricone’s 1966 film starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef.

ARSA’s page with this week’s survey shows an image of a clipping from The Deseret News showing this survey and the national survey from Billboard. I include it here because it’s almost totally different than this.

That’s The Friday 5×2 for April 12, 2019.

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