All the records we played on Super67 Radio in the early '60s felt good on the ears. I personally tested each one to be sure.
Whose Favorite Forty records for the week ending December 7, 1963 were these? Dave Desmond and I "surveyed" each other. Any similarity between our Favorite 40 and WDRC's Swingin' 60 or the Cash Box Top 40 was purely coincidental!
(More 1963 Favorite 40 Music Videos below)
Georgia Nikola (aka Georgia Onyourmind), who did some modeling while at UConn and gained national recognition in 1963 magazine ads as The ExLax Girl, was featured on the record sleeve photo of the WHUSeys' (Robert J, Win Heimer, John Babina, and Jeff Tellis) one and only record. I don't think that the record made into even the Favorite 400, probably because of a bad choice for a group name and/or a song name. Our lack of talent had nothing to do with it.
WHUS FAVORITE FORTY LISTS
These are some of the records we played on Super67 Radio in 1963. How many do you remember? How many would you rather forget?
Week of September 30, 1963
1 Talk To Me--Sunny
2 Cry To Me--Betty Harris
4 Be My Baby--Ronettes
5 The Monkey Time--Major Lance
6 Blue Velvet--Bobby Vinton
7 Part Time Love--Little Johnny Taylor
8 A Love So Fine--Chiffons
9 Heat Wave--Martha & Vandellas
10 It Won't Be This Way Always--King Pins
11 Cry Baby--Garnet Mims
12 Straighten Up Your Heart--Barbara Lewis
13 Donna The Prima Donna--Dion
14 I Wonder What She's Doin Tonite--Barry & The Tammerlanes
15 Little Deuce Coupe/Surfer Girl--Beach Boys
16 Sally Go Round The Roses--Jaynets
17 Bust Out--Busters
18 My Boyfriend's Back--Angels
19 A Walkin Miracle--Essex
20 I Can't Stay Mad At You--Skeeter Davis
21 That Sunday, That Summer--Nat King Cole
22 Only In America--Jay & The Americans
23 Blue Bayou--Roy Orbison
24 Let's Make Love Tonite--Bobby Rydell
25 Workout Stevie Workout--Little Stevie Wonder
26 Fools Rush In--Rick Nelson
27 Betty In Bermudas--Dovells
28 Misty--Lloyd Price
29 Deep Purple--Stevens & Tempo
30 Guitars, Guitars, Guitars--Al Casey
31 Treat My Baby Good--Bobby Darin
32 Honolulu Lulu--Jan & Dean
33 When The Boys Are Happy--Four Pennies
34 Then He Kissed Me--Crystals
35 He's Mine--Alice Wonderland
36 Sugar Shack--Jimmy Gilmer
37 Hey Girl--Freddie Scott
38 What Does A Girl Do--Shirelles
39 Love At First Sight--Crayons
40 Busted--Ray Charles
Hit records that we played often in1962 1963 1964
The WHUS "Favorite Forty on Super67 Radio" lists for every week in 1962, 1963, and 1964. The lists are actually from WABC Music Radio 77 in New York, but they always used our "Favorite 40" Survey to prepare theirs anyway:1962 1963 1964
One of Phil Spector's early efforts. Never on the Favorite Forty List but a great group name.
The Records I Played On The Afternoon Soiree
Click on a title to play the .mp3 file now. If you want to download the song to listen to it offline whenever you have the urge or put it on your mp3 player, right click on the title then left click on "Save Target As".
The Supremes first recordings are released.
James Brown records his famous Live At the Apollo album
Surf music rules the airwaves
Little Stevie Wonder recorded his first #1 hit, "Fingertips – Pt. 2,"
50s & 60s Rock: The birth of rock and roll in the 50s and its evolution during the 60s, as demonstated by the legendary artists that changed our culture and the world.
60s Pop: An exciting mix of pop music from the 1960s, the decade of change: Beatles and Brits, surf sounds, the top singers and songs, hot soul and great harmonies.
Listen to both on radioio.com
WHUS ANCIENT ARCHIVES SHOWS (& OTHER COOL STUFF)
Rockin' Russ Ginns has converted 1962 and 1972 Ancient Archives Show tapes and early 60s WHUS station promos to CDs & .mp3 files. Visit the WHUS Ancient Archives for show playlists. Thanks to WHUS alumnus Terry King, who has allowed us to use some of his website space, you can listen to some of the files now. Click on a description below to play the .mp3 file. If you want to download the file to listen to it offline whenever you have the urge, right click on the description then left click on "Save Target As".
Other Audio Files
Les Morrell's Ancient Archives Club theme song
WHUS Memories Museum RealPlayer Audio Files
(Download a free RealPlayer at www.real.com)Listen to Rockin' Russ's WHUS Ancient Archives theme song Purple Wail
Listen to the 1961 STOP Marathon classic excerpt of Percy and Ed on Campus
THE GOLDEN AGE OF NEW YORK CITY RADIO
We’ve tracked down a great 15 minute montage of airchecks from New York radio stations in the 1950s and 1960s and you can hear it right here in the WHUS Memories Museum.
This montage shows why radio isn't fun any more. No personality, all 'canned', voice-tracked, sterile pap at best, trash at worst. Nothing 'local'. We no longer have "On Air Personalities". The montage was put together by Peter Mokover, who still has the original master tape of it and all of the original airchecks the various segments came from (except for Alan Freed and Murray The K which came from some record albums).