The Hits of 1970

Simon & Garfunkel

And Happy Chinese New Year, too!

This was where I finally diverged from the AM radio dial.  From this point on, it was FM radio, reading record catalogues and imagining what all the weird music there must be in the world.

1   Simon and Garfunkel                                           Bridge Over Troubled Water

2   Carpenters                                                          (They Long To Be) Close To You

3   Guess Who                                                         American Woman / No Sugar Tonight

4   B.J. Thomas                                                        Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

5   Edwin Starr                                                         War

6   Diana Ross                                                          Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

7   Jackson 5                                                            I’ll Be There

8   Rare Earth                                                           Get Ready

9   Beatles                                                                Let It Be

10 Freda Payne                                                        Band Of Gold

11 Three Dog Night                                                  Mama Told Me (Not To Come)

12 Ray Stevens                                                        Everything Is Beautiful

13 Bread                                                                  Make It With You

14 Vanity Fare                                                         Hitchin’ A Ride

15 Jackson 5                                                            ABC

16 Jackson 5                                                            The Love You Save

17 Neil Diamond                                                      Cracklin’ Rose

18 Dawn                                                                  Candida

19 Sly and The Family Stone                                    Thank You (Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Again)

20 Eric Burdon and War                                           Spill The Wine

21 Five Stairsteps                                                     O-o-h Child

22 Norman Greenbaum                                            Spirit In The Sky

23 Melanie and The Edwin Hawkins Singers             Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)

24 Temptations                                                         Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)

25 Moments                                                             Love On A Two Way Street

26 Free                                                                    All Right Now

27 Poppy Family                                                      Which Way You Goin’ Billy?

28 Jackson 5                                                            I Want You Back

29 Bobby Sherman                                                   Julie, Do Ya Love Me

30 Sugarloaf                                                             Green-Eyed Lady

31 Stevie Wonder                                                    Signed Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)

32 Blues Image                                                         Ride Captain Ride

33 Shocking Blue                                                     Venus

34 John Lennon                                                        Instant Karma (We All Shine On)

35 Clarence Carter                                                   Patches

36 Creedence Clearwater Revival                             Lookin’ Out My Back Door / Long As I Can See The Light

37 Brook Benton                                                      Rainy Night In Georgia

38 Kenny Rogers and The First Edition                     Something’s Burning

39 Chairmen Of The Board                                      Give Me Just A Little More Time

40 Edison Lighthouse                                                Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

41 Beatles                                                                The Long And Winding Road / For You Blue

42 Anne Murray                                                       Snowbird

43 Marmalade                                                          Reflections Of My Life

44 Eddie Holman                                                      Hey There Lonely Girl

45 Jaggerz                                                                The Rapper

46 Hollies                                                                 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

47 Alive and Kicking                                                Tighter, Tighter

48 Badfinger                                                             Come And Get It

49 Simon and Garfunkel                                           Cecelia

50 Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band   Love Land

The Hits of 1969

Three Dog Night

Yes, I was still listening to the AM radio.  But many of these songs mean something to me.  It was also the end of primary school for me – next year, I would be in Junior High School!

1   Archies                                                Sugar, Sugar

2   Fifth Dimension                                    Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In

3   Temptations                                         I Can’t Get Next To You

4   Rolling Stones                                      Honky Tonk Women

5   Sly and The Family Stone                     Everyday People

6   Tommy Roe                                         Dizzy

7   Sly and The Family Stone                     Hot Fun In The Summertime

8   Tom Jones                                           I’ll Never Fall In Love Again

9   Foundations                                         Build Me Up Buttercup

10 Tommy James and The Shondells         Crimson And Clover

11 Three Dog Night                                  One

12 Tommy James and The Shondells         Crystal Blue Persuasion

13 Cowsills                                               Hair

14 Marvin Gaye                                        Too Busy Thinking About My Baby

15 Henry Mancini and His Orch.               Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet

16 Youngbloods                                       Get Together

17 Friends Of Distinction                          Grazin’ In The Grass

18 Elvis Presley                                        Suspicious Minds

19 Creedence Clearwater Revival             Proud Mary

20 Jr. Walker and The All Stars                What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)

21 Isley Brothers                                      It’s Your Thing

22 Neil Diamond                                      Sweet Caroline

23 Oliver                                                  Jean

24 Creedence Clearwater Revival             Bad Moon Rising

25 Beatles                                                Get Back

26 Zager and Evans                                  In The Year 2525

27 Blood, Sweat and Tears                       Spinning Wheel

28 Andy Kim                                            Baby, I Love You

29 Friends Of Distinction                          Going In Circles

30 Lettermen                                            Hurt So Bad

31 Creedence Clearwater Revival             Green River

32 Stevie Wonder                                     My Cherie Amour

33 Three Dog Night                                  Easy To Be Hard

34 Smith                                                   Baby It’s You

35 Elvis Presley                                        In The Ghetto

36 Johnny Cash                                        A Boy Named Sue

37 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles    Baby, Baby Don’t Cry

38 Jerry Butler                                          Only The Strong Survive

39 Zombies                                              Time Of The Season

40 Fifth Dimension                                    Wedding Bell Blues

41 Bobby Sherman                                   Little Woman

42 Mercy                                                 Love (Can Make You Happy)

43 Oliver                                                  Good Morning Starshine

44 Guess Who                                          These Eyes

45 Blood, Sweat and Tears                       You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

46 Jackie DeShannon                               Put A Little Love In Your Heart

47 Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band         Do Your Thing

48 Grass Roots                                         I’d Wait A Million Years

49 Doors                                                  Touch Me

50 Spiral Starecase                                   More Today Than Yesterday

51 Sammy Davis Jr.                                  I’ve Gotta Be Me

52 Bob Dylan                                           Lay Lady Lay

53 Donovan                                              Atlantis

The Hits of 1968

Arthur Brown

Probably the apex of my AM radio listening.  I tried to know what everything was, or at least think I thought so!  I turned 10 years old in 1968, and found a $10 bill on the ground – at Disneyland!

1   Beatles                                            Hey Jude

2   Paul Mauriat                                    Love Is Blue

3   Bobby Goldsboro                            Honey

4   Otis Redding                                   (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

5   Rascals                                            People Got To Be Free

6   Cream                                             Sunshine Of Your Love

7   Herb Alpert                                     This Guy’s In Love With You

8   Hugo Montenegro                           The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

9   Simon and Garfunkel                       Mrs. Robinson

10 Archie Bell and The Drells               Tighten Up

11 Jeannie C. Riley                               Harper Valley P.T.A.

12 O.C. Smith                                      Little Green Apples

13 Tommy James and The Shondells     Mony, Mony

14 Doors                                              Hello, I Love You

15 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap    Young Girl

16 Box Tops                                        Cry Like A Baby

17 Fifth Dimension                                Stoned Soul Picnic

18 Hugh Masekela                               Grazing In The Grass

19 Grass Roots                                    Midnight Confessions

20 Sly and The Family Stone                Dance To The Music

21 Cliff Nobles and Co.                        The Horse

22 Temptations                                     I Wish It Would Rain

23 Delfonics                                         La-La Means I Love You

24 Vogues                                            Turn Around, Look At Me

25 John Fred and His Playboy Band     Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)

26 Classics IV                                      Spooky

27 Diana Ross and The Supremes         Love Child

28 Merrilee Rush                                  Angel Of The Morning

29 Georgie Fame                                  The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde

30 Mary Hopkin                                   Those Were The Days

31 Steppenwolf                                    Born To Be Wild

32 Intruders                                          Cowboys To Girls

33 1910 Fruitgum Company                 Simon Says

34 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap    Lady Willpower

35 Rascals                                            A Beautiful Morning

36 Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66          The Look Of Love

37 Johnny Nash                                    Hold Me Tight

38 Ohio Express                                   Yummy, Yummy, Yummy

39 Crazy World Of Arthur Brown        Fire

40 Troggs                                             Love Is All Around

41 Gene and Debbe                             Playboy

42 Dionne Warwick                             (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls

43 Mason Williams                               Classical Gas

44 Clarence Carter                               Slip Away

45 O’Kaysions                                     Girl Watcher

46 Aretha Franklin                                (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone

47 Lemon Pipers                                  Green Tambourine

48 1910 Fruitgum Company                 1, 2, 3, Red Light

49 Friend and Lover                             Reach Out Of The Darkness

50 Rolling Stones                                  Jumpin’ Jack Flash

The Hits of 1967

The Boxtops

Gorgeous hit records on the AM radio.  I will never forget hearing the Jimi Hendrix Experience on the AM radio – “Foxy Lady” – and thinking:  “Now that’s more like it!”.

Special thanks today to Warren Bowman for helping me figure out how to hook up a Blu-ray player to an amplifier and set the amplifier correctly to get 5.1 audio.  Couldn’t have done it without his help!

1   Lulu                                                 To Sir With Love

2   Box Tops                                        The Letter

3   Bobby Gentry                                  Ode To Billie Joe

4   Association                                      Windy

5   Monkees                                         I’m A Believer

6   Doors                                              Light My Fire

7   Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra      Somethin’ Stupid

8   Turtles                                             Happy Together

9   Young Rascals                                 Groovin’

10 Frankie Valli                                    Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

11 Music Explosion                              Little Bit O’ Soul

12 Tommy James and The Shondells     I Think We’re Alone Now

13 Aretha Franklin                                Respect

14 Stevie Wonder                                I Was Made To Love Her

15 Bobby Vee and The Strangers         Come Back When You Grow Up

16 Buckinghams                                   Kind Of A Drag

17 Arthur Conley                                  Sweet Soul Music

18 Soul Survivors                                 Expressway To Your Heart

19 Sam and Dave                                 Soul Man

20 Association                                      Never My Love

21 Jay and The Techniques                   Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

22 Every Mothers’ Son                         Come On Down To My Boat

23 Strawberry Alarm Clock                  Incense And Peppermints

24 Rolling Stones                                  Ruby Tuesday

25 Vicki Carr                                       It Must Be Him

26 Brenton Wood                                Gimme Little Sign

27 Buffalo Springfield                           For What It’s Worth

28 Supremes                                        Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone

29 Supremes                                        The Happening

30 Beatles                                            All You Need Is Love

31 Engelbert Humperdinck                   Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)

32 Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell       Your Precious Love

33 Jefferson Airplane                            Somebody To Love

34 Esquires                                          Get On Up

35 Van Morrison                                  Brown Eyed Girl

36 Martha and The Vandella                 Jimmy Mack

37 Happenings                                     I Got Rhythm

38 Procol Harum                                  A Whiter Shade Of Pale

39 Buckinghams                                   Don’t You Care

40 Casinos                                           Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

41 Diana Ross and The Supremes         Reflections

42 Hollies                                             On A Carousel

43 Bobby Vinton                                  Please Love Me Forever

44 Dionne Warwick                             Alfie

45 Tremeloes                                       Silence Is Golden

46 Ed Ames                                         My Cup Runneth Over

47 Fifth Dimension                                Up, Up And Away

48 Scott Mckenzie                               San Francisco (If You’re Going To)

49 Cowsills                                          The Rain, The Park And Other Things

50 Herman’s Hermits                            There’s A Kind Of Hush

The Hits of 1966

Daydream

Happy birthday Ross Bagdasarian = David Seville (creator of Alvin & The Chipmunks) (1919, Fresno, CA).  Happy birthday Kevin Coyne of Siren (1944, Derby, England).

 

I turned 8 years of age in 1966.  Records didn’t have to be great for me to enjoy them.  There are things on today’s list I wouldn’t give you 5 cents for; other things make up the core of my collection!

 

1   Sgt. Barry Sadler                             The Ballad Of The Green Berets

2   Association                                     Cherish

3   Righteous Brothers                          (You’re My) Soul And Inspiration

4   Four Tops                                       Reach Out I’ll Be There

5   ? and The Mysterians                      96 Tears

6   Monkees                                         Last Train To Clarksville

7   Mama’s and The Papa’s                   Monday, Monday

8   Supremes                                        You Can’t Hurry Love

9   Johnny Rivers                                  Poor Side Of Town

10 Mama’s and The Papa’s                   California Dreamin’

11 Lovin’ Spoonful                               Summer In The City

12 Roger Williams                                Born Free

13 Nancy Sinatra                                 These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

14 Jimmy Ruffin                                    What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted

15 Frank Sinatra                                  Strangers In The Night

16 Beatles                                            We Can Work It Out

17 Young Rascals                                Good Lovin’

18 New Vaudeville Band                      Winchester Cathedral

19 Tommy James and The Shondells    Hanky Panky

20 Percy Sledge                                   When A Man Loves A Woman

21 Rolling Stones                                 Paint It Black

22 Petula Clark                                    My Love

23 Lou Christie                                    Lightnin’ Strikes

24 Troggs                                            Wild Thing

25 Paul Revere and The Raiders           Kicks

26 Donovan                                         Sunshine Superman

27 Bobby Hebb                                   Sunny

28 Beatles                                            Paperback Writer

29 Happenings                                     See You In September

30 Supremes                                        You Keep Me Hangin’ On

31 Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs    Lil’ Red Riding Hood

32 Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels           Devil With A Blue Dress On / Good Golly Miss Molly (Medley)

33 Beach Boys                                     Good Vibrations

34 Mindbenders                                   A Groovy Kind Of Love

35 Dusty Springfield                             You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me

36 The Capitols                                    Cool Jerk

37 Sandy Posey                                   Born A Woman

38 Cyrkle                                             Red Rubber Ball

39 Carla Thomas                                  B-A-B-Y

40 Left Banke                                      Walk Away Renee

41 Lovin’ Spoonful                               Daydream

42 Outsiders                                        Time Won’t Let Me

43 Tommy Roe                                    Hooray For Hazel

44 Tommy Roe                                    Sweet Pea

45 Hollies                                             Bus Stop

46 James and Bobby Purify                  I’m Your Puppet

47 B.J. Thomas and The Triumphs        I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

48 Temptations                                    Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

49 Standells                                         Dirty Water

50 Bob Lind                                         Elusive Butterfly

Procol Harum

Quite Rightly So

I was recently sent some Procol Harum material by a good friend in Amsterdam.  My life is almost complete now!

PROCOL HARUM – PROCOL HARUM, STATESIDE NL LP with “Homburg”

PROCOL HARUM – A SALTY DOG, REGAL ZONOPHONE UK LP

PROCOL HARUM – A WHITER SHADE OF PALE, NL / DE / FR DERAM 7″ W/PS orignals!

PROCOL HARUM – QUITE RIGHTLY SO, STATESIDE NL 7″ W/PS

A Whiter Shade of Pale

The Hits of 1965

 

Happy birthday Robin Zander of Cheap Trick (1952, Loves Park, IL).

The radio remained on in our house.  I remember 100% of these.  Right around this time, I asked for “Something New” by The Beatles – when we were in a grocery store, and my mom went for it.  My sister named her goldfish Wooly Bully, too.

1   Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs            Wooly Bully

2   Four Tops                                               I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)

3   Rolling Stones                                         (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

4   We Five                                                  You Were On My Mind

5   Righteous Brothers                                  You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’

6   Petula Clark                                            Downtown

7   Beatles                                                    Help!

8   Herman’s Hermits                                    Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat

9   Elvis Presley                                            Crying In The Chapel

10 Temptations                                            My Girl

11 Beach Boys                                             Help Me, Rhonda

12 Roger Miller                                            King Of The Road

13 Jewel Aikens                                           The Birds And The Bees

14 Mel Carter                                              Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

15 Jr. Walker and The All Stars                    Shotgun

16 Sonny and Cher                                      I Got You Babe

17 Gary Lewis and The Playboys                 This Diamond Ring

18 Ramsey Lewis Trio                                  The “In” Crowd

19 Herman’s Hermits                                    Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter

20 Supremes                                                Stop! In The Name Of Love

21 Righteous Brothers                                  Unchained Melody

22 Herman’s Hermits                                    Silhouettes

23 Seekers                                                   I’ll Never Find Another You

24 Jay and The Americans                            Cara, Mia

25 Byrds                                                      Mr. Tambourine Man

26 Sounds Orchestral                                   Cast Your Fate To The Wind

27 Barbara Mason                                       Yes, I’m Ready

28 Tom Jones                                              What’s New Pussycat?

29 Barry McGuire                                        Eve Of Destruction

30 McCoys                                                  Hang On Sloopy

31 Beatles                                                    Ticket To Ride

32 Bert Kaempfert and His Orch.                 Red Roses For A Blue Lady

33 James Brown and The Famous Flames    Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

34 Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders     Game Of Love

35 Shirley Ellis                                              The Name Game

36 Petula Clark                                            I Know A Place

37 Supremes                                                Back In My Arms Again

38 Barbara Lewis                                         Baby I’m Yours

39 Kingsmen                                                The Jolly Green Giant

40 Patti Page                                                Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte

41 Bob Dylan                                               Like A Rolling Stone

42 Freddie and The Dreamers                      I’m Telling You Now

43 Gerry and The Pacemakers                     Ferry Cross The Mersey

44 Righteous Brothers                                  Just Once In My Life

45 Johnny Rivers                                          Seventh Son

46 Herman’s Hermits                                    I’m Henry VIII, I Am

47 Horst Jankowski                                     A Walk In The Black Forest

48 Yardbirds                                                For Your Love

49 Beach Boys                                             California Girls

50 Moody Blues                                          Go Now

The Hits of 1964

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Hits of 1964

Beatlemania did, in fact, consume my home – and countless others – but we had the radio on – which did, in fact, play records other than The Beatles.  I was becoming more aware of popular music by 1964, but I had yet to motivate my initial purchase.  Joe Meek produced #31!

1   Beatles                                             I Want To Hold Your Hand

2   Beatles                                             She Loves You

3   Louis Armstrong                               Hello, Dolly!

4   Roy Orbison                                     Oh, Pretty Woman

5   Beach Boys                                      I Get Around

6   Dean Martin                                     Everybody Loves Somebody

7   Mary Wells                                       My Guy

8   Gale Garnett                                     We’ll Sing In The Sunshine

9   J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers    Last Kiss

10 Supremes                                         Where Did Our Love Go

11 Barbara Streisand                             People

12 Al Hirt                                              Java

13 Beatles                                             A Hard Day’s Night

14 Beatles                                             Love Me Do

15 Manfred Mann                                  Do Wah Diddy Diddy

16 Beatles                                             Please Please Me

17 Martha and The Vandellas                Dancing In The Street

18 Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas       Little Children

19 Ray Charles Singers                          Love Me With All Your Heart

20 Drifters                                             Under The Boardwalk

21 Dixie Cups                                        Chapel Of Love

22 Terry Stafford                                   Suspicion

23 Dave Clark Five                               Glad All Over

24 Four Seasons                                    Rag Doll

25 Four Seasons                                    Dawn (Go Away)

26 Newbeats                                         Bread And Butter

27 Gene Pitney                                      It Hurts To Be In Love

28 Jan and Dean                                    Dead Man’s Curve

29 Jay and The Americans                     Come A Little Bit Closer

30 Peter and Gordon                             A World Without Love

31 Honeycombs                                    Have I The Right?

32 Serendipity Singers                           Don’t Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)

33 Supremes                                         Baby Love

34 Betty Everett and Jerry Butler            Let It Be Me

35 Dusty Springfield                               Wishin’ And Hopin’

36 Lesley Gore                                      You Don’t Own Me

37 Dionne Warwick                               Walk On By

38 Animals                                            The House Of The Rising Sun

39 Ronny and The Daytona                    G.T.O.

40 Beatles                                             Twist And Shout

41 Johnny Rivers                                   Memphis

42 Danny Williams                                 White On White

43 Rip Chords                                       Hey Little Cobra

44 Betty Everett                                     The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)

45 Dave Clark Five                               Bits And Pieces

46 Millie Small                                       My Boy Lollipop

47 Major Lance                                     Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um

48 Jan and Dean                                    The Little Old Lady

49 Gerry and The Pacemakers               Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying

50 Chad and Jeremy                              A Summer Song

The Hits of 1963

Kyu Sakamoto

The Hits of 1963

I lived in a house with 3 other siblings.  The radio was always on.  Because of my age in 1963 (I turned 5 years old) – I was not yet collecting records – but I remember all of these records…and I even like some of them!

1   Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs      Sugar Shack

2   Beach Boys                                   Surfin’ U.S.A.

3   Skeeter Davis                                The End Of The World

4   Cascades                                      Rhythm Of The Rain

5   Chiffons                                         He’s So Fine

6   Bobby Vinton                                Blue Velvet

7   Paul and Paula                               Hey Paula

8   Little Stevie Wonder                      Fingertips II

9   Village Stompers                           Washington Square

10 Impressions                                   It’s All Right

11 Andy Williams                               Can’t Get Used To Losing You

12 Angels                                           My Boyfriend’s Back

13 Kyu Sakamoto                              Sukiyaki

14 Lesley Gore                                   She’s A Fool

15 Tymes                                           So Much In Love

16 Peter, Paul and Mary                     Puff (The Magic Dragon)

17 Peter, Paul and Mary                     Blowin’ In The Wind

18 Dale and Grace                             I’m Leaving It Up To You

19 Nino Tempo and April Stevens      Deep Purple

20 The Surfaris                                   Wipe Out

21 Al Martino                                     I Love You Because

22 Rebels                                           Wild Weekend

23 Bobby Darin                                  You’re The Reason I’m Living

24 Four Seasons                                Walk Like A Man

25 Inez Foxx                                      Mockingbird

26 Little Peggy March                        I Will Follow Him

27 Chantays                                       Pipeline

28 Jan and Dean                                 Surf City

29 Lesley Gore                                   It’s My Party

30 Eydie Gorme                                 Blame It On The Bossa Nova

31 Dovells                                          You Can’t Sit Down

32 Martha and The Vandellas             Heat Wave

33 Randy and The Rainbows              Denise

34 Rooftop Singers                             Walk Right In

35 Jimmy Soul                                    If You Wanna Be Happy

36 Beach Boys                                   Surfer Girl

37 Trini Lopez                                    If I Had A Hammer

38 Tommy Roe                                  Everybody

39 Essex                                            Easier Said Than Done

40 Dion                                              Ruby Baby

41 Los Indios Tabajaras                     Maria Elena

42 Ruby and The Romantics               Our Day Will Come

43 Skeeter Davis                                I Can’t Stay Mad At You

44 Barbara Lewis                               Hello, Stranger

45 Ronettes                                        Be My Baby

46 Roy Orbison                                  Mean Woman Blues

47 Orlons                                           South Street

48 Henry Mancini                               Days Of Wine And Roses

49 Major Lance                                 The Monkey Time

50 Four Seasons                                Candy Girl

Rolf Harris

Yesterday, 1/19 Dewey Bunell, the British member of America, born 1952 (Yorkshire, England).  Also yesterday, happy birthday to Janis Joplin of Big Brother & The Holding Company (1943, Port Arthur, TX).

Rolf Harris

I am exactly the correct age to remember when “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” was a big novelty hit on early 60’s U.S. radio.  I doubt I knew that Australia was a neat place – only having seen it on a globe or in a postage stamp catalog!

Unless I am mistaken, Rolf Harris is, in fact, English – not Australian.  And “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” isn’t his biggest hit, internationally.

As one-hit-wonders from the 60’s usually go, I had no idea he made records other than “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” – though I remember seeing his LP covers on EMI UK inner-sleeves.  Well, I certainly never heard any of them!

In the current century, Mr. Harris is still alive and I now have several of his LP’s – mostly “Best Of” hits type LP’s.  I am unconcerned with the allegations made against Mr. Harris (a la Jimmy Saville).  These days, he paints / draws a lot, apparently.

So, is “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” in stereo anywhere?  I must check, but I think it’s in stereo on a Canada Capitol hits LP that I found.  And it’s produced by George Martin!  In England!