I am briefly interrupting my holiday with the South African branches of the Goggins clan to share with you the UK Top Ten from this day in 1963. I will let you draw your own conclusions as to the reason.
We will count down from Number Ten to Number One, as Alan Freeman no doubt did on 'Pick Of The Pops" back then.
10. "Sukiyaki" - Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
9. "Bachelor Boy" - Cliff Richard
8. "Island Of Dreams" - The Springfields
7. "All Alone Am I" - Brenda Lee
6. "Loop-De-Loop" - Frankie Vaughan
5. "Little Town Flirt" - Del Shannon
4. "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" - Bobby Vee
3. "Diamonds" - Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
2. "Please Please Me" - The Beatles
And at Number One, an affliction that affects me increasingly as I age...
1. "The Wayward Wind" - Frank Ifield
Bubbling under - no further pun intended - we find The Rooftop Singers, up seven places from 18 to 11. Take it away, Rooftops!
I assume you have joined the bus pass club if you get such a thing in the uncivilised South. If so Happy Birthday!ReplyDelete
We do indeed CC. I have told my clients that I no long available for any work that requires me to set off before 9.30amDelete
Should be "I am no longer available". Clearly the post-60 mental decline has started very promptlyDelete
I think that's a pretty good clue - happy birthday Ernie!ReplyDelete
Diamonds is a goodie.
It is. If this was one of Rol's Top Tens I would put it third after 'Little Town Flirt' and 'The Night Has A Thousand Eyes'.Delete
An inexcusably belated happy birthday, Ernie. As C said, great to hear Diamonds again. I have Barry Adamson's cover from 1989 to thank for introducing me to that song.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the rest of your South African sojourn and look forward to seeing you back here at the end of the month
Very late to this post but a belated happy birthday from me too. Welcome to the club!ReplyDelete
These top tens are just too early for me to remember from personal experience (I'm not quite that old) but of course we all know them as listened to often over the years. The Rooftop Singers probably didn't bubble under for long - thanks for sharing.