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!