Each week William and I will select two top hits from the charts starting with 1960 for two weeks followed by 1961 etc..through to 1985. We will also include some of the notable events in those years for the up and coming stars who were centre stage at the time.
Every four weeks at the weekend there will be a spin-off show where we will feature four guests sharing their memories of the music of a particular decade we are working on. An opportunity to share your work and your can find the details: The Breakfast Show 2021
Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2021. Here is my first selection of top 1965 hits which I hope you will enjoy. William.
News Event: February 6th Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” hits #1
The Four Tops – I can’t help myself (Sugar pie, Honey bunch)
“I can’t help myself (Sugar pie, Honey bunch)” topped Billboard’s charts in the US for nine weeks, and was named the second biggest single of the year. It was the Four Tops’ first Top 40 single in the UK, peaking at #23 in 1965 and #10 in 1970 on its spring re-release. Rolling Stone ranked it #415 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
News Event: March 2nd One of the most popular musical films of all time, “The Sound of Music”, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966)
Tom Jones – What’s new pussycat
“What’s new pussycat” was the theme song from the Woody Allen movie of the same name and hit #11 in the US and #3 in the U.K. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1996.
News Event: April 5th 37th Academy Awards: “My Fair Lady”, Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards
Now time for my first picks from 1965 and these are tracks that I still play today
The Seekers – I’ll Never Find Another You
“I’ll Never Find Another You” is a 1964 single by The Seekers, which reached No. 1 in the United Kingdom in February 1965. It was The Seekers’ first UK-released single, and was the second-best selling single of 1965 in the UK.The song was also popular in the United States, reaching peaks of No. 4 pop and No. 2 easy listening on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The track was written and produced by Tom Springfield, who was also responsible for most of The Seekers’ subsequent hits. Thanks for this stereo version to rich963
News Event: April 28th Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at La Scala, Milan in Franco Zeffirelli’s production of “La bohème” with Mirella Freni
I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher
“I Got You Babe” is a song performed by Sonny & Cher and written by Sonny Bono. It was the first single taken from their debut studio album Look at Us. In August 1965, their single spent three weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States where it sold more than 1 million copies and was certified Gold. It also reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and Canada.
Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show
William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.
His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.
While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.
Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.
She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.
Thank you very much for joining us today and we would love you to join us in the spin off shows where we share your memories of the 1960s and your favourite music.. please read how you can take part: The Breakfast Show 2021
Next week 1965 Part Two.. we hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.