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 second selection of top 1967 hits which I hope you will enjoy. William.
News Event: July 11th Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition
The Fifth Dimension – Up, Up and Away
“Up, Up and Away” topped the charts around the world. At the Grammy Awards in 1968 it earned six prizes including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Best Contemporary Song.
News Event: August 25th The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Tyrell – Ain’t no mountain high enough
“Ain’t No Mountain high enough” peaked at #19 on the US Pop chart and #3 on the R&B chart and was certified platinum in the UK and in Denmark. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
News Event: December 7th Otis Redding records “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”
Now time for my second top chart picks from 1967 and as a teenager I was watching Top of the Pops and listening to pirate radio to hear all the hits.
The Monkees – I’m a Believer
“I’m a Believer” is a song composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by The Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. The single, produced by Jeff Barry, hit the number-one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending December 31, 1966, and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the last No. 1 hit of 1966 and the biggest-selling record for all of 1967. The song was No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks in January and February 1967 and reached the top spot in numerous countries, including Australia, New Zealand,Canada, and Ireland
News Event: December 27th Leonard Cohen releases his debut album “Songs of Leonard Cohen” on Columbia Records
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale
“A Whiter Shade of Pale” is the debut single by the British rock band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967. The single reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967 and stayed there for six weeks. Without much promotion, it reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. One of the anthems of the 1967 Summer of Love, it is one of the best selling singles in history, having sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. FLY Records
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 1968 Part One. We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.