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 1965 hits which I hope you will enjoy. William.
News Event: July 25th Bob Dylan is booed by sections of the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric guitar, beginning of folk-rock
Shirley Ellis – The clapping song
“The clapping song” sold over a million copies, and peaked at #8 in the US and #6 in the UK. It incorporates lyrics from the song “Little Rubber Dolly,” from the 1930s and features instructions for a clapping game.
News Event: September 26th Queen Elizabeth decorates the Beatles with Order of the British Empire
The Righteous Brothers – You’ve lost that lovin feelin’
“You’ve lost that lovin feelin” was a #1 hit in both the US and the U K. In 2001 the song was chosen as one of the ‘Songs of the Century’ by RIAA and ranked #34 on the list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone. In 2015 it was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.
News Event: October 6th The Supremes release “I Hear a Symphony”
Now time for my second picks from 1965 and these are tracks that I still play today
Roger Miller -King Of The Road
“King of the Road” is a song written by country singer Roger Miller, who first recorded it in November 1964. The lyrics tell of the day-to-day life of a hobo who, despite being poor (a “man of means by no means”), revels in his freedom, describing himself humorously and cynically as the “king of the road”. It was Miller’s fifth single for Smash Records.
News Event: December 17th Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & The Supremes concert
Andy Williams – Almost There
“Almost There” is a song written by Gloria Shayne and Jack Keller and performed by Andy Williams in his film I’d Rather Be Rich (1964). The song reached #12 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart and #67 on the Billboard chart in 1964. It also reached #2 in the UK in October 1965 for three weeks.
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 1966 Part One. we hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.