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 1968 hits which I hope you will enjoy. William.
News Event: June 8th Rolling Stones release “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
Jose Feliciano – Light my Fire
“Light my fire” quickly became a Top10 hit around the world and is ranked #35 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Jose Feliciano won two Grammy Awards for his cover of this song, one for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best New Artist.
New Event: September 28th Janis Joplin announces she’s leaving “Big Brother & Holding Co”
Dionne Warwick – Do you know the way to San Jose
“Do you know the way to San Jose” was Warwick’s biggest international hit to date, topping the charts and selling over 3,500,000 copies worldwide. She won her first Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
News Event: November 9th Joe Cocker’s version of The Beatles single “With a Little Help From My Friends” becomes No. 1 single in the UK
Now time for my first top chart picks from 1968 and they bring back memories of my teenage years as if it was yesterday.
Herb Albert – This Guys in Love With You.
Herb Albert recorded five No. 1 albums and 28 albums on the Billboard magazine album chart, fourteen platinum albums, fifteen gold albums, and nine Grammy Awards. He has sold 72 million records worldwide. Alpert is the only musician to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist (“This Guy’s in Love with You”, 1968) and an instrumentalist (“Rise”, 1979). Herb Alpert
New Event: November 20th 2nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell and Tammy Wynette win
The Equals – Baby, Come Back
“Baby, Come Back” was first released in 1966, a year after the band formed, but did not chart. However, after impressive sales in the rest of Europe (it reached the top 10 in Belgium and the Netherlands, the song was re-issued in the UK on 1 May 1968 and reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart on 3 July 1968 spending three weeks there. In all the song stayed in the UK Top 75 for 18 weeks. It also charted at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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 1969 Part One. We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.