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Postby Telstar » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:21 pm

I'm not sure if this is in the right page but the chart below. Is the earliest one for Capital Radio of which I possess a transcripted copy. If anyone is interested I could go up to mid 74 but here is the first for 1974. Starred entries were not in the BBC charts of the time.

1. (1). Teenage Rampage, Sweet
2. (4) Radar Love, Golden Earring
3. (-). Tiger Feet, Mud
4. (2) The Show Must Go On, Leo Sayer
5. (5). Dance With The Devil, Cozy Powell
6. (8). Solitaire, Andy Williams
7. (9) All Of My Life, Diana Ross
8. (10). You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me, New Seekers
9. (11). How Come, Ronnie Lane
10. (16). Rockin Roll Baby, Stylistics
11. (13). Star, Stealers Wheel
12. (14). Paper Roses, Marie Osmond
13. (15). Teenage Lament 74, Alice Cooper
14. (24). Thanks For Saving My Life, Billy Paul
15. (18) Forever, Roy Wood
16. (3). Pool Hall Richard, Faces
17 (19). Vadodara Via, Drupi
18. (6). Love On A Mountain Top, Robert Knight
19. (20). Let Me In, Osmonds
20. (21) Why Oh Why Oh Why, Gilbert O Sullivan
21. (22). The love I Lost, Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes
22 (26). Quick Fast In A Hurry, New York City. *
23. (12) Roll Away The Stone, Mott the Hoople
24. (28) Daydreamer/Puppy Song, David Cassidy
25. (29). Sorrow, David Bowie
26. (31) The Man Who Sold The World, Lulu
27. (39). Dark Lady, Cher
28. (7). Lamplight, David Essex
29. (33) Amoreuse, Kiki Dee
30 (17) I Love You Love Me Love, Gary Glitter
31. (-) never Never Gonna Give Ya Up, Barry White
32. (34). Living For The City, Stevie Wonder
33. (36). Just My Soul Responding, Smokey Robinson
34. (-). Funky Nassau, Beginning of the End. *
35. (35) Top Of The World, Carpenters
36. (-). Baby we Can't Go Wrong, Cilla Black
37. (38). Sister James, Niño Tempo and the Fifth Avenue Sax. *
38. (25). Scullery, Clifford T Ward
39. (-) Inspiration, Paul Williams
40. (37) Take Me High, Cliff Richard

(Sat 19 Jan 1974
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Postby Graham76man » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:02 am

Absolutely fantastic Telstar :D :D :D

Please post more :) :) :)

PS welcome to UKMIX too! :)
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Postby Telstar » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:02 am

Coming soon - I typed the next chart down to 34 then pressed the wrong key and lost the lot! :(.
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Postby Telstar » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:33 am

26 January 1974 (the Paul Williams record should have been starred last week)

1 ( 2 ) TIGER FEET Mud
2 ( 1 ) TEENAGE RAMPAGE Sweet
3 ( 2 ) RADAR LOVE Golden Earring
4 ( 4 ) THE SHOW MUST GO ON Leo Sayer
5 ( 6 ) SOLITAIRE Andy Williams
6 ( 10 ) ROCKIN' ROLL BABY Stylistics
7 ( 5 ) DANCE WITH THE DEVIL Cozy Powell
8 ( 7 ) ALL OF MY LIFE Diana Ross
9 ( 9 ) HOW COME Ronnie Lane
10 ( 11 ) STAR Stealers Wheel
11 ( 13 ) TEENAGE LAMENT '74 Alce Cooper
12 ( 14 ) THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE Billy Paul
13 ( 26 ) THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD Lulu
14 ( 21 ) THE LOVE I LOST Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
15 ( 31 ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White
16 ( NEW ) WOMBLING SONG Wombles
17 ( 15 ) FOEVER Roy Wood
18 ( 8 ) YOU WON'T FIND ANOTHER FOOL LIKE ME New Seekers
19 ( 16 ) POOL HALL RICHARD Faces
20 ( 32 ) LIVING FOR THE CITY Stevie Wonder
21 ( 18 ) LOVE ON A MOUNTAIN TOP Robert Knight
22 ( 12 ) PAPER ROSES Marie Osmond
23 ( NEW ) AFTER THE GOLLDRUSH Prelude
24 ( 22 ) QUICK FAST IN A HURRY New York City *
25 ( NEW ) DEVIL GATE DRIVE Suzi Quatro
26 ( 23 ) ROLL AWAY THE STONE Mott The Hoople
27 ( NEW ) SMOKIN' IN THE BOYS' ROOM Brownsville Station
28 ( 24 ) DAYDRAMER/THE PUPPY SONG Davd Cassidy
29 ( 27 ) DARK LADY Cher
30 ( 18 ) LAMPLIGHT David Essex
31 ( 38 ) SCULLERY Clifford T Ward
32 ( 36 ) BABY WE CAN'T GO WRONG Cilla Black
33 ( 33 ) JUST MY SOUL RESPONDING Smokey Robinson
34 ( NEW ) I JUST CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND Four Tops *
35 ( 34 ) FUNKY NASSAU Beginning Of The End *
36 ( NEW ) UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME Aretha Franklin
37 ( 35 ) TOP OF THE WORLD Carpenters
38 ( 39 ) INSPIRATION Paul Williams *
39 ( NEW ) RESPECT YOURSELF Staple Singers *
40 ( 40 ) TAKE ME HIGH Cliff Richard
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Postby Telstar » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:11 am

1 ( 13 ) THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD Lulu
2 ( 1 ) TIGER FEET Mud
3 ( 5 ) SOLITAIRE Andy Williams
4 ( 2 ) TEENAGE RAMPAGE Sweet
5 ( 6 ) ROCKIN' ROLL BABY Stylistics
6 ( 10 ) STAR Stealers Wheel
7 ( 9 ) HOW COME Ronnie Lane
8 ( 3 ) RADAR LOVE Golden Earring
9 ( 11 ) TEENAGE LAMENT '74 Alce Cooper
10 ( 16 ) WOMBLING SONG Wombles
11 ( 15 ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White
12 ( 20 ) LIVING FOR THE CITY Stevie Wonder
13 ( NEW ) THE JOKER Steve Miller Band *
14 ( 8 ) ALL OF MY LIFE Diana Ross
15 ( 33 ) JUST MY SOUL RESPONDING Smokey Robinson
16 ( 14 ) THE LOVE I LOST Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
17 ( 4 ) THE SHOW MUST GO ON Leo Sayer
18 ( 12 ) THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE Billy Paul
19 ( 23 ) AFTER THE GOLLDRUSH Prelude
20 ( 19 ) POOL HALL RICHARD Faces
21 ( 21 ) LOVE ON A MOUNTAIN TOP Robert Knight
22 ( 25 ) DEVIL GATE DRIVE Suzi Quatro
23 ( 27 ) SMOKIN' IN THE BOYS' ROOM Brownsville Station
24 ( 24 ) QUICK FAST IN A HURRY New York City *
25 ( 17 ) FOREVER Roy Wood
26 ( 29 ) DARK LADY Cher
27 ( NEW ) TEENAGE DREAM Marc Bolan & T Rex
28 ( 31 ) SCULLERY Clifford T Ward
29 ( 32 ) BABY WE CAN'T GO WRONG Cilla Black
30 ( NEW ) THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL Charlie Rich
31 ( NEW ) I GUESS I'LL MISS THE MAN Supremes *
32 ( NEW ) (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION Bubbleock
33 ( 34 ) I JUST CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND Four Tops *
34 ( 36 ) UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME Aretha Franklin
35 ( 35 ) FUNKY NASSAU Beginning Of The End *
36 ( 26 ) ROLL AWAY THE STONE Mott The Hoople
37 ( 39 ) RESPECT YOURSELF Staple Singers *
38 ( 38 ) INSPIRATION Paul Williams *
39 ( NEW ) HE AIN'T HEAVY HE'S MY BROTHER Neil Diamond *
40 ( 37 ) TOP OF THE WORLD Carpenters
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Postby Robbie » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:36 am

Thanks for posting these charts Telstar and welcome to ukmix!
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Postby Telstar » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:31 pm

Last week 2nd February, this week 9th February

1 ( 1 ) THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD Lulu
2 ( 3 ) SOLITAIRE Andy Williams
3 ( 5 ) ROCKIN' ROLL BABY Stylistics
4 ( 2 ) TIGER FEET Mud
5 ( 6 ) STAR Stealers Wheel
6 ( 27 ) TEENAGE DREAM Marc Bolan & T Rex
7 ( 14 ) ALL OF MY LIFE Diana Ross
8 ( 10 ) WOMBLING SONG Wombles
9 ( 11 ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White
10 ( 12 ) LIVING FOR THE CITY Stevie Wonder
11 ( NEW ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE Hollies
12 ( 13 ) THE JOKER Steve Miller Band *
13 ( NEW ) SLIP AND SLIDE Medicine Head
14 ( 15 ) JUST MY SOUL RESPONDING Smokey Robinson
15 ( 30 ) THE MOST BEAUTFUL GIRL Charlie Rich
16 ( 9 ) TEENAGE LAMENT '74 Alce Cooper
17 ( 19 ) AFTER THE GOLLDRUSH Prelude
18 ( 22 ) DEVIL GATE DRIVE Suzi Quatro
20 ( 4 ) TEENAGE RAMPAGE Sweet
21 ( 8 ) RADAR LOVE Golden Earring
22 ( NEW ) YOU'RE SIXTEEN Ringo Starr
23 ( 26 ) DARK LADY Cher
24 ( 29 ) BABY WE CAN'T GO WRONG Cilla Black
25 ( 16 ) THE LOVE I LOST Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
26 ( 25 ) FOREVER Roy Wood
27 ( 23 ) SMOKIN' IN THE BOYS' ROOM Brownsville Station
28 ( 39 ) HE AIN'T HEAVY HE'S MY BROTHER Neil Diamond *
29 ( NEW ) EVERLASTING LOVE Robert Knight
30 ( 31 ) I GUESS I'LL MISS THE MAN Supremes *
31 ( 33 ) I JUST CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND Four Tops *
32 ( 17 ) THE SHOW MUST GO ON Leo Sayer
33 ( 18 ) THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE Billy Paul
34 ( 28 ) SCULLERY Clifford T Ward
35 ( 34 ) UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME Aretha Franklin
36 ( 35 ) FUNKY NASSAU Beginning Of The End *
37 ( NEW ) THE WAY WE WERE Barbra Streisand
38 ( 37 ) RESPECT YOURSELF Staple Singers *
39 ( 38 ) INSPIRATION Paul Williams *
40 ( 24 ) QUICK FAST IN A HURRY New York City *
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Postby Telstar » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:47 pm

Funky Nassau by Beginning Of The End reached 31 in the BBC chart and thus should not have been starred. Mea culpa.
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Postby Telstar » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:05 pm

Apologies for the absence of number 19 from the chart of 9 February.

19 (7) HOW COME Ronnie Lane
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Postby Telstar » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:27 pm

16 February 1974

1 ( 8 ) WOMBLING SONG Wombles
2 ( 1 ) THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD Lulu
3 ( 6 ) TEENAGE DREAM Marc Bolan & T Rex
4 NEW REBEL REBEL David Bowie
5 ( 2 ) SOLITAIRE Andy Williams
6 ( 3 ) ROCKIN' ROLL BABY Stylistics
7 ( 11 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE Hollies
8 ( 9 ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White
9 ( 4 ) TIGER FEET Mud
10 ( 13 ) SLIP AND SLIDE Medicine Head
11 ( 15 ) THE MOST BEAUTFUL GIRL Charlie Rich
12 ( 22 ) YOU'RE SIXTEEN Ringo Starr
13 ( 12 ) THE JOKER Steve Miller Band *
14 NEW A LITTLE LOVIN' Neil Sedaka
15 ( 14 ) JUST MY SOUL RESPONDING Smokey Robinson
16 NEW JET Paulmccartney & Wings
17 ( 18 ) DEVIL GATE DRIVE Suzi Quatro
18 ( 7 ) ALL OF MY LIFE Diana Ross
19 ( 10 ) LIVING FOR THE CITY Stevie Wonder
20 NEW JAMBALAYA Carpenters
21 ( 17 ) AFTER THE GOLLDRUSH Prelude
22 ( 23 ) DARK LADY Cher
23 ( 29 ) EVERLASTING LOVE Robert Knight
24 ( 5 ) STAR Stealers Wheel
25 ( 16 ) TEENAGE LAMENT '74 Alce Cooper
26 ( 24 ) BABY WE CAN'T GO WRONG Cilla Black
27 ( 19 ) HOW COME Ronnie Lane
28 NEW AMERICAN TUNE Paul Simon *
29 ( 20 ) TEENAGE RAMPAGE Sweet
30 NEW WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW Melanie
31 ( 35 ) UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME Aretha Franklin
32 ( 28 ) HE AIN'T HEAVY HE'S MY BROTHER Neil Diamond *
33 ( 30 ) I GUESS I'LL MISS THE MAN Supremes *
34 ( 21 ) RADAR LOVE Golden Earring
35 ( 34 ) SCULLERY Clifford T Ward
36 ( 37 ) THE WAY WE WERE Barbra Streisand
37 ( 27 ) SMOKIN' IN THE BOYS' ROOM Brownsville Station
38 ( 31 ) I JUST CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND Four Tops *
39 NEW ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS Bob Dylan *
40 ( 38 ) RESPECT YOURSELF Staple Singers *
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Postby LostAvenger » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:17 pm

This is another sales based chart? Or airplay or requests mixed in too?
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Postby Graham76man » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:10 pm

LostAvenger wrote:This is another sales based chart? Or airplay or requests mixed in too?
As these ILR stations were set up as Local based stations most of them would do a local sales chart, perhaps based on 3 or 4 record shops or whoever was willing to supply them with information. I doubt at this stage it was based on airplay as such things were uncommon in UK radio back then. It had only just come on air in 1973. My Local station Hallam went on air in 1974, it too had a top 40, but it was never based on airplay. It probably followed Capitol's lead.
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Postby Robbie » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:52 pm

Graham76man wrote:
LostAvenger wrote:This is another sales based chart? Or airplay or requests mixed in too?
As these ILR stations were set up as Local based stations most of them would do a local sales chart, perhaps based on 3 or 4 record shops or whoever was willing to supply them with information. I doubt at this stage it was based on airplay as such things were uncommon in UK radio back then. It had only just come on air in 1973. My Local station Hallam went on air in 1974, it too had a top 40, but it was never based on airplay. It probably followed Capitol's lead.
Same here, my local station Metro also went on air in 1974 and counted down a local top 40 sales chart on a Saturday morning though I don't recall the chart actually starting until early 1976. For a while I used to write down the chart every week but after a while stopped doing so and later binned the charts.
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Postby Telstar » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:46 am

23 February 1974

1 ( 4 ) REBEL REBEL David Bowie
2 ( 8 ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White
3 NEW JEALOUS MIND Alvin Stardust
4 ( 12 ) YOU'RE SIXTEEN Ringo Starr
5 NEW CANDLE IN THE WIND Elton John
6 ( 7 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE Hollies
7 ( 2 ) THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD Lulu
8 ( 20 ) JAMBALAYA/MR GUDER Carpenters
9 ( 10 ) SLIP AND SLIDE Medicine Head
10 ( 11 ) THE MOST BEAUTFUL GIRL Charlie Rich
11 ( 1 ) WOMBLING SONG Wombles
12 ( 9 ) TIGER FEET Mud
13 ( 16 ) JET Paulmccartney & Wings
14 14 A LITTLE LOVIN' Neil Sedaka
15 ( 15 ) JUST MY SOUL RESPONDING Smokey Robinson
16 ( 6 ) ROCKIN' ROLL BABY Stylistics
17 ( 17 ) DEVIL GATE DRIVE Suzi Quatro
18 ( 13 ) THE JOKER Steve Miller Band *
19 ( 22 ) DARK LADY Cher
20 NEW I BELIEVE IN YOU Gallagher & Lyle *
21 ( 21 ) AFTER THE GOLDRUSH Prelude
22 ( 5 ) SOLITAIRE Andy Williams
23 ( 3 ) TEENAGE DREAM Marc Bolan & T Rex
24 ( 23 ) EVERLASTING LOVE Robert Knight
25 ( 18 ) ALL OF MY LIFE Diana Ross
26 ( 31 ) UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME Aretha Franklin
27 NEW SOFT SOUL BOOGIE WOOGIE Wilson Pickett +
28 ( 28 ) AMERICAN TUNE Paul Simon *
29 ( 19 ) LIVING FOR THE CITY Stevie Wonder
30 ( 25 ) TEENAGE LAMENT '74 Alce Cooper
31 ( 30 ) WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW Melanie
32 ( 29 ) TEENAGE RAMPAGE Sweet
33 NEW DOCTOR'S ORDERS Sunny
34 ( 32 ) HE AIN'T HEAVY HE'S MY BROTHER Neil Diamond *
35 ( 36 ) THE WAY WE WERE Barbra Streisand
36 ( 38 ) I JUST CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND Four Tops *
37 NEW THE LORD'S PRAYER Sister Janet Mead *
38 ( 39 ) ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS Bob Dylan *
39 ( 26 ) BABY WE CAN'T GO WRONG Cilla Black
40 ( 37 ) SMOKIN' IN THE BOYS' ROOM Brownsville Station
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Postby Telstar » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:53 am

2nd March 1974

1 ( 1 ) REBEL REBEL David Bowie
2 ( 6 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE Hollies
3 ( 4 ) YOU'RE SIXTEEN Ringo Starr
4 ( 5 ) CANDLE IN THE WIND Elton John
5 ( 3 ) JEALOUS MIND Alvin Stardust
6 ( 2 ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White
7 ( 8 ) JAMBALAYA/MR GUDER Carpenters
8 ( 13 ) JET Paulmccartney & Wings
9 ( 10 ) THE MOST BEAUTFUL GIRL Charlie Rich
10 ( 15 ) JUST MY SOUL RESPONDING Smokey Robinson
11 ( NEW ) YOU ARE EVERYTHING Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
12 ( 20 ) I BELIEVE IN YOU Gallagher & Lyle *
13 ( 26 ) UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME Aretha Franklin
14 ( 9 ) SLIP AND SLIDE Medicine Head
15 ( 7 ) THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD Lulu
16 ( 19 ) DARK LADY Cher
17 ( 11 ) WOMBLING SONG Wombles
18 ( 17 ) DEVIL GATE DRIVE Suzi Quatro
19 ( 12 ) TIGER FEET Mud
20 ( 16 ) ROCKIN' ROLL BABY Stylistics
21 ( 21 ) AFTER THE GOLDRUSH Prelude
22 ( 22 ) SOLITAIRE Andy Williams
23 ( 24 ) EVERLASTING LOVE Robert Knight
24 ( 14 ) A LITTLE LOVIN' Neil Sedaka
25 ( 27 ) SOFT SOUL BOOGIE WOOGIE Wilson Pickett *
26 ( 23 ) TEENAGE DREAM Marc Bolan & T Rex
27 ( 29 ) LIVING FOR THE CITY Stevie Wonder
28 ( 31 ) WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW Melanie
29 ( NEW ) EMMA Hot Chcolate
30 ( 32 ) TEENAGE RAMPAGE Sweet
31 ( 18 ) THE JOKER Steve Miller Band *
32 ( 33 ) DOCTOR'S ORDERS Sunny
33 ( NEW ) MOCKINGBIRD Carly Simon & James Taylor
34 ( 30 ) TEENAGE LAMENT '74 Alce Cooper
35 ( 35 ) THE WAY WE WERE Barbra Streisand
36 ( 36 ) I JUST CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND Four Tops *
37 ( 37 ) THE LORD'S PRAYER Sister Janet Mead *
38 ( 38 ) ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS Bob Dylan *
39 ( 40 ) SMOKIN' IN THE BOYS' ROOM Brownsville Station
40 ( NEW ) LISTEN TOTHE MUSIC Doobie Beothers
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Postby Telstar » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:32 pm

9th March 1974

1 ( 4 ) CANDLE IN THE WIND Elton John
2 ( 2 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE Hollies
3 ( 3 ) YOU'RE SIXTEEN Ringo Starr
4 1 ) REBEL REBEL David Bowie
5 ( 8 ) JET Paulmccartney & Wings
6 ( 7 ) JAMBALAYA/MR GUDER Carpenters
7 ( 5 ) JEALOUS MIND Alvin Stardust
8 ( 13 ) UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME Aretha Franklin
9 ( 12 ) I BELIEVE IN YOU Gallagher & Lyle *
10 ( 10 ) JUST MY SOUL RESPONDING Smokey Robinson
11 ( 11 ) YOU ARE EVERYTHING Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
12 ( 9 ) THE MOST BEAUTFUL GIRL Charlie Rich
13 ( NEW ) MA-MA-MA-BELLE Elctric Light Orchestra
14 ( 23 ) EVERLASTING LOVE Robert Knight
15 ( 14 ) SLIP AND SLIDE Medicine Head
16 ( 16 ) DARK LADY Cher
17 ( 6 ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White
18 ( 15 ) THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD Lulu
19 ( 29 ) EMMA Hot Chcolate
20 ( NEW ) I GET A LITTLE SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU New Seekers
21 ( 17 ) WOMBLING SONG Wombles
22 ( 33 ) MOCKINGBIRD Carly Simon & James Taylor
23 ( 32 ) DOCTOR'S ORDERS Sunny
24 ( 35 ) THE WAY WE WERE Barbra Streisand
25 ( 25 ) SOFT SOUL BOOGIE WOOGIE Wilson Pickett *
26 ( NEW ) SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE Queen
27 ( 21 ) AFTER THE GOLDRUSH Prelude
28 ( 40 ) LISTEN TOTHE MUSIC Doobie Brothers
29 ( NEW ) I'VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY Elvis Presley
30 ( 39 ) SMOKIN' IN THE BOYS' ROOM Brownsville Station
31 ( NEW ) SEASONS IN THE SUN Terry Jacks
32 ( 37 ) THE LORD'S PRAYER Sister Janet Mead *
33 ( NEW ) I SHALL SING Art Garfunkel *
34 ( 18 ) DEVIL GATE DRIVE Suzi Quatro
35 ( NEW ) BROWN SUGAR Rolling Stones *
36 ( 36 ) I JUST CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND Four Tops *
37 ( NEW ) FATHER OF DAY FATHER OF NIGHT Manfred Mann's Earthband *
38 ( NEW ) I'VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION Gladys Knight & The Pips *
39 ( 19 ) TIGER FEET Mud
40 ( 20 ) ROCKIN' ROLL BABY Stylistics
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Postby Telstar » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:54 pm

16th M\arch 1974

1 ( 6 ) JAMBALAYA/MR GUDER Carpenters
2 ( 20 ) I GET A LITTLE SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU New Seekers
3 ( 2 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE Hollies
4 ( 5 ) JET Paulmccartney & Wings
5 ( 1 ) CANDLE IN THE WIND Elton John
6 ( 3 ) YOU'RE SIXTEEN Ringo Starr
7 ( 8 ) UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME Aretha Franklin
8 ( 9 ) I BELIEVE IN YOU Gallagher & Lyle *
9 ( 14 ) EVERLASTING LOVE Robert Knight
10 ( 11 ) YOU ARE EVERYTHING Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
11 ( 13 ) MA-MA-MA-BELLE Elctric Light Orchestra
12 ( 12 ) THE MOST BEAUTFUL GIRL Charlie Rich
13 ( 7 ) JEALOUS MIND Alvin Stardust
14 ( 26 ) SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE Queen
15 ( 23 ) DOCTOR'S ORDERS Sunny
16 ( 19 ) EMMA Hot Chcolate
17 NEW OH VERY YOUNG Cat Stevens *
18 ( 10 ) JUST MY SOUL RESPONDING Smokey Robinson
19 ( 4 ) REBEL REBEL David Bowie
20 ( 16 ) DARK LADY Cher
21 ( 22 ) MOCKINGBIRD Carly Simon & James Taylor
22 ( 17 ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White
23 ( 28 ) LISTEN TOTHE MUSIC Doobie Brothers
24 ( 24 ) THE WAY WE WERE Barbra Streisand
25 ( 25 ) SOFT SOUL BOOGIE WOOGIE Wilson Pickett *
26 ( 30 ) SMOKIN' IN THE BOYS' ROOM Brownsville Station
27 ( 29 ) I'VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY Elvis Presley
28 ( 31 ) SEASONS IN THE SUN Terry Jacks
29 NEW HOMELY GIRL Chi-Lites
30 ( 37 ) FATHER OF DAY FATHER OF NIGHT Manfred Mann's Earthband *
31 NEW ANGEL FACE Glitter Band
32 ( 32 ) THE LORD'S PRAYER Sister Janet Mead *
33 ( 33 ) I SHALL SING Art Garfunkel *
34 NEW WATCH THE TEARS Lesley Duncan *
35 NEW ON THE LINE Graham Nash *
36 ( 36 ) I JUST CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND Four Tops *
37 NEW OH MY MY Maggie Bell *
38 ( 38 ) I'VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION Gladys Knight & The Pips *
39 ( 21 ) WOMBLING SONG Wombles
40 NEW THERE'LL BE ANOTHER NIGHT Jimmy Helms *
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Postby Telstar » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:40 pm

Sorry have been too tied up with my home move to update - will try and get on top of it shortly.
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Postby Graham76man » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:31 am

What's the original format of these charts Telstar?

Perhaps you can scan them and convert them to a PDF and upload them to PDF Archive. It would be quicker than having to type them out.
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Postby rubcale » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:16 pm

I'm wondering if there is some other element than straight sales used in compiling these.

Most of the #1s were not National ones and a few of them didn't even go top 10.

Can't see London being THAT different.
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Postby Graham76man » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:07 pm

rubcale wrote:I'm wondering if there is some other element than straight sales used in compiling these.

Most of the #1s were not National ones and a few of them didn't even go top 10.

Can't see London being THAT different.
Actually that doesn't surprise me. I used to listen to Pennine Radio in Bradford and there top 30 was not a bit like that of the National Chart. These charts would only be based on a few stores in London, or Bradford. The BMRB national chart tried to eliminate these "local" trends from their survey.
Plus back in 1974 a lot of the big name stores would not take part in the national chart, including Woolworth's, in fact they didn't start till 1976, which might account for why the 1976's chart has more "mellow" records in then the early 70's. If the local Woolies supplied Capitol with sales information, because of an advertising deal, then the chart would be different.
And actually London might well be different to the rest of the UK, back then! It was probably more multicultural then the rest of the UK for one thing.

Some of the Superpop papers contained Local Radio charts for 1979, the links to them can be found on the Record Business thread in this section. They too have many records in them that are not found in the top 75.
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Postby Topicel » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:15 pm

Was this not a phone-in chart, pure-and-simple?

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Postby Topicel » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:19 pm

rubcale wrote:I'm wondering if there is some other element than straight sales used in compiling these.

Most of the #1s were not National ones and a few of them didn't even go top 10.

Can't see London being THAT different.
Which would explain your concerns, Rub, telephone voting, that is!

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Postby Gambo » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:30 pm

Interesting, and rather marvellous to think that almost 40-year-old transcripts are proving worthwhile and appearing online I assume for t he first time!

I don't know much about the methodologies used in the various ILR local/regional countdowns; in my naive youth I always just assumed that they were compiled from whatever sales returns they could glean from local stores, but all the posts from far-more knowledgeable posters like Robbie and Graham on the 'Record Business' thread show that was not always the case, and that a variety of different methods were employed by different stations over time. I do recall that London's Capital Countdowns of the 1980s (less-so in the '90s) were often at considerable variance to what was being reported nationally on the 'official' Gallup chart and I did wonder how it could be that London could be so distinct in its trends from the national picture. But then as Graham has said, it isn't so surprising as it apparently was the case in other regions. Or, maybe as Topicel alleges, these countdowns were in fact just based on telephone votes, though that's not something I've heard of before (at least not with the old ILR charts).

I vaguely recollect hearing some daft daily weekday chart show on Radio 1 during the early 1990s based on phone votes (think it was known as 'Mark Goodier's Mega Hits' or something suitably corny!) and on hearing a single had polled enough votes to land within the Top 3, yet was languishing below No 30 in that week's sales chart never to rise higher, wondering why some people were so keen to ring in and vote for a song, yet were apparently less-bothered about going out to actually buy it! Okay the single would've cost money but so did the phonecall (then again it was probably kids whose parents paid the bill - now of course we get "Always get the bill-payer's permission first before calling, kids"!).

In our region we used to have Radio Mercury who did a comprehensive Top 40 run-down from their inception in 1984 until some time in the '90s. Conveniently it aired from 3 till 5 on a Sunday, thereby allowing the keenest of chartwatchers to switch over to R1 for the official 40 from 5 to 7. I was always led to believe that was based on local sales samples, but I have no proof. I'd like to know for sure actually; there didn't used to be massive variation in positions from the national ranking.
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Postby Topicel » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:18 pm

I have probably confused the Capital Countdown with another of their 'promotions', the Hit Line. That was definitely a phone-in and was daily as I recall.

Sorry for misleading anyone. I'll not interfere further. :oops:

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