CamdenTownJohn - Weekly Personal Chart 1974-1981

Moderators: JSparksFan, tdc2000, FreakyFlyBry

 

Postby camdwntownjohn » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:20 pm

From 1974 to 1981 I compiled my personal Top 30 (Top 40 from Feb 1975) - my 14th birthday was in October 1974.
These charts show my changing taste from chart pop to soft-rock to punk and post-punk. Throughout the series (and especially after the opening few weeks), there are many records which never made the national Top 50.

I've never thought these would be of interest to anyone but me, but I've been asked to post them, which I'm happy to do, so here's the first batch...

16th July 1974 [BMRB position in square brackets: this/last]
1. First Class - Beach Baby [13/16] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpsmHfDqsl8
2. Wings - Band On The Run [4/7] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBX2dySWGew
3. The Sweet - The Six Teens [11/18] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFxJsCKjanU
4. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Young Girl [6/8] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJFVPxBpezk
5. Slade - The Banging Man [5/3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDT5BrldgkQ
6. Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain [15/22] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uec35ppYLIc
7. Wombles - Banana Rock [9/12] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv0_3yYITA4
8. Maria Muldauer - Midnight At The Oasis [24/26] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt2O4Y_sQ98
9. Jim Stafford - My Girl, Bill [23/31] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHGV3PhEg5c
10. Lobo - I'd Love You To Want Me [7/5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-pxgUyC_V4
11. Stephanie De Sykes - Born With A Smile On My Face [14/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzaAsMo7yys
12. 10cc - The Wall Street Shuffle [12/10] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNYBh4ryl5k
13. T Rex - Light Of Love [22/34] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3icbQfh_bAc
14. Rubettes - Tonight [21/40] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmRtGPWdq8I
15. Suzi Quatro - Too Big [19/14] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufe9deLQMMY
16. Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbMEb1T8CN0
17. Roy Wood - Going Down The Road [26/13] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkSKt5RXwHc
18. David Bowie - Diamond Dogs [25/21] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOYiEWgUDVA
19. Chi-Lites - I Found Sunshine [47/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QqvbBcHa50
20. Sunny - A Warm And Tender Romance [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UokrLaM80Ag
21. Abba - Ring Ring [34/48] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL0EoXdpOqg
22. Showaddywaddy - Hey Rock And Roll [16/11] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9NKs3h1CS8
23. Pearls - Guilty [27/15] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eX1Xy5PFYs
24. Leo Sayer - One Man Band [18/6] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2o2kdd_Veo
25. David Cassidy - Please Please Me [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd9aPadqmUw
26. Mike Oldfield - Theme From Tubular Bells [33/45] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMJ1SzupsMI
27. Terry Jacks - If You Go Away [8/20] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XvhIRlZfsA
28. Barry Blue - Miss Hit And Run [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TySwrzvD2gk
29. Paul Da Vinci - Your Baby Ain't Your Baby Anymore [41/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxC30JN7u68
30. Sparks - Amateur Hour [42/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9DYKbHWIWI
This record by The Sweet still goes through my head occasionally - probably my favourite of their hits.
My brother brought 'Young Girl' back from his holiday in Canada on it's original release in 1968. Unfortunately it had an over-sized hole in the middle, to fit American record players, so we had to use an adaptor.
Jim Stafford had just had a hit with 'Spiders and Snakes' and this was just as strange. The comma is the title is important to the meaning.
Leo Sayer's record is the only song I know which mentions Ladbroke Grove.
Paul da Vinci was the singer on the first Rubettes single @Sugar Baby Love'.

23rd July 1974 [BMRB position in square brackets: this/last]
1 (11) Stephanie De Sykes - Born With A Smile On My Face [3/14]
2 (3) The Sweet - The Six Teens [9/11]
3 (14) Rubettes - Tonight [15/21]
4 (4) Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Young Girl [6/6]
5 (2) Wings - Band On The Run [5/4]
6 (1) First Class - Beach Baby [18/13]
7 (8) Maria Muldauer - Midnight At The Oasis [21/24]
8 (9) Jim Stafford - My Girl Bill [20/23]
9 (5) Slade - The Banging Man [8/5]
10 (30) Sparks - Amateur Hour [17/42]
11 (29) Paul Da Vinci - Your Baby Ain't Your Baby Anymore [37/41]
12 (28) Barry Blue - Miss Hit And Run [-/-]
13 (7) Wombles - Banana Rock [12/9]
14 (6) Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain [16/15]
15 (10) Lobo - I'd Love You To Want Me [10/7]
16 (16) Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown [-/-]
17 (12) 10cc - Wall Street Shuffle [13/12]
18 (13) T Rex - Light Of Love [23/22]
19 (20) Sunny - A Warm And Tender Romance [-/-]
20 (21) Abba - Ring Ring [32/34]
21 (25) David Cassidy - Please Please Me [29/New]
22 (19) Chi-Lites - I Found Sunshine [41/47]
23 (-) Mud - Rocket [26/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5DMbZuIA4A
24 (-) Bay City Rollers - Summer Love Sensation [40/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpqg35hfQow
25 (-) Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat [39/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2r59-Xmge4
26 (26) Mike Oldfield - Theme From Tubular Bells [31/33]
27 (-) Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey [36/46] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkmmelWgq0
28 (15) Suzi Quatro - Too Big [24/19]
29 (27) Terry Jacks - If You Go Away [11/8]
30 (18) David Bowie - Diamond Dogs [30/25]
By 1975 I hated the Bay City Rollers.
This was the only Wombles record which made my chart.

30th July 1974 [BMRB position in square brackets: this/last]
1 (3) Rubettes - Tonight [12/15]
2 (1) Stephanie De Sykes - Born With A Smile On My Face [2/3]
3 (10) Sparks - Amateur Hour [9/17]
4 (11) Paul Da Vinci - Your Baby Ain't Your Baby Anymore [30/37]
5 (5) Wings - Band On The Run [3/5]
6 (23) Mud - Rocket [13/26]
7 (2) The Sweet - The Six Teens [11/9]
8 (4) Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Young Girl [7/6]
9 (24) Bay City Rollers - Summer Love Sensation [17/40]
10 (12) Barry Blue - Miss Hit And Run [45/New]
11 (25) Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat [15/39]
12 (-) Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock And Roll [22/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGaBlygm0UY
13 (27) Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey [36/36]
14 (21) David Cassidy - Please Please Me [21/29]
15 (6) First Class - Beach Baby [19/18]
16 (13) Wombles - Banana Rock [16/12]
17 (22) Chi-Lites - I Found Sunshine [35/41]
18 (8) Jim Stafford - My Girl Bill [26/20]
19 (7) Maria Muldauer - Midnight At The Oasis [29/21]
20 (-) Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted [25/47] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQU4sIn96M4
21 (14) Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain [18/16]
22 (19) Sunny - A Warm And Tender Romance [-/-]
23 (16) Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown [48/New]
24 (9) Slade - The Banging Man [20/8]
25 (-) Glitter Band - Just For You [42/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6ndJIAzd3Q
26 (18) T Rex - Light Of Love [24/23]
27 (-) Jim Capaldi - It's All Up To You [38/49] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRBZ8LzrNWo
28 (29) Terry Jacks - If You Go Away [10/11]
29 (15) Lobo - I'd Love You To Want Me [23/10]
30 (-) Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff [31/43] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRgcwT9X2J8
I remember seeing that Rolling Stones video on 'Top Of The Pops'.
The Jimmy Ruffin track was a re-issue from 1965.
Eric Clapton was doing a Bob Marley song. i'd never heard of Bob Marley, or indeed Eric Clapton.

6th August 1974 [BMRB position in square brackets: this/last]
1 (1) Rubettes - Tonight [12/12]
2 (3) Sparks - Amateur Hour [7/9]
3 (6) Mud - Rocket [6/13]
4 (9) Bay City Rollers - Summer Love Sensation [5/17]
5 (4) Paul Da Vinci - Your Baby Ain't Your Baby Anymore [23/30]
6 (2) Stephanie De Sykes - Born With A Smile On My Face [3/2]
7 (12) Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock And Roll [13/22]
8 (11) Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat [10/15]
9 (10) Barry Blue - Miss Hit And Run [32/45]
10 (30) Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff [15/31]
11 (20) Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted [11/25]
12 (13) Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey [29/36]
13 (14) David Cassidy - Please Please Me [16/21]
14 (5) Wings - Band On The Run [8/3]
15 (25) Glitter Band - Just For You [22/42]
16 (-) Bobby Goldsborough - Hello Summertime [27/43] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmkO-qw6Yxc
17 (8) Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Young Girl [14/7]
18 (7) The Sweet - The Six Teens [19/11]
19 (23) Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown [34/48]
20 (-) Cockney Rebel - Mr Soft [39/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_9zPlAu8Fc
21 (-) Wizzard - This Is The Story Of My Love (Babe) [37/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQHYSNAS5nU
22 (18) Jim Stafford - My Girl Bill [20/26]
23 (27) Jim Capaldi - It's All Up To You [30/38]
24 (22) Sunny - A Warm And Tender Romance [-/-]
25 (-) KC & The Sunshine Band - Queen Of Clubs [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4_sdJGB0fk
26 (17) Chi-Lites - I Found Sunshine [40/35]
27 (16) Wombles - Banana Rock [25/16]
28 (24) Slade - The Banging Man [28/20]
29 (28) Terry Jacks - If You Go Away [24/10]
30 (15) First Class - Beach Baby [36/19]
The Wizzard sound was getting tired and repetitive by now, and this one didn't sell very well.
This was Cockney rebel's second hit, not as good as 'Judy Teen' but they came back strongly in 1975 with 'Make Me Smile'.
Bobby Goldsborough's hit was also a Coca-Cola advert which went 'ice cold Coke down the back of my throat, hello summertime".

13th August 1974 [BMRB position in square brackets: this/last]
1 (7) Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock And Roll [11/22]
2 (4) Bay City Rollers - Summer Love Sensation [4/5]
3 (1) Rubettes - Tonight [13/12]
4 (16) Bobby Goldsborough - Hello Summertime [17/27]
5 (15) Glitter Band - Just For You [15/22]
6 (8) Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat [6/10]
7 (10) Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff [9/15]
8 (3) Mud - Rocket [7/6]
9 (2) Sparks - Amateur Hour [11/7]
10 (5) Paul Da Vinci - Your Baby Ain't Your Baby Anymore [20/23]
11 (12) Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey [19/29]
12 (11) Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted [8/11]
13 (9) Barry Blue - Miss Hit And Run [26/32]
14 (-) Showaddywaddy - Rock And Roll Lady [32/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LjXXIKP8c0
15 (6) Stephanie De Sykes - Born With A Smile On My Face [5/3]
16 (13) David Cassidy - Please Please Me [16/16]
17 (20) Cockney Rebel - Mr Soft [23/39]
18 (-) Cozy Powell - Na Na Na [29/48] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGghvgGZeSs
19 (21) Wizzard - This Is The Story Of My Love (Babe) [34/37]
20 (14) Wings - Band On The Run [12/8]
21 (19) Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown [33/34]
22 (23) Jim Capaldi - It's All Up To You [27/30]
23 (-) Sylvia - Y Viva Espania [28/46]
24 (-) Polly Brown - Up In A Puff Of Smoke [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtZ_zGCMdvA
25 (25) KC & The Sunshine Band - Queen Of Clubs [41/New]
26 (-) Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry About A Thing [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_PWx7Ew6mg
27 (17) Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Young Girl [22/14]
28 (-) Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting [42/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRtrCq6LWt8
29 (24) Sunny - A Warm And Tender Romance [-/-]
30 (22) Jim Stafford - My Girl Bill [30/20]
I Bought that Showaddywaddy record, which they wrote themselves (as they did their first four hits). I saw them at the Hammersmith Odeon in Spring 1975.
Cozy Powell's previous hits had been drum records which he didn't sing on. I still can't go to Belsize Park (which is quite close to where I live) without thinking of the line "You're the JS Bach of Belsize Park".
Polly Brown had had hits with Pickettywitch and also sung on the Sweet Dreams hit 'Honey Honey' which was in the charts at the same time as this one.

20th August 1974 [BMRB position in square brackets: this/last]
1 (4) Bobby Goldsborough - Hello Summertime [17/17]
2 (1) Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock And Roll [11/10]
3 (5) Glitter Band - Just For You [10/15]
4 (14) Showaddywaddy - Rock And Roll Lady [22/32]
5 (2) Bay City Rollers - Summer Love Sensation [3/4]
6 (23) Sylvia - Y Viva Espania [15/28]
7 (7) Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff [9/9]
8 (11) Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey [13/19]
9 (6) Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat [7/6]
10 (17) Cockney Rebel - Mr Soft [12/23]
11 (18) Cozy Powell - Na Na Na [20/29]
12 (3) Rubettes - Tonight [18/13]
13 (8) Mud - Rocket [8/7]
14 (-) Paper Lace - The Black Eyed Boys [43/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1U7J9hOY7o
15 (12) Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted [4/8]
16 (24) Polly Brown - Up In A Puff Of Smoke [-/-]
17 (9) Sparks - Amateur Hour [16/11]
18 (10) Paul Da Vinci - Your Baby Ain't Your Baby Anymore [24/20]
19 (26) Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry About A Thing [-/-]
20 (15) Stephanie De Sykes - Born With A Smile On My Face [14/5]
21 (-) Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love [41/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXWEAR0B17I
22 (-) Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night [47/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvTVnX5PiVQ
23 (13) Barry Blue - Miss Hit And Run [28/26]
24 (25) KC & The Sunshine Band - Queen Of Clubs [38/41]
25 (28) Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting [29/42]
26 (16) David Cassidy - Please Please Me [21/16]
27 (19) Wizzard - This Is The Story Of My Love (Babe) [40/34]
28 (-) Gilbert O'Sullivan - A Woman's Place [45/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jogziSUDXrQ
29 (-) Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby [36/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNS28f4d0Vw
30 (20) Wings - Band On The Run [25/12]

27th August 1974 [BMRB position in square brackets: this/last]
1 (4) Showaddywaddy - Rock And Roll Lady [19/22]
2 (6) Sylvia - Y Viva Espania [7/15]
3 (1) Bobby Goldsborough - Hello Summertime [14/17]
4 (3) Glitter Band - Just For You [17/10]
5 (14) Paper Lace - The Black Eyed Boys [24/43]
6 (11) Cozy Powell - Na Na Na [12/20]
7 (8) Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey [10/13]
8 (2) Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock And Roll [20/11]
9 (5) Bay City Rollers - Summer Love Sensation [5/3]
10 (7) Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff [13/9]
11 (10) Cockney Rebel - Mr Soft [8/12]
12 (9) Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat [11/7]
13 (16) Polly Brown - Up In A Puff Of Smoke [-/-]
14 (21) Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love [32/41]
15 (19) Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry About A Thing [-/-]
16 (15) Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted [6/4]
17 (22) Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night [34/47]
18 (13) Mud - Rocket [15/8]
19 (-) Alvin Stardust - You You You [26/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK1QJu4Eubk
20 (24) KC & The Sunshine Band - Queen Of Clubs [25/38]
21 (-) Bryan Ferry - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [43/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjWVhIjq2II
22 (12) Rubettes - Tonight [27/18]
23 (17) Sparks - Amateur Hour [30/16]
24 (25) Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting [9/29]
25 (20) Stephanie De Sykes - Born With A Smile On My Face [21/14]
26 (28) Gilbert O'Sullivan - A Woman's Place [48/45]
27 (18) Paul Da Vinci - Your Baby Ain't Your Baby Anymore [23/24]
28 (29) Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby [22/36]
29 (-) Arrows - Toughen Up [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjOYyDtaTuI
30 (-) Pearls - Wizard Of Love [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXYfbspaYlw
This Arrows record didn't sell well, unlike their previous hit 'A Touch Too Much'. This is much more rock-orientated and appealed to me as I got someone to buy me it for my birthday. The following year they got a show on Granada TV. It was on this show that Joan Jett heard their song 'I Love Rock And Roll' while she was on tour in the UK with the Runaways, and later had a hit with it.
The Pearls made the sales charts with their previous release 'Guilty', but not with this one.

3rd September 1974 [BMRB position in square brackets: this/last]
1 (1) Showaddywaddy - Rock And Roll Lady [15/19]
2 (5) Paper Lace - The Black Eyed Boys [22/24]
3 (2) Sylvia - Y Viva Espania [5/7]
4 (3) Bobby Goldsborough - Hello Summertime [14/14]
5 (29) Arrows - Toughen Up [-/-]
6 (14) Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love [24/32]
7 (19) Alvin Stardust - You You You [19/26]
8 (7) Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey [10/10]
9 (6) Cozy Powell - Na Na Na [13/12]
10 (17) Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night [28/34]
11 (13) Polly Brown - Up In A Puff Of Smoke [-/-]
12 (11) Cockney Rebel - Mr Soft [9/8]
13 (-) First Class - Bobby Dazzler [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQXH7cxBKIQ
14 (4) Glitter Band - Just For You [18/17]
15 (20) KC & The Sunshine Band - Queen Of Clubs [16/25]
16 (21) Bryan Ferry - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [27/]
17 (9) Bay City Rollers - Summer Love Sensation [12/5]
18 (15) Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry About A Thing [-/-]
19 (8) Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock And Roll [31/20]
20 (16) Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted [8/6]
21 (-) R Dean Taylor - Window Shopping [37/49] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkTsuJIFGx0
22 (-) Brian Protheroe - Pinball [40/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQuCqNVdxTc
23 (30) Pearls - Wizard Of Love [-/-]
24 (26) Gilbert O'Sullivan - A Woman's Place [42/48]
25 (24) Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting [4/9]
26 (12) Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat [21/11]
27 (10) Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff [25/13]
28 (-) Kiki Dee Band - I've Got The Music In Me [47/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLQRW7J_D0U
29 (-) Adam Faith - I Survived [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG-o_joSGEg (sorry about the beginning of this video)
30 (-) Andy Fairweather-Low - Reggae Tune [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWjUtZBj-Do
First Class were not a real band, but session musicians. Singer Tony Burrows had appeared previously on hits by The Flowerpot Men, Edison Lighthouse, White Plains and the Pipkins. Apparently he once appeared in three bands on the same edition of 'Top Of The Pops'.
I really fancied Kiki Dee after seeing her do this song on 'Top Of The Pops'.
Brian Protheroe is an actor.
Andy Fairweather-Low had previously made hits with Amen Corner.
Adam Faith was shortly to star in 'Stardust' with David Essex.

10th September 1974 [BMRB position in square brackets: this/last]
1 (2) Paper Lace - The Black Eyed Boys [16/22]
2 (5) Arrows - Toughen Up [-/-]
3 (3) Sylvia - Y Viva Espania [4/5]
4 (1) Showaddywaddy - Rock And Roll Lady [18/15]
5 (7) Alvin Stardust - You You You [9/19]
6 (6) Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love [14/24]
7 (13) First Class - Bobby Dazzler [-/-]
8 (11) Polly Brown - Up In A Puff Of Smoke [47/New]
9 (10) Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night [23/28]
10 (28) Kiki Dee Band - I've Got The Music In Me [30/47]
11 (21) R Dean Taylor - Window Shopping [37/37]
12 (9) Cozy Powell - Na Na Na [10/13]
13 (4) Bobby Goldsborough - Hello Summertime [20/14]
14 (8) Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey [12/10]
15 (22) Brian Protheroe - Pinball [32/40]
16 (16) Bryan Ferry - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [22/27]
17 (12) Cockney Rebel - Mr Soft [11/9]
18 (15) KC & The Sunshine Band - Queen Of Clubs [15/16]
19 (-) Elton John - The Bitch Is Back [34/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upR7GQ5ToCs
20 (25) Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting [2/4]
21 (30) Andy Fairweather-Low - Reggae Tune [-/-]
22 (-) Commodores - Machine Gun [29/32] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVoMJSMgsUM
23 (-) Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses [48/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCiFm31O7AY
24 (18) Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry About A Thing [-/-]
25 (20) Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted [8/8]
26 (23) Pearls - Wizard Of Love [-/-]
27 (-) Roberta Flack - Feel Like Making Love [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySlLq9t2qgc
28 (-) Tom Jones - Something About You Baby I Like [36/50] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nGAxWDcz5E
29 (-) Guess Who - Clap For The Wolfman [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_eIZ7tWhak
30 (29) Adam Faith - I Survived [-/-]

17th September 1974 [BMRB position in square brackets: this/last]
1 (2) Arrows - Toughen Up [-/-]
2 (1) Paper Lace - The Black Eyed Boys [11/16]
3 (7) First Class - Bobby Dazzler [-/-]
4 (5) Alvin Stardust - You You You [7/9]
5 (10) Kiki Dee Band - I've Got The Music In Me [27/30]
6 (19) Elton John - The Bitch Is Back [25/]
7 (3) Sylvia - Y Viva Espania [6/4]
8 (4) Showaddywaddy - Rock & Roll Lady [16/18]
9 (6) Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love [14/14]
10 (11) R Dean Taylor - Window Shopping [36/37]
11 (8) Polly Brown - Up In A Puff Of Smoke [45/47]
12 (15) Brian Protheroe - Pinball [28/32]
13 (21) Andy Fairweather-Low - Reggae Tune [44/New]
14 (12) Cozy Powell - Na Na Na [10/10]
15 (9) Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night [24/23]
16 (-) Re-Union - Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) [47/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16kh-AP4OCU
17 (23) Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses [23/48]
18 (29) Guess Who - Clap For The Wolfman [-/-]
19 (13) Bobby Goldsborough - Hello Summertime [18/20]
20 (16) Bryan Ferry - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [21/22]
21 (18) KC & The Sunshine Band - Queen Of Clubs [9/15]
22 (22) Commodores - Machine Gun [26/29]
23 (20) Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting [1/2]
24 (14) Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey [13/12]
25 (27) Roberta Flack - Feel Like Making Love [-/-]
26 (28) Tom Jones - Something 'Bout You Baby I Like [39/36]
27 (30) Adam Faith - I Survived [-/-]
28 (-) 10cc - Silly Love [30/35] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxELugJ52dI
29 (-) Sailor - Traffic Jam [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UWi_2mvRMs
30 (-) Peter Shelley - Gee Baby [33/42] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6nDIsApZco
Someone has made a YouTube video to Re-Union's 'Life Is A Rock', a song which mentions numerous bands and artists, but he doesn't seem to have included Noddy Holder.
Sailor's record was a warning about the growth in the number of cars.
Peter Shelley sung the vocals on the first Alvin Stardust hit 'My Coo Ca Choo'. When the record looked like becoming a hit,old rocker Shane Fenton was brought in to do the television miming, and became Alvin Stardust.
Last edited by camdwntownjohn on Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:45 pm, edited 6 times in total.
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby Undercover » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:42 pm

camdwntownjohn wrote:These charts show my changing taste from chart pop to soft-rock to punk and post-punk.
What a logical sequence! I also went the same way. It will be nice to see your growth. :)
User avatar
Undercover
Superstar
 
Posts: 5942
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania

Postby navi » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:32 pm

NOT SO FAST!
Please, limit this with maximum two charts a day.
(and links for a new entries would do no harm - if you have enough time)
My year(s) in lists by Ivan (2008 - 2013)
User avatar
navi
Superstar
 
Posts: 8626
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2013
Location: Zagreb/Croatia

Postby camdwntownjohn » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:58 pm

I've added links and a few comments.
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby MyFriendJack » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:37 am

Fascinating stuff! It was in 1974 that I started to keep a list of how many times I played each and every track in my collection - something I have continued to do for more than 41 years.

Can I ask how you used to compile your charts? And did you include records you'd only heard on the radio, or just records you'd bought?
MyFriendJack
Groupie
 
Posts: 53
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013

Postby navi » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:39 am

camdwntownjohn wrote:I've added links and a few comments.
thanks!
(i know about 10 percent out of this,
so much to listen for)
My year(s) in lists by Ivan (2008 - 2013)
User avatar
navi
Superstar
 
Posts: 8626
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2013
Location: Zagreb/Croatia

Postby camdwntownjohn » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:03 pm

I thought I would be embarrassed by the fact that I liked some of these records, but looking at it now, I still like nearly all of them.
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby camdwntownjohn » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:06 pm

MyFriendJack, I was just putting in records I liked, the chart I would have like to see, but also trying to keep "ahead" of the BBC chart. I couldn't buy that many records, I bought Slade 'The Banging Man' and I got the Arrows record for my birthday but if anything I was buying less records than in 1972 and 1973.

I was really only listening to Capital and Radio Luxembourg then, and Radio One's 'Round Table' new release programme. I wasn't yet listening to rock programmes on Capital and Radio One, so the records I heard were quite limited. I sometimes listened to the Dutch pop stations RNI and Veronica until they closed at the end of August, but I wasn't yet listening to Radio Caroline which was playing rock and soul albums by then.
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby camdwntownjohn » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:35 am

24th September 1974 - BMRB positions in square brackets [this/last]
1 (1) Arrows - Toughen Up [-/-]
2 (4) Alvin Stardust - You You You [6/7]
3 (16) Re-Union - Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) [33/47]
4 (3) First Class - Bobby Dazzler [-/-]
5 (6) Elton John - The Bitch Is Back [23/25]
6 (28) Peter Shelley - Gee Baby [16/33]
7 (5) Kiki Dee Band - I've Got The Music In Me [26/27]
8 (17) Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses [10/23]
9 (2) Paper Lace - The Black Eyed Boys [13/11]
10 (12) Brian Protheroe - Pinball [22/28]
11 (29) Sailor - Traffic Jam [-/-]
12 (13) Andy Fairweather-Low - Reggae Tune [32/44]
13 (9) Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love [12/14]
14 (11) Polly Brown - Up In A Puff Of Smoke [45/45]
15 (7) Sylvia - Y Viva Espania [5/6]
16 (20) Bryan Ferry - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [17/21]
17 (-) David Bowie - Knock On Wood [20/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf8KTeobuiM
18 (15) Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night [19/24]
19 (10) R Dean Taylor - Window Shopping [47/36]
20 (8) Showaddywaddy - Rock & Roll Lady [29/16]
21 (18) Guess Who - Clap For The Wolfman [-/-]
22 (14) Cozy Powell - Na Na Na [14/10]
23 (-) R Dean Taylor - Gotta See Jane [43/46] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrZJnc4_C8A
24 (-) Syreeta - Spinning And Spinning [49/49] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM3Vjxs6Xao
25 (22) Commodores - Machine Gun [25/26]
26 (21) KC & The Sunshine Band - Queen Of Clubs [7/9]
27 (30) 10cc - Silly Love [28/30]
28 (-) Tymes - You Little Trust Maker [31/50] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlG_rX4Qekc
29 (23) Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting [1/1]
30 (27) Adam Faith - I Survived [-/-]
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby navi » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:28 pm

23 (-) R Dean Taylor - Gotta See Jane [43/46]
Heard this for the first time in my life.
This is great (sounds so fresh)
Bowie is OK,
don't mind the other two new entries
My year(s) in lists by Ivan (2008 - 2013)
User avatar
navi
Superstar
 
Posts: 8626
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2013
Location: Zagreb/Croatia

Postby camdwntownjohn » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:03 pm

This R Dean Taylor song was a re-issue from the 1960s. The David Bowie song was a cover, he was moving into a soulful phase.
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby andrej » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:33 pm

Excellent charts! From what i saw on your Capital Countdown thread i can predict that the things would become even better as punk/new wave era is approached. 8-)
I'm familiar with most of the songs which reached UK Top 40 at the time. The rest songs are absolutely unknown to me.
Wish 10cc would reached higher places. It's my favourite pop band of that period.
I'm looking for "TOP POPS/MUSIC NOW" and "MERSEYBEAT / MUSIC ECHO" Charts to complete my 60's singles charts collection.
andrej
Manager
 
Posts: 1425
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004
Location: St.Petersburg, Russia

Postby camdwntownjohn » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:30 pm

Although it was always UK Top 30 at that time: Radio One, Radio Luxembourg, Top of the Pops, NME, Melody Maker, the daily newspapers and all the national sources used Top 30 charts, while of course the full official chart was Top 50, so no-one talked about the UK Top 40. Which is why my chart was a Top 30 as well.

I think 10cc's lyrics were too "clever" for some people.

I'll post a couple more charts tonight.
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby camdwntownjohn » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:21 pm

5th OCTOBER 1978
1 ( 1 ) Arrows - Toughen Up [-/-]
2 ( 6 ) Peter Shelley - Gee Baby [6/16]
3 ( 3 ) Re-Union - Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) [34/33]
4 ( 8 ) Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses [4/10]
5 ( 11 ) Sailor - Traffic Jam [-/-]
6 ( 12 ) Andy Fairweather-Low - Reggae Tune [18/32]
7 ( 2 ) Alvin Stardust - You You You [7/6]
8 ( 5 ) Elton John - The Bitch Is Back [15/23]
9 ( 4 ) First Class - Bobby Dazzler [-/-]
10 ( 7 ) Kiki Dee Band - I've Got The Music In Me [21/26]
11 ( 17 ) David Bowie - Knock On Wood [17/20]
12 ( 24 ) Syreeta - Spinning & Spinning [50/49]
13 ( 23 ) R Dean Taylor - Gotta See Jane [41/43]
14 ( 9 ) Paper Lace - The Black Eyed Boys [12/13]
15 ( 10 ) Brian Protheroe - Pinball [26/22]
16 ( 14 ) Polly Brown - Up In A Puff Of Smoke [43/45]
17 ( - ) Rod Stewart - Farewell [27/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj5ZZ_Ey510
18 ( 15 ) Sylvia - Y Viva Espania [11/5]
19 ( 28 ) Tymes - You Little Trust Maker [28/31]
20 ( 16 ) Bryan Ferry - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [19/17]
21 ( - ) Splinter - Costafine Town [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuFSYMK87X8
22 ( 27 ) 10cc - Silly Love [24/28]
23 ( - ) Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cos7id7HtE
24 ( 13 ) Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love [22/12]
25 ( 25 ) Commodores - Machine Gun [20/25]
26 ( 30 ) Adam Faith - I Survived [-/-]
27 ( - ) Mike McGear - Leave It [49/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRe1gwqwOw8
28 ( - ) Santana - Samba Pa Ti [37/42] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5AUm_xaE9A
29 ( 21 ) Guess Who - Clap For The Wolfman [-/-]
30 ( 26 ) KC & The Sunshine Band - Queen Of Clubs [10/7]
Mike McGear was a member of The Scaffold.

12th OCTOBER 1978
1 ( 2 ) Peter Shelley - Gee Baby [5/6]
2 ( 5 ) Sailor - Traffic Jam [-/-]
3 ( 1 ) Arrows - Toughen Up [-/-]
4 ( 6 ) Andy Fairweather-Low - Reggae Tune [13/18]
5 ( 12 ) Syreeta - Spinning & Spinning [-/50]
6 ( - ) Slade - Far Far Away [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gqCCAb8xbw
7 ( 4 ) Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses [6/4]
8 ( 11 ) David Bowie - Knock On Wood [10/17]
9 ( 7 ) Alvin Stardust - You You You [8/7]
10 ( 3 ) Re-Union - Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) [39/34]
11 ( 21 ) Splinter - Costafine Town [-/-]
12 ( 23 ) Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone [-/-]
13 ( 17 ) Rod Stewart - Farewell [15/27]
14 ( 10 ) Kiki Dee Band - I've Got The Music In Me [19/21]
15 ( 19 ) Tymes - You Little Trust Maker [23/28]
16 ( 8 ) Elton John - The Bitch Is Back [16/15]
17 ( 9 ) First Class - Bobby Dazzler [-/-]
18 ( 27 ) Mike McGear - Leave It [36/49]
19 ( - ) Roxy Music - All I Want Is You [49/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nce2mFiPMr0
20 ( 13 ) R Dean Taylor - Gotta See Jane [47/41]
21 ( - ) Sparks - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y4W9yVA00c
22 ( 28 ) Santana - Samba Pa Ti [27/37]
23 ( 22 ) 10cc - Silly Love [24/24]
24 ( - ) Chi-Lites - Too Good To Be Forgotten [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRm5bOO_-eM
25 ( - ) David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star [42/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdTg9n0_Rsc
26 ( 20 ) Bryan Ferry - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [21/19]
27 ( 25 ) Commodores - Machine Gun [20/20]
28 ( - ) Jim Capaldi - Eve [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fy-cpBUDXQ
29 ( 14 ) Paper Lace - The Black Eyed Boys [25/12]
30 ( 15 ) Brian Protheroe - Pinball [30/26]
'Far Far Away' was the first track to be released from the soundtrack of the feature film 'Flame' starring Slade. But 'Gonna Make You A Star' was not from David Essex's forthcoming film 'Stardust', which like 'Flame' was also about a 1960s pop band.
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby navi » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:30 pm

28 ( - ) Santana - Samba Pa Ti [37/42]
Heavenly beautiful
My year(s) in lists by Ivan (2008 - 2013)
User avatar
navi
Superstar
 
Posts: 8626
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2013
Location: Zagreb/Croatia

Postby camdwntownjohn » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:20 pm

I've just listened to it, probably for the first time I've heard it since since 1974. Not much like the rest of the chart, is it!
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby camdwntownjohn » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:02 pm

15th October 1974
1 ( 6 ) Slade - Far Far Away [3/New]
2 ( 1 ) Peter Shelley - Gee Baby [4/5]
3 ( 4 ) Andy Fairweather-Low - Reggae Tune [10/13]
4 ( 2 ) Sailor - Traffic Jam [-/-]
5 ( 11 ) Splinter - Costafine Town [-/-]
6 ( 12 ) Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone [-/-]
7 ( 13 ) Rod Stewart - Farewell [7/15]
8 ( 3 ) Arrows - Toughen Up [-/-]
9 ( 7 ) Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses [6/6]
10 ( 19 ) Roxy Music - All I Want Is You [17/49]
11 ( 25 ) David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star [19/42]
12 ( 5 ) Syreeta - Spinning & Spinning [-/-]
13 ( 15 ) Tymes - You Little Trust Maker [18/23]
14 ( 21 ) Sparks - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth [33/New]
15 ( 24 ) Chi-Lites - Too Good To Be Forgotten [-/-]
16 ( - ) Christopher Rainbow - Give Me What I Cry For [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TAU_KWNY2E
17 ( 8 ) David Bowie - Knock On Wood [16/10]
18 ( - ) Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron [38/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqgtsai2aKY
19 ( - ) John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Through The Night [41/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjWebKavfuI
20 ( - ) Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothing [39/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbRRGdFgWMY
21 ( - ) Eric Clapton - Willie And The Hand Jive [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRTvQd-CHbg
22 ( 10 ) Re-Union - Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) [-/39]
23 ( 18 ) Mike McGear - Leave It [40/36]
24 ( 16 ) Elton John - The Bitch Is Back [21/16]
25 ( 22 ) Santana - Samba Pa Ti [27/27]
26 ( - ) Pilot - Magic [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzlK0OGpIRs
27 ( 9 ) Alvin Stardust - You You You [24/8]
28 ( - ) Johnny Ricco - Runaround Sue [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUinItXrqIw
29 ( 17 ) First Class - Bobby Dazzler [-/-]
30 ( 28 ) Commodores - Machine Gun [20/20]
I still love the Chris Rainbow and Pilot records. Stevie Wonder gets no marks for English grammar.
Last edited by camdwntownjohn on Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby camdwntownjohn » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:34 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwCctbL6avM interesting cover version of the Slade track (starts at 01:50) from veteran German band
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby andrej » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:01 pm

I love Slade and i love "Far Far Away". One of their best songs.
I'm looking for "TOP POPS/MUSIC NOW" and "MERSEYBEAT / MUSIC ECHO" Charts to complete my 60's singles charts collection.
andrej
Manager
 
Posts: 1425
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004
Location: St.Petersburg, Russia

Postby camdwntownjohn » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:41 pm

Slade were trying out some different styles now. 'In For A Penny' from 1975 is one of my favourites, and possibly the only Slade record my wife likes. And when Noel Gallagher went on GLR radio in the 90s and picked out 'How Does It Feel' as a great Slade song, rather than one of the more famous hits, I knew he was a proper Slade fan. The first two albums I ever bought were the 'Sladest' compilation and their next LP 'Old New Borrowed And Blue' which has got some memorable melodic songs.
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby camdwntownjohn » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:56 pm

22nd October 1974
1 ( 1 ) Slade - Far Far Away [2/3]
2 ( 5 ) Splinter - Costafine Town [-/-]
3 ( 11 ) David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star [10/19]
4 ( 10 ) Roxy Music - All I Want Is You [16/17]
5 ( 2 ) Peter Shelley - Gee Baby [5/4]
6 ( 14 ) Sparks - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth [21/33]
7 ( 16 ) Christopher Rainbow - Give Me What I Cry For [-/-]
8 ( 6 ) Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone [-/-]
9 ( 3 ) Andy Fairweather-Low - Reggae Tune [13/10]
10 ( - ) Queen - Killer Queen [23/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZBtPf7FOoM
11 ( 4 ) Sailor - Traffic Jam [-/-]
12 ( - ) Glitter Band - Let's Get Together Again [19/48] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yoEC-GDkbk
13 ( 7 ) Rod Stewart - Farewell [11/7]
14 ( 18 ) Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron [30/38]
15 ( 19 ) John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Through The Night [41/41]
16 ( 15 ) Chi-Lites - Too Good To Be Forgotten [-/-]
17 ( 8 ) Arrows - Toughen Up [-/-]
18 ( 20 ) Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothing [36/39]
19 ( 9 ) Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses [14/6]
20 ( 13 ) Tymes - You Little Trust Maker [20/18]
21 ( 21 ) Eric Clapton - Willie And The Hand Jive [-/-]
22 ( 26 ) Pilot - Magic [-/-]
23 ( 12 ) Syreeta - Spinning And Spinning [-/-]
24 ( 28 ) Johnny Ricco - Runaround Sue [-/-]
25 ( - ) Barry Blue - Hot Shot [39/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu6zNAOJT2k
26 ( - ) Ace - How Long [27/27] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_GMMLULXw
27 ( 17 ) David Bowie - Knock On Wood [25/16]
28 ( - ) George McCrae - I Can't Leave You Alone [9/13] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8K10rdO3w8
29 ( - ) Bay City Rollers - All Of Me Loves All Of You [4/11] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJOptEa0Ano
30 ( - ) Hues Corporation - Rocking Soul [33/45] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny1r1vXfsDE
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby andrej » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:35 am

I hope Queen will top the chart.
I'm glad to find Eric Clapton in your chart. "Willie And The Hand Jive" is a very nice track from "461 Ocean Boulevard" (one of my favourite on the album, which is great in fact).
I'm looking for "TOP POPS/MUSIC NOW" and "MERSEYBEAT / MUSIC ECHO" Charts to complete my 60's singles charts collection.
andrej
Manager
 
Posts: 1425
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004
Location: St.Petersburg, Russia

Postby camdwntownjohn » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:53 am

That Queen record felt like a breath of fresh air at the time, it didn't sound like anything else.
I think the Eric Clapton track was a cover version. We assumed at the time that the title referred to a personal sexual act, but I don't know whether this is true. When 'I Shot The Sheriff' got in the chart, I tried to do a list of which artists were having their first hit, and I thought this might include Eric Clapton, so my knowledge of past rock music was a bit lacking at that point.
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby camdwntownjohn » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:38 am

JS Chart - 29th October 1974
1 ( 1 ) Slade - Far Far Away [2/2]
2 ( 10 ) Queen - Killer Queen [5/23]
3 ( 3 ) David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star [3/10]
4 ( 2 ) Splinter - Costafine Town [45/New]
5 ( 7 ) Christopher Rainbow - Give Me What I Cry For [-/-]
6 ( 12 ) Glitter Band - Let's Get Together Again [10/19]
7 ( 6 ) Sparks - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth [16/21]
8 ( 4 ) Roxy Music - All I Want Is You [15/16]
9 ( 15 ) John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Through The Night [36/41]
10 ( 8 ) Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone [-/-]
11 ( 14 ) Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron [23/30]
12 ( 24 ) Johnny Ricco - Runaround Sue [-/-]
13 ( 18 ) Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothing [30/36]
14 ( 16 ) Chi-Lites - Too Good To Be Forgotten [39/New]
15 ( 5 ) Peter Shelley - Gee Baby [13/5]
16 ( 22 ) Pilot - Magic [40/New]
17 ( 25 ) Barry Blue - Hot Shot [29/39]
18 ( - ) First Class - Dreams Are Ten A Penny [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjjfpfpQWKk
19 ( 26 ) Ace - How Long [-/-]
20 ( 13 ) Rod Stewart - Farewell [18/11]
21 ( 11 ) Sailor - Traffic Jam [-/-]
22 ( 9 ) Andy Fairweather-Low - Reggae Tune [20/13]
23 ( - ) Mott The Hoople - Saturday Gig [47/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3pMoMQ ... 3pMoMQ61Zc
24 ( - ) Peppers - Pepper Box [26/50] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKxha_4STNw
25 ( 30 ) Hues Corporation - Rocking Soul [27/33]
26 ( 20 ) Tymes - You Little Trust Maker [19/20]
27 ( - ) Lynsey De Paul - No Honestly [48/New] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5SkamEKa3s
28 ( 21 ) Eric Clapton - Willie & The Hand Jive [-/-]
29 ( - ) Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet [-/-] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7miRCLeFSJo
30 ( 28 ) George McCrae - I Can't Leave You Alone [9/9]
This was the third JS Chart hit for First Class, who weren't a real band but a group of session musicians.
'Saturday Gig' was Mott The Hoople's farewell single, which is why it's a history of the band and ends with them singing "goodbye".
No Honestly' was the theme music for the London Weekend TV sitcom of the same name.
Apparently the stuttering on 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet', was just the singer mucking about in the studio and wasn't intended to appear on the released version.
I'd seen Ace the previous month, performing as pre-match entertainment before an Oxford United v Fulham match.
Last edited by camdwntownjohn on Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:47 pm, edited 3 times in total.
camdwntownjohn
Manager
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Location: Camden Town

Postby navi » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:55 am

29 ( - ) Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet [-/-]
Only new entry that (maybe Mot the hoople too, to some extent) can stand the test of time.
My year(s) in lists by Ivan (2008 - 2013)
User avatar
navi
Superstar
 
Posts: 8626
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2013
Location: Zagreb/Croatia

Return to Personal Charts