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Jul 07

600 WLOF Chart Hits That Missed the Hot 100

Music Director Bill Vermillion, playing the hits -- and the "should have been hits" on WLOF Radio

Music Director Bill Vermillion, playing the hits — and the “should have been hits” on WLOF Radio. Photo from Dick Camnitz & cflradio.net.

 

Anyone who sees Bill Vermillion as just another music director, or WLOF as just another Top 40 station, probably sees the Beatles as just another pop group, or Muhammad Ali as just another boxer.  WLOF played the hits, but constantly kept things moving so that local records and anything else that sounded great could get played.  Songs tended to stay on the station’s survey for a shorter period of time than most, but that doesn’t mean they then faded into oblivion.   Here’s how Vermillion explained it, a few years before his death.

“At WLOF we figured that if a song got into our “A” rotation — basically the top 10 — it should be kept in airplay, not hidden away for months on end.  So once it went from the “A” stack, it went to the “D” stack.  We played one “D” record per hour, and I don’t recall how long a record stayed in “D” — it was somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks.   Once out of “D,” it went directly to the oldies “file cabinet” (it was a standard 4-drawer file cabinet, with the oldies filed by first letter.)  There were probably 2500 oldies in that cabinet, right next to the jock… and they could pick anything they wanted.”

Take a moment to ponder that last thought.   WLOF kept around 2500 oldies in their file cabinet.   Tight playlists?   Not on your life!   Once “A” rotation songs moved to the “D” file, that cleared space for Vermillion’s new discoveries.   Some would become smash hits;   others would miss completely.  The list of songs that were charted by Vermillion and WLOF between late 1965 and early 1972 is simply staggering.   As you peruse the list that follows keep a few things in mind:

— Only records that missed Billboard’s Hot 100 are listed here.   That means some great garage and psychedelic classics that made the station’s top 10 — from “It’s-A-Happening” by the Magic Mushrooms (#6 on 11/5/66), to “The Little Black Egg” by the Nightcrawlers (#2 on 10/29/65), to “Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine” by Country Joe and the Fish (#4 on 7/29/67) — won’t be found on this chart.

–What about the 13th Floor Elevators, Clefs of Lavender Hill, Davie Allan & the Arrows, and those other great WLOF charters that aren’t on the list?   Sorry, they made the Billboard Hot 100.

— Records that “bubbled under” the Billboard Hot 100 are included.   Obviously, a song that only reached #117 or so is NOT a hit record, and therefore it’s worth noting that WLOF gave it a spot on its 40-song chart.

— This list is limited to songs that missed the Billboard Hot 100.   Chart positions in Cashbox and Record World were not taken into consideration at this time.   Perhaps at a future date…

–WLOF played  many, many extras that never hit their actual printed surveys.  Only songs that were assigned a number and appeared on printed charts are included here.  I do plan to publish a list of some of the local records that were played as extras, but at a later date.

–I have very few WLOF surveys from prior to October 1965.  I would love copies of any older WLOF charts that anyone might have.   If enough older charts surface, I’ll be glad to update this list to include those earlier charted songs.   It would also be great to do a similar list for rival station WHOO, but right now I don’t have nearly enough surveys to do such a project justice.

Now here’s that list, sorted by artist, title, peak position, and date of peak position.   Artists whose names are followed by an asterisk were based in Florida, though not necessarily in Central Florida.  This list took months to compile, so when quoting information from it, please give a shout out and link to this site.

 

 

DICK ADDRISI EXCUSE ME 22 8/19/1966
AFRICA FROM AFRICA WITH LOVE 27 2/27/1970
JEWEL AKENS LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE 17 11/11/1967
STEVE ALAIMO* HAPPY 9 8/12/1966
STEVE ALAIMO* MY FRIEND 26 7/13/1968
STEVE ALAIMO* NEW ORLEANS 19 9/9/1967
STEVE ALAIMO* ONE WOMAN 38 9/13/1969
STEVE ALAIMO* PARDON ME 22 12/9/1966
STEVE ALAIMO* YOU DON’T KNOW LIKE I KNOW 25 4/29/1967
NANCY AMES FRIENDS & LOVERS FOREVER 8 1/11/1966
PAUL ANKA POOR OLD WORLD 36 1/20/1967
PAUL ANKA WHY ARE YOU LEANING ON ME SIR 39 4/23/1971
PETE ANTELL THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGING 32 10/22/1965
ASSOCIATION BIRTHDAY MORNING 7 6/8/1968
ASSOCIATION P.F. SLOAN 27 4/16/1971
ASTRONAUTS THE LA LA LA SONG 2 10/15/1965
AVANT-GARDE YELLOW BEADS 29 12/23/1967
BACK PORCH MAJORITY SECOND-HAND MAN 8 5/27/1966
KENNY BALL WHAT BECAME OF LIFE 40 1/21/1966
BALLANTRAES BABY JANE 28 11/17/1967
BANANA SPLITS WE’RE THE BANANA SPLITS 22 11/9/1968
BANCHEE TRAIN OF LIFE 38 5/22/1970
BARDS NEVER TOO MUCH LOVE 18 1/2/1968
BARONS* DRAWBRIDGE 28 10/7/1967
CHRIS BARTLEY BABY I’M YOURS 18 3/14/1969
BEATLES YOU’RE GONNA LOSE THAT GIRL (LP CUT) 2 10/8/1965
BEATLES BOYS/KANSAS CITY 6 11/12/1965
BEATLES RUBBER SOUL ALBUM 1 12/24/1965
BEATLES SGT. PEPPER LP (LP CUTS) 12 7/9/1967
BEATLES I WILL (LP CUT) 30 8/29/1969
JEFF BECK HI HO SILVER LINING 25 5/20/1967
BECKETT QUINTET (IT’S ALL OVER NOW) BABY BLUE 26 10/22/1965
BEETHOVEN SOUL THE WALLS ARE HIGH 27 8/19/1967
BELFAST GIPSIES GLORIA’S DREAM 16 9/30/1966
MADELINE BELL STEP INSIDE LOVE 27 2/14/1969
BERKELEY KITES* HANG UP CITY 30 2/17/1968
BERRYS MIDNIGHT HOUR 1 5/27/1967
BHAGAVAD-GITA LONG HAIR SOULFUL 35 11/3/1967
BIG BROTHER & HOLDING CO. WOMEN IS LOSERS 37 12/23/1967
BIRDWATCHERS* GIRL I GOT NEWS FOR YOU 8 5/20/1966
BIRDWATCHERS* I’M GONNA DO IT TO YOU 23 12/23/1966
BIRDWATCHERS* I’M GONNA LOVE YOU ANYWAY 5 9/16/1966
BIRDWATCHERS* IT’S TO YOU I BELONG (MARY MARY) 32 3/2/1967
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS LORD HAVE MERCY 27 9/17/1971
OTIS BLACKWELL JUST KEEP IT UP 38 10/23/1970
JACK BLANCHARD & MISTY MORGAN* BIG BLACK BIRD (SPIRIT OF OUR LOVE) 37 2/7/1969
JACK BLANCHARD & MISTY MORGAN* YOU’VE GOT YOUR TROUBLES 23 10/23/1970
BLIND FAITH CAN’T FIND MY WAY/PRESENCE OF LORD 29 8/29/1969
BLODWYN PIG SUMMER DAY 20 2/20/1970
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS COWBOYS AND INDIANS 22 11/19/1971
BOBBY BLUE RIDE WITH ME, BABY 24 4/29/1969
BLUE MINK BANNER MAN 34 8/20/1971
BLUES IMAGE* LAY YOUR SWEET LOVE ON ME 39 11/28/1969
BOCKY & THE VISIONS I’LL GO CRAZY 33 10/1/1965
DAVID BOWIE RUBBER BAND 33 6/24/1967
BOYS NEXT DOOR SEE THE WAY SHE’S MINE 31 5/16/1967
BRAM RIGG SET I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU EVERYTHING 3 5/9/1967
LARRY BRIGHT I SAW HER STANDING THERE 15 12/17/1971
PARRISH BROXTON BE THERE BABY 39 1/27/1967
TONY BRUNO I’VE GOT ENOUGH HEARTACHES 33 6/11/1971
BUBBLES AND CO. UNDERNEATH MY PILLOW 8 9/3/1965
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD UN-MUNDO 25 5/4/1968
BUNCHES ‘A GOOD SEE THE FARMER 34 7/13/1968
ERIC BURDON & WAR MAGIC MOUNTAIN 25 6/19/1970
BUTTERMILK BOTTOM DEAR MR. FANTASY 39 11/20/1970
BYRDS CHANGE IS NOW 25 11/25/1967
CAMPERS THE BALLAD OF BATMAN 25 3/4/1966
CANNED HEAT POOR MOON 27 9/13/1969
CANNED HEAT ROLLIN’ & TUMBLIN’ 26 7/29/1966
CAPREEZ ROSANNA 8 11/18/1966
CARPENTERS YOUR WONDERFUL PARADE 32 12/26/1969
CARR & COMPANY HEY ANNIE 39 4/7/1972
CASCADES TRULY JULIE’S BLUES 8 6/10/1966
CASHMAN PISTILLI & WEST BUT FOR LOVE 39 4/20/1968
CASTLE CREEK I CAN MAKE IT BETTER 39 7/23/1971
CASUALS JESAMINE (A BUTTERFLY CHILD) 1 12/2/1968
CELEBRATION SWEET SUNDAY 34 1/22/1971
CHAKRA LITTLE WHEEL SPIN & SPIN 33 10/30/1970
BARBARA CHANDLER PRETTY SHADE OF BLUE 40 8/17/1968
CHICAGO PROHIBITION – 1931 THE BALLAD OF BONNIE & CLYDE 7 3/9/1968
CHRISTIE HERE I AM 30 3/5/1971
CITIZEN KAINE KICKIN’ STONES 40 8/22/1969
CLARE SAUNDERS FERRY LANE 39 10/15/1971
CLASSICS POLLYANNA 6 10/14/1966
CLEAR LIGHT BLACK ROSES 32 12/2/1967
CLEE-SHAYS THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 1 5/20/1966
WAYNE COCHRAN* GET DOWN WITH IT 4 6/3/1966
COLLAGE THE STORY OF ROCK & ROLL 28 6/29/1968
RAY COLUMBUS & THE INVADERS SHE’S A MOD 33 12/10/1965
COMMAND PERFORMANCE DON’T KEEP ME BEGGING FOR YOUR LOVE 29 9/19/1970
COMMITTEE CALIFORNIA MY WAY 6 11/11/1967
COMSTOCK LTD. I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER 15 1/29/1971
CONJUR SHA SHA NAY 39 8/6/1971
CONLON & THE CRAWLERS* I WON’T TELL 19 4/14/1967
CONVENTION HEY THERE, LITTLE MISS MARY 39 8/10/1968
RUTH COPELAND HARE KRISHNA 18 7/2/1971
MIKE CORBETT & JAY HIRSH GYPSY CHILD 39 7/9/1971
CORNERSTONE HOLLY GO SOFTLY 30 5/22/1970
COUNT FIVE MAILMAN 3 7/18/1969
COUNT FIVE PEACE OF MIND 21 12/30/1966
COUNT FIVE YOU MUST BELIEVE ME 5 4/22/1967
PETER COURTNEY THE LOSER 38 3/3/1967
JOEY COVINGTON BORIS THE SPIDER 29 6/19/1967
COWSILLS MOST OF ALL 26 8/26/1966
CREAM I FEEL FREE 37 12/9/1967
CREAM SPOONFULL 14 11/4/1967
CREAM STRANGE BREW 3 9/23/1967
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL BORN ON THE BAYOU 38 6/20/1969
CRITTERS MARRYIN’ KIND OF LOVE 18 3/18/1967
CROW TIME TO MAKE A TURN 38 7/25/1969
CRYAN’ SHAMES GREENBURG, GLICKSTEIN, CHARLES, ETC. 13 11/16/1968
MIKE CURB CONGREGATION TAKE UP THE HAMMER OF HOPE 39 3/24/1972
CURTAIN CALLS SOCK IT TO ME SUNSHINE 33 5/18/1968
SONNY CURTIS ATLANTA GEORGIA STRAY 19 2/24/1968
CUSTER’S LAST BAND* ANOTHER YEAR 28 7/13/1968
DADDY DEWDROP FOX HUNTING 31 7/23/1971
DAMNATION FINGERS ON A WINDMILL 38 9/2/1971
JOHN DAVIDSON VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS 28 4/27/1968
RUSSELL DEAN IT TOOK A LONG TIME 38 12/3/1971
DEEP SIX RISING SUN 25 12/17/1965
DEFINITIVE ROCK CHORALE MIRRORS OF YOUR MIND 11 11/25/1967
DEL-VETTS LAST TIME AROUND 10 9/30/1966
JOHN DENVER STARWOOD IN ASPEN 32 12/3/1971
TRACEY DEY HANKY PANKY 13 5/28/1965
NEIL DIAMOND HANKY PANKY 17 1/22/1968
DICK AND DEEDEE WHEN BLUE TURNS TO GREY 7 5/14/1965
BOBBY DIMPLE AMERICAN MOON 25 1/9/1970
DINKS NINA-KOCKA-NINA 29 12/17/1965
DISTANT COUSINS SHE AIN’T LOVIN’ YOU 31 10/21/1966
DR. WEST’S MEDICINE SHOW & JUNK BAND GONDOLIERS, SHAKESPEARES, ETC. 38 3/21/1967
DICK DODD LITTLE SISTER 5 12/2/1968
DOO-RIGHTS YOU’RE MY GIRL 24 11/4/1967
RONNIE DOVE CHAINS OF LOVE 30 4/3/1970
RONNIE DOVE WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY WORLD 24 3/21/1969
NEAL DOVER MR. BUS DRIVER 27 2/20/1970
DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH TONIGHT TODAY 28 8/7/1970
DREAM MERCHANTS RATTLER 14 9/11/1967
JOHNNY DUNCAN HARD LUCK JOE 28 8/19/1967
“E” TYPES SHE MOVES ME 13 1/6/1967
RANDY EDELMAN GIVE A LITTLE LAUGHTER 34 9/10/1971
JONATHAN EDWARDS TRAIN OF GLORY 26 4/14/1972
DONNIE ELBERT WITHOUT YOU 39 5/20/1969
ELECTRIC PRUNES DR. DO-GOOD 32 6/24/1967
ELECTRIC RAGTIME BAND RIGHT STRING BUT WRONG YO YO 32 10/15/1971
LORRAINE ELLISON I DIG YOU BABY 29 1/28/1966
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER STONE OF YEARS 31 9/17/1971
ETERNITY’S CHILDREN RUMORS 20 10/14/1967
EVER-GREEN BLUES MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS 38 1/13/1968
BETTY EVERETT THE REAL THING 20 5/14/1965
EVERYDAY PEOPLE* SPRINGTIME FOLLOWS THE SNOW 37 12/25/1970
EVIL* WHATCHA GONNA DO ABOUT IT 29 6/17/1967
EXCELS GONNA MAKE YOU MINE, GIRL 23 11/4/1966
EYE-FULL TOWER CAROL CARTOON 30 5/9/1967
EYES OF BLUE YESTERDAY 38 9/28/1968
GEORGIE FAME & BLUE FLAMES LIKE WE USED TO BE 26 9/3/1965
FABULOUS FARQUAHR ST. THERESA’S EAST RIVER ORPHANAGE 39 3/4/1968
MARIANNE FAITHFULL MORNING SUN 23 5/28/1965
FANTASTIC GROUP* (aka THE GROUP) LAND OF LAKES 32 8/5/1967
CHRIS FARLOWE PAINT IT BLACK 20 12/2/1967
FEATHERS TRYIN’ TO GET TO YOU 23 7/16/1968
FINDERS KEEPERS FRIDAY KIND OF MONDAY 15 5/4/1968
FIVE CARD STUD BEG ME 18 4/22/1967
FIVE EMPREES GONE FROM MY MIND 21 12/16/1966
FLASH & THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS BUSY SIGNAL 30 4/8/1968
FLASH & THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS I PRAY FOR RAIN 2 2/12/1968
FLIRTATIONS GIVE ME LOVE, LOVE, LOVE 37 7/9/1971
FLOWER POWER* I CAN FEEL IT 21 8/26/1967
FLOYD & JERRY & the COUNTERPOINTS SUMMER KISSES 10 9/2/1966
FLUDD TURN 21 39 11/12/1971
FORTUNES THE IDOL 26 10/7/1967
FOUNDATIONS STONEY GROUND 15 3/3/1972
FOUR SEASONS BETRAYED 13 5/14/1965
KIM FOWLEY STRANGERS FROM THE SKY 35 4/29/1967
CLAIRE FRANCIS OUR OWN THING GOING 36 5/6/1967
DALLAS FRAZIER JUST A LITTLE BIT OF YOU 25 7/15/1966
JOHN FRED & HIS PLAYBOY BAND AGNES ENGLISH 7 8/12/1967
FRIEND AND LOVER CIRCUS 39 2/7/1969
DAVID FRYE RICHARD NIXON SUPERSTAR LP 11 1/21/1972
GAP* SHERIFF 35 6/13/1969
GENE AND DEBBE MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS 34 2/21/1969
GENE AND TOMMY RICHARD AND ME 39 10/14/1967
GENESIS ANGELINE 16 6/18/1968
GENTRYS A WOMAN OF THE WORLD 17 10/7/1966
GENTRYS I CAN’T GO BACK TO DENVER 30 5/18/1968
GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS AWAY FROM YOU 24 5/28/1965
SKIP GIBBS THE CHOKIN’ KIND 39 12/16/1967
GIGI DON’T BE A LOSER BABY 32 10/28/1966
GIORGIO FULL STOP (aka STOP) 12 11/25/1966
DICK GLASS YOU CAN’T STOP TOMORROW 26 5/13/1966
SUZANNE GODDARD* ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN 36 9/3/1965
GOLDEN GATE DIANE 18 2/27/1970
GOLDEN TOADSTOOLS SILLY SAVAGE 21 7/8/1968
LESLEY GORE HE GIVES ME LOVE (LA LA LA) 18 6/22/1968
DON GRADY THE CHILDREN OF ST. MONICA 11 2/24/1967
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD PEOPLE LET’S STOP THE WAR 29 12/10/1971
GRASS ROOTS MR. JONES (BALLAD OF A THIN MAN) 27 10/29/1965
DOBIE GRAY ROSE GARDEN 30 5/13/1969
GREAT JONES CRIPPLE CREEK 18 2/26/1971
LORNE GREENE SAND 5 5/14/1965
JAMES ARTHUR GRIFFIN THE MIRACLE WORKER 31 5/27/1967
GUESS WHO FRIENDS OF MINE 9 7/30/1970
GUESS WHO HEY HO WHAT YOU DO TO ME 18 9/3/1965
LENNIS-GUESS WORKING FOR MY BABY 29 10/5/1968
GURUS COME GIRL 24 12/9/1966
ARLO GUTHRIE THE MOTORCYCLE SONG (PART 2) 15 2/14/1969
BILL HALEY & THE COMETS THAT’S HOW I GOT TO MEMPHIS 22 4/18/1969
HALF A SIXPENCE MR. ZERO 10 6/10/1966
LEONID HAMBRO & GERSHON KINGSLEY RHAPSODY IN BLUE 22 5/7/1971
BIG JOHN HAMILTON THE TRAIN 31 6/17/1967
GAYLE HANESS JOHNNY ANDER 4 12/16/1966
HAPPENINGS EL PASO COUNTY JAIL 20 11/7/1969
HAPPENINGS RANDY 27 5/28/1968
HARBINGERS TOMPKINS SQUARE 31 2/12/1968
HARDLY-WORTHIT PLAYERS THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD 5 6/10/1967
HARDY BOYS LOVE AND LET LOVE 14 12/12/1969
BILLY HARNER SHE’S ALMOST YOU 38 2/28/1969
GEORGE HARRISON DEEP BLUE 4 9/17/1971
JOHN HARTFORD GENTLE ON MY MIND 15 5/27/1967
HASSLES YOU’VE GOT ME HUMMIN’ 27 11/13/1967
HECTOR & THE EASTMEN WOBBLELOU 27 4/29/1967
DONALD HEIGHT YOU BETTER SIT DOWN KIDS 39 12/23/1968
HELLO PEOPLE ANTHEM 34 3/21/1969
HELLO PEOPLE PASS ME BY 38 3/26/1971
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE FIRE (LP CUT) 14 7/13/1968
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE THE WIND CRIES MARY 1 8/26/1967
HENDRIX BAND OF GYPSYS STEPPING STONE 37 6/5/1970
LARRY HENLEY ANSWER ME MY LOVE 38 10/5/1968
LARRY HENLEY PEOPLE GET READY 16 4/22/1969
HIGH AND THE MIGHTY ESCAPE FROM CUBA 12 8/26/1966
BILL HJERPE NAVIGATION BLUES 13 4/15/1966
HOGS BLUES THEME 27 12/30/1966
HOLLIES YOU KNOW HE DID 14 8/13/1965
JAKE HOLMES THINK I’M BEING HAD 29 3/25/1967
HONEYCOMBS CAN’T GET THROUGH TO YOU 15 10/8/1965
HOPPI & THE BEAU HEEMS* I MISSED MY CLOUD 25 11/17/1967
HORIZON SHE OPENED UP LIKE A ROSEBUD 38 12/4/1970
HOT CITY* LEAVING 37 2/11/1972
HOT ICE YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE 38 12/10/1971
HARLAN HOWARD SUNDAY MORNING CHRISTIAN 29 4/23/1971
FRED HUGHES BABY BOY 13 1/30/1970
HUMAN BEINZ THIS LITTLE GIRL OF MINE 20 4/22/1969
JOHN HURLEY LAND OF MILK & HONEY 38 12/25/1970
IAN & SYLVIA SOME KIND OF FOOL 39 12/17/1971
ILLUSIONS* I KNOW 3 8/5/1966
INSPIRATIONS TOUCH ME, KISS ME, HOLD ME 8 4/22/1967
INVITATIONS WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME BABY 38 11/12/1965
TERRY JACKS I’M GONNA CAPTURE YOU 34 7/30/1970
JACKSON 5 SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN 23 1/7/1971
JACOBSON & TANSLEY DREAM WITH ME 32 10/7/1966
JAGGED EDGE DEEP INSIDE 28 9/2/1966
JAMES GANG GEORGIA PINES 4 1/28/1966
COOK E. JARR RED BALLOON 19 2/28/1969
JAY & THE AMERICANS WHEN IT’S ALL OVER 30 5/28/1965
JAY & THE TECHNIQUES CHANGE YOUR MIND 18 5/23/1969
JAYBEES I’M A LONER 31 8/27/1966
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE HAVE YOU SEEN THE SAUCERS 20 9/25/1970
JOE JEFFREY THE TRAIN 6 11/21/1969
DICK JENSEN & THE IMPORTS UNCLE JOHN’S GOOD TIME BAND 39 3/11/1966
JET STREAM ALL’S QUIET ON WEST 23rd 39 7/9/1967
JOHN PAUL JONES MAN FROM NAZARETH 14 3/26/1971
PAUL JONES FREE ME 31 9/9/1967
PAUL JONES MIGHTY SHIP 10 2/18/1972
THELMA JONES THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT 39 4/6/1968
JORGE TIC TAC TOE 39 3/7/1969
JOY STRINGS O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM 31 12/16/1967
JUST US USED TO BE 39 10/1/1971
JUST US WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO 7 11/11/1967
KASENETZ-KATZ SUPER CIRKUS EMBRASSEZ MOI 17 3/21/1969
KATHY AND LARRY MAGIC ISLAND 27 9/30/1967
KENTUCKY EXPRESS YOU CAN’T ALWAYS & COME AND GET IT 39 4/16/1971
JESSE LEE KINCAID SHE SANG HYMNS OUT OF TUNE 35 1/27/1967
BEN E. KING & DEE DEE SHARP WHAT’CHA GONNA DO ABOUT IT 28 8/10/1968
JONATHAN KING ROUND, ROUND 19 5/27/1967
KING CURTIS WHOLE LOTTA LOVE 38 2/5/1971
KINGSTON TRIO SCOTCH AND SODA 4 5/13/1969
KNACK I’M AWARE 28 3/18/1967
KNACK PRETTY DAISY 35 7/22/1967
KNICKERBOCKERS CHAPEL IN THE FIELDS 27 8/19/1966
KOLLEKTION* SAVAGE LOST 30 11/4/1967
O.B. LAND LITTLE BY LITTLE 16 4/24/1970
HOAGY LANDS WHITE GARDENIA 30 10/26/1968
KENDREW LASCELLES THE BOX 37 9/11/1970
LAST WORD* I WISH I HAD TIME 5 1/27/1968
BENNY LATIMORE* GIRL I GOT NEWS FOR YOU 30 6/3/1967
BENNY LATIMORE* IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME 24 12/2/1967
LE CIRQUE LAND OF OZ 33 10/14/1967
BARRY LEE SHOW I DON’T WANT TO LOVE YOU 5 3/25/1968
LEMON PIPERS TURN AROUND AND TAKE A LOOK 28 9/26/1967
LEN AND GLEN ONE, TWO — RED AND BLUE 30 4/29/1966
LEVON AND THE HAWKS THE STONES I THROW 35 12/10/1965
BARBARA LEWIS ONLY ALL THE TIME 24 7/29/1967
GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS LITTLE MISS GO-GO 34 5/14/1965
JENNIFER LEWIS & ANGELA STRANGE BRING IT TO ME 36 10/1/1965
LEWIS & CLARKE EXPEDITION CHAIN AROUND THE FLOWERS 20 5/25/1968
PEGGY LIPTON LU 33 2/27/1970
LITTLE LISA HANG ON BILL 39 10/1/1965
LITTLE WILLIE & THE ADOLESCENTS* GET OUT OF MY LIFE 9 12/30/1966
LIVERPOOL FIVE CLOUDY 9 5/9/1967
LIVERPOOL FIVE HEART 1 5/6/1966
LIVERPOOL FIVE IF YOU GOTTA GO, GO NOW 40 9/3/1965
LIVERPOOL FIVE NEW DIRECTIONS 16 9/2/1966
LIVERPOOL FIVE SISTER LOVE 21 7/1/1966
LIVERPOOL FIVE THE SNAKE 29 11/4/1966
LIVING LEGENDS MONKEY DON’T CARE 14 5/20/1966
GRADY LLOYD LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS 7 2/3/1967
JACKIE LOMAX THE EAGLE LAUGHS AT YOU 38 11/9/1968
LOVE SCULPTURE SABRE DANCE 37 2/21/1969
LYME AND CYBELLE IF YOU GOTTA GO, GO NOW 1 8/5/1966
JUDY LYNN MARRIED TO A MEMORY 36 5/14/1971
TAMMI LYNN I’M GONNA RUN AWAY FROM YOU 26 9/2/1971
LIV MAESSEN KNOCK KNOCK WHO’S THERE 39 10/2/1970
MAGNA CARTA RING OF STONES 34 2/5/1971
LEE MALLORY THAT’S THE WAY IT’S GONNA BE 15 11/25/1966
MAMA CASS & DAVE MASON SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU HAPPY 31 2/5/1971
MAMAS & THE PAPAS I CALL YOUR NAME (LP CUT) 3 5/27/1966
MANFRED MANN MY NAME IS JACK 29 7/27/1968
ROSALIE MARK EVERY STEP GETS A LITTLE BIT SLOWER 37 6/25/1971
MICHAEL HENRY MARTIN LITTLE TIN GOD 13 3/7/1969
MAX NIX KICKS INN 14 6/17/1966
JOHN MAYALL’S BLUESBREAKERS OH, PRETTY WOMAN 40 12/23/1967
GEORGE McCANNON III BIRDS OF ALL NATIONS 39 4/3/1970
PAUL McCARTNEY MAYBE I’M AMAZED (LP Cut) 21 5/29/1970
ROD McKUEN BABY BE MY LOVE 8 4/8/1967
ROBIN McNAMARA I CAN LOVE YOU 18 3/21/1969
DAVID McWILLIAMS DAYS OF PEARLY SPENCER 38 3/30/1968
MELANIE MY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE 13 1/27/1968
BILL MEDLEY GONE 38 11/6/1970
BILL MEDLEY HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT 39 4/14/1972
MERGING TRAFFIC BIT BY BIT 35 6/27/1969
MERLIN COLORADO 29 7/2/1971
TONY MIDDLETON ANGELA 39 8/1/1969
BOB MIRANDA GIRL ON A SWING 23 8/31/1968
MITCHELL/ST. NICKLAUS DON’T GO DADDY 28 11/14/1969
MOB MONEY 23 6/25/1971
MOBY GRAPE CAN’T BE SO BAD 20 7/13/1968
STEPHEN MONAHAN CITY OF WINDOWS 9 7/17/1967
JULIE MONDAY COME SHARE THE GOOD TIMES WITH ME 29 7/16/1966
MONKEES I WANNA BE FREE (LP CUT) 3 12/2/1966
MONKEES SHE/WHEN LOVE COMES KNOCKING (LP) 4 2/10/1967
MONTANAS THAT’S WHEN HAPPINESS BEGAN 5 12/23/1966
HUGO MONTENEGRO GOOD VIBRATIONS 15 2/28/1969
MOONRAKERS BABY PLEASE DON’T GO 29 7/8/1966
KENT MORRILL STILL THE SUN ROSE 38 11/13/1970
JANE MORGAN KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE 33 1/20/1967
RUSSELL MORRIS THE REAL THING 7 8/31/1969
VAN MORRISON RO RO ROSEY 28 11/3/1967
MOTHER EARTH GOOD NIGHT NELDA GREBE 38 12/31/1968
MOTHERS OF INVENTION HOW COULD I BE SUCH A FOOL 37 8/19/1966
MOVE I CAN HEAR THE GRASS GROW 21 8/5/1967
MOVERS* BIRMINGHAM 5 10/5/1968
MUGWUMPS SEARCHIN’ 33 5/14/1967
DEE MULLINS WAR BABY 20 8/5/1967
MICKEY MURRAY HIT RECORD 27 12/16/1967
MUSIC EXPLOSION LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE 36 7/29/1967
BILLY MYSNER LITTLE OL’ ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BAND 24 3/10/1972
MYSTERIES* I CAN’T WAIT FOR LOVE 9 5/18/1968
MYSTERIES* PLEASE AGREE 6 2/3/1968
NATIONAL BANK WITH CHUCK TROIS DEAR MR. FANTASY 39 8/8/1969
WILLIE NELSON HE SITS AT MY TABLE 19 6/17/1966
NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS HEY JUDE – ATLANTIS 24 8/22/1969
NEW YORK ROCK ENSEMBLE BESIDE YOU 37 1/29/1971
MICKEY NEWBURY MOBILE BLUE 33 4/14/1972
NEWPORT NEWS WHEN THE BELL RINGS 10 5/5/1972
NEXT FIVE MAMA SAID 34 3/10/1968
NICE AMERICA & 2nd AMENDMENT 4 1/21/1969
NICE COUNTRY PIE/BRANDENBURG CONCERTO 38 10/16/1970
NIGHTCRAWLERS* A BASKET OF FLOWERS 18 3/25/1966
NIGHTCRAWLERS* I DON’T REMEMBER 19 8/26/1966
NIGHTCRAWLERS* MY BUTTERFLY 30 5/27/1967
NILSSON TEN LITTLE INDIANS 30 9/2/1967
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND RAVE ON 27 6/5/1970
NOAH’S ARK* I GET ALL THE LUCK 19 8/19/1967
NOAH’S ARK* PAPER MAN 6 12/2/1967
NRBQ* STOMP 30 6/20/1969
OLA & THE JANGLERS CALIFORNIA SUN 24 3/6/1970
OUTRAGE THE LETTER 39 2/7/1969
P.K. LIMITED SHADES OF GRAY 28 4/9/1971
JACK PALANCE HANNAH 40 7/30/1970
BOBBY PARIS PER-SO-NALLY 30 9/28/1968
ANDY PARKS SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDER 39 1/28/1972
PAZANT BROTHERS SKUNK JUICE 36 10/12/1968
PEANUT BUTTER CONSPIRACY BACK IN L.A. 28 11/7/1969
PEDESTRIANS THINK TWICE 1 6/20/1968
PERREY-KINGSLEY SWAN’S SPLASHDOWN 6 2/3/1967
PETER, PAUL & MARY SOMETIME LOVIN’ 15 10/14/1966
PINKERTON’S ‘ASSORT’ COLOURS MIRROR, MIRROR 16 3/26/1966
GENE PITNEY A STREET CALLED HOPE 26 6/26/1970
PLANT LIFE* FLOWER GIRL 3 9/30/1967
PREMIERS GET ON THIS PLANE 36 2/10/1967
ELVIS PRESLEY MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY 18 1/7/1972
ELVIS PRESLEY WE CAN MAKE THE MORNING 20 3/3/1972
ALAN PRICE SET HI-LILI, HI-LO 20 9/20/1966
ALAN PRICE SET THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT 15 10/2/1967
ALAN PRICE SET SIMON SMITH & AMAZING DANCING BEAR 16 5/9/1967
P.J. PROBY MISSION BELL 17 5/14/1965
PROCOL HARUM IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF SIXPENCE 14 5/27/1968
PROCTOR AMUSEMENT COMPANY* HEARD YOU WENT AWAY 15 7/29/1967
PUSSYCATS I WANT YOUR LOVE 5 5/28/1965
QUICK BROWN FOX COME ON DOWN TO NEW ORLEANS 18 6/27/1969
RAIDERS IT’S SO HARD GETTIN’ UP TODAY 29 2/18/1972
RAINBOW OPEN UP YOUR HEART 9 5/19/1972
EDDIE RAMBEAU I’M THE SKY 39 4/8/1966
RASCALS ALMOST HOME 39 5/7/1971
RASMUSSEN LOVE SONG 39 9/17/1971
RATIONALS LEAVIN’ HERE 12 7/29/1967
REPARATA AND THE DELRONS I CAN TELL 24 1/8/1966
REPARATA AND THE DELRONS I’M NOBODY’S BABY NOW 32 7/1/1966
REPARATA AND THE DELRONS CAPTAIN OF YOUR SHIP 31 2/3/1968
PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS LEGEND OF PAUL REVERE 8 5/27/1967
PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS UNDECIDED MAN 8 1/6/1967
CHARLIE RICH I CAN’T GO ON 4 1/15/1966
CHARLIE RICH LIFE’S LITTLE UPS AND DOWNS 19 2/20/1970
CHARLIE RICH NO HOME 28 6/24/1966
RICK, ROBIN & HIM THREE CHORUSES OF DESPAIR 18 7/30/1966
ROAD SHE’S NOT THERE 23 2/7/1969
ROCKIN’ RAMRODS DON’T FOOL WITH FU MANCHU 23 11/19/1965
ROCKIN’ ROADRUNNERS* GO AWAY 20 7/15/1966
ROCKIN’ ROADRUNNERS* KING OF THE JUNGLE/AIN’T GONNA CRY 18 11/4/1966
ROCKIN’ ROADRUNNERS* URBAN MEADOWS 30 4/27/1968
TOMMY ROE FIREFLY 18 4/17/1970
RON-DELS MATILDA 22 3/6/1970
RONNY & THE DAYTONAS BEACH BOY 40 5/28/1965
RONNY & THE DAYTONAS BRAVE NEW WORLD 33 8/12/1967
RONNY & THE DAYTONAS YOUNG 18 1/6/1967
ROOSTERS LOVE MACHINE 10 4/6/1968
BIFF ROSE WHAT’S GNAWING AT ME 23 11/9/1968
TIM ROSE COME AWAY MELINDA 32 1/13/1968
TIM ROSE HEY JOE (YOU SHOT YOUR WOMAN DOWN) 1 11/25/1966
TIM ROSE I’VE GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU 38 1/1/1971
TIM ROSE LONG HAIRED BOY 25 9/14/1968
TIM ROSE MORNING DEW 23 3/21/1967
TIM ROSE ROANOKE 36 6/20/1969
ROTARY CONNECTION THE WEIGHT 28 6/13/1969
ROTATION RA-TA-TA 36 9/10/1971
BILLY JOE ROYAL YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A MAN 22 1/8/1966
RUBIN YOU’VE BEEN AWAY 27 12/2/1967
RUGBYS WENDEGAHL THE WARLOCK 21 12/19/1969
RUPERT’S PEOPLE REFLECTIONS OF CHALRES BROWN 14 11/4/1967
TOM RUSH WHO DO YOU LOVE 29 3/26/1971
BOBBY RUSSELL FRIENDS AND MIRRORS 28 5/13/1966
SAGITTARIUS ANOTHER TIME 21 2/24/1968
ST. GEORGE & TANA SO TENDERLY 22 7/22/1967
SALT WATER TAFFY FINDERS KEEPERS 22 5/25/1968
SAN SEBASTIAN STRINGS THE MUD KIDS 13 11/11/1967
SAROFEEN & SMOKE SUSAN JANE 37 6/11/1971
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON SHOW HAYRIDE 18 1/28/1969
SAVOY BROWN A HARD WAY TO GO 23 4/17/1970
SAVOY BROWN SHAKE ‘EM ON DOWN 39 11/16/1968
SCAFFOLD LILY THE PINK 33 1/14/1969
BERNIE SCHWARTZ BABY BYE-O 35 9/3/1965
FREDDY SCOTT* POW CITY 30 8/26/1966
SEEKERS THE CARNIVAL IS OVER 32 11/26/1965
BOB SEGER & THE LAST HEARD HEAVY MUSIC 4 9/16/1967
BOB SEGER & THE LAST HEARD VAGRANT WINTER 39 5/20/1967
BOB SEGER SYSTEM 2 + 2 = ? 1 5/18/1968
SHANGRI-LAS TRAIN FROM KANSAS CITY 31 10/1/1965
SANDIE SHAW HOW CAN YOU TELL 35 2/11/1966
CHARITY SHAYNE AIN’T IT BABE 27 11/19/1965
HANK SHIFTER MARY ON THE BEACH 6 6/22/1968
SHOCKING BLUE NEVER MARRY A RAILROAD MAN 33 10/16/1970
TROY SHONDELL LET’S GO ALL THE WAY 19 1/28/1969
SHUFFLES CHA-LA-LA, I NEED YOU 19 6/26/1970
CHRIS SIMMONS SORAYA 19 2/28/1970
SIMTEC SIMMONS TEA BOX 38 5/20/1967
PAUL SIMON PARANOIA BLUES 26 3/17/1972
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL 7 O’CLOCK NEWS SILENT NIGHT 16 12/30/1966
SIR RALEIGH & THE CUPONS (sic) TOMORROW’S GONNA BE ANOTHER DAY 36 5/28/1965
SKIN I KEPT ON LOVING YOU 38 11/5/1971
SLADE COZ I LOVE YOU 34 1/7/1972
GRACE SLICK & GREAT SOCIETY SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES 23 12/6/1969
SMOKE RINGS LOVE’S THE THING 17 12/24/1966
SONICS PSYCHO 1 4/22/1967
SONICS THE WITCH 26 12/17/1966
SONS OF CHAMPLIN SING ME A RAINBOW 32 5/14/1967
SOUNDS, INCORPORATED HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING 17 5/28/1965
SOUNDS OF SUNSHINE I DO ALL MY CRYING IN THE RAIN 25 10/15/1971
JOE SOUTH LEANIN’ ON YOU 18 5/27/1969
OTIS SPANN I GOT MY MOJO WORKING 39 12/12/1969
SPIRAL STARECASE BABY WHAT I MEAN 25 3/9/1968
SPIRIT DARK EYED WOMAN 27 11/14/1969
SPIRIT MECHANICAL WORLD 15 7/6/1968
STANDELLS RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP 12 3/11/1967
STANDELLS TRY IT 1 6/3/1967
STEINWAYS* MY HEART’S NOT IN IT ANYMORE 19 6/24/1966
MIKE STEIPHENSON RAINBOW 17 4/21/1972
CAT STEVENS MATTHEW AND SON 33 3/3/1967
RAY STEVENS MR. BAKER, THE UNDERTAKER 38 5/28/1965
JOHN STEWART THE LADY AND THE OUTLAW 21 2/6/1970
ROD STEWART MANDOLIN WIND 22 12/17/1971
GARY STITES* HURTING 32 10/14/1966
STUTZ BEARCAT LUCKY LINDY 33 12/30/1966
SWEET ALL YOU’LL EVER GET FROM ME 36 9/25/1970
SWEET INSPIRATIONS THAT’S HOW STRONG MY LOVE IS 25 9/16/1967
SWINGING MEDALLIONS TURN ON THE MUSIC 20 9/9/1967
JERRY TAWNEY SOFT SPOKEN GIRL 38 3/24/1972
TEDDY AND THE PANDAS WE CAN’T GO ON THIS WAY 8 11/11/1966
TEMPESTS LONG LIVE OUR LOVE 26 8/17/1968
NINO TEMPO & APRIL STEVENS I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME 32 11/5/1965
TEN YEARS AFTER HEAR ME CALLING 27 1/7/1969
TENNESSEE GUITARS THIRD MAN THEME 38 4/8/1967
JOE TEX IT AIN’T SANITARY 24 10/17/1969
THEM GONNA DRESS IN BLACK 16 9/3/1965
3rd EVOLUTION DON’T PLAY WITH ME 14 11/4/1966
THIRD RAIL BOPPA DO DOWN DOWN 34 11/11/1967
THIRD RAIL SHE AIN’T NO CHOIR GIRL 23 7/20/1968
31st OF FEBRUARY* SANDCASTLES 20 6/8/1968
JOHNNY THOMPSON QUINTET PROMISE HER ANYTHING 35 2/10/1967
THOR’S HAMMER SHOW ME YOU LIKE ME 39 12/9/1967
THORNDIKE PICKLEDISH CHOIR BALLAD OF WALTER WART 16 3/11/1967
THREE DIMENSIONS LOOK AT ME 31 1/1/1966
THREE RING CIRCUS GROOVIN’ ON THE SUNSHINE 27 7/27/1968
THUNDERBIRDS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE 30 6/24/1966
THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN ACCIDENTS 39 7/17/1970
TIFFANY SYSTEM* LET’S GET TOGETHER 32 8/19/1967
JOHNNY TILLOTSON* DON’T TELL ME IT’S RAINING 36 6/17/1967
JOHNNY TILLOTSON* I DON’T BELIEVE IN IF ANYMORE 29 9/11/1970
JOHNNY TILLOTSON* ONE’S YOURS, ONE’S MINE 26 5/14/1965
TOOMORROW YOU’RE MY BABY 23 8/21/1970
TRAVEL AGENCY WHAT’S A MAN 7 7/11/1969
TROGGS ANY WAY THAT YOU WANT ME 4 5/20/1967
TROGGS NIGHT OF THE LONG GRASS 24 8/5/1967
TROGGS YOU CAN CRY IF YOU WANT TO 18 7/22/1968
TROPICS* THIS MUST BE THE PLACE 15 8/26/1967
TROPICS* TIME 3 2/10/1967
TROPICS* TIRED OF WAITING 14 3/7/1969
WILLIAM TRUCKAWAY BLUEGREENS ON THE WING 5 12/5/1969
GIL TRYTHALL & HIS YAKETY MOOG FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN 31 3/27/1970
JUSTIN TUBB BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE 28 3/3/1967
TURNAROUNDS & STINGERS SALT ‘N’ PEPPER 25 5/28/1965
UNCHAINED MYNDS WE CAN’T GO ON THIS WAY 1 7/18/1969
UNDERTAKERS* LOVE SO DEAR 27 11/11/1967
UNDERTAKERS* SEARCHING 15 5/6/1967
UZI MORNING TRAIN 18 9/11/1970
JIM VALLEY THERE IS LOVE 9 7/15/1967
ALAN VALLONE A LITTLE BIT OF THIS & LITTLE BIT OF THAT 39 8/17/1968
LEROY VAN DYKE YOU COULDN’T GET MY LOVE BACK 25 5/6/1966
VANILLA FUDGE SOME VELVET MORNING 14 6/6/1969
BOBBY VEE IN AND OUT OF LOVE 36 3/6/1970
VIBRATIONS SMOKE SIGNALS 13 3/20/1970
WAILERS IT’S YOU ALONE 22 6/18/1966
SUZY WALLIS BE MY MAN 40 12/24/1965
DALE WARD YOUR SEVENTEENTH YEAR 13 7/29/1967
WE THE PEOPLE* AIN’T GONNA FIND NOBODY 17 5/4/1968
WE THE PEOPLE* FOLLOW ME BACK TO LOUISVILLE 19 9/23/1967
WE THE PEOPLE* HE DOESN’T GO ABOUT IT/YOU BURN ME 8 10/14/1966
WE THE PEOPLE* MIRROR OF YOUR MIND 7 7/29/1966
WE THE PEOPLE* MY BROTHER THE MAN 23 4/8/1966
WE THE PEOPLE* ST. JOHN’S SHOP 3 1/13/1967
WE THE PEOPLE* THE DAY SHE DIES 2 1/20/1968
LENNY WELCH DARLING STAY WITH ME 23 2/19/1968
IAN WHITCOMB WHERE DID ROBINSON CRUSOE GO 27 12/9/1966
IAN WHITCOMB SALLY SAILS THE SKY 27 2/3/1968
SLIM WHITMAN IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE 39 9/2/1971
DAVID WILKINS JUST BLOW IN HIS EAR 21 3/14/1969
JOHN WILKINSON JULY, YOU’RE A WOMAN 34 4/1/1969
DANNY WILLIAMS MASQUERADE 28 5/14/1965
TEX WILLIAMS NIGHT MISS NANCY ANN’S HOTEL BURNED 15 11/5/1971
WIND I’LL HOLD OUT MY HAND 20 1/9/1970
EDGAR WINTER’S WHITE TRASH WHERE WOULD I BE (WITHOUT YOU) 28 6/25/1971
JOHNNY WINTER I’M YOURS I’M HERS 15 7/11/1969
JOHNNY WINTER ROLLIN’ & TUMBLIN’ 32 5/13/1969
JOHN DEXTER WORTHINGTON* TOYS AND TRAINS 6 4/21/1972
BETTY WRIGHT* SOLDIER BOY 34 2/20/1970
GARY WRIGHT STAND FOR OUR RIGHTS 37 7/2/1971
SANDY WYNNS LOVE BELONGS TO EVERYONE 22 5/14/1965
YANKEE DOLLAR CITY SIDEWALKS 39 8/3/1968
YARDBIRDS GOODNIGHT SWEET JOSEPHINE 19 5/25/1968
YARDBIRDS STILL I’M SAD 9 12/3/1965
YELLOW BALLOON STAINED GLASS WINDOW 27 10/2/1967
YOUNG RASCALS IT’S LOVE 1 7/22/1967
YOUNG RASCALS LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING 8 2/3/1967
TIMI YURO BIG MISTAKE 36 10/8/1965
TIMI YURO CAN’T STOP RUNNING AWAY 26 5/28/1965
ZOMBIES WHENEVER YOU’RE READY 29 9/3/1965

 

WLOF Go Magazines, each containing WLOF's weekly music survey

WLOF Go Magazines, each containing WLOF’s weekly music survey

Before I go any further, I wanted to mention that the station’s surveys from March 1967 through August 1969 were printed in Go Magazine.   The folks at Go would occasionally take it upon themselves to “correct” something they thought was wrong.   A case in point:  “The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde”.  Bill Vermillion was told that Georgie Fame’s version was not going to be released as a single in the USA, so he decided to program a version on Buddah Records by Chicago Prohibition – 1931.   After that version became a hit on the station, Epic Records went ahead and released Georgie Fame’s rendition, which quickly became the national hit.   Go Magazine, believing that a mistake was made, would change Vermillion’s listing of Chicago Prohibition to a listing for Georgie Fame.   There was also a screw-up involving “Long Hair Soulful” by Bhagavad-Gita, and probably more that I’m not aware of.  WFUN in Miami also ran into some issues with Go, but that’s another story.

This was the version of the Georgie Fame smash that WLOF played

This was the version of the Georgie Fame smash that WLOF played.  Note the “B” rotation sticker on the label, and the changing chart positions written next to the giant B.

 

I also wanted to mention a few more songs that charted in 1964 and 1965.   I don’t have enough surveys from those years to determine the exact dates that they charted, but we know from rotation stickers on the 45s that they reached the positions that are listed.

 

ADORABLES SCHOOL’S ALL OVER 21
VICKIE BAINES GOT TO RUN 37
LEN BARRY LET’S DO IT AGAIN 25
FREDDY CANNON IN THE NIGHT 23
LENNY COLEMAN FOUR SEASONS 21
FOURMOST HELLO LITTLE GIRL 21
BILLY FURY GO AHEAD AND ASK HER 39
ROLF HARRIS RINGO FOR PRESIDENT 19
BARBARA LYNN DEDICATE THE BLUES TO ME 26
CHRIS MONTEZ MONKEY FEVER 34
P.J. PROBY TOGETHER 23
RAG DOLLS BABY’S GONE 34
TRADE WINDS SUMMERTIME GIRL 38
X-CELLENTS HEY, LITTLE WILLIE 33

 

In the next installment, I am going to break down the 13 or 14 non-charters that made it all the way to number one on WLOF… and will look at four additional records that peaked at number two.   Who knows, I might even decide to extend it through the number 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s as well.

If you enjoyed this list, please leave a comment… and be sure to check out the other posts on the Savage Lost blog.

Also see:
WLOF #1 Hits That Missed The Billboard Hot 100

Where Did WLOF Get Its Records?

WLOF & Bill Vermillion:  Florida Top 40 Legends

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  1. Mike Markesich

    Fantastic work, Jeff!

    As a die-hard 1960s AM radio hound, I’ve gotta say, there was nobody so forthcoming, and readily willing to relate the stories and biz from those days like Bill Vermillion. He will always be a class act. I believe he said (during some e-mail exchanges) he’d receive over 1,000 45s every month – and he would diligently listen to every single one!

    The successful programming cats like Rick Sklar at WABC continue to reap accolades, whereas the REAL movers and shakers – the guys who took chances and developed hit records, like Bill V, remain unknown to nearly everyone. Dunno about you, but WABC bored the heck out of me, playing the same, over-saturated 20 records ad nauseam. And most had already gotten airplay on other stations. If you peruse any WLOF weekly survey, you see a station that took chances – a reason why “breakout” stations are just as important as the big time AM radio kingpins.

    Lastly, anyone who digs the Standells “Dirty Water” should know that Bill Vermillion was thee guy who aired it first in the U.S.A. many months before it ever charted on Billboard or Cashbox magazine.

  2. Jeffers66 Savage Lost

    Thanks Mike. I appreciate the comments from the Real Steve Peele! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out all four parts of the Vermillion posts, starting with this one about “Dirty Water” and some other hits that he broke:
    http://savagelost.com/wlof-bill-vermillion-florida-top-40-legends

  3. Jeffers66 Savage Lost

    Here’s one I missed the first time around:

    OXFORD BLUE – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow #31 for the week ending 5-29-70

  4. Paul Dreyfuss

    I’d be happy for any info on the record “Carol Cartoon” by The Eye-Full Tower you may know. I sang lead on it. Johnny Cymbal wrote it and sang the verse and harmony. He also made the name up. I wanted Dreyfuss & Company. We recorded it using studio musicians and I put a group together. Johnny didn’t appear with the group.

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