Sunday, November 15, 2009

KRLA Los Angeles Tunedex music survey 8-24-64

Some rare finds on this KRLA Tunedex from 1964. At #3 is LA La La La La - The Blendells which totally tanked in most parts of the country (peaked at #62 on Billboard's Hot 100) but was big on KRLA. Dropping to #16 from #15, Help Yourself - The Standells, on Liberty Records (never charted nationally; the Standells were playing clubs owned by various KRLA DJs and doing well in Los Angeles - it would be 1966 before they finally hit it big with Dirty Water). Up to #21 from #33, Tell 'em I'm Surfin' - The Fantastic Baggys (never charted nationally on the Billboard Hot 100). Dropping to #23 from #17, Better Watch Out Boy - The Accents (never charted nationally on the Billboard Hot 100). Slipping to #36 from #34, The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Blunt - The Shadows (never charted nationally on the Billboard Hot 100). Debuting at #46, This Little Girl Of Mine - Righteous Brothers (on the Moonglow label; never charted nationally; this was a few months before they hooked up with Phil Spector forYou'veLost That Lovin' Feelin' and switched to his Philles record label). Survey image courtesy of California Aircheck

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