Top Songs of 1966 – #26

The Supremes are back on the top of the record charts in 1966 with You Can’t Hurry Love. This is the group’s seventh number one song. At this time the ladies were on the top of the Motown label and they had multiple appearances on national TV shows. They will be back on the top …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #24

“Sunshine Superman” was the next song to go to the top of the record charts n 1966. It was written and performed by Donovan (full name: Donovan Philips Leitch). He was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1946. He had a few songs in 1965 that  only climbed the charts in the UK. Then “Sunshine Superman” …

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Beatles Last Concert

On August 29th 1966 The Beatles gave their last commercial concert in Candlestick park, San Francisco. The concert on top of the Apple Corp building in 1969 doesn’t count because it was free and unannounced. The 1966 concert had opening acts of The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. Prices ranged from $4.50 …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #23

Bobby Hebb had a hit with “Sunny” in 1966. It was a song that he both wrote and performed. Bobby said that his “intentions were just to think of happier times – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low tide.” Because “Sunny” was such a big hit in 1966, …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #20

I said it back in January that the record charts in 1966 had some pretty odd hit songs. The strangest song of the year was the novelty song “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” by Napoleon XIV. That, of course, was a stage name for the artist who was found out to be Jerry …

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