The Vinyl Countdown with Terri Hazlett

The Vinyl Countdown

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September 19, 1966

This Sunday’s WJPA Vinyl Countdown rolls back 53 years, to September 19, 1966 when:

  • On the last week of summer, the top 40 was still basking in the glow of several summer-themed songs, including “Sunny Afternoon,” “Sunshine Superman,” “Summer Wind” and “Summer Samba”
  • A Brazilian organist scored his only American top 40 hit when Tony Bennett invited him to America to record a solo session in California
  • Florida cousins – who most people thought were brothers – scored their first top 40 song with “I’m Your Puppet”
  • Both the Beatles and Beach Boys were in the top 10 with two-sided singles
  • Johnny Rivers had the fastest-moving song with a tune he wrote – and it went on to become his only number one song
  • Sonny and Cher released their 13th single in 12 months – a tune they quickly¬†recorded while touring in Europe
  • The first Rolling Stones single to feature a horn section was the highest debut of the week
  • and the number one song¬†contained two numbers…and a question mark.

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