Vinyl Countdown

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This Sunday’s WJPA Vinyl Countdown replays the big hits of January 18, 1965 when English music veteran Petula Clark scored her first American hit with “Downtown.”

It was also the week:

  • The Ken L Ration dog food commercial was turned into a regional hit by a young singer named Norma Tracey.

  • The fastest-moving song of the week was a takeoff on the Jolly Green Giant TV commercials.

  • Brenda Lee, whose opening act on tour had once been the Beatles, had her 40th top 40 record with “Thanks A Lot.”

  • Sam Cooke, who had died just a month earlier, was back in the top 20 with one of the biggest hits of his career – a song called “Shake.”

  • And the number one song on WJPA was by the duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. You’ll hear that hit, and all of the big hits of January 18, 1965 this Sunday at noon on WJPA.

    The Vinyl Countdown is presented by Canonsburg’s Guitar Gallery and Slovenian Savings and Loan.