This Sunday’s WJPA Vinyl Countdown rewinds the music to December 5th, 1966 when the number one song was the Beach Boys classic “Good Vibrations,” which was being pursued by the latest releases by Donovan, The Supremes and Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels.
It was also the week a masked man fronted a band that first appeared on stage to sing “96 Tears” – they went by the name Question Mark and the Mysterians.
Jimmy Ruffin, who had been rejected as lead singer for the Temptations, returned with his second solo hit, “I’ve Passed This Way Before.”
The composer of the pop standard “Wonderful World” – Herb Alpert – was back in the top 40 with his 14th hit with the Tijuana Brass – a version of the Broadway hit, “Mame… ”
And the highest debut of the week was “Words Of Love” by the Mamas and Papas – it would become their fifth consecutive single to make the top 10.
The Vinyl Countdown is presented by Canonsburg’s Guitar Gallery.