This Sunday’s WJPA Vinyl Countdown rewinds the music to September 30, 1968 when The Beatles began their long run at the top of the charts with Hey Jude.
Also that week:
A 1950’s singer who had gone to Jamaica to film a movie with Burt Lancaster fell in love with reggae music – and quickly triumphed on the charts with a song called “Hold Me Tight.”
An artist who had been recommended to Paul McCartney by a model named Twiggy was signed to the Beatle’s Apple label – and her first release became a million-selling record.
A trio of British superstars recorded a song about waiting at a train station – although the topic was buried inside the lyrics – and it became the act’s second top 10 hit.
And the fastest moving song of the week was by an act that once opened for the Monkees – Jimi Hendrix.
You’ll hear that hit and all of the hits from September 30, 1968 this Sunday at noon on WJPA.
The Vinyl Countdown is sponsored by Canonsburg’s Guitar Gallery, Slovenian Saving and Loan and Amber Bennett Berkshire-Hathaway Home Services.3