Vinyl Countdown

This Sunday’s WJPA Vinyl Countdown rewinds the music to July 4, 1966, when Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and a song that first became popular in Pittsburgh battled it out for the number one position.

Also that week:

A prizefighter who went by the name Kid Chocolate switched to a career in music and delivered a knockout punch of five consecutive hits.

A song that reportedly was about President John F. Kennedy was instead about the singer’s brother – who also happened to die on the date of President Kennedy’s assassination.

Elvis Presley was back on the charts with a remake of a song that first became a hit for two female artists.

And the number one song was by a group who first became famous by touring in a hearse.

You’ll hear that song and all of the big hits of July 4, 1966 this Sunday at noon on WJPA.

The Vinyl Countdown is presented by Slovenian Savings and Loan.

Past Countdowns:

July 4, 1966

June 29, 1964

June 16, 1969

June 7, 1963

June 8, 1970

May 29, 1967

May 24, 1965

May 21, 1962

May 13, 1968

May 1, 1972

April 25, 1966