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Vinyl Countdown "Powerline" Surveys
This week:
May 20, 1968


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It was a musically mellow May in 1968 as WJPA's Vinyl Countdown will reveal this Sunday at noon.

Among the biggest hits were ballads by Bobby Goldsboro, The New Colony Six, and Herb Alpert - and there was that song about leaving that cake out in the rain - but there were indications summer would bring with it some rock and roll. On that third week of May 49 years ago:
  • The Boxtops, with a new lineup, released their latest single,,,a song about a train
  • The Supremes had their first hit without Florence Ballard and the songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland
  • Merilee Rush, who was discovered by Paul Revere and the Raiders landed her first top 40 record
  • The fastest-moving song was by an Australian with a tune about a cleaning lady
and the title of the number one song, by Tommy James and the Shondells,  referred to a New York City billboard.
You'll hear that hit and all of the big hits of May 20, 1968 this Sunday at noon on WJPA.

The Vinyl Countdown is presented by Guitar Gallery, Monongahela Valley Hospital and Slovenian Savings and Loan. 



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