Vinyl Countdown

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This Sunday’s WJPA Vinyl Countdown spins back the music to September 21, 1964 when songs about cars – and motorcycles – were competing for the top of the charts.

It was also the week:


  • British acts accounted for nearly a quarter of the survey songs – including two hits by both the Beatles and the Animals – and there was also a Pittsburgh act that entered the charts that week that tried very much to sound like it was from Liverpool.


  • Jay and the Americans unveiled its new lead singer – and promptly had the biggest hit of its career.


  • Andy Williams – who was first heard on record as a child singing backup for Frank Sinatra – landed his 13th top 20 hit with a song from “My Fair Lady.”


  • The Four Tops scored its very first top 10 hit with “Baby I Need Your Loving.”


  • And an English group that called itself “The Nashville Teens” made its top 40 debut.



You’ll hear that hit and all of the hits of September 21, 1964 this Sunday at noon on WJPA. The Vinyl Countdown is presented by Canonsburg’s Guitar Gallery and Slovenian Savings and Loan.