A Typical July Day

It’s a typical July day in 1965. No matter what you’re doing, you have your radio turned on and you’re listening to the latest hits on the Billboard charts.
If you live in New York City, you’re listening to Cousin Brucie; in Los Angeles, it’s Robert W. Morgan; in San Francisco, you have “Big Daddy” Tom Donahue tuned in; in Boston, it’s Arnie “Woo Woo” Ginsburg.
In Chicago, you have Art Roberts blasting the hits; in St. Louis, it’s Johnny Rabbitt; in Albany, you can’t go wrong with “Boom Boom” Brannigan; and in Toronto, you have John Dolan keeping you company.
No matter where you’re living, these are the tunes you’re listening to.

Play button is on the left … Volume slider is on the right

July 1965 Medley
Herman’s Hermits – Yardbirds – Beatles – Sonny & Cher
Four Tops – Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – Tom Jones
Dave Clark Five – Jay & The Americans – Rolling Stones

Comments (6)

  1. Nancy A Garbati

    Loved each and every one of them…thanks <3

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank YOU, Nancy 🙂

  2. Pat Conant

    Summer of ’65 I was home from UVM and working at the Jack and Jill restaurant. And I do remember listening to “Boom Boom Brannigan when I could get him on the radio.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      I know what you mean about being able to listen to Brannigan. It wasn’t always easy but WPTR was worth the effort … and so was WKBW in Buffalo. 🙂

  3. Lee

    Knew this music would be favorites just by looking at the tear & the artists. Listened to WKBW Buffalo all nite back then. Made me feel more connected to my friend Angie as she & her family moved out that wat. Her brother Mark Oliver was in our class (1968). Angie & I are still connected & you help keep lots of us connected with this music that never grows old 🙂

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Lee, what a lovely comment! Radio was so wonderful back in the “good old days” but sadly, it is no longer delivered in the same manner. Thank you for the compliment. I’ll continue to do my best. 🙂


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