Apr 04, 2019
By Gene Stevens
It was a truly momentous achievement at the time! 55 years ago this first week of April, in 1964 – Billboard magazine’s Top 100 hits were dominated by The Beatles in a way no one had ever done before, or since. “Beatlemania” had surely hit us – less than two months after their historic first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show – the Beatles had no less than 12 songs on the Hot 100, but more impressively – all 5 of the Top 5, were Beatles’ hits.
I’ll revisit those exciting days, and play all 12 of those famous songs – and add the couple more they put on the chart the following week. That’s just for starters.
I’ll have even more Beatles songs as they’ve been covered by Canadian artists over the decades. Plus: The year-long spotlight on the ‘greatest groups of our time’ in alphabetical order continues with The Eagles and, on ‘Vintage Canadiana’ it’s Chilliwack. Finally, a 75th birthday salute to John Kay – one-time iconic lead singer of Steppenwolf. It’ll be an exciting show, so join me this Sunday at 2:00 for ‘Vintage Favourites’.