Baby Jude: Hey Jude’s Love Child!
Believe it or not, here we go head-long into the final two months of 2018. How did we get here?!
As we turn our thoughts to the season of thankfulness—at least through Thanksgiving—many of us will also begin a mental review of the year, noting achievements, carryovers for 2019, and perhaps a duel or two to resolve before year’s end.
Speaking of duels, a battle of boy-band vs. girl-band played out on music surveys across the nation Fifty Years Ago this Month …
|Roy Clark & Buck Trent, Hee Haw|
November 4th: We’ve heard of dueling banjos and dueling pianos, but in November 1968 we radio listeners played a crucial part in a duel for the top of the charts between two talented and charismatic music powerhouses.
WRIT/Milwaukee’s Silver Dollar Music Survey November 4, 1968 is a perfect example of their musical rivalry. Click on our Featured Survey* to see The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”/”Revolution” combo at #2, nipping at the heels of Mary Hopkin’s “Those Were the Days.” Diana Ross & the Supremes’ “Love Child” started its climb as a distant contender in the #28 spot.
The Beatles’ songs stayed at #2 for the November 11th chart, but “Love Child” quickly jumped several rungs up the ladder to #12.
By Diana had led her girls up to #3, while The Beatles slipped to #4 & #5 (“Revolution” & “Hey Jude,” respectively). And yep, “Those Were the Days” still kept a glass ceiling on their rise., however,
WRIT/Milwaukee November 4, 1968 … for all their popularity across the country, neither The Beatles or Diana Ross and The Supremes could knock Mary Hopkin out of the #1 spot at WRIT … 50 Years Ago This Month. Rev up your memories and recall that:
Celebrate NOVEMBER 1968 and … Rock On!
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LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: ; and Book 2 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: . Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!
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