Cleveland Survey #3 - WIXY - 6/27/1967
Hundreds of Cleveland surveys from WIXY, WHK, and KYW/WKYC were recently given to Jumpin' Joe. He has scanned them personally and will share them with you every week.
It is important to preserve Cleveland radio history and the music that WIXY 1260 played. Here's the WIXY-SIXTY Survey from June 27, 1967.
Topping the WIXY Sixty for at least the third consecutive week is Tommy James & The Shondells with "Hanky Panky." (NOTE: It could be 4 weeks at #1 but a June 06, 1966 WIXY Sixty is either lost or was never issued).
The double A-side "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" somehow could not dethrone "Hanky Panky," and remains at #2 on WIXY.
A three year old record is #5 this week as Jan & Dean's version of "Norwegian Wood" was flipped in favor of "Popsicle."
"Wild Thing" leaping ahead on the survey from #44 just two weeks ago to #6. It would soon reach #1 on WIXY.
CLICK HERE to see the 6/13/67 WIXY-SIXTY Survey.
Another Beatles cover makes it on the survey as Bob Kuban & The In-Men try to score again with "Drive My Car."
The Sidekicks "Suspicions" and Julie Monday's "Come Share The Good Times With Me," are both remembered as being early WIXY hits that didn't do as well nationally. The Cryan Shames cover the Searcher's "Sugar & Spice," and it debuts this week at #57. The flip is an absolute wild rocker called "Ben Franklin's Almanac."
Here's the puzzling thing about this survey: The Ultimate Song Of The Week is "Stop The Clock" by The Shaggy Boys on Red Bird Records. The record never charted on WIXY, and this is the only survey that makes reference to the song. The song fits in with the records played on WIXY, so it's a mystery why the record, at the very least, didn't chart in the lower 20.