Tuesday, October 10, 2017

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #151

WARM AND THE SONGS OF OCTOBER

The Beatles were dethroned in October of '65 with Roy Head. It hit number one on the WARM charts. Head is best known for the 1965 blue-eyed soul international hit, "Treat Her Right recorded by Roy Head and the Traits. After going solo, Head landed several hits on the Country and Western charts between 1975 and 1985. 
During his career of some 50 years, he has performed in several different musical genres and used a somewhat confusing array of record labels, some too small to provide for national marketing and distribution. Roy Head and the Traits held reunions in 2001 and 2007 and were inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2007. 
Number 2 was "A Lover's Concerto" by the Toys. Bob Dylan debuted at number 30 with "Positively Fourth Street" followed at number 31 by The Bachelors and a chapel song too.  


 

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WARM RADIO AND THE MUSIC OF OCTOBER 

Here are two survey sheets from October of '65. The Beatles were on top at number one with "Yesterday" Barbara Lewis was at number 4 with "Make Me Your Baby",  but those pesky Liverpool Legends debuted again in the top 40 at 27 with "Act Naturally".

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WARM TV AND RADIO BROADCASTS THE BREAKFAST CLUB

Here are the principles from the "Breakfast Club" show that was on WARM.

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WARM SPORTS AD FOR TV 

The high school football schedule for WARM TV was ambitious for the time. Check out this article from the fall as that season progressed.


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WARM TV LINE UP

Check out this TV lineup from the fall of 1954 on WARM TV. Boxing, Charlie Chan, Ronald Reagan, as well as a chance to lead a band. Who could ask for more! 
 "So You Want To Lead A Band" aired on ABC from August 5, 1954 to January 27, 1955. It was hosted by Sammy Kaye. 
Members of the studio audience are invited to conduct the band. Then through its applause, the audience chooses the winning amateur conductor. The winner receives a prize. Vocalists on the program included Barbara Benson and Jeffrey Clay.

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THE GLOBE AND WARM TV 

Two entities that no longer exist, The Globe Store which was a Scranton institution as well as WARM TV partnered to broadcast high school football. Here is an ad from that era.

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WARM HIGH POWER TOUTED IN AD 

This ad in the Scranton newspapers made the announcement about the new power increase of WARM TV.  This was extremely important in the early days of TV because the see was an investment and the less a family could use the old rabbit ears antenna, the better.