PHOTO INDEX: "ENGLAND SWINGS" 45RPM BY ROGER MILLER AND "HELP ME RHONDA" 45RPM BY THE BEACH BOYS PLUS THE WARM SURVEY LOGO.
THE "B" SIDES
This weekend, WARM True OLdies is doing a retrospective of songs that were recorded originally, then later released. Elvis at first did "Suspicion" on an album but that song was later released and charted to number 1 by Terry Stafford. Same with Jo Stafford's (no relation) "You Belong To Me" which was later recorded by the Duprees. Tune in this weekend if you get the chance.
WARM Radio in its heydey had a tight top 40 list. But there were hits that had B sides. The most predominant were the Beatles hits that had a "B" side almost every time out. "Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane", "Paperback Writer/Rain" and "She Loves You/I'll Get You" are just a few. With the Beatles, WARM had no choice but to play the "B" side. A few other artists had double sided hits. Roger Miller had a few with "Husbands and Wives"/"I've Been A Long Time Leavin'" and "England Swings/The Good Old Days". The Beach Boys hit from '64 "Help Me Rhonda" had as its "B" side "Don't Worry Baby" which has been featured in more than a few movies in the last century and in this one. Here's two "B" sides, (not from the Fab Four) that were on the WARM charts in the 60s. First, "The Good Old Days" the "B" side by Roger Miller and "Don't Worry Baby" by the Beach Boys.