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Music the Week the Color TV Era Began
by Alex Cosper (12/26/12)

Color television had been around since 1953 but was used sparingly until it was found to be competitive in the early sixties. Beginning in the Fall season of 1965, half of all network shows were made in color. By the end of the decade color would be the standard for each of the networks. The shift from black and white to color television was a dramatic time marker that defined modern television. The following songs were listed on national charts the week ending September 18, 1965


The Beatles - Help!
Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction
We Five - You Were On My Mind
Dave Clark Five - Catch Us If You Can
Ramsey Lewis Trio - The In Crowd


Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Beach Boys - California Girls
Mel Carter - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Four Tops - It's The Same Old Song
Miracles - Tracks of My Tears
Supremes - Nothing But Heartaches
Billy Joe Royal - Down In The Boondocks
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
Barbara Lewis - Baby I'm Yours
Cher - All I Really Want To Do


McCoys - Hang On Sloopy
Turtles - It Ain't Me Babe
Yardbirds - Heart Full of Soul
Sonny - Laugh At Me
Fortunes - You've Got Your Troubles
Animals - We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Dean Martin - Houston
Sonny & Cher - Baby Don't Go
Edwin Starr - Agent OO-Soul
Roy Head - Treat Her Right
Marianne Faithful - Summer Nights
Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic
Castaways - Liar, Liar
Elvis Presley - I'm Yours
Ronnie Dove - I'll Make All Your Dreams Come True
Kinks - Who'll Be The Next In Line
Roy Orbison - Ride Away
Martha & The Vandellas - You've Been In Love Too Long
Tom Jones - With These Hands


Royalettes - It's Gonna Take A Miracle
Sonny & Cher - Just You
Jay & The Americans - Some Enchanted Evening
Gentry's - Keep On Dancing
Ian Whitcomb - N-N-Nervous
Donovan - Colours
Herman's Hermits - Just A Little Bit Better
Leslie Gore - My Town, My Guy and Me
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - The 3rd Man Theme
Otis Redding - Respect
Joan Baez - There But For Fortune
Spokesmen - Dawn of Correction
Sunrays - I Live For The Sun
Dickie Lee - The Girl From Peyton Place
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Steppin' Out
Strangeloves - Cara-Lin
Bobby Vinton - What Color (Is A Man)
Vogues - You're The One
Toys - A Lover's Concerto


Freddy Cannon - Action
Temptations - Since I Lost My Baby
Barbara Mason - Sad, Sad Girl
Jive Five - I'm A Happy Man
Junior Walker & The All Stars - Shake and Finger Pop
Charlie Rich - Mohair Sam
Chuck Jackson - If I Didn't Love You
Kingsmen - Annie Fanny
Jody Miller - Home of the Brave
Little Caesar & Consults - My Girl Sloopy
Drifters - I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing
Johnny Tillotson - Heartaches By The Number
Vic Dana - Moonlight and Roses
Sam Cooke - Sugar Dumpling
Chad & Jeremy - I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby
Roger Miller - Kansas City Star
Contours - First I Look At The Purse
Andy Williams - Ain't It True
Marvelettes - Danger Heartbreak Danger Ahead
Stevie Wonder - High Heel Sneakers
Impressions - I Need You
Lenny Welch - Two Different Worlds
Joe Tex - I Want To (Do Everything For You)
Baby Washington - Only Those In Love
Gerry & The Pacemakers - Give All Your Love To Me
Bobby Goldsboro - If You Wait For Love
Bonnie & The Treasures - Home of the Brave
Connie Francis - Roundabout
Jim Reeves - Is It Really Over?
Neil Sedaka - The World Through A Tear
Barbara Lewis - Make Me Your Baby
Mary Wells - Me Without You
Al Hirt - The Silence

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