I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN & WRITE.. BILLY
GONNA FIND ME A
THAT'LL BE THE
LOVE LETTERS IN THE
IN THE MIDDLE OF AN
JOHNNY & JOE
MY PERSONAL POSSESSION...SEND FOR ME
NAT KING COLE
LOVE ME TO
BUILD YOUR LOVE ON A
STRONG... JOHNNY RAY
ISLAND IN THE
THE AMES BROS.
GOLD MINE IN THE
YOU CAN'T LOSE THE BLUES WITH COLORS
OSCAR PETERSON ....INSTR
I JUST DON'T
THE FOUR LADS
HALF A HEART...IF YOU SEE MY LOVE DANCING
JACK ZIMMERMAN ORK...INSTR
IT'S NOT FOR ME TO
IN THE EYES OF THE
BON VOYAGE..TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME
WITH ALL MY
SING LITTLE BIRDIE
BUDDY BREGMAN ORK...INSTR
CRYIN' MY HEART OUT OVER
I NEVER HAD A
IN THE MIDDLE OF A DARK DARK NIGHT GUY MITCHELL
LOU BUSCH ORK...INSTR
LES BAXTER ORK...INSTR
PAUL WESTON ORK...INSTR
WX HIT OF 0F THE WEEK... MARCHING ALONG TO THE
ALBUM OF THE WEEK....
-Album of the Week - No title listed.
retyped chart is formatted in a similar
manner as the original typed chart and
duplicates most of the typing idiosyncrasies &
misspellings found on the original.
Red Robinson's CKWX
Teen Canteen Survey
The Top 10
Crickets make hit with
disc sparked here.
the Vancouver Province August 16, 1957
That'll Be The Day, "title of new Coral
disc seemed to be the attitude of the
whole Canadian music industry when the
subject of breaking a hit in Canada was
Well, that day has come !
! And Vancouver can claim credit for
busting this one through.
After tremendous reaction in
B.C. Many disc jockeys in the U.S. climbed
on the bandwagon, and now the Crickets
have a super smash national hit. It
couldn't happen? Ha!
Flipside the Crickets give
with "I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love."
That'll Be the Day - The Crickets
HAVE THE POPS GOT'' YOU ALL
Blame those rock-happy youngsters! from the
Vancouver Province August 16, 1957
Don't blame the rock 'n roll assaulting our
ears these many months on the disc jockeys.
They are playing what our
teenagers are demanding.
Sure -- they agree -- they start
the ball rolling. They spin the brand new
disc. But the kids take over from there.
The kids bombard them with
telephone calls for Elvis -- they
have to give it to them.
WHO'S TO blame? Well, partly the
deejays, partly the distributors who cut the
discs. But it won't do any good to knock the
Rock. The more "oldsters" knock the Rock the
more the kids go for it.
Youngest big-time deejay is
18-year-old Brian Forst at CJOR.
He says: "I couldn't change the
kids' opinions. That's why [sic] they're
asking for. Some deejays in Los Angeles have
banded together to ban it, but it isn't
proving popular. The kids still want rock and
roll. One deejay alone couldn't stop it."
THE GOOD looking teenager who has
a popular afternoon show claims to like all
types of music himself "except the real
Norris McLean, CKWX deejay,
presently subbing for Red Robinson admits the
deejays have a lot to do with it by playing
the records. However -- says he -- if we
stopped playing rock 'n roll tomorrow the kids
would still want it. "
PERSONALLY I don't go for it, but
it's a happy sound and people want to be
happy. They don't listen to lyrics, they want
to tap their toes."
Most of the hits are born
across the line, but the odd
pace-setter like Red latches
onto a new song and bangs
through to a hit. But
you have to have contacts "over there" to
do that, as most of the recordings are six
weeks late arriving here.
THERE'S STILL lots of good
music on radio, McLean claims. "We ban some
songs on CJOR because of suggestive lyrics,"
says Bruno Cimolai, coming to the rescue of
"WE CAN make a hit here by
playing it and exposing it to the public," he
admits, "but we are trying not to force junky
music on the people."
This is an unique area here
claims Cimolai. We actually follow Seattle and
unless enterprising deejays get records here
ahead of time, Canada is actually six weeks
behind the United States. He points to
"That'll Be the Day" by the Crickets
exposed up here and became ultimately a hit
BOB HUTTON at CKNW laughingly
says his own teenager thinks he's a square.
"Rock 'n roll is out of hand but the kids have
taken to it. They feel this is theirs. Knock
it and they like it all the more."
Hutton says the deejays are to
blame for exposing the public to certain types
of music, but hastens to add, the kids then
scream for more. "It's the kids who are
dictating what we play."
'NW DOES not pioneer hits, but It
does get on the bandwagon when they appear to
"I remember reading about the
Viennese waltz music it was considered
scandalous to waltz in those
THE STATION which consistently
refuses to play rock 'n roll is CKLG. It
is against the station policy to play rock 'n
roll or "brassy stuff."
from the Vancouver Province
August 16, 1957
fabulous Bill Haley does two razzle-dazzle
arrangements of two standards from his
album, "Rockin' the Oldies." The
spectacular Haley sound gives these "The
Dipsy Doodle" and "Miss You" a 1957 flavor.
The Dipsy Doodle -
For the Record
IAN SMITH from the Vancouver Province
August 16, 1957
Anyone for Elvis? Come rain, snow,
or even the proverbial shine you can bet
that August 31 will be the date of the
biggest bash ever afforded Vancouver's
teenagers. The celebration is
likely to even make the Grey Cup
festivities two years back look pale in
comparison. Of one thing you
can be sure -- Vancouver won't
soon forget it. The proposed visit
of Elvis Presley, that is, naturally. UNDOUBTEDLY
Elvis will make an impression on
Vancouver. Let's just hope that
Vancouver makes an impression on Elvis. Little Richard,
Fats Domino, and Belafonte have all
visited. Little Richard and Domino
have come back. They like
Vancouver's initial reception. The
Crew Cuts, on the other hand, who also
visited, will not come back. There
reception was, in their eyes,
unfavorable. SO NOW Vancouver
has entered the big leagues: with Elvis,
Vancouver has the best. It is up
to Vancouver whether the reception given
him is big league. If it is, Elvis
could conceivably return. If it's
not, Vancouver will have seen the last
of the man from Memphis come August 31. But, knowing
Vancouver's teenagers, Elvis will want
to come back. Just wear your
rockin' shoes on the 31st. If
you're lucky, you'll hear the great man
above the screams. WORTH A SECOND
MENTION: Pat Boone's Gold Mine in
the Sky is producing ore that is
strictly 100 per cent. At least
one gold record is coming out of that
mine . . . Arrow of Love is showing just
about nowhere as yet, but it's still a
most attractive disc . . . Fats Domino
has finally scored a clean miss with
What Will I Tell My Own Heart, the first
revitalized Oldie he's released that
hasn't hit every chart in the country.