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RAINBOW                            RUSS  HAMILTON
I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN & WRITE.. BILLY  WILLIAMS
BYE  BYE  LOVE                     EVERLY  BROS.
GONNA  FIND ME A BLUEBIRD          JOYCE  HAHN
WHITE  SILVER  SANDS               OWEN BRADLEY ORK & CHO

TAMMY                              DEBBIE  REYNOLDS
THAT'LL BE THE DAY                 THE  CRICKETS
LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND           PAT  BOONE
DIANA                              PAUL  ANKA
JUNE NIGHT                         JIMMY DORSEY ORK & CHO

TEDDY  BEAR                        ELVIS  PRESLEY
START  MOVIN'                      SAL MINEO
AROUND  THE  WORLD                 V. YOUNG...INSTR &  B. CROSBY
IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ISLAND         TONY  BENNETT
WHISPERING   BELLS                 DEL  VIKINGS

OVER  THE  MOUNTAIN                JOHNNY  &  JOE
A  FALLEN  STAR                    THE  HILLTOPPERS
MY PERSONAL POSSESSION...SEND FOR ME  NAT  KING  COLE
LOVE  ME  TO  PIECES               JILL  COREY
BUILD YOUR LOVE ON A STRONG...     JOHNNY  RAY

FOURTEEN KARAT  GOLD               DON  CHERRY
ISLAND IN THE SUN                  HARRY  BELAFONTE
ROCKIN'  SHOES...TAMMY             THE  AMES  BROS.
OLD  CAPE  COD...WONDERIN'         PATTI  PAGE
GOLD  MINE IN THE SKY              PAT  BOONE

YOU CAN'T LOSE THE BLUES WITH COLORS  ROSEMARY  CLOONEY
SOFT  SANDS                        OSCAR  PETERSON ....INSTR
I JUST DON'T KNOW....GOLLY         THE FOUR LADS
HALF A HEART...IF YOU SEE MY LOVE DANCING ...BONNIE  GUITAR
A  SUMMER  HOLIDAY                 JACK  ZIMMERMAN  ORK...INSTR

IT'S NOT FOR ME TO SAY             JOHNNY MATHIS
IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD           VIC  DAMONE
BON VOYAGE..TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME TO-NITE..JANICE  HARPER
SILENCE IS  GOLDEN                 JOE STAFFORD & VIC DAMONE
WITH  ALL MY HEART                 JODI  SANDS

SING  LITTLE BIRDIE SING           ROSEMARY  CLOONEY
SUNSHINE GIRL                      EDDIE  FISHER
WHERE IS  CINDERELLA               BUDDY  BREGMAN ORK...INSTR
CRYIN' MY HEART OUT OVER YOU       JULIUS LAROSA
YES  TONIGHT JOSEPHINE             JOHNNY  RAY

A LOVELY NIGHT                     BETTY  MADIGAN
I NEVER HAD A CHANCE               DEAN  MARTIN
IN THE MIDDLE OF A DARK DARK NIGHT GUY MITCHELL
SOMEBODY ELSE WILL                 MONICA  LEWIS
CAYA  COCO                         LOU  BUSCH  ORK...INSTR

SUMMER  LOVE                       JONI  JAMES
BLUE  ECHO                         LES  BAXTER ORK...INSTR
NO  HARD FEELINGS                  TONY  BENNETT
FALSE HEARTED  GIRL                TENNESSEE  ERNIE
HIGH  SOCIETY                      PAUL WESTON ORK...INSTR


   WX HIT OF 0F THE WEEK... MARCHING ALONG TO THE BLUES..
                             DANCIN'                     PERRY COMO
  ALBUM OF THE WEEK....












Notes and Corrections:
-Album of the Week - No title listed.

- This 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.



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Crickets make hit with
disc sparked here.

from 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 broached.
   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 SHOOK UP?
Blame those rock-happy youngsters!
from the Vancouver Province August 16, 1957
[writer uncredited]
   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 progressive' classical."
   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

it 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 the deejays.

   "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 down south.
   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 become popular.
   "I remember reading about the Viennese waltz music it was considered scandalous to waltz in those days."  
   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."


Haley Gives
Socko Treatment

from the Vancouver Province August 16, 1957

   The 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 - Bill Haley



A TEENAGER'S VIEWS
For the Record
by 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.