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This week in music: 1966

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Let's take a trip back in time to when music was still played on a turntable and the latest in high tech was a transistor radio.

We're talking about the 1960's, more specifically 1966.
Billboard Magazine had these songs at the top of the Hot 100 this week 49 years ago.

At number five, Johnny Rivers with Poor Side of Town.

The Monkees were holding down the number four spot with their first hit, Last Train to Clarksville.

 At number three was Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band.  Despite not being a rock 'n roll song, it went on to win the Grammy for Best Rock 'n Roll Recording.

In the number two spot was Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys.  The recording of that song is said to have used over 90 hours of magnetic recording tape. At the time it was the most expensive single ever recorded with a studio cost of between $50,000 and $75,000.

And in the top spot was The Supremes with You Keep Me Hanging On.  That song has been covered by a wide variety of artists over the years including Rod Stewart, Wilson Pickett and even Reba McEntire.

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