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This week in music: 1966

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Let's drop a couple of quarters in our jukebox of memories.

This morning we check out the music scene from 1966.

At number five on Billboard's Hot 100 was a classic by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels.  The Duke University band plays Devil with a Blue Dress On at the school's sporting events.

In the number four spot was a song recorded by numerous artists including: Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Michael Bolton.  But Frank Sinatra's version of That's Life is the most famous.

At number three was a song written by Neil Diamond and recorded by the Monkees. I'm a Believer would go on to spend seven weeks at number one and was the biggest hit ever for the Monkees.

Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan held down the number two spot with Mellow Yellow. By the way if you think this song sounds a little bit like the Beatles you're not alone. Paul McCartney can be heard as one of the background revelers and he played bass on Donovan's Mellow Yellow album although he's not credited.

And in the top spot was the British novelty group, The New Vaudeville Band with Winchester Cathedral. It's one of a very limited charting songs to feature a bassoon.

That's a look at the top songs on the radio the final week of December back in 1966.

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