It was 50 Years ago Today!!!!

Today, 4 June 2015, marks the 50th anniversary of the very first Springbok Radio Top 20 being Broadcast. It was on 4 June 1965 that the following top 20 was announced to the land:

1 I Need You Rick Nelson
2 Ticket to Ride Beatles
3 Key to Your Heart Emil Dean
4 Torture Gene Rockwell
5 I Know a Place Petula Clark
6 Under the Boardwalk Rolling Stones
7 Lovely Lovely (Loverly Loverly) Chubby Checker
8 The Minute You’re Gone Cliff Richard
9 Tired of Waiting for You Kinks
10 Forget Domani Connie Francis
11 Funny How Love Can Be Ivy League
12 Shabby Little Hut Bats
13 Do What You Do Do Well Ned Miller
14 The Last Time Rolling Stones
15 Do the Clam Elvis Presley
16 I’ll Never Find Another You Seekers
17 Tennessee Yodel Polka Slim Whitman & Virginia Lee
18 Just Another Guy Cliff Richard
19 The Game of Love Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders
20 Mrs Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter Herman’s Hermits

Happy 50th Anniversary Springbok Top 20.


3 thoughts on “It was 50 Years ago Today!!!!

  1. Your dates read 1964 and 2014, but should be 1965 and 2015… thanx for keeping us updated and for your hard work!

  2. I had always been wondering when & how did the S.A Top 20 started, after all these years of wondering i finally came across it. Congratulations to Springbok Radio S.A Offical Top 20 Charts 50 years old woh!!! It’s a pity it had to come to an end during 1989. I still missed it a lot, it was part of my growing up. I introduced my family & friends to the S.A Top 20 Charts.

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