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Early Boss Summer of Love Turn Of The Decade Mid-'70s Look 1977 Hi-Class 1979-80 Look


ADDED 4/23/12: Issues 435-439 from the Survey of Hits! regular KHJ sheets were large store display only during this time. Special thanks to Mike Devich.
ADDED 4/24/12: Issue 789 from Survey of Hits (dated October 31, 1980). Thanks again Mike Devich!
ADDED 1/21/09 - ISSUES 357, 367, 369, 372, 373, 374, 376.
ADDED 1/27/09 - ISSUES 379, 380, 383, 386, 391, 394, 395, 396, 400 thru 404.
ADDED 1/28/09 - ISSUES 405 thru 408, 410, 411, 415, 417 thru 422.
ADDED 2/3/09 - ISSUES 423 thru 426, 428 (upgraded), 429 thru 434, 442 (upgraded), 443, 444.
ADDED 3/13/09 - ISSUES 445 thru 451, 453 thru 457, 460, 463, 465, 770.
Special thanks AGAIN to Mr. Patrick Campbell for scanning and providing these images!
COMING SOON:
Issues 318, 320, 322, 343, 356 (upgrades), 189, 229, 359, 375, 377, 645, AND MANY MORE!!!


Ron Jacobs.....Roger Christian.....Robert W. Morgan.....Charlie Tuna.....Humble Harve.....Gary Mack.....Tony Mann.....Bill Wade.....Johnny Williams.....Jerry Butler.....Billy Pearl.....Bobby Rich.....Machine Gun Kelly.....Barry Kaye.....Frank Terry.....Danny Martinez.....Brother Tom Dooley.....Shana.....Pat Garrett.....Banana Joe.....Sally Adams.....J.B. Stone.....Mucho Morales.....True Don Bleu.....Captain John.....Charlie Van Dyke.....Bobby Ocean.....Mark Elliott.....Sam Riddle.....The Real Don Steele.....

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Did you know...
  • that The Box Tops had more than two Top Ten hits in their career?
  • that Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and Gene Pitney were successful into the late 60s?
  • that Billy Vera (of Billy and the Beaters) had a hit way back in 1968?
  • that KHJ's Top Thirty occasionally listed 31 songs?
  • that Glen Campbell, The Doors, Sammy Davis Jr, Procol Harum and Petula Clark
    appeared on the survey all in the same week?
These and many other hidden facts, oddities and deep oldies
can be seen in the surveys here. Come in -- take a tour!

MOST WANTED KHJ SURVEY TYPES:
(Some issues may appear in more than one group)

1. "GAP FILLERS": Issues #378, 381, 382, 384, 385, 397, 398, 461, 547, 555 (if it exists), 610, 620, 623, 625, 626, 629, 631, 634.

2. MISSING DECADIA: I am looking for *any* survey numbered in the 20s or the 290s.

3. KEY EVENTS: Style change from plain white to psychedelia (somewhere between Issues 87-93); The term "BOSS" disused (April 14 or 21, 1971); Issue 305 (first top 10 album list); Issue 366 (final week of Tapestry on survey); Issue 610 (Show Me The Way pops up in Top Ten Songs One Year Ago Today, with its album still on the chart!)

4. ISSUES THAT COULD ANSWER QUESTIONS: #555 (was 554 the end of 4-color rotation?); 650 through 652 (switch from high-class to more basic strip type).

5. ISSUES I LOST: 461; 610

and, of course, ISSUE NUMBER ONE.

Songs that were played at least once on KHJ but not put on chart:

Hot Stuff; The Rolling Stones
Wishing You Were Here; Chicago
Another Rainy Day In New York City; Chicago
Captain Fantastic (title track); Elton John
Harmony, Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding, Candle In The Wind,
and a few other tracks off of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road; Elton John
That's The Way Of The World (title track); Earth Wind & Fire
Breakfast In America (title track); Supertramp
Stairway To Heaven; Led Zeppelin
All Of My Love; Led Zeppelin
(Was played a number of times on KHJ and several other top 40 stations)
Fool In The Rain; Led Zeppelin
Another Brick In The Wall, Part III; Pink Floyd
(After Part 2 had been a hit, Part 3 was appended to it on the air.)
Workin' Day And Night; Michael Jackson

In 1976, when The Beatles' Got to Get You Into My Life was re-released, it received considerable airplay on KHJ, but was not listed on their chart nor included in their year-end countdown.

SEARCH BY YEAR:

1965 8/11 9/15 9/22
1966 2/9 5/4 6/1 6/15 6/22 8/24 9/7 9/14 12/7
1967 2/22 5/3 5/10 5/17 7/5 7/12 8/23 9/27 10/25 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/20 12/27
1968 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 3/20 4/3 4/17 5/15 5/22
5/29 6/5 6/12 6/19 7/3 7/17 7/24 7/31 8/7 8/14 8/21 9/4 9/11 9/18
9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 12/11 12/24
1969 1/1 1/8 3/19 3/26 4/2 4/9 4/16 4/23 5/7 5/14 5/21 5/28 6/4 6/11
6/18 6/25 7/2 7/9 7/16 7/23 7/30 8/6 8/27 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1
10/8 10/15 10/29 11/5 11/12 12/17 12/24
1970 1/28 2/18 2/25 3/4 3/11 3/18 3/25 4/22 5/6 5/13 5/20 5/27 6/3 6/10
6/17 6/24 7/1 9/9 9/16 10/28 12/16
1971 4/7 4/28 6/9 8/4 8/18 9/1 10/20 11/23 11/30 12/21
1972 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/15 2/22 2/29 3/7 3/14 3/21 3/28 4/4 4/18 5/2
5/9 7/11 7/25 8/15 8/22 8/29 9/12 10/3 10/10 10/31 11/21 11/28 12/5 12/12
12/19 12/26
1973* 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/20 2/27 3/6 3/13 3/20 3/27 4/3 4/10 4/17
4/24 5/1 5/8 5/15 5/22 5/29 6/5 6/12 6/19 6/26 7/3 7/12 7/17 7/24
7/31 8/7 8/14 8/21 8/28 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 435*
436* 437* 438* 439* 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/25
1974 1/1 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/5 3/12 3/19 3/26 4/2
4/9 4/16 4/23 5/7 5/14 5/21 5/28 6/4 6/11 6/18 6/25 7/2 7/9 7/16
7/23 7/30 8/6 8/13 8/20 8/27 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22
10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24
1975 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 3/11 3/18 3/25 4/1 4/8
4/15 4/22 4/29 5/6 5/13 5/20 5/27 6/3 6/10 6/17 6/24 7/1 7/8 7/15
7/22 7/29 8/5 8/12 8/19 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21
10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23
1976 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 3/2 3/9 3/16 3/23 3/30 4/6 4/13
4/20 4/27 5/4 5/11 5/18 5/25 6/1 6/8 6/15 6/22 6/29 7/6 7/13 7/20
7/27 8/3 8/10 8/17 8/24 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26
11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28
1977 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/24 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 3/8 3/22 3/29 4/5 4/12
4/19 4/26 5/3 5/10 5/17 6/1 6/7 6/21 7/12 7/19 8/2 8/16 8/23 9/6
9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/26 12/2 12/10 12/17
1978 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/7 3/14 3/21 3/28** 4/4** 4/11 4/18 4/25
5/2 5/9 5/16 5/23 5/30 6/6 6/13 6/20 6/27 7/11 7/18 7/25 8/1 8/8
8/15 8/22 8/29 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14
11/28 12/5 12/12 12/19
1979 1/9 1/16 9/18
1980 6/15 9/23 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/31 (SOH)

   * 1973 Issues 435-439 are undated issues from the Survey Of Hits publication. Regular KHJ issues for these five weeks were large store-display size only.    ** Surveys for March 28 and April 4, 1978 were both numbered 662 and appear on the same page.
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LINKS (Last Tested Jan. 27, 2009):

Reelradio

ROBERT W. MORGAN BOSSOGRAPHY

One fan's Trip Down Memory Lane

Readable images of Surveys #102 and 103 (June 14 and 21, 1967) page no longer available. Does anyone have copies of those two surveys?

Broadcast Archive -- KHJ History (Barry Mishkind)

Mystique of the Three-Letter Callsigns (Thomas H. White)

KHJ-Related Sites from this webmaster:

L. A. Radio -- The Way It Was!

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First issue: July 9, 1965 These were thick single sheets meant to be folded in half and opened like a leaflet; they contained only the top 30 singles, not albums. They listed ranks for previous and current week, Title, Artist, Label, and number of weeks on chart. The back cover listed up-and-coming Boss Hitbounds, new tunes that usually made the chart in a week or two. The oldest issue I have is number six (dated August 11, 1965) with Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone at #1. (Oddly enough, some songs on Issue 6 had been on the chart for over six weeks.) In 1969, beginning with Issue 226, KHJ switched over to strip-type charts; these were much narrower and the Label category proved to be too cumbersome (it was dropped the next issue.) The phrase Boss Hitbounds was getting kind of dated by Spring 1971; it became simply Hitbounds, then singular Hitbound, and finally New Music. They began listing the top ten albums in 1970, on the top half of the strip. This was expanded to thirty albums around 1972. Around the beginning of 1974, the New Music section was suspended; you never knew what songs were going to debut. In March 1975, much to my dismay, they cut their album list back to 20 to make room for the Top Ten Songs One Year Ago Today. Starting with the next issue (508), the New Music section returned. Unlike the old New Music section, songs listed always debuted the following week (two notable exceptions were Reasons by Earth, Wind & Fire and If You Think You Know How To Love Me by the group Smokey, who later changed their spelling to Smokie.) In May 1977 they converted to high-class, eight-page foldouts and made their single list "flexible", with the Top Thirty consisting of a different number of songs each week. Usually the list contained only 27 or 28 songs; twice it even had 31. The two songs that were designated "31" were both debuts (Keep It Comin' Love By K.C. and the Sunshine Band and Draw The Line by Aerosmith). The Top Twenty Album list was made flexible as well, usually with 21 to 25 albums listed. In 1978, they switched back to strip-type sheets and a set number of singles and albums (30 and 20 respectively). The New Music section disappeared again. In 1979 they began listing not-yet-charted songs under the categories "ON:" and "ADDS:". Also in 1979, they reverted back to their sixties idea of leaflet-type charts. These contained both singles and albums but the Last Week column was eliminated, as was the number of weeks on chart. "Last Week" returned in 1980 for about a month but was dropped again. The last issue I have is dated October 7, 1980, exactly a month before KHJ flipped to Country. Longest Stay On Chart (Album): Tapestry; Carole King, 65 weeks, 1971-72 Longest Stay On Chart (Single): How Deep Is Your Love; Bee Gees, 1977-78, 26 weeks Longest Stay On Chart (Non-#1 Single): Come And Get Your Love; Redbone, 1973-74, 23 weeks (Peak position: 6) Longest Stay At #1 (Album): Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack; 1977-78, 23 consecutive weeks Longest Stay At #1 (Single): Night Fever; Bee Gees, 1978, 9 weeks This beat out I'm A Believer by The Monkees, which had been #1 for eight weeks in 1966. Captain & Tennille were #1 for 8 weeks in 1975. Also of note, Night Fever was the only tune to hold the top spot during its 14th, 15th and 16th weeks on the chart. Highest Debut (Album): #3 - Their Greatest Hits; The Eagles, 1976 Highest Debut (Single): #9 - I'm A Believer/I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone; The Monkees, 1966 (songs debuting above 15 were unheard of in the '70s) Biggest Fall From #1 (Single): Laughter In The Rain; Neil Sedaka, 1975 (dropped from 1 to 13) Highest Fall From Chart (Album): London Town; Wings, 1978 (Went from 4 to off the chart) Highest Fall From Chart (Single): The Streak; Ray Stevens, 1974 (Went from 3 to 7 to off the chart after 3 weeks at no. 1) The Five Biggest Jumps (Singles): I Am The Walrus; The Beatles, 26-4 Sunshine Of Your Love; Cream, 27-6 Time Has Come Today; The Chambers Brothers, 27-7 Flowers On The Wall; The Statler Bros., 27-7 You Didn't Have To Be So Nice; The Lovin' Spoonful; 30-11 The last two songs' jumps can be viewed on Vince Long's page, which contains an image of Issue 22. Note that these five songs are from the mid-to-late 1960s. The lifespan of a hit song was very short back then; a song that stayed on the chart over 7 or 8 weeks was rare. Therefore, big leaps (and falls) were quite common. In the 1970s, the life span doubled. 11 to 14 weeks was the norm by 1974, and few songs leapt over 12 places in a week; only two are known to have jumped sixteen: An Everlasting Love by Andy Gibb in 1978 (26-10) and Kodachrome by Paul Simon, 24-8 in 1973. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHART PYROTECHNICS The following songs each spent only three or four weeks on the top 30, but made some wacky moves: Chart Backflip: Misty; Ray Stevens, 26-19-19-30 Skyrocket To Oblivion: King Tut; Steve Martin, 30-16-15-15 Skyrocket To Oblivion (part two): My Boy; Elvis Presley, 30-22-16 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ODDS & ENDS Speed Award: In 1975, Olivia Newton John's Please Mr. Please raced up the chart (23-13-9-5) then raced back down (14-20-29). Beeline For Number One Award: Love Will Keep Us Together; The Captain And Tennille, 1975 (went 26-16-5-1 and spent eight weeks at the top. The song it unseated, Elton John's Philadelphia Freedom, had spent six weeks there and was Number One before Captain & Tennille's song was even listed.) "I Think I Can I Think I Can...": In 1974, the title song from Wings' album Band On The Run spent five consecutive weeks at #2. Eight albums that each spent only one week on the chart: Garcia; Jerry Garcia, 1972 Second Helping; Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1974 One Size Fits All; Frank Zappa/Mothers Of Invention, 1975 Save Me; Silver Convention, 1975 Second Anniversary; Gladys Knight & The Pips, 1975 (same week as Save Me Van Halen; Van Halen, 1978 A Night At Studio 54; various artists, 1979 was listed simply as "Studio 54" An American Prayer; The Doors, 1979 was listed as "American Dream" by "Jim Morrison And The Doors" Longest Album Title On Chart: Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends -- Ladies And Gentlemen; Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1974 Longest Single Title On Chart: I Saw A Man And He Danced With His Wife; Cher, 1974 Shortest Single Titles On Chart: He -- The Righteous Brothers, 1966 If -- Bread, 1971 As -- Stevie Wonder, 1978 For a couple of weeks in late 1974, all four Beatles had solo projects on the chart at the same time. For a couple of weeks in early 1979, seven disco songs appeared in the top ten. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1978: YEAR UNPREDICTABLE Song which hit #1 on chart but didn't place in the year-end countdown: Last Dance; Donna Summer Song which hit #2 on chart but didn't place in the year-end countdown: It's A Heartache; Bonnie Tyler Song which only reached #2 on weekly chart but was top song of the year: Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SONGS OF THE YEAR: 1971-78 1971: It's Too Late, Carole King 1972: The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face), Roberta Flack 1973: Killing Me Softly With His Song, Roberta Flack 1974: I Honestly Love You, Olivia Newton John � � � � � (Other sources cite Terry Jacks' Seasons In The Sun or Barbra Streisand's The Way We Were as number one) 1975: Love Will Keep Us Together, The Captain And Tennille 1976: Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Elton John & Kiki Dee � � � � � (KIQQ picked Rod Stewart's Tonight's The Night as number one) 1977: You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone 1978: Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty