I have seen (finally) the Lever Hit Parades for Nz from 1960-1965, from 1963 onwards they are unreliable, and there is only one NZ act shown from 1963 onwards, and it isn't #1... Ray Columbus & The invaders: She's A Mod!
Lars, Mary Hopkin charted on official NZ charts, the book is available now (Please refer to other message), but if you just want Mary Hopkin, e-mail me privately.
Hi, can anybody tell me where I can find the charts of the 70-ties? I am looking for Mouth & MacNeal. Did they have hits in New Zealand with, 'How do you Do', 'Hello-A', 'I see a Star' or other singles? I hope somebody can help me. Thanks, Roel Smit, Holland.
Lars, as you know, the information has been sent to you privately. Roel, I have just sent the information to you in the last minute.
If you want information and are going to put it online, you must get permission from the source of the information. For 1966-1975, this isn't too big a problem. But from 1975, you must get permission from RIANZ. If you don't have permission but you have published the chart information, RIANZ, and myself, have the right to have it removed. It is the copyright of the RIANZ (The Charts), and you are taking information from a published book and putting it where everyone can see, this is illegal without my consent.
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If you are in Dunedin, a set of charts are now available at the Hocken Library from 1960 to 1975. These include a full set of charts from 1966 onwards with a few gaps in 1960, 1961 and 1965 due to missing Lever Hit Parade charts. Also missing are charts from 1946 to 1959. If anyone can help, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Ta. Last edited:
There were a number of Jerry Reed Songs that appeared in the Forecast section of the charts but failed to make the Top 20. They were: 18 June 70 When You're Hot You're Hot 31 March 71 Another Puff 13 October 72 Alabama Wild Man
Charlie Rich had one hit in 1979. On My Knees reached number 8 in the charts. It was the only song to appear with no songs in the Forecast section either. I find this a bit strange but that's what happened.
Hi there having trouble with the lever parades charts i know it's been awhile but i can't record anything down on my spread sheets as the songs stay the same and the artists names change quite often. One example was the song sixteen reasons it changed from Barbara Saleo too Marion Ryan to elmsie so not too sure is this able too be sorted out TEMPEST let me know thanks
I see what you mean. In the early 1960's there was a trend for many versions of the same song to come out by many artists. The song Alley Oop was a fine example of this (check out Billboard charts: The Dyno-Sores #59, Dante and the Evergreens #15 both had hits with but it was The Hollywood Argyles who had the biggest hit). Unfortunately, the charts from 1960 need some more work. I don't actually have the original information but I am hopeful that this will become available. Watch this space I guess!! I'll see what I can find out for you. Last edited:
according to a colleague of mine who used to listen to the Lever Hit Parade (and wrote allot of the charts down) he says Connie Stevens would have been the only one to chart Sixteen Reasons. Unfortunately, until we find the missing Lever charts there is no way to know too many details. I do have information on charts from 1957 to March 1960 but not the actual charts.
To whet the appetite I have put together a Lever Hit Parade from 1961. I tried to make it sound like it should have back then. The reason for this is to hopefully source the missing charts (1965 and 1946 to 1960). I only want to preserve a piece of history here. Check the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FdUW2fAvcA. Please let me know if you have any of these charts or know wher I can find them
The Lever Hit Parade which was the chart of the day, is missing from February 1965 until the end of the year. The only chart during this time that I know of is a recording of the final one at Radio NZ archives in Christchurch but to get a copy, they want $50. Sorry I can't be of any further help. Lever charts that have been found can be viewed at www.flavourofnz.co.nz
Thanx Was. A full set of Lever Hit Parade charts from 1961 to February 1965 is available at www.flavourofnz.co.nz/index.php?qpageID=Home#n_view_location along with a few from 1960. I'm curious how you came about this and the other chart you posted in May as I am trying to find a way to bridge the gap in 1960 and 1965. I also have information on chart positions from 1957 to March 1960 if you are interested as well as a full set of charts from 1966 to now. For your interest, the Lever Chart from the same date you posted above in 1963 is listed below:
I know the Lever charts are there, because it was I that found them originally, typed them out and sent them to the Library 15 years ago (or so). I still have not been acknowledged for this (On Flavour) despite sending Steve a few e-mails a few years ago (According to his e-mails was alway tired and would update when he wasn't so busy). The only difference with his published Lever charts is the addition of charts from 1960. I had originally supplied 1961 on, and I believe my data is still the only info found for this era? I believe that about 30 years ago Radio NZ advertised for someone that may have written these down and got no response.
Ta Was, I just made the connection (I think). I consider the charts you supplied for the lever Parade are the genuine product so thank you once again for your input. I have forwarded all the Listener charts to Flavour as well but note to date that they are not all online. I am the same as you, I just supplied the data. Shame you were not acknowledged although there is an acknowledgement to Ashley McLaughlin. Is that you? I am still interested in how you compiled the above charts so I can fill in the 1960 and 1965 gaps. Ta Last edited:
Hi, no I'm not Ashley. I thought he may have been the one that supplied the 1960's data, hence it probably appears to the readers like he supplied the lot. Also if you supplied the data then you must have acquired My lot from the library or from someone else? The original charts Lever charts I typed out has my name of the front cover. As I have said in the previous message, a bit annoyed at the lack of recognition. From memory I may have dropped a copy to Radio NZ and others? As for the above compiled charts, as mentioned these were done over a (long) period of time using numerous local charts (I used to hunt for these, most were people writing them down, just like the Lever chart), a fair bit of reasonably complicated programming in DBase III, along with a passion to see what the charts may have looked like. In most cases it seems to come out pretty good.
Oh, that explains allot. The Lever charts on the Flavour website from 1961 to 1964 came from Ashey. He supplied them to both me and Steve and the charts were changed on the website. Ashley claimed to have written them down too but some of them differ from your charts. If only Radio NZ had kept the originals eh? I have hard copies of the charts you supplied. I too want to preserve this part of our musical history. Sounds like allot of work has gone into the charts you listed above. Good on you. Maybe this is the only way to fill the gaps
Hi, the LEVER information 1961 to 1964 would have come originally from me, and I can prove that in a least one instance it hasn't been changed. Just take a look at Feb 14 1963 for example. The number one song by the Shadows still has MY EXACT typing in it. Namely: "BOY'S, THE + B SIDE ??". Also if the two sources of the charts differ in some respect how do we really know which one is correct? Here's just another random sample, I looked up a song that I typed "Surrender my love" where I have Bill and Boyd with a question mark. This is Late Nov-Dec 1961 charting at 8 then 7. The Flavour-Lever chart has been changed to "Surrender", by Elvis and only one week on at no.. This change has to be wrong. Elvis's song Charted March-April earlier in the year. I have this on four different local charts in this precise date frame. I always put in a lot of time to make sure certain songs have the right artist. It has to match the correct time frame. On the subject of two people typing in different charts I have had the same problem with two sources of the another chart (1YA), where for some reason a few songs in a few weeks differ, why? I have no idea. Cheers.
Ta for that. If you hadn't written down the charts then they would be forever lost. Please remember though that I have nothing to do with the website. I just gave him some Listener charts. I tried to put one together as a broadcast to generate interest and hopefully draw out the missing charts. It's been unsuccessful so far but at least I had fun doing it. There is actually a sound recording in Christchurch of the final chart in December 1965 but they wanted $50 for me to get a copy. If you want to hear the one I put together, look up www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FdUW2fAvcA. I'd be interested if it sounded anything like the actual recording as I have never heard any of them. Probably not.
I can only remember too much. I haven't heard it for years. I do remember A Lover's Concerto - TOYS , being in there and from memory they don't actually mention what number the songs are on the chart. There's a lot of Reminiscing and looking into the past. I will en devour to convert it to CD and send you a copy. Just keep nagging me.