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The Lever Hit Parade continues here where 1964 left off but sadly most charts for 1965 are missing. I have charts for every week of the year but they are a mixed bag. I have decided to include them here as that is all we have. If Lever charts ever surface I will replace them. I will advise what the fill in charts are as we go.
We start off with Lever Hit Parade.
My thanks to Warwick Freeman for the Lever charts along with many other people, including John Ure and Steve kohler. If anyone has any Lever Hit Parade charts for 1965, or any other year from 1960 back to 1947, please let me know.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 7, 1965
136Ringo - Lorne Green
213She's Not There - The Zombies
355I'm Gonna Be Strong - Gene Pitney
472Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones
5NEW1He's In Town - The Rockin' Berries
6NEW1The Door Is Still Open To My Heart - Dean Martin
765Baby Love - The Supremes
8NEW1Walk Tall - Van Doonican

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Hi Tempest, I've just noticed a slight typo in the charts dated 10-12-64 through to and including 7-1-65, you have "I'm Gonna B Strong" you left off the "E" in "Be".

I'm always glad to help anytime.

Regards

John.
Thanx John. Fixed with an e.
Great work with 1964 Tempest, looking forward to seeing 65' unfold
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 14, 1965
1Re-entry5I Feel Fine - The Beatles
243Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones
3Re-entry3Mister Lonely - Bobby Vinton
4Re-entry5Little Red Rooster - The Rolling Stones
5NEW1Downtown - Petula Clark
652He's In Town - The Rockin' Berries
724She's Not There - The Zombies
876Baby Love - The Supremes
One more example, that shows the Lever Hit Parade is a joke. It really cannot be taken seriously. Unfortunately.
True Johnny. It is frustrating but it was the only New Zealand chart available at the time. If nothing else it just shows what we were listening to back then.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 21, 1965
1NEW1She's A Woman- The Beatles
234Mister Lonely - Bobby Vinton
352Downtown - Petula Clark
424Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones
5Re-entry2Walk Tall - Van Doonican
6Re-entry2Walk Away (Warum Nur Warum) - Matt Monroe
775She's Not There - The Zombies
816I Feel Fine - The Beatles
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 28, 1965
133Downtown - Petula Clark
212She's A Woman- The Beatles
3Re-entry6Little Red Rooster - The Rolling Stones
453Walk Tall - Van Doonican
545Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones
6NEW1Goin' Out Of My Head - Little Anthony and the Imperials
787I Feel Fine - The Beatles
8NEW1Come See About Me - The Supremes
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 4, 1965
114Downtown - Petula Clark
256Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones
382Come See About Me - The Supremes
462Goin' Out Of My Head - Little Anthony and the Imperials
5NEW1The Jerk - The Larks
6NEW1Girl Don't Come - Sandie Shaw
778I Feel Fine - The Beatles
823She's A Woman- The Beatles
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 11, 1965
179I Feel Fine - The Beatles
233Come See About Me - The Supremes
362Girl Don't Come - Sandie Shaw
4NEW1Love Potion Number 9 - The Searchers
543Goin' Out Of My Head - Little Anthony and the Imperials
615Downtown - Petula Clark
727Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones
852The Jerk - The Larks
And here is the very first chart of the UK:

UK Singles Chart For January 8, 1940

TW LW Wks Song-Artist

1 - 1 WE'LL MEET AGAIN-VERA LYNN
2 - 1 F.D.R. JONES-Flanagan & Allen
3 - 1 BEGIN THE BEGUINE/MY PRAYER-Joe Loss
4 - 1 RUN, RABBIT, RUN-Flanagan & Allen
5 - 1 WISH ME LUCK (As You Wave Me Goodbye)-Gracie Fields
6 - 1 WISH ME LUCK (As You Wave Me Goodbye)-Vera Lynn
7 - 1 IF I DIDN'T CARE-Turner Layton
8 - 1 WISHING (Will Make It So)-Vera Lynn
9 - 1 THEY CAN'T BLACK OUT THE MOON-Harry Roy
10 - 1 GOODNIGHT CHILDREN EVERYWHERE-Harry Roy
11 - 1 IF I DIDN'T CARE-Ink Spots
12 - 1 EAST SIDE OF HEAVEN-Bing Crosby
13 - 1 YOU ARE MY HEART'S DELIGHT-Richard Tauber
14 - 1 WE'RE GONNA HANG OUT THE WASHING-Harry Roy
15 - 1 WITH MY LITTLE STICK OF BLACKPOOL ROCK-George Formby
16 - 1 SOUTH OF THE BORDER-Arthur Tracy
17 - 1 LET THE PEOPLE SING-Evelyn Laye
18 - 1 WE'RE GONNA HANG OUT THE WASHING-Arthur Askey
19 - 1 SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE WITH YOU-Hutch
20 - 1 DEEP PURPLE-Nat Gonella
21 - 1 LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD-Max Bacon
22 - 1 THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER-Deanna Durbin
23 - 1 THIS HEART OF MINE-Hutch
24 - 1 AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER-Connie Boswell & Bing Crosby
25 - 1 IT'S FUNNY TO EVERYONE BUT ME-Ink Spots
26 - 1 BEER BARREL POLKA-Andrews Sisters
27 - 1 ONE DAY WHEN WE WERE YOUNG-Richard Tauber
28 - 1 I'M THE HUSBAND OF THE WIFE OF MR. WU-George Formby
29 - 1 I DIDN'T ORTER ETT IT-Jack Warner
30 - 1 OH AIN'T IT GREAT TO BE IN THE NAVY-Sandy Powell

From this point on charts are from different sources. Unfortunately the Lever Hit Parade charts are missing from this point on until 30 December. In an effort to fill in the gap, purely for the reason of seeing what we were listening to back then, I am using charts from a different source.
With that in mind we switch to an Australian radio chart (as no New Zealand charts exist at this point). It will take a few weeks to settle down so please bear with me.
If a better source becomes available or if the missing Lever Charts are found, I will replace these charts with them.

This is the Australian 4BK chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 18, 1965
1NEW1Over The Rainbow - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
2NEW1Somewhere - PJ Proby
3NEW1The Wedding - Julie Rogers
4Re-entry2Mister Lonely - Bobby Vinton
5NEW1Saturday Night At The Movies - The Drifters
6NEW1What Have They Done To The Rain - The Searchers
7NEW1Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers
8NEW1Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun) - Del Shannon
9NEW1Party Girl - Tommy Roe
10NEW1Theme From The Endless Summer - The Sandals

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Hi Tempest, I just had a sneak peak at "Leaver" site and a gentleman by the name of "David Bewick" has posted the charts for September 16, 23 & 30, October 7,14,21 & 28, November 4 & 11 and also charts for January 20 & 27 1966 & Feb. 3,10,17 & 24 1966.

I don't know how accurate he is.

Also in your posting dated 23-11-2015 you mentioned that you also filled in missing gaps for some of the 1965 charts on the "Rate Your Music" site, which ones do you happen to remember?

Regards

John.
Hi John
The 'Lever site' showing charts from September from David Bewick are actually charts from radio 2ZB in Wellington. It's a strange collection as 2ZB would have been one of the stations that played the Lever Hit Parade. As we don't have the Lever charts from that time there is a chance they could be the missing charts but I have my suspicions. The 30 December chart I have does not match up with it and the chart finished there. His charts go right into 1966. Having said that, I intend to use them as fill in charts.
The current Australian charts I am posting came from the Rate Your Music site: http://rateyourmusic.com/list/jwjstone/australian_chart_directory/
why 4BK and not 2SM from Sydney? But the best is the Australian Top 20 from David Kent. These charts are created from a lot of (radio)charts all over Australia. For example:

AUSTRALIA'S (DAVID KENT) TOP 20 SINGLES FOR February 19,1966
TW LW WKS. Song-Artist
1 1 10 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/DAY TRIPPER-BEATLES
2 5 4 My Generation-The Who
3 2 14 The Carnival Is Over-The Seekers
4 4 4 A Must To Avoid-Herman's Hermits
5 9 4 Women(Make You Feel Alright)/In My Book-Easybeats
6 3 5 The Sounds Of Silence-Simon & Garfunkel
7 6 7/4 Love Letters/Dancing In The Streets-Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
8 - 1 These Boots Are Made For Walkin'-Nancy Sinatra
9 15 2 Barbara Ann-Beach Boys
10 10 3 Tennessee Waltz Song/I Am What I Am-Ray Brown & The Whispers
11 7 12 Tell Him I'm Not Home/Call On Me-Normie Rowe
12 8 7 I'm A Man-Yardbirds
13 12 2 Lies-Knickerbockers
14 11 4 To Whom It May Concern-Chris Andrews
15 13 4 Thunderball-Tom Jones
16 14 5 A Well Respected Man-Kinks
17 - 1 As Tears Go By/Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown-Rolling Stones
18 - 1 My Love-Petula Clark
19 - 1 Someday-Tony Barber
20 16 6 Maria-P.J. Proby

But nevertheless using any Australian chart for New Zealand is at least dubious (in my opinion).

sorry, used the wrong chart, here is the right one:

AUSTRALIA'S (DAVID KENT) TOP 20 SINGLES FOR February 20,1965
TW LW WKS. Song-Artist
1 2 4 UNDER THE BOARDWALK/WALKING THE DOG-ROLLING STONES
2 6 5 Ferry 'Cross The Mersey-Gerry & The Pacemakers
3 3 7 Over The Rainbow/That I Love-Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
4 1 7 Downtown-Petula Clark
5 8 3 Heart Of Stone-Rolling Stones
6 13 2 Paper Tiger-Sue Thompson
7 4 13 The Wedding-Julie Rogers
8 5 12 I Feel Fine/She's A Woman-Beatles
9 - 1 Break Away(From That Boy)-Newbeats
10 7 5 Somewhere-P.J. Proby
11 14 2 Do What You Do Do Well-Ned Miller
12 19 3 I'll Be There-Gerry & Pacemakers
13 10 9 Walk Away-Matt Monro
14 20 2 Yeh Yeh-Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
15 9 4 Route 66/Mona/Come On (EP)-Rolling Stones
16 15 7 Party Girl-Tommy Roe
17 11 9 Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)-Del Shannon
18 - 1 Go Now-Moody Blues
19 18 4 The House Of Johann Strauss=The Barron Knights
20 16 7 Saturday Night At The Movies-Drifters
Thanx Johnny. Yes, it is a bit dubious using an Australian chart but what else can I use to fill the gap? Until 21 August, there is nothing. Please remember these "gap" charts are just there to show what we listened to and what could have been in the Lever charts. They will be replaced with Lever charts if they are ever found.
In selecting these charts I was trying to create a flow. As you will see, I was not selecting just one station as on the rate your music website there were charts missing there too.
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This is the Australian 3DB Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 25, 1965
1NEW1I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
2NEW1Do What You Do Do Well - Ned Miller
3NEW1Under The Boardwalk - The Rolling Stones
4Re-entry10I Feel Fine - The Beatles
532The Wedding - Julie Rogers
6NEW1Paper Tiger - Sue Thompson
772Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers
8NEW1The House Of Johann Strauss - The Barron Knights
912Over The Rainbow - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
10Re-entry6Downtown - Petula Clark

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Hi Tempest, just a few things, 1st you have a slight typo it's "The Rolling Stones" version at No. 8 not "The Drifters", their version came out in 1964, 2nd the next chart in the series is dated 26-2-1965 for both 2SM & 3DB and lastly as for "Johnny Guitar" don't let him get to you, if he thinks he can do better he can do his own charts, you can't please everyone.

Regards

John.

P.S. The next chart is the 5-3-1965 for both 2SM & 3DB, if your trying to do it in date order.
Hi John. The date was a difficult one. There were several charts from different radio stations for the same weeks with different dates. In the end I decided to follow the Lever Hit Parade dates in sequence so that it would be easier to change should the missing charts be found. So the final Lever chart was dated Thursday 11 February. That's why I have gone for a Thursday in the date. Once again, I'm just trying to create a flow here so please don't be too stressed about these charts. I did notice a problem in date where I missed a week so the 25 February chart I have changed. Apologies about that.
The Drifters entry now reads The Rolling Stones and another typo is fixed. I typed Rpy Orbison. Oops.
Please someone find the missing charts lol
Thanx for your encouragement.
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This is the Australian 2UE Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 4, 1965
1NEW120 Miles - Ray Brown and the Whispers
262Paper Tiger - Sue Thompson
312I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
4NEW1Goodnight - Roy Orbison
522Do What You Do Do Well - Ned Miller
673Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers
7NEW1Terry - Twinkle
832Under The Boardwalk - The Rolling Stones
9NEW1You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
10NEW1Beak Away (From That Boy) - The Newbeats

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to Mr. Ure,

I think, it should be allowed to say its own opinion. And I cannot do better, f o r t h i s r e a s o n I gave the well-meant information and recommendation with the Australian Top 20 from David Kent (the chart compiler for the official Australian charts in the 80´s), because these charts are the result of an analysis of a lot of charts all over Australia.
Hope you understand now, Mr. Ure, and if there are any grammatical errors / typos (I´m from Germany), please let me know.

to Tempest,

you´ve done a good work.

Regards
j.g.
This is the Australian 2UE Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 11, 1965
133I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
21220 Miles - Ray Brown and the Whispers
352Do What You Do Do Well - Ned Miller
442Goodnight - Roy Orbison
583Under The Boardwalk - The Rolling Stones
6NEW1Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Vic Dana
7NEW1Little Things - Bobby Goldsboro
864Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers
992You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
10102Beak Away (From That Boy) - The Newbeats

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Hi Tempest, sorry for being so picky but you've made the same mistake again it's "The Rolling Stones" not "The Drifters" & you've "Rpy" not "Roy".

You may also remember in my posting to you dated 23/11/2015, I suggested that you take a "BEX", a stiff drink and a good lie down, any way keep up the good work.

Regards

John.
Gees. In my haste last night fixing up my mistakes I missed changing the one on my computer. Thanx John.
This is the Australian 2UE Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 18, 1965
114I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
233Do What You Do Do Well - Ned Miller
362Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Vic Dana
42320 Miles - Ray Brown and the Whispers
5NEW1It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
654Under The Boardwalk - The Rolling Stones
772Little Things - Bobby Goldsboro
843Goodnight - Roy Orbison
985Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers
10NEW1This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

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Will the new Waswas book make these 1965 charts redundant? Or is he missing the 1965 section too?
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Hi Tempest, I just read that Warwick ("Was Was") has bought out a new book how does it differ from the charts you've been doing for the past 3 years? If it's any good I'd like to buy a copy.

Regards

John.
Hi John. Judging by what he has written here, I think it will be the same charts. Not sure what he has done with the gapes in 1960 or 1965. You will have to ask him that one. I'd like a copy too.
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 25, 1965
115I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
2Re-entry3You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
3Re-entry2Paper Tiger - Sue Thompson
484Goodnight - Roy Orbison
5NEW1The Birds And The Bees - Jewel Akens
696Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers
765Under The Boradwalk - The Rolling Stones
852It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
9102This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
104420 Miles - Ray Brown and the Whispers
Hi Tempest, I've just had a re read of Warwick's posting and from what I can understand (I could be wrong) I think his book is the "Top 20" songs from 1960-1969.

Regards

John.
Hi Tempest, sorry for being a pest and I know it's frustrating for you, but I think today's chart is meant to be 3DB for the 25/3/1965.

Again sorry for being so picky.

Regards

John.
Hi John I think if you have any queries about Warwick's book, best to ask him as I don't have a copy, yet. I will get one tho when me wife lets me lol.
It was the 4BC chart for March 21. See http://rateyourmusic.com/list/jwjstone/4bc_top_40___21_march_1965___brisbane_qld_australia/
Please don't take these charts too seriously. My reason for switching radio stations was there wasn't an even flow of charts from one station to the next. I was trying to create an even flow to just give a reflection of what the Lever Charts could have listed. Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up alcohol lol.
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This is the Australian 4BK Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 1, 1965
152The Birds And The Bees - Jewel Akens
216I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
324You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
483It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
5NEW1Lemon Tree - Trini Lopez
667Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers
745Goodnight - Roy Orbison
833Paper Tiger - Sue Thompson
976Under The Boradwalk - The Rolling Stones
1010520 Miles - Ray Brown and the Whispers
Hi Tempest, these Australian charts use to confuse me too and I'm a local, but if you look closely (in particular where there is more then 1 chart for a particular week) you'll see compare the charts to such and such.

With that in mind, to make it easier for you I'm giving you a few examples, the charts for the 25/3/65 through to and including 6-5-1965 are all 3DB.

Regarding Warwick and his book, I asked him what the difference was between his book and the charts you've been doing for the past 3-4 years and he gave me a rather lengthy reply and an example, which you'll be able to see on the "New Chart Book" forum.

Regards

John.
what a coincidence! Just 5 Days ago I gave you the information/recommendation that David Kent has compiled (about 10 years ago) a weekly Australian Top 20(1940´s to 1970´s) from many weekly australian chart sources and that this is (in my opinion) the best way to give an optimal overview. So now Warwick Freeman has done just the same with the 1960´s charts of New Zealand. Great. But unfortunately in his book there are only the weekly Top 5.
I guess we are all striving to fill the gaps which is great. It only adds to the interest and hopefully will flush out missing charts. That's one of my reasons for posting them. Fingers crossed eh.
This is the Australian 4BK Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 8, 1965
144It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
227I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
313The Birds And The Bees - Jewel Akens
4Re-entry3This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
535You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
6NEW1Rock And Roll Music - The Beatles
7NEW1King Of The Road - Roger Miller
876Goodnight - Roy Orbison
968Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers
10NEW1Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Wayne Newton
Hi John
The charts I am posting I prepared (believe it or not) well over a year ago. I'm not too worried about them to be honest as it's the Lever charts I am more interested in.
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Come on peoples - search your atticks lol
This is the Australian 2UE Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 15, 1965
162Rock And Roll Music - The Beatles
228I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
315It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
434The Birds And The Bees - Jewel Akens
5102Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Wayne Newton
6NEW1Can't You Hear My Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits
7NEW1Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
8NEW1The Last Time - The Rolling Stones
9Re-entry620 Miles - Ray Brown and the Whispers
10NEW1Pretend - Gerry and the Pacemakers
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 22, 1965
136It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
229I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
362Can't You Hear My Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits
413Rock And Roll Music - The Beatles
5Re-entry4This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
6Re-entry2King Of The Road - Roger Miller
745The Birds And The Bees - Jewel Akens
8NEW1I Know A Place - Petula Clark
953Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Wayne Newton
10Re-entry6You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
This is the Australian 4BK Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 29, 1965
133Can't You Hear My Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits
282I Know A Place - Petula Clark
344Rock And Roll Music - The Beatles
4210I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
5Re-entry2The Last Time - The Rolling Stones
663King Of The Road - Roger Miller
717It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
8NEW1I Must Be Seeing Things - Gene Pitney
994Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Wayne Newton
10NEW1Come And Stay With Me - Marianne Faithfull
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 6, 1965
1NEW1Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
214Can't You Hear My Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits
323I Know A Place - Petula Clark
4NEW1The Minute You're Gone - Cliff Richard
535Rock And Roll Music - The Beatles
6NEW1Do The Clam - Elvis Presley
753The Last Time - The Rolling Stones
8411I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
995Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Wayne Newton
10Re-entry2Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 13, 1965
112Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
225Can't You Hear My Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits
334I Know A Place - Petula Clark
462Do The Clam - Elvis Presley
556Rock And Roll Music - The Beatles
642The Minute You're Gone - Cliff Richard
7NEW1Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
874The Last Time - The Rolling Stones
9812I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
1096Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Wayne Newton
This is the Australian 4BK Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 20, 1965
113Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
272Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
335I Know A Place - Petula Clark
443Do The Clam - Elvis Presley
526Can't You Hear My Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits
663The Minute You're Gone - Cliff Richard
757Rock And Roll Music - The Beatles
8Re-entry3Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
9913I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
1085The Last Time - The Rolling Stones
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 27, 1965
123Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
214Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
3NEW1A World Of Our Own - The Seekers
444Do The Clam - Elvis Presley
557Can't You Hear My Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits
636I Know A Place - Petula Clark
764The Minute You're Gone - Cliff Richard
878Rock And Roll Music - The Beatles
9914I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
10NEW1Count Me In - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

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This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 3, 1965
114Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
232A World Of Our Own - The Seekers
325Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
445Do The Clam - Elvis Presley
575The Minute You're Gone - Cliff Richard
6NEW1Concrete And Clay - Unit Four Plus One
758Can't You Hear My Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits
8NEW1Reelin' And Rockin' - The Dave Clark Five
9915I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
10102Count Me In - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

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Hi Tempest, Just a typo, for "Gary Lewis" you've got "Count On Me" it's "Count Me In"

Regards

John.
Thanx John. Fixed.
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 10, 1965
123A World Of Our Own - The Seekers
215Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
382Reelin' And Rockin' - The Dave Clark Five
4NEW1Rockin' Robin - The Henchmen
536Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
656The Minute You're Gone - Cliff Richard
762Concrete And Clay - Unit Four Plus One
8NEW1Here Comes The Night - Them
9916I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
10NEW1I Belong With You - Bobby Bright and Laurie Allen

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Hi Tempest, sorry for being a pain, but it's the other way around "Bobby Bright and Laurie Allen".

Regards

John.
Gees, not a pain John. It's good to get things right
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 17, 1965
114A World Of Our Own - The Seekers
226Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
3NEW1Pride - Ray Brown and the Whispers
442Rockin' Robin - The Henchmen
5NEW1Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley
633Reelin' And Rockin' - The Dave Clark Five
757Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
867The Minute You're Gone - Cliff Richard
9NEW1Stagger Lee - P.J. Proby
1082Here Comes The Night - Them
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 24, 1965
152Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley
232Pride - Ray Brown and the Whispers
315A World Of Our Own - The Seekers
427Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
5NEW1Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
692Stagger Lee - P.J. Proby
7NEW1Help Me Rhonda - The Beach Boys
8NEW1Hucklebuck - Brendan Bowyer
943Rockin' Robin - The Henchmen
1078Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 1, 1965
113Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley
252Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
372Help Me Rhonda - The Beach Boys
436A World Of Our Own - The Seekers
523Pride - Ray Brown and the Whispers
663Stagger Lee - P.J. Proby
782Hucklebuck - Brendan Bowyer
894Rockin' Robin - The Henchmen
9NEW1Angel - Cliff Richard
1048Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 8, 1965
114Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley
223Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
373Hucklebuck - Brendan Bowyer
433Help Me Rhonda - The Beach Boys
592Angel - Cliff Richard
647A World Of Our Own - The Seekers
754Pride - Ray Brown and the Whispers
864Stagger Lee - P.J. Proby
9NEW1Last Chance To Turn Around - Gene Pitney
10NEW1I Told The Brook - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 15, 1965
115Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley
224Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
334Hucklebuck - Brendan Bowyer
453Angel - Cliff Richard
5102I Told The Brook - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
644Help Me Rhonda - The Beach Boys
7NEW1Wonderful World - Herman's Hermits
892Last Chance To Turn Around - Gene Pitney
9NEW1It Ain't Necessarily So - Normie Rowe and the Playboys
1075Pride - Ray Brown and the Whispers
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 22, 1965
116Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley
253I Told The Brook - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
325Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
492It Ain't Necessarily So - Normie Rowe and the Playboys
535Hucklebuck - Brendan Bowyer
644Angel - Cliff Richard
7Re-entry5Stagger Lee - P.J. Proby
872Wonderful World - Herman's Hermits
9NEW1Wake Up My Mind - The Ugley's
10NEW1Trains And Boats And Planes - Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 29, 1965
124I Told The Brook - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
217Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley
336Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
4NEW1Cara Mia - Jay and the American's
556Hucklebuck - Brendan Bowyer
643It Ain't Necessarily So - Normie Rowe and the Playboys
765Angel - Cliff Richard
883Wonderful World - Herman's Hermits
9NEW1She's So Fine - The Easybeats
10NEW1(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 5, 1965
1NEW1Help! - The Beatles
2102(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
342Cara Mia - Jay and the American's
415I Told The Brook - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
528Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley
6NEW1Fool, Fool, Fool - Ray Brown and the Whispers
792She's So Fine - The Easybeats
857Hucklebuck - Brendan Bowyer
964It Ain't Necessarily So - Normie Rowe and the Playboys
1037Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
This is the Australian 4BC Chart

This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 12, 1965
112Help! - The Beatles
223(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
362Fool, Fool, Fool - Ray Brown and the Whispers
446I Told The Brook - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
533Cara Mia - Jay and the American's
673She's So Fine - The Easybeats
7NEW1I Like It Like That - The Dave Clark Five
888Hucklebuck - Brendan Bowyer
995It Ain't Necessarily So - Normie Rowe and the Playboys
1059Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley
In the 1960's Billboard Magazine from America started to publish charts from overseas. In August 1965, a chart appeared from New Zealand. I have no idea what this chart is based on but I include it here as a fill in. This chart was dated 21 August 1965 but for the sake of flow, it is for the week 19 August.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksTitlePeak
12 Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds1
21 Long Live Love - Sandie Shaw 
33 Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley 
46 Trains And Boats And Planes - Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas 
58 Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys 
64 Last Chance To Turn Around - Gene Pitney 
712 This Little Bird - Marianne Faithful 
811 Engine, Engine #9 - Roger Miller 
9NEW1I'm Alive - The Hollies9
105 Count Me In - Gary Lewis And The Playboys 
11NEW1A Walk In The Black Forest (Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt) - Horst Jankowski His Orchestra And Chorus11
1219 Back In My Arms Again - The Supremes 
1314 Till We Kissed - Ray Columbus And The Invaders 
147 Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits 
159 Concrete And Clay - Unit Four Plus Two 
16NEW1Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs16
1713 Poor Man's Son - The Rockin' Berries 
18NEW1Colours - Donovan18
1915 True Love Ways - Peter And Gordon 
2010 A World Of Our Own - The Seekers 

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This chart comes from Billboard magazine and was dated 28 August 1965.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksTitlePeak
11 Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds1
24 Trains And Boats And Planes - Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas 
32 Long Live Love - Sandie Shaw 
43 Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley 
592I'm Alive - The Hollies5
6NEW1Help! - The Beatles6
77 This Little Bird - Marianne Faithful 
8112A Walk In The Black Forest (Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt) - Horst Jankowski His Orchestra And Chorus9
95 Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys 
106 Last Chance To Turn Around - Gene Pitney 

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This chart comes from Billboard magazine and was dated 4 September 1965.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksTitlePeak
162Help! - The Beatles1(1)
21 Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds1
353I'm Alive - The Hollies3
42 Trains And Boats And Planes - Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas 
53 Long Live Love - Sandie Shaw 
6NEW1(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones6
7Re-entry2Colours - Donovan7
84 Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley 
983A Walk In The Black Forest (Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt) - Horst Jankowski His Orchestra And Chorus9
107 This Little Bird - Marianne Faithful 


September 4, 1965 chart not published. Numbers 8 & 10 are estimates.
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Hi Tempest, I don't if the chart you used for the 19-8-65 is from the same sauce as today's chart, but for the 19-8-65 you have "Donovan" "Colours" as a new entry, you also have it as new entry on today's chart shouldn't it be a re-entry???

Regards

John.
You are right John. On the Billboard chart it is a re-entry.
This chart comes from Billboard magazine and was dated 11 September 1965.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksTitlePeak
113Help! - The Beatles1(2)
234I'm Alive - The Hollies2
3NEW1I'm Henry VIII, I Am - Herman's Hermits3
462(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones4
52 Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds1
64 Trains And Boats And Planes - Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas 
773Colours - Donovan7
894A Walk In The Black Forest (Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt) - Horst Jankowski His Orchestra And Chorus8
95 Long Live Love - Sandie Shaw 
10NEW1(Such An) Easy Question - Elvis Presley10

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Hi Tempest, this doesn't have anything to do with the charts, but I heard that the south island has been hit by yet another severe earth quake I think they said Christchurch was hit I hope you and your family are alright.

Regards

John.
Hi Tempest, this doesn't have anything to do with the charts, but I heard that the south island has been hit by yet another severe earth quake I think they said Christchurch was hit I hope you and your family are alright.

Regards

John.
Hi John. The earthquake was 7.5 and centred near Hamner Springs. Kaikora is worst hit and totally cut off by slips, bridges and roads. It will cost billions to fix this. It was 50 times stronger than the Christchurch quake and vertually the whole country felt it. I have family nearby but they are OK, just very shaken. Thanx for your concern.
I'm switching now to a chart compiled by radio 2ZB in Wellington. I find this a bit strange as the ZB network played the Lever Hit Parade charts. It may well be that this is the same chart but I'm not 100% sure on that. I suspect not as I have a recording of the 30 December Lever chart and that is different from this one. I just don't know why 2ZB would produce their own chart whilst playing the Lever chart as well. Maybe someone can enlighten me.
My thanx to David Bewick for supplying the details.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 16, 1965
1  Help! - The Beatles
2  I'm Henry VIII, I Am - Herman's Hermits
3  I'm Alive - The Hollies
4  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
5  Cara Mia - Jay and the American's
6  Tossin' And Turnin' - The Ivy League
7  What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones
8  All I Really Want To Do - The Byrds
Hi Tempest, glad to hear that you & your family are safe, as for today's chart, my guess is that like over here each station & state had their own chart. I mentioned a site some time ago called "A.R.S.A" and they have charts from all round the world including N.Z. & I've noticed some of their charts are completely different to "Leaver".

Regards

John.

P.S.

Like your site it's a work in progress.
Thanx John.
This is the 2ZB Chart from Wellington

This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 23, 1965
17 What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones
21 Help! - The Beatles
35 Cara Mia - Jay and the American's
4NEW1Down In the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal
54 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
6NEW1Looking Through the Eyes of Love - Gene Pitney
76 Tossin' And Turnin' - The Ivy League
88 All I Really Want To Do - The Byrds
This is the 2ZB Chart from Wellington

This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 30, 1965
11 What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones
242Down In the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal
3  Help! - The Beatles
43 Cara Mia - Jay and the American's
5NEW1Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds
662Looking Through the Eyes of Love - Gene Pitney
75 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
87 Tossin' And Turnin' - The Ivy League
This is the 2ZB Chart from Wellington

This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 7, 1965
11 What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones
223Down In the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal
352Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds
44 Cara Mia - Jay and the American's
5NEW1I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
63 Help! - The Beatles
763Looking Through the Eyes of Love - Gene Pitney
88 Tossin' And Turnin' - The Ivy League
This is the 2ZB Chart from Wellington

This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 14, 1965
124Down In the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal
252I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
31 What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones
4NEW1Save Your Heart For Me - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
533Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds
6NEW1Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King
7NEW1We Gotta Get out Of This Place - The Animals
874Looking Through the Eyes of Love - Gene Pitney
This is the 2ZB Chart from Wellington

This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 21, 1965
123I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
262Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King
315Down In the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal
43 What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones
5NEW1You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
654Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds
772We Gotta Get out Of This Place - The Animals
8NEW1Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
This is the 2ZB Chart from Wellington

This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 28, 1965
114I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
223Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King
352You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
482Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
536Down In the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal
6NEW1You Were On My Mind - We Five
765Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds
873We Gotta Get out Of This Place - The Animals
This is the 2ZB Chart from Wellington

This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 4, 1965
115I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
224Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King
333You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
4NEW1Yesterday - The Beatles
562You Were On My Mind - We Five
6NEW1California Girls - The Beach Boys
743Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
884We Gotta Get out Of This Place - The Animals
This is the 2ZB Chart from Wellington

This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 11, 1965
134You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
242Yesterday - The Beatles
325Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King
416I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
553You Were On My Mind - We Five
685We Gotta Get out Of This Place - The Animals
7NEW1Wake Up My Mind - The Ugley's
8NEW1Hang on Sloopy - The McCoy's
Unfortunately we have to go back to the Billboards charts now. This one was dated 20 November and is the chart for the Thursday November 18, 1965 chart week. Note, last week and No. weeks columns are for the Billboard chart not the previous 2ZB chart. Once again, this just represents what we were listening to back then and is just here to fill the gap until missing Lever charts surface.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 18, 1965
115I Got You Babe - Sony & Cher
224Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King
333You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
4NEW1Yesterday - The Beatles
562You Were On My Mind - We Three
692California Girls - The Beach Boys
743Unchained melody - The Righteous Brothers
885We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place - the Animals
976Heart Full Of Soul - The Yardbirds
1057Down In The Boondocks - Billy J. Royal

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This chart comes from Billboard magazine and was dated 27 November 1965.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 25, 1965
134You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
242Yesterday - The Beatles
325Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King
416I Got You Babe - Sony & Cher
553You Were On My Mind - We Three
663California Girls - The Beach Boys
786We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place - the Animals
8111Wake Up My Mind - The Ugly's
9151Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys
10NEW1Look Through Any Window - The Hollies

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This chart comes from Billboard magazine and was dated 4 December 1965.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 2, 1965
115You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
223Yesterday - The Beatles
354You Were On My Mind - We Three
492Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys
547I Got You Babe - Sony & Cher
682Wake Up My Mind - The Ugly's
7102Look Through Any Window - The Hollies
836Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King
9NEW1Tears - Ken Dodd
1064California Girls - The Beach Boys
This chart comes from Billboard magazine and was dated 11 December 1965.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 9, 1965
124Yesterday - The Beatles
243Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys
316You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
435You Were On My Mind - We Three
573Look Through Any Window - The Hollies
658I Got You Babe - Sony & Cher
787Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King
8NEW1Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
992Tears - Ken Dodd
1063Wake Up My Mind - The Ugly's

Note: The December 11 chart was not published. The #7 position is an estimate.
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Hi Tempest, shouldn't No 7 be listed as 7 weeks on the chart? Seeing how it was 6 weeks on the chart in yesterday's posting?

Regards

John.
Gees your onto it John. Thank you - fixed!!!
This chart comes from Billboard magazine and was dated 18 December 1965.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 16, 1965
193Tears - Ken Dodd
224Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys
382Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
437You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
515Yesterday - The Beatles
654Look Through Any Window - The Hollies
7104Wake Up My Mind - The Ugly's
869I Got You Babe - Sony & Cher
9121Make It Easy On Yourself - The Walker Bros.
1046You Were On My Mind - We Three
This chart comes from Billboard magazine and was dated 25 December 1965.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 23, 1965
133Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
225Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys
314Tears - Ken Dodd
4111Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
556Yesterday - The Beatles
692Make It Easy On Yourself - The Walker Brothers
765Look Through Any Window - The Hollies
848You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
9141You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - The Silkie
10107You Were On My Mind - We Three
Hi Tempest, yet another classic written by "Lennon & McCartney" coming in at number 9.

Regards

John.
That's not a Billboard chart if "Like A Rolling Stone" is number #1, that single only reached #2 on the Billboard 100... Though it did go to #1 on the Cashbox charts (one of the various US chart publications of the day).
Hey Tempest!

It might be a coincidence, but did you notice that the Billboard charts you switched to from 18-11 and the following from 25-11 are similar to the 2ZB Wellington charts from 04-11 and 11-11? The only difference apart from the number of songs is that 'California Girls' is missing from the number 6 spot in the latter 2ZB chart, and the rest of the songs have moved forward one spot.
Could 2ZB have submitted NZ charts to Billboard? Or whatever source that collected them to both.
I suppose you have more charts from both sources during that period, thus enabling you to compare the 2 charts over a longer period.

As to AGJ above, I guess you think it's a US chart. But the charts here are Billboard presenting NZ charts! And Dylan obviously scored a Kiwi no.1!

Looking forward to '66 (that's the year when my interest in charts began)
John - Thanx. Yes another great Beatles song.
Joe - As I mentioned above, the Billboard charts presented here were on a feature page showing charts from other countries. The ones here were New Zealand charts.
Chart Watcher - Thanx for your comments. I switched back to Billboard as I had no more 2ZB charts available. I think you could be onto something there. The charts from 1966 - 1975 are already in the chart forum.
Finally, a chart I know to be correct. I actually have a recording of this final Lever Hit Parade chart. It was a one hour special showcasing the years the chart had run (1946 - 1965) with a lot of the original announcers in the studio. I do have a chart for 2ZB in the same week but it's vastly different from this one. 2ZB would have played the Lever Hit Parade so I'm curious to know why they also had their own chart. Maybe each region had their own and the Lever chart was compiled from those. Just a theory.
My thanks to Warwick for supplying me with the recording. His book is well worth the coin, so I highly recommend it. I've Already used it as research for Ray Columbus. For more details look at New Chart Book forum.
If anyone can help fill in the gaps from 1946 - 1960 and in 1965 please email me at johnthetempest@gmail.com.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 30, 1965
1  Yesterday Man - Chris Andrews
2  A Lover's Concerto - The Toys
3  Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
4  Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
5  We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
6  I Hear A Symphony - The Supremes

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And that, ladies and gentlemen, completes my project. In the chart forum you will now be able to find charts from 1960 to 1975. I have just completed another project and statistics from that will show up on Sunday.
Next year I plan to post some early compilations charts so watch this space.
John Tempest
Hi Tempest, congratulations on yet another outstanding year, also the last 3 years, I'm sure a lot of time and research has gone into compiling these charts, in particular the "40th Anniversary Special" & "Top 1,000" you did last year.

Just a few questions, 1) in my posting dated 9-10-2016, I mentioned that a gentleman by the name of "David Bewick" had charts for Jan 20 & 27 as well as Feb 3-24, do you plan on posting those as well? Did "Bill Board" have charts for the 1st 2weeks of Jan as well?

2) As with the 1975 charts where there was a 3 week over lap from the "Listener Chart" with the current chart, is there an over lap for the "Leaver Charts" with the "Hit Parade Charts?

Anyway congratulations once again.

Regards

John.
There are six charts from January/February 1966 from 2ZB which I could post if you want. I also have Billboard charts right up to the end of March. I suppose, if nothing else, it would fill the gap. The recording I have from 30 December 1965 announces that is was the final ere Lever Hit Parade and it was two and a half months until the NZ Listener started publishing charts.
Thanx again for your help, especially on finding my regukar typos
Here's one for you John. The Ray Columbus and The Invaders song Till we kissed, who else sang it? It's taken me days to find this.
"Till We Kissed" was originally titled "Where Have You Been (All My Life)". I believe the original was recorded by Arthur Alexander, who also did the originals of "Anna (Go To Him)", "You Better Move On", "Soldier Of Love" and (if memory serves) "A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues", as recorded by The Beatles, The Stones, The Beatles again and pretty much everyone respectively. "Where Have You Been" was covered by Gerry and the Pacemakers, among others, before Ray turned it into a vehicle for his one-man version of The Righteous Brothers. A fantastic record, in my view, perhaps Ray's best.
Wow. Great work CatoFur.
"Where Have You Been (All My Life)" Was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. It was first released by Arthur Alexander in 1962 as the B-side of "Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)". The Beatles played it live at the Star Club in 1962. I have a recording of it on the album Live 31 December 1962 at the Star Club, Hamburg, Germany. Gerry and the Pacemakers recorded a faster version in 1963 and it was also covered by Gene Vincent. In 1965 Ray Columbus and The invaders, in my opinion, recorded the best version under the name Till We Kissed. This week it is the number one song on the NZ Heatseekers chart with She's A Mod sitting at #4
Hi Tempest, thanks for your quick reply, if possible as you say it tie everything up in to a nice little package.

There's one more question I forgot to ask you if by any chance you find the missing charts for 1960 & 1965 also the missing charts for 1956-1959 is there any chance you might revise your "Top 1,000" for the "50th Anniversary" of the charts? Just a thought.

Regards

John.



Hi John
I'll post charts up to the start of the NZ Listener charts on this 1965 page.
If I ever get any further missing charts the Top 1000 of all time will be revised. I have found a few missing charts from 1956, 1957, 1952 and a part chart from 1947.
Also,I have just finished a major project upgrading my singles chart info. From that I have a range of new statistics. The Lever Charts are not, as yet, included in the mix, but I will post these statistics soon. With the end of year coming, it's review time for the current charts so I will add in the 2016 entries once the year is complete.
In the new year I want to post Compilations charts. The RIANZ site does include some of these but I want to complete the set, starting in 1979.
Always plenty to do...
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Hi Tempest, I'm looking forward to it.

Regards

John.
Hi Tempest, I've just checked "Rate Your Music" & they have the charts for both 9/1/1966 & 16/1/1966 being the 1st two weeks of 1966, they can be used before the two charts listed by "David Bewick".

Regards

John.
Thanx John.
I decided to go with the New Zealand chart that was published in Billboard magazine as there are no gaps leading into the NZ Listener chart. Once again, these charts are only here to give an idea what we were listening to back then. The final Lever chart was on 30 December 1965, that I know. The first NZ Listener chart was dated 25 March 1966 so there were no New Zealand charts for nearly three months except for the Billboard and the 2ZB chart. The latter can be seen at http://www.flavourofnz.co.nz/index.php?qpageID=Lever%20hit%20parades&qyear=1966&qmonth=Feb#n_view_location.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 6, 1966
113Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
242A Lovers Concerto - The Toys
3121Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
4181We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles
5921-2-3 - Len Barry
626Tears - Ken Dodd
7151Message Understood - Sandie Shaw
837Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys
9102Let's Hang On! - The 4 Seasons
1078Yesterday - The Beatles

Note: the last week and No. weeks column was for the Billboard chart.
Hi Tempest, this doesn't have anything to do with chart, but I was having a chat with my friend in Queensland, the Beatle expert & he was telling me that the Beatle movie which screened both here and N.Z. is now available on DVD through J.B. Hi Fi, hopefully your wife will let you buy a copy. Ha, Ha, Ha.

Regards

John.
Thanx John. Will have a look. Early Christmas present to myself I think
Did you read the comment earlier about the song Till We Kissed. I have a recording of The Beatles doing that. Actually I have a lot of stuff by them not released including Ba Ba Black Sheep and Tie Me Kangaroo Down with Rolf Harris lol. Very funny by the way!!!
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 13, 1966
114Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
223A Lovers Concerto - The Toys
342We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles
4NEW1England Swings - Roger Miller
532Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
6531-2-3 - Len Barry
7NEW1Yesterday Man - Chris Andrews
893Let's Hang On! - The 4 Seasons
966Tears - Ken Dodd
10NEW1Postively 4th Street - Bob Dylan

This is the NZ Billboard chart published January 15, 1966
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 20, 1966
153Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
233We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles
324A Lovers Concerto - The Toys
415Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
542England Swings - Roger Miller
6641-2-3 - Len Barry
772Yesterday Man - Chris Andrews
8NEW1You're The One - The Vogues
984Let's Hang On! - The 4 Seasons
10102Postively 4th Street - Bob Dylan

This is the NZ Billboard chart published January 22, 1966
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 27, 1966
124We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles
214Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
335A Lovers Concerto - The Toys
453England Swings - Roger Miller
546Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
673Yesterday Man - Chris Andrews
7103Postively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
895Let's Hang On! - The 4 Seasons
9651-2-3 - Len Barry
10NEW1Here It Comes Again - The Fortunes

This is the NZ Billboard chart published January 29, 1966
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 3, 1966
133The Carnival Is Over - The Seekers
214We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles
343Princess In Rags - Gene Pitney
473Here It Comes Again - The Fortunes
582The Sound Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
625Yesterday Man - Chris Andrews
763I Hear A Symphony - The Supremes
855Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
995England Swings - Roger Miller
10102It's My Life - The Animals

This is the NZ Billboard chart published February 5, 1966
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 10, 1966
114The Carnival Is Over - The Seekers
225We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles
334Princess In Rags - Gene Pitney
453The Sound Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
544Here It Comes Again - The Fortunes
6111Flowers On The Wall - The Statler Brothers
796England Swings - Roger Miller
8103It's My Life - The Animals
966Yesterday Man - Chris Andrews
1074I Hear A Symphony - The Supremes

This is the NZ Billboard chart published February 12, 1966
Hi Tempest, I've just been going through all the charts you've posted over the last 3 years and I've noticed a slight typo for the charts you posted dated 31-10-13 through to & including 3-11-13, you have "Flowers In The Wall", when it's "Flowers On The Wall."

Regards

John.
Gees, really???!! What year did that chart, I'll have to go back and find it. Thanx John
Hi Tempest, sorry, it charted 25/3/1966 through to and including 8/4/1966, (the first 3 charts).

Regards

John.
Hi Tempest, this doesn't have anything to do with the charts, but I heard last night that another legend died last week (7/12/2016), "Greg Lake" of "Emerson Lake & Palmer".

Regards

John.
Far out, really? It's been a really bad year for losing legends. Thanx John
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 17, 1966
115The Carnival Is Over - The Seekers
244The Sound Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
362Flowers On The Wall - The Statler Brothers
426We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles
535Princess In Rags - Gene Pitney
684It's My Life - The Animals
755Here It Comes Again - The Fortunes
8NEW1Sing C'est La Vie - Sonny & Cher
9NEW1A Must To Avoid - Herman's Hermits
1076England Swings - Roger Miller

This is the NZ Billboard chart published February 19, 1966
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 24, 1966
116The Carnival Is Over - The Seekers
233Flowers On The Wall - The Statler Brothers
325The Sound Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
492A Must To Avoid - Herman's Hermits
556Princess In Rags - Gene Pitney
647We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles
782Sing C'est La Vie - Sonny & Cher
876Here It Comes Again - The Fortunes
9NEW1Just Like Me - Paul Revere And The Raiders
1065It's My Life - The Animals

This is the NZ Billboard chart published February 26, 1966
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 3, 1966
143A Must To Avoid - Herman's Hermits
224Flowers On The Wall - The Statler Brothers
336The Sound Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
417The Carnival Is Over - The Seekers
5NEW1Keep On Running - The Spencer Davis Group
692Just Like Me - Paul Revere And The Raiders
756Princess In Rags - Gene Pitney
847We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles
9NEW1Over And Over - The Dave Clark Five
10NEW1Wind Me Up (Let Me Go) - Cliff Richard

This is the NZ Billboard chart published March 5, 1966
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 10, 1966
114A Must To Avoid - Herman's Hermits
248The Carnival Is Over - The Seekers
392Over And Over - The Dave Clark Five
452Keep On Running - The Spencer Davis Group
525Flowers On The Wall - The Statler Brothers
637The Sound Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
7102Wind Me Up (Let Me Go) - Cliff Richard
863Just Like Me - Paul Revere And The Raiders
9NEW119th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
10201Take Me For What I'm Worth - The Searchers

This is the NZ Billboard chart published March 12, 1966
And that is all I have. The 1966 to 1975 charts are all in the forum, as are charts right back to 1960.
Tomorrow I will post some statistics on the NZ Listener charts. I just finished an overhaul of my singles chart info and the figures I can get from it make interesting reading.
Also on the way - The Christmas Chart.
Hi Tempest, once again I want to congratulate you on the outstanding work you've done over the past 3-4 years, particularly the charts for 1960-1965, I'm surprised at how many Australian artists charted.

"I'm Counting On You" Johnny O'Keefe 23-11-1961.
"I've Been Everywhere" Lucky Starr 5-7-1962.
"I Remember You" Frank Ifield 30-8-1962.
"Lovesick Blues" Frank Ifield 13-12-1962.
"Surfside" Denver Men 4-4-1963.
"I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" Frank Ifield 1-8-1963.
"55 Days In Peking" Rob E G 5-9-1963.
"Bombora" The Atlantics 12-9-1963.

Quite a few N.Z. artists charted here in Australia around the same time from 1963-1967.

Here is a list of some of the New Zealand artists that charted, next to each song is the state they charted.

"Chu Lu Chu Lulu" Bill & Boyd 1964. N.S.W., Q.L.D., Vic & W.A.
"Cloudy Summer Afternoon" Bill & Boyd 1965. S.A. & W.A.
"Edelweiss (From "The Sound Of Music") 1966. Vic.
"If I Were A Rich Man (From "Fiddler On The Roof") 1967. N.S.W., Vic & W.A.
"She's A Mod" Ray Columbus 1964. N.S.W., S.A., Q.L.D., Vic & W.A.
"Till We Kissed" Ray Columbus 1965. N.S.W. & W.A.
"Zip A Dee Doo Dah" (From Disney's "Song Of The South")Max Merritt 1965. Q.L.D.
"White Rabbit" Peter Posa 1963 N.S.W., Q.L.D. & Vic.

Regards

John.
Thanx John. I think NZ artists did better in Australia than on their home turf. Nothing changed there then. A count of successful kiwis in the singles chart this year can be counted on one hand and you still have a thumb left.
Happy new year to you, too mate. Trust your break was a good one.
Hi Tempest, thank you it was very relaxing, I've also left you a posting on your "Christmas Chart" posting, I hope you enjoy it.

Regards

John.
Thank you. I saw that.
Yes, more good work John T and John U.
Here is a list of NZ songs that made the top 20 for 1965 from my book:

Bright Lights Big City - Dave MILLER and the BYRDS
Downtown Bus - YEOMEN
I'll Forgive You Then Forget You - Dinah LEE
Johnny Tod - CONVAIRS
Little Egypt - RAYDERS
Lovin' Place - Gale GARNETT
Moon Blues - FOUR FOURS
Pushing A Good Thing Too Far - Dinah LEE
The Crying Game - SIERRAS
Theme From An Empty Coffee Lounge - FOUR FOURS
Till We Kissed - Ray COLUMBUS and the INVADERS
What A Gal - SHERATONS
Yo Yo - Ray COLUMBUS and the INVADERS

Some odd-balls in there.

I found it strange that Peter Posa's White Rabbit didn't chart here. I have no idea why. As for Bill and Boyd's Cloudy Summer Afternoon, it got great airplay and didn't chart. It should have, it's a great song.
However on the subject of charting on other sides of the Tasman, one Aussie song did not chart in OZ, but made the NZ charts: A great song: 'One Small Photograph - Kevin SHEGOG (1961)'
Following on with the OZ-NZ theme, It took an Aussie Radio station to show a wee bit of interest in my book. So much for our own stations! See Download link under my Book Forum for the broadcast.
Great work Warwick. Hope your book is selling well.
I've been an advocate for NZ artists for years going right back to when I hosted a show on radio called Home Brew which was 100% local music. However a look at what charted in the 2016 Top 40 Singles chart as I posted today on the Best Of 2016 entry shows local radio and even the charts are not interested in supporting locals. It's all about American music. Guess you discovered that on Aussie radio.
Hello tempest

I´ve found a chart from 1960 in the Cashbox Magazine (US - Competitor to Billboard) Issue April 2, 1960 (A Source is not given)

New Zealand´s Best Sellers

1 Running Bear - Johnny Preston
2 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford
3 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Freddy Cannon
4 Among My Souvenirs -Connie Francis
5 We Got Love - Bobby Rydell
6 The Big Hurt - Toni Fisher
7 Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka
8 Robbin´ the Cradle - Red Hewitt
9 Hound Dog Man - Fabian
10 Marina - Joe Vina

Regards
Wow. That's great. Thanx mate. That may well fill a gap.
Found 3 more 1960´s Charts in the Cashbox Magazine


Issue February, 27, 1960

New Zealand´s Best Sellers

1 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford
2 Morgen - Billy Vaughan
3 Kissin´ Time - Bobby Rydell
4 In The Mood - Ernie Fields
5 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Freddy Cannon
6 Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchell
7 Why - Frankie Avalon
8 The Big Hurt - Toni Fisher
9 Misty - Johnny Mathis
- Sarah Vaughan
10 We Got Love - Bobby Rydell



Issue February, 13, 1960

New Zealand´s Best Sellers


1 Red River Rock - Johnny & The Hurricanes
2 Danny Boy - Conway Twitty
3 Morgen - Ivo Robic
4 Travellin´Light - Cliff Richard
5 Mona Lisa - Conway Twitty
6 I´m Gonna Get Married - Lloyd Price
7 Broken-Hearted Melody - Sarah Vaughan
8 Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson
9 Deck Of Cards - Wink Martindale
10 Only Sixteen - Craig Douglas



Issue January, 30, 1960

New Zealand´s Best Sellers


1 Seven Little Girls - Paul Evans/The Curls
2 Kissin´ Time - Bobby Rydell
3 Mr. Blue - Fleetwoods
4 Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchell
5 Misty - Johnny Mathis
6 Worried Man - Kingston Trio
7 Deck Of Cards - Wink Martindale
8 Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson
9 Travellin´Light - Cliff Richard
10 Like Young - Ann Henry

Wow, great work. Thanx Johnny

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