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Bob Raleigh Jr. (Dewitt Robert Raleigh) - 01/01/70

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Top 100 of 1969

(Special thanks to Walt Bailey for the audio above).

'Bob Raleigh (Jr.)' (Dewitt Robert Raleigh) was the sixth jock to use that name at WPGC from late 1969 - 1971. It was in fact his real name! Problem was, the previous guy to use the name (Bill Miller) was still working at the station.

The solution concocted by General Manager, Bob Howard? Bill Miller became 'Bob Raleigh Sr.', while Dewitt Robert Raleigh took on 'Jr.' to his moniker, under the pretense the two were related as father & son! The charade lasted only as long as Dewitt stayed at the station. With his departure in 1971, Bill dropped the 'Sr.'.

This countdown aired on January 1st, 1970 and was recorded by someone who obviously only wanted to hear the songs. Although it's a bit choppy, the historical significance of it outweighs this concern.

Other things to listen for:

- The 'more music' battles were heating up. 'Two in a row' sweepers touting no commercials between 2 songs can be heard at various points in the countdown.

- Check out the Legal ID promoting the advent of 'Triple Music Power' with 3 songs, no less without commercial interruption. Seems quaint now but the notion of music sweeps & spot clustering as we know them today simply didn't exist back then.


# Song Title Artist Name
100 Hot Smoke & Sassafras Bubble Puppy
99 Don't Cry Daddy Elvis Presley
98 Jingle Jangle Archies
97 Jam Up & Jelly Tight Tommy Roe
96 La La La (If I Had You) Bobby Sherman
95 Whole 'Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
94 Midnight Cowboy Ferrante & Teicher
93 Venus  Shocking Blue
92 Down On The Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival
91 Do Your Thing Watts 103rdStreet Rhythm Band
90 J'Taime J. Birkin & S. Gainsbourg
89 I've Got A Line On You Spirit
88 Did You See Her Eyes Illusion
87 Friendship Train Gladys Knight & The Pips
86 Loving Things Grass Roots
85 Polk Salad Annie Tony Joe White
84 Color Him Father Winstons
83 More Today Than Yesterday Spiral Staircase
82 I Love How You Love Me Bobby Vinton
81 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head BJ Thomas
80 Eli's Coming Three Dog Night
79 I'm Gonna Make You Mine Lou Christie
78 Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan
77 My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
76 What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) Jr. Walker & The Allstars 
75 Rock Me Steppenwolf
74 Living In Shame Supremes
73 Tracy Cufflinks
72 Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town Kenny Rogers
71 Grazing In The Grass Friends Of Distinction
70 Twenty Five Miles Edwin Starr
69 Stormy Classics IV
68 Someday We'll Be Together Supremes
67 Everybody's Talkin' Nilsson
66 Baby I Love You Andy Kim
65 Too Busy Thinkin' About My Baby Marvin Gaye
64 Only The Strong Survive Jerry Butler
63 Cloud Nine Temptations
62 Holly Holy Neil Diamond
61 Smile A Little Smile For Me Flying Machine
60 Soul Deep Boxtops
59 I'll Never Fall In Love Again Tom Jones
58 Put A Little Love In Your Heart Jackie DeShannon
57 When I Die Motherlode
56 Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' Crazy Elephant
55 Traces Classic IV
54 Fortunate Son Creedence Clearwater Revival
53 Baby It's You Smith
52 Get Together Youngbloods
51 Galveston Glen Campbell
50 This Magic Moment Jay & The Americans
49 ? ?
48 You Showed Me Turtles
47 Can I Change My Mind Tyrone Davis
46 Hooked On A Feelin' BJ Thomas
45 I Can't Get Next To You Temptations
44 Good Morning Starshine Oliver
43 Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
42 Indian Giver 1910 Fruit Gum Company
41 Soulful Strut Young - Holt Unlimited
40 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbyye Steam
39 Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival
38 Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
37 Cinnamon Derek
36 Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
35 Worst That Could Happen Brooklyn Bridge
34 Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell
33 Leaving On A Jet Plane Peter, Paul & Mary
32 Something Beatles
31 Little Woman Bobby Sherman
30 These Eyes Guess Who
29 You Made Me So Very Happy  Blood, Sweat & Tears
28 Take A Letter Maria R.B. Greaves
27 Games People Play Joe South
26 Easy To Be Hard Three Dog Night
25 Crystal Blue Persuasion Tommy James & The Shondells
24 One Three Dog Night
23 Time Of The Season Zombies
22 I'm gonna Make You Love Me Supremes & Temptations
21 I Heard it Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
20 A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash
19 Love Can Make You Happy Mercy
18 Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
17 Touch Me Doors
16 In The Ghetto Elivs Presely
15 Wedding Bell Blues Fifth Dimension
14 Hawaii Five-O Ventures
13 Crimson & Clover Tommy James & The Shondells
12 It's Your Thing Isley Brothers
11 Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations
10 Hair Cowsills
9 Come Together Beatles
8 Everyday People Sly & The Family Stone
7 And When I Die Blood, Sweat & Tears
6 Dizzy Tommy Roe
5 In The Year 2525 Zager & Evans
4 Aquarius Fifth Dimension
3 Sugar Sugar Archies
2 Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones
1 Get Back Beatles


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