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Jim Madison (Joel Denver) - 01/01/71

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Top 100 of 1970

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

'Jim Madison' was a house name long used on the station. This was at least the fourth guy to use the name, better known today as Joel Denver, former CHR editor of 'Radio & Records' and founder of the 'All Access Music Group' in LA. It was Davy Jones who got him into the station the year before at age 19 from suburban WINX in Rockville, Maryland.

Other things to listen for:

- A Soundoff featuring 'Mr. Soundoff' (General Manager, Bob Howard), complaining about the Draft (not the beer kind!).

- A live spot for A&M Records, sponsor of the countdown.

- The abrupt ending of the Beatles 'Long & Winding Road' at 5:15PM, the January sign off time for the AM daytimer (the FM only ID follows immediately).

- A spot for Sears' record dept., featuring Three Dog Night.

- A Casey Kasem tease for 'American Top 40'. WPGC was one of the original seven stations to carry the show on July 4th, 1970.


# Song Title Artist Name
100 Try Janis Joplin
99 Give Me Shelter Mary Clayton
98 Them Changes Buddy Miles
97 Missippi Queen Mountain
96 Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
95 Oh Well Fleetwood Mac
94 You Need Love Like I Do Gladys Knight & The Pips
93 Black Magic Woman Santana
92 Rag Mama Rag The Band
91 Solitary Man Neil Diamond
90 Coming Home Delaney & Bonnie
89 Snowbird Anne Murray
88 Walkin' Through The Country Grass Roots
87 My Woman, My Woman, My Wife Marty Robbins
86 You Got Me Hummin' Cold Blood
85 Won't Find Better New Hope
84 One-Man Band Three Dog Night
83 You Make Me Real Doors
82 Hand Me Down World Guess Who
81 Mongoose Elephant's Memory
80 Save The Country Thelma Houston
79 Johnny Be Good Johnny Winter
78 Summertime Blues Who
77 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother Neil Diamond
76 Evil Ways Santana
75 Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
74 Tobacco Road Jamul
73 Up The Ladder To The Roof Supremes
72 I Who Have Nothing Liquid Smoke
71 Cecelia Simon & Garfunkel
70 Ma Belle Amie Tee Set
69 Children Joe South
68 Cracklin' Rosie Neil Diamond
67 The Onion Song Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
66 Share The Land Guess Who
65 Reach Out & Touch Somebody's Hand Diana Ross
64 Big Yellow Taxi Neighborhood
63 Which Way You Goin', Billy Poppy Family
62 Engine Engine #9 Wilson Pickett
61 Give A Damn Staple Singers
60 Ride Captain Ride Blues Image
59 Love Or Let Me Be Lonely Friends Of Distinction
58 Friends Feather
57 El Condor Pasa Simon & Garfunkel
56 Reflections Marmalade
55 Ballad Of Johnny Richie Havens
54 Spill The Wine Eric Burden & War
53 Are You Ready? Pacific Gas & Electric
52 Tell It All, Brother Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
51 Superstar Murray Head & The Trinidad Singers
50 Mississippi Todd Phillips
49 Evil Woman Crow
48 The Seeker Who
47 Celebrate Three Dog Night
46 Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum
45 Sympathy Rare Bird
44 Lucifer Bob Seger System
43 Montego Bay Bobby Bloom
42 Hey Lawdy Mama Steppenwolf
41 Timothy Buoys
40 Don't Cry Daddy Elvis Presley
39 She Came In Thru The Bathroom Window Joe Cocker
38 I Want You Back Jackson 5
37 Band Of Gold Freda Payne
36 Arizona Mark Lindsey
35 The Long And Winding Road Beatles
34 Ball Of Confusion Temptations
33 Make Me Smile Chicago
32 Ohio Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
31 Come And Get It Badfinger
30 Tennessee Birdwalk Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
29 I Want To Take Your Higher Sly & The Family Stone
28 Mama Told Me (Not To Come) Three Dog Night
27 Get Ready Rare Earth
26 Closer To Home Grand Funk Railroad
25 STill Wters Run Deep Four Tops
24 Psychedelic Shack Temptations
23 Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes Edison Lighthouse
23A Instant Karma John Lennon / The Plastic Ono Band
22 Deeper & Deeper Freda Payne
21 1984 Spirit
20 House Of The Rising Sun Frigid Pink
19 ABC Jackson 5
18 Woodstock Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
17 Whole 'Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
16 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
15 The Letter Joe Cocker
14 Vehicle Ides Of March
13 Thank You(Falettineme Be Mice Elf Agin) Sly & The Family Stone
12 Stand By Your Man Candi Staton
11 Make It With You Bread
11A Tears Of A Clown Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
10 Lay Down (Candles in The Rain) Melanie & Edwin Hawkins Singers
9 We've Only Just Begun Carpenters
8 Venus Shocking Blue
7 Cry Me A River Joe Cocker
6 War Edwin Starr
5 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head BJ Thomas
5A He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother  Hollies
4 I'll Be There Jackson 5
3 Lola Kinks
2 Let It Be Beatles
1 American Woman Guess Who


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