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    This is a loaded question…depends What year you raced in Dover’s 15 years of operation. Top 40 “AM”….early 60’s…( think sound track -American Graffitti )…Motown ,Teen Idols ..followed by the “change” in Everything ….Surf, Pop, Funk, Bubble-gum, English Invasion, Hippie and Acid (think Sound Track -Apocalipse Now)…right up to Disco. What records ,eight tracks did You buy…what were you listening to on the way to the track?…The Club the night before?…When you remember your “Dover Days” ..what Music comes to mind? —————Reasearching input for “Big Video” Sound Track …as I always said at Cruise Night…”we Take you back…to the cars ..the music …and the attitude”.

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    I’ll track down a few of these …as you respond… to “jog ” your memory

    BILLBOARD TOP 50-1969
    what a mixed bunch of stuff !

    1. Aquarius, Fifth Dimension
    2. Sugar and Spice, Archies
    3. I Can’t Get Next to You, Temptations
    4. Honky Tonk Women, Rolling Stones
    5. Build Me Up Buttercup, Foundations
    6. Dizzy, Tommy Roe
    7. Hot Fun In the Summertime, Sly and The Family Stone
    8. (It Looks Like) I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Tom Jones
    9. Everyday People, Sly and The Family Stone
    10. Get Together, Youngbloods
    11. One, Three Dog Night
    12. Crystal Blue Persuasion, Tommy James and The Shondells
    13. Hair, Cowsills
    14. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby, Marvin Gaye
    15. Love Theme from “Romeo and Juliet”, Henry Mancini and His Orch.
    16. Crimson and Clover, Tommy James and The Shondells
    17. Grazing In the Grass, Friends Of Distinction
    18. Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley
    19. Proud Mary, Creedence Clearwater Revival
    20. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love), Jr. Walker and The All Stars
    21. (At Your Best) You Are Love, Isley Brothers
    22. Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
    23. Jean, Oliver
    24. Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival
    25. Get Back, The Beatles
    26. In the Year 2525, Zager and Evans
    27. Spinning Wheel, Blood, Sweat and Tears
    28. I Hear You Say (I Love You Baby), Andy Kim
    29. Going In Circles, Friends Of Distinction
    30. Hurt so Bad, Lettermen
    31. Green River, Creedence Clearwater Revival
    32. My Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder
    33. Easy to Be Hard, Three Dog Night
    34. Baby It’s You, Smith
    35. In the Ghetto, Elvis Presley
    36. A Boy Named Sue, Johnny Cash
    37. Baby, Baby Don’t Cry, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
    38. Only the Strong Survive, Jerry Butler
    39. Time of the Season, Zombies
    40. Wedding Bell Blues, Fifth Dimension
    41. Little Woman, Bobby Sherman
    42. Love (Can Make You Happy), Mercy
    43. Good Morning Starshine, Oliver
    44. These Eyes, The Guess Who
    45. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy, Blood, Sweat and Tears
    46. Put a Little Love In Your Heart, Jackie DeShannon
    47. Do Your Thing, Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
    48. I’d Wait a Million Years, The Grass Roots
    49. Touch Me, The Doors
    50. More Today Than Yesterday, Spiral Starecase

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    HERE ‘s an amazing group
    BILLBOARD TOP 50 –1964

    1. I Want To Hold Your Hand, The Beatles
    2. She Loves You, The Beatles
    3. Where Did Our Love Go, Supremes
    4. Oh, Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison
    5. I Get Around, Beach Boys 😉
    6. Everybody Loves Somebody, Dean Martin
    7. My Guy, Mary Wells
    8. People, Barbara Streissand
    9. Last Kiss, J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers
    10. Hello Dolly, Louis Armstrong
    11. We’ll Sing In The Sunshine, Gale Garnett
    12. Java, Al Hirt
    13. A Hard Day’s Night, The Beatles
    14. Love Me Do, The Beatles
    15. Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Manfred Mann
    16. The Drifters’ Under the Boardwalk, Drifters
    17. Dancing in the Street , Martha and The Vandellas
    18. Little Children, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas
    19. Love Me With All Your Heart, Ray Charles Singers
    20. Please Please Me, The Beatles
    21. Chapel Of Love, Dixie Cups
    22. Suspicion, Terry Stafford
    23. Glad All Over, Dave Clark Five
    24. Rag Doll, Four Seasons
    25. Dawn (Go Away), Four Seasons
    26. Bread And Butter, Newbeats
    27. It Hurts to Be In Love, Gene Pitney
    28. Dead Man’s Curve, Jan and Dean 😉
    29. Come A Little Bit Closer, Jay and The Americans
    30. A World Without Love, Peter and Gordon
    31. Have I The Right?, Honeycombs
    32. Don’t Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man), Serendipity Singers
    33. Baby Love, Supremes
    34. Let It Be Me, Betty Everett and Jerry Butler
    35. Wishin’ and Hopin’, Dusty Springfield
    36. You Don’t Own Me, Lesley Gore
    37. Walk On By, Dionne Warwick
    38. House of the Rising Sun, Animals
    39. G.T.O., Ronny and The Daytona 😉
    40. Twist And Shout, The Beatles
    41. Memphis, Johnny Rivers
    42. White On White, Danny Williams
    43. Hey Little Cobra, Rip Chords 😉
    44. The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss), Betty Everett
    45. Bits and Pieces, Dave Clark Five
    46. My Boy Lollipop, Millie Small
    47. Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Major Lance
    48. The Little Old Lady from Pasadena, Jan and Dean 😉
    49. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying, Gerry and The Pacemakers
    50. A Summer Song, Chad and Jeremy

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    Are you sure you didn’t moonlight as a Dee-Jay at the “ZIG ZAG” on Route 52, in Lake Carmel.
    Some of those Top 50 hits are lame. But the girl lead singers voice in “Baby It’s You”, by Smith was awesome.
    For me, anything by Led Zeppelin, especially when John Macey was running 😀
    The song “Mississippi Queen” opening riff by Mountain reminds me of all those hole-shots
    at the line. Lane I, of course, near the tower 😮

    A Dover Historical Flashback. A black 68′ El Camino goes down the track, instead of continuing down the shut-down area to the return road, he pulls a U-turn after the traps and heads back down the track towards the starting line 😮 I wonder what Joe T. said to him 👿


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    No Zig-Zag…RAN the light Show at the Fore N’ Aft -Brewster.Terry O’Shea took the slides we showed at Band Breaks…Gil Shott was a bartender.. Bands stopped at 1 am.Then the the Bum Steer ..til they closed..Getting up early for Dover was a DRAG .get it Drag?…..Lets Hear your favorites…Video Bob is Good at this. Oh – LOT of Cars Named After Songs..Remember ‘Stu Silverman’s “Respect” GTO ?

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    What the Heck …YEAR DOVER OPENED
    BILLBOARD TOP 50 1961
    1. I Fall To Pieces, Patsy Cline
    2. Tossin’ And Turnin’, Bobby Lewis
    3. Michael, Highwaymen
    4. Cryin’, Roy Orbison
    5. Runaway, Del Shannon
    6. My True Story, Jive Five
    7. Running Scared, Roy Orbison
    8. Wheels, String-a-longs
    9. Raindrops, Dee Clark
    10. Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn), Joe Dowell
    11. Exodus, Ferrante and Teicher
    12. Take Good Care of My Baby, Bobby Vee
    13. Pony Time, Chubby Checker
    14. Dedicated to the One I Love, The Shirelles
    15. Last Night, Mar-keys
    16. Sad Movies (Make Me Cry), Sue Thompson
    17. Calcutta, Lawrence Welk
    18. Where the Boys Are, Connie Francis
    19. Hit the Road Jack , Ray Charles
    20. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?, Shirelles
    21. Mother In Law, Ernie K-Doe
    22. Bristol Stomp, Dovells
    23. Travelin’ Man, Ricky Nelson
    24. Shop Around, Miracles
    25. The Boll Weevil Song, Brook Benton
    26. A Hundred Pounds of Clay, Gene Mcdaniels
    27. The Mountain’s High, Dick and Deedee
    28. Don’t Worry, Marty Robbins
    29. On the Rebound, Floyd Cramer
    30. Portrait Of My Love, Steve Lawrence
    31. Quarter to Three, Gary U.S. Bonds
    32. Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp), Barry Mann
    33. Calendar Girl, Neil Sedaka
    34. I Like It Like That, Chris Kenner
    35. Apache, Jorgen Lngmann
    36. Don’t Bet Money Honey, Linda Scott
    37. Without You, Johnny Tillotson
    38. Wings of a Dove, Ferlin Husky
    39. Little Sister, Elvis Presley
    40. Blue Moon, Marcels
    41. Stick By Me , Shep and The Limelites
    42. This Time, Troy Shondell
    43. I Don’t Know Why But I Do, Clarence “Frog Man” Henry
    44. Asia Minor, Kokomo
    45. Hello Walls, Faron Young
    46. Runaround Sue, Dion
    47. Yellow Bird, Arthur Lyman
    48. Hurt, Timi Yuro
    49. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart), Ricky Nelson
    50. There’s A Moon Out Tonight, Capris

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    TO FIND THESE LISTS…go to Google ..And type in ‘TOP 100 196 ? (or Any Year )’….It’s the FIRST listing.

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    Just got the sound track from “Good Morning Vietnam”…top pop and Acid …Strange…Martha and the Vandella’s, “No where to Run”…sounds like the last year at Dover. Funny stuff by Robin Williams between the songs ,but historically correct.

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