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    Number 8 in 1965.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cckp_8xYF1k&feature=related"]YouTube- Ian Whitcomb - You Turn Me On[/ame]

    #1 in 1966

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_dT70sbyP8"]YouTube- New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral[/ame]

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZOgbOojBJU"]YouTube- I WAS KAISER BILL'S BATMAN - WHISTLING JACK SMITH[/ame]

    #20, 1967

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    I'm assuming,will, that The New Vaudeville Band's inclusion is for the American charts?



    In the UK, they had Peek-a Boo, reached no.7 and Finchley Central got to no. 11

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    I was looking at wikipedia and it was the American chart. I got the idea because I remembered Ian Whitcomb who used to have a local radio show mention he had a one time hit in the 1960's and he played it and I thought, oh, I remember that (not fondly).

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    name='will.15']I was looking at wikipedia and it was the American chart. I got the idea because I remembered Ian Whitcomb who used to have a local radio show mention he had a one time hit in the 1960's and he played it and I thought, oh, I remember that (not fondly).


    Sorry about that will. Perhaps, it needs defining as to which country

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    If I can find a British list for one hit wonders I'll use that. I don't know if Whitcomb got on the charts on your side or not. He is British.



    Google works fast. I was trying to find a list for British one hit wonders and this is already there. I clicked it and got back here quick. Wikipedia has a list only for British #1 one hit wonders, but that's good enough I guess.

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    Wiki's got a UK one hit wonder section, but it only covers the number 1's.

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    If the term 'one hit wonder' is defined by only having one single get inside the top 30, then I'm ok with this:



    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soudoqQ7kTY"]YouTube- keith * 98.6[/ame]

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    '98.6' is one of my favourite records ever! I reminds me of a very nice summer holiday (1972 IIRC) mostly spent in the company of one Sally Osborne. I had found the 45rpm single in a stack of old records in a cupboard and thought it was great. Sally loved it too! I still have that copy somewhere.

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    Re: 98.6 - It's a huge favourite of mine. I remember playing my parents scratched 45s on my mum's radiogram as a small boy. My three favourite singles to this day are 98.6 - Keith, Gimme Just a Little More Time - the Chairmen of the Board and Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson.

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    Although he produced some hits for amongst other Sandie Shaw, Chris Andrews as a performer had a one off hit with 'Yesterday Man' which reached number 3 in 1965.

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs"]YouTube- Shaddap You Face - Joe Dolce[/ame]

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    name='Santonix']Although he produced some hits for amongst other Sandie Shaw, Chris Andrews as a performer had a one off hit with 'Yesterday Man' which reached number 3 in 1965.






    He got to #13 with To Whom It Concerns in '66

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    He also had 3 more minor chart hits after that too, though none as memorable as Yesterday Man.



    He wrote a few songs for Adam Faith too. The most famous being The First Time.

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    I hope there aren't any Gordons watching this......

    One hit wonder from '78.....

    Here we go......2..3..4....

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMj1xM8QCRg"]YouTube- Jilted John[/ame]

    Love that guitar riff...

    Sgt S

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    Humble Pie were "one hit wonders" as far as singles are concerned......charting with this track..."Natural Born Bugie" from 23/08/1969.......Reached the heady heights of number 4.......

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAZlf_9ObLg"]YouTube- Humble Pie - Natural born boogie 1969[/ame]

    More of an album band.....esp recommend "Rockin' the Filmore".....

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    Some UK one hit wonders from 1968:



    The Nice - America

    Sundragon - Green Tamborine

    The New Generation - Smokey Blues Away

    Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - This Wheel's On Fire

    The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire

    Mason Williams - Classical Gas

    Plastic Penny - Everything I Am

    The Association - Time for Living

    Locomotive - Rudi's In Love

    Honeybus - I Can't Let Maggie Go

    Timebox - Beggin'

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hF4Mnz1CHI"]YouTube- Broken English coming on Strong Video[/ame]

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    Some UK one hit wonders from 1967



    The Marvelettes - When You're Young & in Love

    The Young Idea - With A Little Help From My Friends

    The Bystanders - 98.6

    The Casinos - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

    Prince Buster - Al Capone

    Felice Taylor - I Feel Love Comin' On

    The Smoke - My Friend Jack

    Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hanging On

    Tim Hardin - Hang On To a Dream

    Warm Sounds - The Birds & The Bees

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hchOYs_d_Bw"]YouTube- Quantum Jump - 'The Lone Ranger'[/ame]

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