Memory in Top 40 Music

10 Episodes

Memory in Top 40 Music rekindles old memories as we revisit the top of the charts through the eyes of history. In each episode, we select one week during the rock era for our walk down Memory Lane as we look at the songs, the artists and what else was happening at that time.

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Ep. 10 - July 4, 1976

June 29th, 2018


The Bicentennial of the United States was one of the greatest days of coast-to-coast celebration in the history of the USA.  Join us in this episode of Memory in Top 40 Music as we tell the story of the Bicen…

Ep. 9 - August 28, 1963

May 16th, 2018


The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was designed to encourage America’s leaders to take the steps necessary to ensure the civil and economic rights of African Americans. It also gave us the “I Have a Dre…

Ep. 8 - October 28, 1962

April 12th, 2018


For 13 days, the USA and Soviet Union engaged in a tense and terrifying stare down over the presence of nuclear-armed missiles just 90 miles from the United States. That standoff was the Cuban Missile Crisis. In this …

Ep. 7 - September 4, 1961

March 2nd, 2018


Motown Records went as far in defining the sound of the 1960’s as any other label; probably more than most. And in this episode of Memory in Top 40 Music, we look back at the top of the chart for the week of …

Ep. 6 - Olympic Songs

February 1st, 2018


Music has become a large part of the Olympics experience. In this special episode of Memory in Top 40 Music, we remember the songs associated with the Olympics which made the pop charts. In our Memory Jogger …

Ep. 5 - February 3, 1959

January 11th, 2018


On February 3, 1959, a plane crash took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper). This episode of Memory in Top 40 Music goes back to that day, now known as “The Day The M…

Ep. 4 - May 6, 1957

December 15th, 2017


John Lennon once said, "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'.” As that quote indicates, Chuck Berry was one of the most influential artists in the history of rock and roll. …

Ep. 3 - Tom Petty

November 29th, 2017


Following his death in October 2017, we explore the 40+ year rock and roll career of Tom Petty. In this episode of Memory in Top 40 Music, we focus primarily on Tom Petty’s Top 40 chart success. In our Memory…

Ep. 2 - March 31, 1956

November 7th, 2017


The fuel behind this thing called rock and roll really ignited when a certain hip swivelin’ country boy from Tupelo, Mississippi appeared on the scene. In this episode of Memory in Top 40 Music, we go back to…

Ep. 1 - May 28, 1955

October 23rd, 2017


There are plenty of opinions about when and how rock music started. But identifying the first prominent rock & roll record is a lot less controversial.  In this inaugural episode of Memory in Top 40 Music

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