1961 – The Results

There were lots of similarities in the results of the Great 88 survey for 1961 from last year's survey, but a lot also changed.  Four of the five top songs--by Dion, Gene McDaniels, Del Shannon and The Shirelles--were repeats from last year, with Runaway returning to the Top Five for the fifth consecutive year.  Looking... Continue Reading →


Top Ten: October 6, 1961

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 6, 1961 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "My True Story" by The Jive Five #9 "Bless You" by Tony Orlando #8 "A Little Bit of Soap" by The Jarmels   Pick your favorites now! 1960     1961 #7 "The Mountain's High" by Dick and Dee Dee... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Pioneers of Rock and Roll

The pioneers of rock and roll will be featured on The Grooveyard Saturday night as we honor the end of another pioneer tradition. The tradition of the C.W. Post Pioneers which began when the college opened in 1954 will end next fall.  The "One LIU" plan that will combine sports programs of LIU Brooklyn and... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Double Dose of Dan

By popular request, a special tribute to Dan Ingram will be featured on "The Grooveyard" this week. Host Alan Seltzer will feature recordings of Dan Ingram's classic moments on the air.  The Grooveyard Top Ten features the hits of June 30, 1961, the date of the radio host's first "unofficial" show on WABC.  You can... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: Ingram’s First WABC Survey

In memory of Dan Ingram, we featured the Top Ten Survey the week he first appeared on WABC.  Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 23, 1963 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Tonight (Could Be The Night)" by The Velvets #9 "Those Oldies But Goldies" by Little Caesar and the Romans... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: An Ingram Thing

The Honor Group of the Day will be Dan Ingram fans when The Grooveyard plays tribute to the legendary disk jockey Saturday night. Host Alan Seltzer will feature recordings of Dan Ingram's classic moments on the air and will share memories with Bill Mozer, an engineer at WABC who often worked with Ingram.  The Grooveyard... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Dion’s Garden Party

The 46th anniversary of an iconic reunion performance by Dion and the Belmonts will be celebrated Saturday night on The Grooveyard.  This was the first concert appearance in the 12 years since Dion left the group to begin a solo career. Along with sharing the entire reunion show, host Alan Seltzer will play other hits... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: March 10, 1961

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for March 10 1961 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Once Upon a Time" by Rochell and the Candles #9 "The Touchables" by Dickie Goodman #8 "Where the Boys Are" by Connie Francis #7 "Surrender" by Elvis Presley #6 "Spanish Harlem" by Ben E. King Support 88.1... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Women Have a History (Month)

We'll celebrate Women's History Month Saturday on "The Grooveyard" when host Alan Seltzer features music by female artists and groups. Included will be a six-pack of songs written by Ellie Greenwich.  The "Ladies Night" theme will continue with cover versions of hits written by Carole King in our Under the Covers segment.  The Grooveyard Top Ten... Continue Reading →

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