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The Beatles On The Radio In Canada In The 1960s

Charts and advertisements

Chart from Vancouver radio station CFUN, 1965.

Advertisement for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Winnipeg, June 1967.

Advertisement for Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane from February 1967. This shows that SFF was intended as the A side.

Fan club card issued by CHUM Toronto in 1964.

A small number of custom large-sized "top ten" chart were printed by CHUM for display above the 45 RPM record bins at the major record retailers in Toronto (eg Sam The Record Man, Sayers, A & A records, etc.). This special chart shows the top 10 "single" records for the week of january 27 1964 and shows clearly that The Beatles were at the top of the Toronto charts two weeks before they appeared for the very first time on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9 1964. In fact The Beatles had 3 singles in the top ten ... WOW !!!

CHUM Chart advert for the Beatles 65 LP from December 21, 1964

An advert from Ritchie Yorke's Rainbow weekly music magazine for a special radio series called The Beatles Story …
A radio documentary covering The Beatles' history almost two full years after their breakup.
This series was broadcast each Sunday at 3 PM over a 13 week period starting in the late fall of 1972

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