Week of January 19, 1964
Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Panama ambassador Aquilino Boyd said
the United States’ right to operate the Panama Canal in perpetually must be
ended and a time fixed when Panama would take over the waterway. He said the
current treaty granting perpetual rights was imposed on Panama under duress
and is “repugnant and “obsolete” and that the United States must agree to
renegotiate the treaty or diplomatic relations will not be restored.
Prosperous year ahead - President Johnson predicts that the billions of dollars
soon to be put into consumer’s hands by tax reduction will tempt business to
profiteer on prices and tempt labor to make excessive wage demands.
Psychiatrist Dr Walter Bromberg describes
Jack Ruby as a man wound up “to attack, to
fight” and one who did not understand what
he was doing when he killed Lee Harvey
Oswald. He testified for the defense in its
effort to have Ruby freed on bond while
awaiting trial Feb. 3 on a charge of murder
with malice for shooting Oswald...Later, the
defense drops its attempt to free the Ruby in
a surprise move. He returns to jail without
bond to await a mental examination.
The Senate tentatively approves a $9 billion
tax cut for individuals. That would lower
individuals’ income taxes by an average of
19%.
Medical news - the first heart transplant in history is performed in Jackson, Miss.
The organ failed only after an hour, because it was two small for the man who
received it. The operation was performed at the University of Mississippi Medical
Center where the first successful lung transplant was made last June.
Playing in Las Vegas -
Eddie Fisher - Desert Inn
Casino de Paris - Dunes
Carol Lawrence - Flamingo
Tony Martin/Cyd Charisse - Riviera
Buddy Hackett/Buddy Greco - Sahara
George GobelTommy Sands - Sands
Lido de Paris - Stardust

Week of January 19, 1964
Anything Goes and High Button Shoes - Thunderbird
Folies Bergere - Tropicana
Stock Car racing champion Joe Weatherly of Norfolk, VA is killed mid-way
through the running of the 500-mile stock car race at Riverside, (Calif)
International Raceway. His 1964 Mercury slammed into the retaining wall in front
of the bleachers. It appeared that the throttle stuck on Weatherly’s car. Dan
Gurney, unaware of the tragedy, won the race.
Plans are unveiled for a $350 million world trade center whose twin towers of 110
stories would be the tallest buildings in the world - more than 100 feet higher than
the Empire State Building. The scale model of the 16-acre world trade center is
unveiled at a news conference by New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, Gov.
Richard Hughs of New Jersey, Mayor Robert F. Wagner of New York City and
Mayor Thomas J. Whelan of Jersey City. The site is located on the lower west
side of Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson and the harbor.
Hollywood news -
Elvis Presley is signed for two pictures in ‘65 for $1.3 million.
Television news - “That Was The
Week That Was” - the topical satire
show, does a spoof of the hazards
of cigarettes. The commentary made
use of the song “Smoke Gets In
Your Eyes.”
CBS makes a winning bid of $28.2
million for television rights to regular
season games of the National
Football League for 1964 and 1965.
The figure is more than triple the
$9.3 million CBS paid under a two-
year contract that expired last
month.
It looks like Ian Fleming’s successful
“James Bond” film series is
influencing U.S. television. Two spy
series are being developed at this
time. CBS is considering a series
called “Dr Stryker’ in which Richard
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developing “Mr. Solo.” A pilot film starring Robert Vaughn is being made by
executive producer Norman Felton. NBC says Mr. Felton has met several times
with Ian Fleming, who suggested a character named Napoleon Solo - an agent
for an international security organization with the initials U.N.C.L.E.
Ken Curtis is replacing Dennis Weaver in
“Gunsmoke.” Curtis plays a sidekick named
Festus - introduced several years ago, but now
will be a regular character. “My role is Festus
Haggen, a rather despicable character who’s a
little unpredictable ... it’s hard to tell which way
he’ll go. But Festus’ word is good and if he
shakes hands on the deal, it’s a deal!” Also
appearing as a regular in the series is actor Burt
Reynolds. He plays Quint Asper, the half-breed
village blacksmith. He was brought into the
series last season when Dennis Weaver was
leaving his role as Chester.
Judy Garland says she will not continue her Sunday night show on CBS after
March 29.
Danny Kaye hosts this year’s airing “The
Wizard of Oz” on CBS-TV this Sunday.
The Nelson family signs a five-year non-
cancelable contract with ABC paying Ozzie,
Harriet, David and Rick’s weekly salaries will
total $3 million over the five-year period.
ABC has the option of ordering a minimum
of 26 new programs and a maximum of 35
each year.
Dan Rather is named CBS News White
House correspondent. He had been the
Southern correspondent for the network.
George Herman, who had been covering the
White House, will handle general
assignments out of Washington.
Tuesday Night Television -

Week of January 19, 1964
CBS - CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, Red Skelton, Petticoat Junction,
Jack Benny, Garry Moore Show
NBC - Huntley/Brinkley Report, Mr. Novak, You Don’t Say, Richard Boone Show,
Andy Williams Show, The Tonight Show
ABC - Combat!, McHale’s Navy, Greatest Show On Earch, The Fugitive
Red Skelton - Merv Griffin guests.
McHale’s Navy - Gruber’s plan to make sarongs for the nurses’ bazaar causes
discord among McHale’s men.
Richard Boon Show - An internationally
famous TV newscaster returns to his
hometown to rekindle an old romance.
Warren Stevens stars
Garry Moore - Nancy Walker, Allen and
Rossi and Shani Wallis guest
Andy Williams Show - Jane Powell and Bill Dana guest
The Fugitive - Kimble is deputized when called upon to transport a man charged
with a crime which he denies. Guest stars Robert Doyle, John Anderson, Randy
Boone, Russell Collins.
The Tonight Show (color) - Johnny Carson welcomes Rosemary Clooney, John
Bubbles and folk group The Big Three (features Cass Eliot).
Steve Allen Show - guests are Marion Montgomery, Ron Hussmann, Dick
Gregory, Huntz Hall Jr. Cal Tjader
Some Top books -
The Venetian Affair - Hellen MacInnes
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - Ian Fleming
Caravans - James A Michener
Profiles in Courage - John F. Kennedy
The White House Years: Mandate For Change. 1953-1956 - Dwight D.
Eisenhower
Rascal - Sterling North
Confessions of an Advertising Man - David Ogilvy

Week of January 19, 1964
Security is a Thumb and a Blanket - Charles Schulz
I Owe Russia $1200 - Bob Hope
Radio news - John Rook is now the Program Director of KQV, Pittsburgh ... It
didn’t take long - Sam Holeman, recently appointed program director of WKNR,
Detroit, resigns ... Dominic Quinn, resigns as program manager of WINS, NY to
accept a similar position with WEEI in Boston ... Doug China, program director of
WKBW, Buffalo, resigns to take the same position at WPOP, Hartford
Music - The Murmaids - Carol
(15) and Terry Fischer (17) and
Sally Gordon (17). All from Los
Angeles. The Fischer girls are
the daughters of the late Carl
Fischer, noted musical arranger
and director for Franie Laine.
Sally is a long-time friend.
“Popsicles and Icicles” is written
by David Gates - a neighbor of
Chattahoochee Records
recording director Kim Fowley.
Music - The Supremes - Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard - all from
Detroit. Represented by Motown’s International Talent Mgt. So far, the girls
haven’t had a big hit record but their latest “When The Lovelight Starts Shining
Through His Eyes” appears to be their biggest yet. Diana makes her own clothes
as well as those for the group’s appearances, Florence is a bowling but and Mary
enjoys reading and quoting Latin.
Beatles news - Vee Jay Records files a motion against
Capitol Records and Swan Records seeking an injunction
restraining the companies from manufacturing, distributing,
advertising or otherwise disposing of recordings by the group.
In Cook County Ill - Capitol is granted an injunction
restraining Vee Jay from manufacturing ...
. of Beatles
recordings. Both Vee Jay and Swan had issued Beatles
recordings in the United States earlier in 1963, but Capitol
says those agreements are null.
Beatles radio - Since “Beatlemania” broke in New York after the first playing of “I
Want To Hold Your Hand” by WMCA - it’s fitting that our update comes from the
city ... The WMCA Goodguys are running a Beatles Wig contest. All you have to

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do is take a photo of a friend, or get one from a newspaper, then paint or draw on
a Beatle wig. WMCA is awarding $57 to the two most original. 998 other winners
receive a special edition of “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” This special edition
contains a picture of the WMCA Goodguys on one side of the picture sleeve.
WABC’s Scott Muni has formed a Scott Muni Beatles Fan Club. All Scott asks is
a self-addressed envelope in which your membership will be returned.
“I Want To Hold Your Hand” by the
Beatles becomes the fastest-breaking
record in Capitol Record’s history. In
New York City alone, 294,000 copies
have been sold.
Phil Spector, president of Philles
Records, is set to visit Europe next
month for a series of meetings with
record company officials, distributors
and publishers. (He’s also going to meet
the Beatles. On his return, Spector was
on the same plane as the Fab Four and
could be seen departing the plane after
the Beatles on February 7.)
Favorite Albums -
In The Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary
The Singing Nun
West Side Story - soundtrack
Fun In Acapulco - Elvis Presley
Joan Baez In Concert, Part 2
Moving - Peter, Paul & Mary
John F. Kennedy - The Presidential Years
1960-
1963
Peter, Paul & Mary
Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
Bye Bye Birdie - soundtrack
My Son, The Nut - Allan Sherman
Washington Square - The Village Stompers
Curb Your Tongue, Knave! - The Smothers
Brothers
Shut Down - various artists
The Second Barbara Streisand Album
Bach’s Greatest Hits - Creative Swingle Singers
Days of Wine and Roses - Andy Williams

Week of January 19, 1964
M aria Elena - Los Indios Trabajaras
More Trini Lopez At PJ’s
The Barbra Streisand Album
That Was The Week That Was - various artists
Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3 - Elvis Presley
Rick Nelson Sings For You
Favorite Country singles -
Begging To You - Marty Robbins
Ninety Miles An Hour (Down a dead-end Street) - Hank Snow
The Matador - Johnny Cash
Before I’m Over You - Loretta Lynn
Last Day In The Mines - Dave Dudley
B.J. The D.J. - Stonewall Jackson
Peel Me A Nanner - Roy Drusky
Love’s Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens
Mountain of Love - David Houston
Thanks A Lot - Ernest Tubb
500 Miles Away From Home Bobby Bare
At the movies -
Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed? - Elizabeth Montgomery, Martin Balsam, Jill St.
John, Richard Conte, Louis Nye, Jack Soo, Yoko Tani, Dianne Foster, Elliott
Reid, Carol Burnett
The Comedy of Terrors - Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Korloff, Joyce
Jameson, JOe. E. Brown, Basil Rathbone, Rhubarb
Madmen of the Mandoras
Straight-Jacket - Joan Crawford , Diane Baker, Leif
Ericson, Howard St. John
The V.I.P.’s - Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
Lawrence of Arabia - Alec Guinness, Peter O’Toole
The Conjugal Bed - Ugo Tognazzi, Marina Vlady
Bluebeard - Michele Morgan
4 For Texas - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg,
Ursula Andress
Act One - George Hamilton, Jason Robards Jr.
Move Over, Darling - Doris day, James Garner
(Banned in Europe) - The Doll - Per Oscarsson, Gio Petre
The Wheeler Dealers - Lee Remick, James Garner
Any Number Can WIn - Jean Gabin, Alaine Delon
The Running Man - Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick
Under The Yum Yum Tree - Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley
In The French Style - Jean Sebert, Stanly Baker

Week of January 19, 1964
Pop music this week in 1964 -
LOUIE LOUIE - Kingsmen
THERE! I’VE SAID IT AGAIN - Bobby Vinton
POPSICLES AND ICICLES - Murmaids
SURFIN’ BIRD - Trashmen
FORGET HIM - Bobby Rydell
DOMINIQUE - Singing Nun
THE NITTY GRITTY - Shirley Ellis
HEY LITTLE COBRA - Rip Chords
SINCE I FELL FOR YOU - Lenny Welch
DRAG CITY - Jan & Dean
AS USUAL - Brenda Lee
WHISPERING - Nino Tempo & April Stevens
MIDNIGHT MARY - Joey Powers
SOMEWHERE - Tymes
OUT OF LIMITS - Marketts
FOR YOU - Rick Nelson
TALK BACK TREMBLING LIPS - Johnny Tillotson
YOU DON’T OWN ME - Lesley Gore
DAISY PETAL PICKIN’ - Jimmy Gilmer & Fireballs
WHEN THE LOVELIGHT STARTS SHINING THROUGH HIS EYES - Supremes
ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART - Dionne Warwick
QUICKSAND - Martha & Vandellas
WIVES AND LOVERS - Jack Jones
UM, UM, UM, UM, UM, UM - Major Lance
THAT LUCKY OLD SUN - Ray Charles
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A BABY TO CRY - Caravelles
CAN I GET A WITNESS - Marvin Gaye
NEED TO BELONG - Jerry Butler
DRIP DROP - Dion Di Muci
BABY, I LOVE YOU - Ronettes
BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL - Beach Boys
IN THE SUMMER OF HIS YEARS - Connie Francis
PRETTY PAPER - Roy Orbison
FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE - Garnet Mimms & Enchanters
I’M LEAVING IT UP TO YOU - Dale & Grace
TRA LA LA LA SUZY - Dean & Jean
KANSAS CITY - Trini Lopez
LODDY LO - Chubby Checker
TURN AROUND - Dick & DeeDee

Week of January 19, 1964
A FOOL NEVER LEARNS - Andy Williams