Cash Box Looking Ahead 1959-1993


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For this book, we researched EVERY title that peaked on the Cash Box “Looking Ahead” charts. There are 6,378 total titles by 3,262 artists. Of those 6,378 titles, there are 3,562 (that is well over half) that are exclusive to this book and do not appear in our Top Pop Singles book! This chart information has NEVER been compiled ANYWHERE. To insure research accuracy, we painstakingly detailed, week by week, the journey of each song entry, chart by chart.

The “Looking Ahead” chart started on October 3, 1959 (with 20 positions) and grew to 50 positions by April 29, 1961. It stayed at 50 positions all through the 1960s. It continued through the 1970s at mainly 20-30 positions until it ceased on February 27, 1982. On August 4, 1990 it came back as a 15-position chart which finally ceased on March 27, 1993.

Here are some interesting chart exclusives …

Early chart hits for:

  • Bjorn & Benny (Abba)
  • Dore Alpert (Herb Alpert)
  • The Flying Machine (James Taylor)
  • Everyday Hudson (Hudson Brothers)
  • David Idema (David Geddes)
  • The Twilights (The Embers)
  • The Z-Debs (The Jaynettes)
  • Lou Zerato (Boots Walker)
  • Zip And The Zippers (The Orlons)

Great forgotten girl groups:

  • Angie And The Chicklettes
  • The Cake
  • The Cotillions
  • Honey LTD
  • The Majorettes
  • The Pleasures
  • The Rubies

Regional garage band favorites:

  • The Chancellors
  • The Chosen Few
  • The Fifth Order
  • The Guilloteens
  • The Juveniles
  • The North Atlantic Invasion Force
  • The Shy Guys
  • The Spike Drivers

Celebrity recordings:

  • Danny Bonaduce
  • The Brady Bunch
  • Sherman Hemsley
  • Don Imus
  • Jim Nabors
  • Butch Patrick
  • Telly Savalas

Also, there are many obscure doo-wop, orchestral, bubblegum, R&B, dance and hard-rock titles that are now accounted for in charted music history.

Additional information

Weight 2.0 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 0.75 × 11 in

216 pages



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