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On Thursday of each week, The 60s Official Site will showcase the countdown of the top ten songs of the current week of a particular year in the 1960s. It may have significance to your first love, your birthday, graduation or any special occasion that brings back the memories on how great the sixties truly were. So tune in at this web page weekly and check out the year we will be showcasing and listen to the Top Ten songs from the current week from the Billboard Charts plus review the headlines for that week of that year.

 

Looking back at this week's Billboard Charts of 1964

News Headlines & Tidbits

February 23-February 29, 1964

 

Feb 23 - Chrysler's second generation hemi racing engine debuts at the Daytona 500. The 426 hemi-powered Plymouth of Richard Petty (#43) wins. Hemi-powered Plymouths finish 1-2-3.

Feb 24 - The Beatles appeared for the 3rd time on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They appeared via tape.

Feb 25 - Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) beats Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida, and is crowned the heavyweight champion of the world.

Feb 29 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces that the United States has developed a jet airplane (the A-11), capable of sustained flight at more than 2,000 miles per hour (3,200 km/h) and of altitudes of more than 70,000 feet (21,000 m).
Playing now from 1964 are the top ten songs as listed on Billboard's  magazine for the week ending February 29, 1964.

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Enjoy this week's Top Ten Countdown