on missing dates: It may never be known for certain whether a
survey was issued between Sept. 21 and Oct. 2
The gap between the dates is only 11 days,
rather than 14, as one would expect. Likewise
there is a gap with no survey for Nov. 21. But
the absence of a "Last Week" column on the Nov.
28 chart suggests the possiblity that no chart
was made for the 21st. Again, we may never know.
We do know for sure that no survey was issued
for Dec. 18 as Dave was vacationing in
chart for week of Dec. 5, 1959. The purplish ink
was characteristic of the Ditto copier which it was
printed on. When fresh these copies gave off a
pleaseant alcohol-like smell.
McCormick's all-Elvis Top 90 from Feb. 16,
Scan courtesy of Owen Coppin.
McCormick photo at top of page courtesy of BC
membership cards, courtesy of Larry Morton.