Number one this week in 1967
Our look through the Keener 1967 archives continues with two takes on The Buckingham’s most popular record. By the time “The Pulsations” got a job as the house band on WGN’s “All Time Hits” television program, the British Invasion was in full swing. When the show’s producers suggested that the band take on a British name to capitalize on the event, a security guard suggested The Buckinghams.
What followed was a string of 4 Keener hits, beginning with the Jim Holvay penned “Kind of a Drag“. The song reached number one the week of January 23rd and as the year came to an end, “Kind of a Drag” was the 9th most popular record of 1967.
Holvay had the magic touch and his contributions to “Don’t You Care,” “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song),” and “Susan” kept the Buckinghams on the WKNR Music Guide for the next year and a half.