Look Homeward Angel – The Monarchs
This week in 1964, “Look Homeward Angel” by the Monarchs was at Number 1 on the WKNR Music Guide. The Monarchs formed in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1961. Their one national hit reached number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100, but as was so often the case back in the day when radio stations were locally programmed, their single caught on with Detroit audiences, supplanting the Beatles in the top spot on the survey. With a number of changes in personnel over the years, the band still performs today in the Louisville area.
Our Youtube link is notable for another feature, “Diane Sargent’s” custom record sticker, popular during the WKNR era as a way of making sure that the records you may have taken to a local sock hop came home with you.