#1092: Listen to Me by One Way Street
Peak Month: February 1967
9 weeks on Vancouver’s CFUN chart
Peak Position #16
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ did not chart
A forgotten drop in Vancouver’s musical bucket was the One Way Street. They billed themselves as folk-rockers. However, their sole recording was the 45 RPM single “Listen To Me” b/w “Tears In My Eyes” on the local Vantown label. The song owes more to the influence of the Seeds who had a hit with “Pushing Too Hard” than the Mojo Men’s “Sit Down I Think I Love You“. (Both tunes were currently on the CFUN chart while the One Way Street climbed their way into the Top 20). One Way Street included silky-voiced Rick Wanzel (vocals), Doug Fairbairn (guitar), Greg Johnstone (bass), Bob Hirtle (keyboards) and Jim Warren (percussion). The band cut their single at the Vancouver Sound Recording Studio in under an hour, and were gratified when it peaked at #16 on CFUN over a 9 week chart run.
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