Chuck’s Classics, featuring Roy Hamilton



Don’t Let Go
Roy Hamilton
Active from 1947 until his death at age 40 in July 1969. He had charted songs on the Billboard R&B and popular charts. This one from 1958. By the mid-1960’s his career declined.


Chuck Benson

Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, a brief stint at CFRN, Edmonton, AB as Promotions Manager for AM/FM Radio. Then in ’62 helped open CKNL Fort St. John, BC. In ’68 Chuck and two others (Ernie Mushtuk and Ernie Mykyte) started up Yellowhead Broadcasting Ltd out of Edson, AB, eventually ending up with satellites in Grande Cache, Jasper, Whitecourt and Hinton, AB. He sold his interests and moved to Vancouver, ending up with CFVR, Abbotsford as General Sales Manager, then Manager of CHPQ, Parksville, and eventually as a Sales Consultant with CIGV-FM in Penticton. Chuck is retired from broadcasting and living with his wife in Parksville


  1. This reached #13 on the Billboard pop singles chart and #2 on the R&B chart. It was recorded in stereo, but the stereo version wasn’t released until it appeared on the “You Can Have Her” album in 1961.


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