Chuck’s Classics, featuring Roy Hamilton


You’re Gonna Need Magic
Roy Hamilton
1961 DONE
Roys success came between 1954 – 1961. He had a number of hits including You’re Gonna Need Magic from 1961. Roy died a young man in July 1969 at 40 years of age

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 was his last Billboard Hot 100 chart single, reaching #80. It spent 7 weeks on the Cash Box chart, peaking at #67 on May 27.


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