"Sugar Sugar" notches its third week at #1 on The WLS Hit Parade this week ... but other tunes are closing in.
The Temptations continue to climb with "I Can't Get Next To You" (up from #14 to #5) and Bobby Sherman's got a sure-fire hit on his hands as "Little Woman" jumps from #23 to #9.
And don't rule out "Easy To Be Hard" by Three Dog Night ... if this one is able to displace The Archies next week, it'll give this new start-up group their second #1 Hit on WLS this year.
"Jean" by Oliver climbs eleven places (from #28 to #17) ... it comes from the popular hit movie "The Pride Of Miss Jean Brodie," currently playing in theaters.
Other favorites climbing the chart this week include "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" by Lou Christie (#20 to #14), "When I Die" by Motherlode (#29 to #20), "Carry Me Back" by The Rascals (#31 to #23) ... as well as last week's two featured premiers, "Hot Fun In The Summertime" (#40 to #30) and "Tracy" (#39 to #35).
A couple of great premiers hit the chart this week, too ... including "Ruben James" by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, "Jesus Is A Soul Man" by Lawrence Reynolds and "Make Believe" by Wind (featuring Tony Orlando on lead vocals!)
THIS WEEK IN 1969:
September 9th – Two planes collide in flight near Fairland, Indiana, killing all 83 persons aboard the two aircrafts
Also on this date, The Rolling Stones’ second Greatest Hits album, “Through The Past, Darkly, Big Hits Volume 2” goes gold.
September 13th – John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform with The Plastic Ono Band (consisting of Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voorman on bass and Alan White on drums) at The Toronto Rock And Roll Festival. Also on the bill: Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Chicago, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Gene Vincent, Alice Cooper and The Doors.
Also on September 13th, the very first episode of “Scooby-Doo” airs on CBS television … and Actor, Director and Screenwriter Tyler Perry is born
September 14th - A television critic for The Los Angeles Times calls ''Hee Haw'' ''the most irrelevant, stupid and ghastly program in recent history.'' Few would disagree … but despite this fact, it will remain on the air for more than two decades, making household names of hosts Buck Owens and Roy Clark.
September 15th – Ed Sullivan releases his own rock and roll record titled “The Sulli-Gulli,” credited to The Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra. (We featured this one as part of our Ed Sullivan Tribute several years ago.)