Monday, March 23, 2015

50 Year Flashback - March 23rd, 1965

WRIT In Milwaukee had their own version of The Silver Dollar Survey ... and this week The Beatles top the chart with their two-sided hit "Eight Days A Week" / "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party".

British Acts dominate The Top Three chart positions:  Freddie and the Dreamers make a HUGE leap from #16 to #2 with their first US Hit, "I'm Telling You Now", followed by Herman's Hermits at #3 with "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat".   The Kinks climb eight places with their latest "Tired Of Waiting For You", now sitting at #9, up from #17 the week before.  The seldom-heard "Come Home" by The Dave Clark Five has stalled at #13 ... and they're also ranking The Beatles' "I'm A Loser" from the "Four By The Beatles" EP at #33 ... and have already added Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter" as an LP-Cut, premiering at #40 this week on the chart.

LA's Thee Midniters are at #5 this week with their version of "Land Of A Thousand Dances", up six places from #11.  And check out the way THEY handled the "Red Roses For A Blue Lady" programming dilemma ... they list all three artists at #6 this week: Bert Kaempfert, Wayne Newton and Vic Dana all share that position.

Elvis Presley and The Beach Boys both have two-sided hits on the chart this week ... Elvis with "Do The Clam" / "You'll Be Gone" (#16) and The Beach Boys with "Please Let Me Wonder" (shown here as the A-Side) and "Do You Wanna Dance", a rare Dennis Wilson vocal, at #21, a jump of 11 places from the week before.

We'll throw in a personal favorite, too ... just TRY to sit still when you listen to Georgie Fame's #26 Hit "Yeh Yeh".  (Radio is REALLY missing the boat by not playing THIS one once in a while!!!)