Monday, April 20, 2015

50 Year Flashback - April 20th, 1965

Wow, talk about British Chart Domination ... The Top Five songs this week in Columbus, Ohio, all come from British Invasion Artists ... Herman's Hermits, Freddie and the Dreamers, Petula Clark, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders and The Seekers hold down the top five spots ... with a SECOND Hit by Freddie and the Dreamers sitting at #9, followed by The Rolling Stones at #10!  That's an incredible 70% of The Top Ten Tunes.  (Who said The British Invasion had run its course by 1965 and was waning??!?)

Scaling down the chart you'll also find The Kinks, Tom Jones, TWO MORE HITS by Herman's Hermits, Sounds Orchestral (up an INCREDIBLE 21 places), Marianne Faithful, The Searchers, Peter and Gordon and Gerry and the Pacemakers ... and, for good measure, Dance Chart King Chubby Checker at #40 with his version of a song called "Do The Freddie"!

The Pick Hit of the Week, however, belongs to The Beach Boys, with "Help Me, Rhonda".  They already have the #30 Hit with "Please Let Me Wonder" (a case of yet another radio station charting the B-Side rather than the A-Side of this record.)

The Beau Brummels are up 13 places with their latest, "Just A Little" ... and The Dixie Cups have a new hit with the New Orleans-sounding "Iko Iko".