Monday, October 12, 2015

50 Year Flashback - October 12th, 1965

KEWB lists this week's #1 song as "Yesterday" by Paul McCartney ... despite the fact that it is also charting the B-Side of that record, "Act Naturally", which is sung by Ringo.  ("Yesterday" premier on our WLS Silver Dollar Survey as Paul McCartney, too ... but after that it was properly credited to The Beatles.

Speaking of The Beatles, you'll find former drummer Pete Best well represented on this survey ... first with a news story stating that he was suing Ringo (along with Beatles Manager Brian Epstein) ... followed by an ad for an album attributed to "The Savage Young Beatles", recorded in Hamburg while Best was still a member of the quartet.

A pretty exciting Top Ten this week on the KEWB Chart ... Herb Alpert and the Tijuna Brass are up 13 places (from #15 to #2) with "A Taste Of Honey" and The Rolling Stones leap 18 spots with their latest, "Get Off My Cloud".

Meanwhile The McCoys debut at #6 with "Hang On Sloopy", now charting side-by-side with the Little Caesar and the Consuls version which holds the #6 spot from the previous week.  (Talk about two drastically different versions!  This one would have been no contest for me!  However, the Little Caesar version DID make The Top Ten in Canada, from where the group hailed.)

Also debuting in The Top Ten this week are "Dance With Me" by The Mojo Men and "1,2,3" by Len Barry.

"Little Miss Sad" by The Five Emprees, a big hit here in Chicago, falls from #10 to #15 this week, placing it just ahead of an early Glen Campbell track, "The Universal Soldier".  The Beatles precede it with another two-sided hit, "Help!" / "I'm Down", now making its way down the charts.

Future Three Dog Night singer Danny Hutton is at #23 with "Roses And Rainbows", which climbs seven places this week.  And Dino, Desi and Billy (#28) and The Sunrays (#25) bring up the rear with their hits "Not The Loving Kind" and "I Live For The Sun"