Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 31st

Other records earning bullets this week include "The Beat Goes On" by Sonny and Cher (#21, up from #35), "Gimme Some Lovin'" by The Spencer Davis Group (#24, up from #38), "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" by Cannonball Adderley (#28, up from #39) and "Go Where You Wanna Go" by The Fifth Dimension, which is up 22 spots from #64 to #42, one of the biggest movers of the week, tying with Elvis Presley, who jumps from #77 to #55 with his latest, "Indescribably Blue".

"Pushin' Too Hard" by The Seeds climbs to #43, up from #52, "Lovin' You" by Bobby Darin (up to #51 from #66), "You Got To Me" by Neil Diamond (now #57 after premiering at #74 last week), "So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star" by The Byrds (#60, who lead the pack with a move of 24 places from last week's #84), "I've Been Lonely Too Long" by The Young Rascals (#61, up from #82) and "For What It's Worth" by The Buffalo Springfield, soon to be a '60's anthem … and climbing this week from #86 to #67.  

The Beatles are in Knole Park, Sevenoaks in Kent, filming the promotional video for the new release "Strawberry Fields Forever".  (They also did some preliminary filming the day before.)   

During a break, John Lennon wanders into a nearby antique shop in Surrey where he buys a circus poster that will provide the inspiration … and most of the lyrics … for "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite", a track on their upcoming "Sgt. Pepper" album.  

The Young Rascals and Wilson Pickett appear on "Where The Action Is".  Hmm … I wonder if they performed "Mustang Sally" and "In The Midnight Hour" together?!?!?  (Actually, they didn't … Wilson Pickett sang "Mustang Sally" and "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" and The Young Rascals performed "I've Been Lonely Too Long" and "Come On Up"!)  

Michael Nesmith completes his vocals on the original recording of his song "The Girl I Knew Somewhere".  This version will remain unreleased for many years as the track is recut with Micky Dolenz handling the lead vocal as the B-Side of the American Single "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You".