Saturday, March 11, 2017

March 11th

The New Vaudeville Band appear on The Hollywood Palace performing their former #1 Hit "Winchester Cathedral" along with their brand new single "Peek-A-Boo".  

Northern Songs, who publishes The Beatles' songs written by the song-writing team of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, announce that in the eighteen months since The Beatles first recorded it, their song "Yesterday" has now been recorded by 448 other artists.  

Billboard Magazine publishes a three-page article regarding The Monkees' sudden success in Europe.

Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March tell us ...
The Buckinghams achieved the distinction of having two singles debut on two different labels on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on the same day -- March 11, 1967. On that date, "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" on the U.S.A. label and "Don't You Care" on the band's new label, Columbia, both hit the chart. "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (spelled Laudy Miss Claudy" on some pressings), an energetic horn-driven celebration of Lloyd Price's 1952 R&B hit, peaked at No. 41 and was on the chart for six weeks. "Don't You Care" went higher and stayed longer -- reaching No. 6, with a 14-week run on the chart. 
Saxophonist Clifford Scott, who played for R&B great Bill Doggett on his 1956 hit "Honky Tonk," had influenced the musical tastes of Buckinghams saxophone and piano player Marty Grebb. "Where I grew up, if you couldn't play that song, you couldn't be in the good bands," he told authors Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March for the Buckinghams chapter in their book "Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? Volume 2." Marty continued, "I still have an autograph from Bill Doggett from when I was 16. He took music in a certain direction from where it was and he filled a gap; he crossed over from sort of a swing-jazz thing into an R&B thing that created a certain step toward rock and roll."