Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 9th

You've got to look all the way down to #71 to find this week's top debut … it's "Wade In The Water" by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.  Other notable newbies include "Detroit City" by Tom Jones, premiering at #77, Arthur Conley's soon to be soul classic "Sweet Soul Music", which debuts at #80, "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by The Buckinghams, released by USA Records trying to capitalize on their recent #1 Hit "Kind Of A Drag" (still in The Top Ten at #7 … meanwhile The Bucks have already signed a bigger deal with Columbia Records, a major label that will take them out to New York to record their next album and single) and (speaking of trying to cash in on some recent success), Challenge Records has released a solo record by Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, recorded before he joined the group … "Don't Do It" debuts at #83 this week on our Super Chart.  

The Monkees win big today at the National Association of Record Merchandisers Awards (NARM) Ceremony, besting The Beatles for most "calculated sales" for best selling album, best selling single and best selling American vocal group.  (Not bad for a bunch of actors pretending to be musicians!)  The group is in the studio this evening working on "You Told Me" and "I'll Spend My Life With You" for their next album.  

The Beatles begin recording "It's Getting Better" for their new album.  

In the wee hours of the morning, Elvis Presley falls in the bathroom, causing yet another delay in the filming of his next motion picture, "Clambake".