Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17th

Nancy and Frank Sinatra hold The Monkees off for at least one more week as "Somethin' Stupid" maintains its #1 position on top of our Pop Super Chart for the week ending April 22nd.  The Monkees' "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" still manages to creep up a notch to #2, followed by The Turtles at #3 with their former #1 Hit, "Happy Together"  Meanwhile, The Supremes make the biggest leap into The Top Ten as their latest, "The Happening" jumps all the way from #20 to #8.  

"I'm A Man" by The Spencer Davis Group climbs eight notches from #21 to #13, "Love Eyes" by Nancy Sinatra is up to #16 from #27 and The Buckinghams manage to crack The Top 20 with "Don't You Care", up from #25 from the week before.  

The Dave Clark Five continue to make impressive inroads as "You Got What It Takes" climbs 18 spaces from #40 to #22.  "Friday On My Mind" by The Easybeats is up to #31 from #45, a move of 14 places and Neil Diamond's latest, "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" jumps nearly twenty places from #55 to #36.  "I Got Rhythm" by The Happenings seems to be a bonafide hit, rising from #57 to #38 … and Eric Burdon and the Animals are up 17 spots from #58 to #41 with their latest, "When I Was Young", falling just outside The Top 40.  

It's The Monkees again with the #1 Album in the nation … "More Of The Monkees".  

The US Supreme Court denies Muhammad Ali's request to be exempt from Army induction as a conscientious objector.  

Filming wraps up on "Clambake", a very long, tedious venture which later opens to very dismal results.  

"The Joey Bishop Show" premiers on ABC in direct competition against "The Tonight Show" featuring Johnny Carson.  Despite a wide variety of guests (and several appearances by members of the so-called Rat Pack) it never bested Carson in the ratings … and was cancelled two years later.  BTW, Joey's sidekick announcer was none other than a young Regis Philbin.