Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8th

The Supremes take over the #1 spot on this week's Super Chart as "The Happening" pushes past "Somethin' Stupid" by Nancy and Frank Sinatra.  The Young Rascals make a HUGE leap from #19 to #4 with their latest, "Groovin'", as "Sweet Soul Music" by Arthur Conley holds at #3.  The Buckinghams move up two places from #7 to #5.  "I Got Rhythm" by The Happenings hits The Top Ten for the first time, moving rom #14 to #8.  

Aretha Franklin continues her climb up the chart, this week moving from #25 to #13 with "Respect".  Engelbert Humperdinck jumps from #23 to #15 with "Release Me" and "Creeque Alley" by The Mamas and the Papas and "Here Comes My Baby" by The Tremeloes both break into The Top 20 with jumps from #31 to #19 and #27 to #20 respectively.  

Other big Top 40 movers include "Mirage" by Tommy James and the Shondells (up twenty places from #42 to #22), "Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be" by Paul Revere and the Raiders (also up twenty places from #43 to #23), "All I Need" by The Temptations, up 25 places from #50 to #25 and "Six O'Clock" by The Lovin' Spoonful, which climbs 24 places from #54 to #30.  

#1 on the album chart this week is "More Of The Monkees", now in its 14th week atop the charts.  

Gerry and the Pacemakers announce that the group is splitting up as they can no longer keep pace with the ever-evolving sound of today's music.  

Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusal of induction into the US Army.  ("I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong")  He will be sentenced in June.   

Laverne Andrews of the Andrews Sisters passes away of cancer at the age of 55.