Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12th

Aretha Franklin holds on to the #1 spot for the third week in a row as "Respect" remains the #1 Record in the country for this week in 1967.  "Groovin'" by The Young Rascals, the record that held that position three weeks ago, moves UP the chart this week, climbing from #3 to #2 while "I Got Rhythm" by The Happenings falls three places from #2 to #5.  The Turtles continue their ascent up the chart as "She'd Rather Be With Me" climbs from #8 to #4 this week.  "Windy" by The Association breaks into The Top Ten in a big way, jumping from #16 to #7.  (It's already been #1 here in Chicago for weeks now!)  Also new in the Top Ten this week are "Little Bit O'Soul" by The Music Explosion (#8) and "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" by Spanky and Our Gang (#10).  

"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli climbs from #20 to #12 and "Let's Live For Today" by The Grass Roots moves from #21 to #14.  "Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead" by The Fifth Estate is also up 7 places (from #23 to #16), as is "Come On Down To My Boat" by Every Mother's Son (#24 to #17) and "Alfie" by Dionne Warwick (#28 to #21).  

"Do It Again A Little Bit Slower by Jon and Robin moves from #25 to #20, "New York Mining Disaster, 1941" by The Bee Gees (#32 to #23), "San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie (#39 to #24), "The Tracks Of My Tears" by Johnny Rivers (#36 to #26), "Don't Sleep In The Subway" by Petula Clark (#45 to #27), "Up Up And Away" by The Fifth Dimension (#44 to #29), "C'mon Marianne by The Four Seasons (#65 to #30), "Sound Of Love" by The Five Americans (#37 to #31), "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles (#49 to #33), "Society's Child" by Janis Ian (#56 to #36), "Mary In The Morning" by Al Martino (#53 to #38) and "For Your Precious Love" by Oscar Toney, Jr. (#60 to #40) all continue to make their climb up the chart.  

We've got a brand new album on top of the charts this week as "Sounds Like" by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass FINALLY displaces The Monkees' second album, "More Of The Monkees", after eighteen straight weeks on top.  

It is the first non-Monkees LP to top the chart this year ... and it's already June!  Meanwhile, The Monkees' brand new album, "Headquarters", leaps from #197 to #6!!!  And a week later it, too, will top the chart … but this time it'll only be a one week run.  A little album called "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" will debut next week … and it's about to revolutionize the way albums are made forevermore.  

(Regardless, this will give The Monkees the #1 Album in America for 24 out of the first 25 weeks of 1967 ... and 32 weeks at #1 overall when you add in the carry-over weeks from 1966 when their debut album also topped the charts!)  Before the end of the year, they would notch yet another #1 LP to their collective belts ... an incredible run in "The Year of The Monkees"!!!)

At Olympic Studios in London, The Rolling Stones record "We Love You", a track that will soon wind up on the B-Side of their new "Dandelion" single.  In the studio that day singing background are John Lennon and Paul McCartney.  (Jagger would be there when The Beatles recorded their #1 Summer of Love Single "All You Need Is Love".)  

Billy Joe Royal records "Hush", with Joe South producing.    

In the case of Loving vs. Virginia, The United States Supreme Court declares all US State Laws prohibiting interracial marriages to be unconstitutional.