Friday, June 30, 2017

June 30th

Songs working their way toward The Top 40 this week include "I Take It Back" by Sandy Posey (#41, up from #46),"Jackson" by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood (#42, up from #68), "Step Out Of Your Mind" by The American Breed (#43, up from #49), "Don't Go Out Into The Rain" by Herman's Hermits (#46 from #70), "Carrie Anne" by The Hollies (#47 from #53), "For Your Love" by Peaches and Herb (#49 from #71), "Somebody Help Me" by The Spencer Davis Group (#60 from #72), "There Goes My Everything" by Engelbert Humperdinck (#61 from #100, a leap of 39 points!) and "Silence Is Golden" by The Tremeloes (#62 from #81).  

The Monkees perform their first live show on British soil tonight at Empire Pool in Wembley, North London, England.  During their performance of "I Wanna Be Free", images of Mick Jagger are projected on a screen behind the band.  (Jagger had just been convicted of drug offenses and sentenced to three months in jail.)  Their young audience of 9597 fans (a sell-out crowd) proceeded to boo.  Mike Nesmith later told Keith Altham of New Musical Express "I can't tell you how miserable that made me.  I can only hope they were booing authority and not The Stones."