Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 7th

Top debuts on the chart this week include a couple of my personal favorites from 1967 … "C'mon Marianne" by The Four Seasons debuts at #65, meaning that it'll soon be in competition with Frankie Valli's solo hit, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", which is currently the #20 song in America.  Stevie Wonder premiers right behind it at #66 with "I Was Made To Love Her", The Dave Clark Five are back on the charts with their remake of "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby", new at #71, and Chicago's American Breed make their national chart debut at #85 with "Step Out Of Your Mind".  

In what has shaped up to be a milestone year for home runs, Pittsburgh Pirate slugger Willie Stargell hits his 100th career home run today.  (He'll hit a total of 475 during his 21 year major league career.)

The Beatles announce their brand new animated film, "Yellow Submarine", now in development.  

Elvis sends a guitar-shaped flower arrangement to Ann-Margret for her opening in Las Vegas.  He will continue to do so for every one of her Las Vegas openings until the time of his death.  

Three members of Moby Grape were arrested for allegedly "consorting" with under-age school girls.  They were caught in a parked car, each with a 17 year old girl.  The trio paid their bail and then flew off to New York for a TV date.  Eventually all of the charges were dropped.   

Writer Dorothy Parker ("A Star Is Born", "Big Blonde") died after a heart attack at the age of 73.