Friday, June 9, 2017

June 9th

Big movers outside The Top 40 include "Up Up And Away" by The Fifth Dimension (up from #72 to #44), "Don't Sleep In The Subway", which looks like another hit for Petula Clark, as it climbs from #67 to #45, "Here We Go Again" is up another ten places, moving from #59 to #49 for Ray Charles, the Janis Ian hit "Society's Child" climbs from #75 to #56, "Pay You Back With Interest" is up 18 spots for The Hollies, climbing from #79 to #61, "Soul Finger" by The Bar-Kays jumps 15 spots from #78 to #63 and The Doors climb from #90 to #73 with their first big hit, "Light My Fire".  

The Monkees perform live in concert at The Hollywood Bowl with Ike and Tina Turner as their opening act.  Over 17,000 fans attend and witness an expanded set that now runs 65 minutes and includes many more of their recent recordings.  This is also the night that Micky Dolenz famously jumped into the three-feet-deep fountain pool at the front of the stage. 

At a show broadcast from London, The Hollywood Palace boasts guests Bobby Rydell and The Small Faces.  

23 year old John Denver marries his first wife, Annie Martell, for whom he would later write the #1 Hit "Annie's Song".  They divorced in 1983.  Denver died thirty years later when the plane he was flying crashed.  

Priscilla Presley learns that she is pregnant, less than six weeks after her marriage to The King.