Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 26th

After major debuts last week by The Monkees and The Beatles, this week's list of premiers pales in comparison … although it IS interesting to see a song called "Lonesome Road" premiering at #78 by The Wonder Who?  This "mystery group" is none other than The Four Seasons, giving Frankie Valli THREE Top 100 Hits this week!  Also new this week is the B-Side to The Beatles' latest record … "Baby You're A Rich Man" (another one of my LEAST favorite Beatles songs ... a real shame, coming during such an incredibly fruitful period of music!) premiers at #80.  (I remember reading years later of Paul explaining this song this song as being written very much in the same method of "A Day In the Life", where each he and John had two completely separate songs started that they just decided to combine into one.  I'm sorry ... but THIS one ... and "A Day In The Life" ... are LIGHT YEARS apart in the way of comparison!!!)

To give you some idea as to how diverse the music scene was back in July of 1967, other new records on the chart this week belong to Roy Orbison, The Seeds, The Tokens, Simon and Garfunkel, The Temptations,  The Four Tops, Dionne Warwick, Andy Williams, Booker T and the MG's, and duets by Nino Tempo and April Stevens and David Houston and Tammy Wynette!