Friday, August 11, 2017

August 11th

Summer reruns means no new episodes of "The Ed Sullivan Show" or "Hollywood Palace" this month.  However the ABC Summer Replacement Series "Picadilly Palace", hosted by Great Britain's comedy team of Morecome and Wise, presented both Gene Pitney and Eric Burdon and the Animals this week as their musical entertainment.  

Pirate radio airplay of "Pleasant Valley Sunday" in London forces RCA to release it as a single ahead of plans.  There are advance orders of over 150,000 copies before the record has even been pressed.  (It is already a HUGE hit here in The States.)

The Cryan' Shames now top BOTH of our local charts on the 50,000 Mega-Watts AM Powerhouse radio stations WLS and WCFL.  (I can't even begin to describe to you just how BIG this record was here in Chicago.)