Monday, August 14, 2017

August 14th

The Beatles hold down both the #1 spot on the Top 100 Singles Chart as well as the Top Albums Chart.   

"All You Need Is Love" spends its second week at #1 on the singles chart and the Number One Album in America once again this week is "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles … both would play a HUGE part of the soundtrack to The Summer Of Love … DEFINE it, if you will.  

The Monkees continue their climb on The Top 100 Singles Chart as "Pleasant Valley Sunday" moves from #4 to #3.  Meanwhile their album "Headquarters" holds at #2 on the Album Chart as well.  (In fact, it will remain at #2 for EVERY week that "Sgt. Pepper" sits at #1!)  

Aretha Franklin climbs up eight spots to #4 with her latest, "Baby, I Love You" but the biggest mover in this week's Top Ten belongs to Bobbie Gentry, whose "Ode To Billie Joe" leaps from #32 to #8.  "Silence Is Golden" by The Tremeloes also cracks The Top Ten for the first time this week, rising from #13 to #10.  

The newly-christened Diana Ross and the Supremes jump all the way from #50 to #19 this week with their latest, "Reflections," a move of 31 places.  "You're My Everything" by The Temptations climbs 16 places from #36 to #20.  "Heroes And Villains" by The Beach Boys is up from #26 to #16 and James Brown seems to have a hit with "Cold Sweat", which climbs from #19 to #13.  

Broadcasting at sea, Wonderful Radio London shuts down.  When returning to London, fans are there with signs and placards that read "Freedom Died With Radio London".   (see tomorrow's entry for more details)  I'll be appearing this evening on British Presenter Geoff Dorsett's Program in the UK, discussing the end of the Pirate Ship Era.