Friday, August 18, 2017

August 18th

Top debuts this week include a couple more personal favorites … "Gimme Little Sign" by Brenton Wood debuts at #76 and right behind it Paul Revere and the Raiders are new on the chart with "I Had A Dream" (#77).  Chicago's Spanky and Our Gang are back with "Making Every Minute Count" (new on the chart at #72) and Dean Martin's got an appropriately titled novelty track out this week, too … "Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me" premiers at #82.  Meanwhile, despite already topping both the WLS and the WCFL chart here in Chicago, The Cryan' Shames are still just creeping up the national chart this week, moving from #90 to #83 with "It Could Be We're In Love". 

Slugger Tony Conigliaro of The Boston Red Sox is hit on the left cheekbone, just below the eye socket by a pitch thrown by California Angels Pitcher Jack Hamilton.  He will miss the rest of the 1967 season as well as all of the 1968 season. 

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons perform the first of two shows (they'll be back tomorrow night, too) at Chicago's Civic Opera House.