Saturday, August 19, 2017

August 19th

Chicago's Cryan' Shames top the local charts yet again this week ... and even get their picture on the cover of WCFL's Sound 10 Survey. 

That made their record here in Chi-Town bigger than the latest hits by The Doors, The Monkees, The Beatles, Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, The Hollies, The Supremes, Bobby Vee, The Young Rascals, The Beach Boys and Simon and Garfunkel!  (Yep ... toldja it was HUGE here in Chicago ... the song of the summer!)

Jim Pilster (Hooke) told me that he hates the record "Ode To Billie Joe" by Bobbie Gentry to this day because it was the song that finally knocked them out of the top spot on the charts after a four week run.  (I think he would have thrown her off The Tallahatchie Bridge if given the chance!)  But there was no stopping this one ... Gentry's hit would become one of the year's biggest ... and remains a timeless classic ever since.  

Ringo Starr's wife Maureen (Starkey) gives birth to their second son, Jason.