Thursday, August 24, 2017

August 24th

Earning bullets elsewhere on the chart we find "Groovin'"  by Booker T. and the MG's (#58 to #43), "Jill" by Gary Lewis and the Playboys (#54 to #45), "I Had A Dream" by Paul Revere and the Raiders (#77 to #47, a jump of 30 points), "Making Every Minute Count" by Spanky and Our Gang (#72 to #48), "Ha Ha Said The Clown" by The Yardbirds (#62 to #51),  "Things I Should Have Said" by The Grass Roots (#64 to #52), "A Little Bit Now" by The Dave Clark Five (#65 to #55), "A Woman's Hands" by Joe Tex (#66 to #58), "Gimme Little Sign" by Brenton Wood (#76 to #60), "Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me" by Dean Martin (#82 to #61), "Zip Code" by The Five Americans (#73, to #62), "Laura, What's He Got That I Ain't Got" by Frankie Laine (#75 to #66), "Love Bug, Leave My Heart Alone" by Martha and the Vandellas (#92 to #68), "Knock On Wood" by Otis (Redding) and Carla (Thomas), #91 to #80, "Turn The World Away" by Eddy Arnold (#93 to #83), "Paper Sun" by Traffic (#94 to #84) and "I Feel Good, I Feel Bad" by The Lewis and Clarke Expedition, a new act signed to The Monkees' Colgems Record Label (actually Boomer Clark and Michael Martin Murphey, who will go on to have quite a successful pop and country career in the 1970's and '80's … and also write a HUGE Monkees album track, sung by Michael Nesmith, called "What Am I Doin' Hangin' 'Round"), who move this week from #100 to #86.  (Unfortunately their OWN first record is pretty much a bust!) 

At George's urging, The Beatles attend their first transcendental meditation lecture by The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at The Hilton Hotel in London.  Meeting with him afterwards, The Maharishi invited them to travel with him to Bangor in North Wales to attend more lectures, which they did. 

A heavily intoxicated Who Drummer Keith Moon (still celebrating his 21st birthday from the night before) drove a Lincoln Continental into the pool of a Flint, Michigan, Holiday Inn and then blew up the toilet in his hotel room, a favorite pastime of his.  As a result The Who were banned from Flint, Michigan, and the Holiday Inn Hotel Chain for life. 

The Monkees record "Riu Chiu" for the Christmas episode.