Monday, September 11, 2017

September 11th

"Ode To Billie Joe" by Bobbie Gentry is #1 for the fourth week in a row as "Reflections" by Diana Ross and the Supremes holds at #2 and "The Letter" by The Box Tops continues its climb to the top, moving from #5 to #3 this week.  Also earning Top Ten Bullets this week are "San Franciscan Nights" by Eric Burdon and the Animals and "Funky Broadway" by Wilson Pickett, which moves from #17 to #10.  

"Never My Love" by The Association continues to make big strides as it moves frm #27 to #14 this week.  "I Dig Rock And Roll Music" by Peter, Paul and Mary climbs eleven spots this week, from #33 to #22 and "Museum" by Herman's Hermits is a big mover, jumping from #45 to #31.  "The Cat In The Window" by Petula Clark is up 12 places from #49 to #37 and Bill Cosby's got a Top 40 Hit as "Little Ole Man" climbs from #60 to #40.  

The Beatles begin filming their television special "Magical Mystery Tour" by driving a colorfully painted bus around England.  Working without much of a script, things began to fall apart rather quickly.  (The Evening News later reviewed it this way:  "There was precious little magic and the only mystery was how the BBC came to buy it.") It will premier a few months later (on Boxing Day) to unanimously poor reviews and, as such, is held back from being broadcast here in The States.  The soundtrack, however, produces several more Beatles classics including the title track, "Fool On The Hill", "Your Mother Should Know", and "I Am The Walrus", which is also the B-Side of their Christmas single "Hello Goodbye".  

The one Beatles bright spot of the day?  "All You Need Is Love" is certified gold for sales of a million copies.  

The Beatles also have the #1 Album in the Country again as "Sgt. Pepper" logs its 12th week at the top.  

At The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, Frank Sinatra is denied credit … which results in a huge fight during which time he breaks two teeth!  

Happy Birthday to Dennis Tufano, lead singer of The Buckinghams, who turns 22 years old today. 

Charles Manson records his album "Lie", a portion of which is produced by Beach Boys Drummer Dennis Wilson.

"The Carol Burnett Show" premiers on CBS.  It will run for eleven years.  

Singer / Actor / American Idol Judge / Television Show Host Harry Connick, Jr. is born.