Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October 11th

Climbing toward The Top 40 on this week's chart we find "Incense And Peppermints" by The Strawberry Alarm Clock (up from #64 to #41), "I'm Wondering" by Stevie Wonder (#59 to #42), "The Look Of Love" by Dusty Springfield (#58 to #44), "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" by The Happenings (#54 to #45), "Holiday" by The Bee Gees (#60 to #47), "The Rain, The Park And Other Things" by The Cowsills (#65 to #52), "Even The Bad Times Are Good" by The Tremeloes (#61 to #53), "King Midas In Reverse" by The Hollies (#67 to #58), "Everlasting Love" by Robert Knight (#79 to #60), "Rock And Roll Woman" by Buffalo Springfield (#75 to #65), "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Brenda Holloway (#77 to #67), "Just One Look" by The Hollies (#80 to #68) and "Beg, Borrow And Steal" by The Ohio Express (#84 to #69). 

Speaking of The Bee Gees, they reach the #1 spot in England this week with their latest hit "Massachusetts".  Here in The States, "Massachusetts" will be released next month and eventually peak at #11. 

Boston keeps things interesting by tying up The World Series at three games apiece, beating The St. Louis Cardinals by a final score of 8-4.  There were five home runs hit in this game including two by Rico Petrocelli, one by Carl Yastrzemski (his third of the series) and one by Reggie Smith for The Red Sox and one by Lou Brock for The Cardinals. 

In other sports, the 51st season of the NHL begins today with six new expansion teams, the first time the "original six" has ever been expanded.

New franchises include The St. Louis Blues, The California Seals, The Philadelphia Flyers, The Minnesota North Stars, The Pittsburgh Penguins and The Los Angeles Kings.

On the opening day of the season, in a match against The Pittsburgh Penguins, Jean Beliveau of the Montreal Canadiens scored his 400th career goal.

The season wraps up May 11th after The Montreal Canadiens swept The Philadelphia Flyers in four straight games during The Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

As for our Chicago Blackhawks, they open the season with a six game losing streak - this being particularly disappointing after last season, when they posted their best record ever with 94 points.  (They lost in the playoffs to The Toronto Maple Leafs.)

The Barbra Streisand television special "The Belle of 14th Street" airs on CBS this evening.  It is her third television special and features special guest stars Jason Robards, Smith and Dale, John William Sublett and Susan Alperin … a virtual “Who’s Who” of memorable talent by today’s standards.  (not!) 

The single “The Last Thing On My Mind” by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton is released, the first of 14 Country Top Ten Singles they would record together.