Monday, October 30, 2017

October 30th

"To Sir With Love" by Lulu holds down the top spot on the chart for the third straight week while "Soul Man" by Sam and Dave move into the #2 position, leap-frogging over "How Can I Be Sure" by The Young Rascals, which holds at #3.   

"Expressway To Your Heart" by The Soul Survivors is up three places from #7 to #4 as is "It Must Be Him" by Vikki Carr, which moves from #9 to #6.  "Incense and Peppermints" by The Strawberry Alarm Clock and "The Rain, The Park and Other Things" by The Cowsills make their initial voyage into The Top Ten, moving from #13 to #7 and #16 to #10 respectively.  

"Please Love Me Forever" by Bobby Vinton continues its climb up the chart, moving from #17 to #12, "I'm Wondering" by Stevie Wonder is up from #18 to #14, "Love Is Strange" by Peaches and Herb climbs from #21 to #17 and we're also seeing upward movement from "Holiday" by The Bee Gees (#22 to #18), "It's You That I Need" by The Temptations (#26 to #19),"Everlasting Love" by Robert Knight (#29 to #22), "I Can See For Miles" by The Who (#36 to #24), "Kentucky Woman" by Neil Diamond (#37 to #25), "Lazy Day" by Spanky and Our Gang (#42 to #27), "Pata Pata" by Miriam Makeba (#39 to#30), "I Say A Little Prayer" by Dionne Warwick (#47 to #32), "Lady Bird" by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (#53 to #38), "Beg, Borrow And Steal" by The Ohio Express (#48 to #39) and "Big Boss Man" by Elvis Presley (#46 to #40).  

The number one album in the country again this week belongs to Diana Ross and the Supremes and their Greatest Hits.  

Brian Jones, guitarist for The Rolling Stones, pleads guilty to drug possession in a London Magistrate's Court, stemming from his arrest last March.  He is remanded to Wormwood Scrub Prison until the following day when he is sentenced to nine months behind bars.  (Man how did ANY of these bands stay together back in this day when EVERYBODY was doing … and getting busted for doing … drugs!!!  One false move could tear your band apart for YEARS!!!)  That being said, Jones is then released on bail, pending an appeal … and the sentence was later suspended.  

Paul McCartney flies to France with camerman Aubrey Dewar to shoot a number of random scenes that will be used to illustrate the dream sequence of "The Fool On The Hill" in the "Magical Mystery Tour" film.  No other Beatles will be part of this filming.