Van Morrison performs his hit "Brown Eyed Girl" on American Bandstand. Although this record will go on to become one of the most over-played songs in America, it will NOT be a hit in England. This will also be Van’s only appearance ever on this program.
As the year draws to a close, Billboard Magazine is reporting that The Monkees have now sold nearly ten million albums and almost seven million singles. This week their new single, "Daydream Believer", "bubbles under on The Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart at #101. By the end of the month it will be #1. (Once again, you'll see the record is already a Top Ten Hit here in Chicago, back in the days when WLS and WCFL were on the cutting edge of programming!)
Michael Nesmith is the only Monkee in the studio today as he records his latest, "Tapioca Tundra". It will see the light of day early next year as the B-Side of their "Valleri" single.