Monday, December 11, 2017

December 11th

The Monkees hold on to the #1 Spot on the chart for the third consecutive week with "Daydream Believer".  The Beatles jump all the way from #12 to #2 to land right behind them with "Hello Goodbye", which premiered at #50 two weeks earlier.  Gladys Knight and the Pips are at #3 with "I Heard It Through The Grapevine".  After three straight weeks at #2, The Cowsills fall to #4 with "The Rain, The Park And Other Things" and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles climb from #8 to #5 to round out The Top Five.  There is very little action within the remaining Top Ten tunes.  

Upward movement within The Top 40 include "Boogaloo Down Broadway" by The Fantastic Johnny C (up from #17 to #12), "Massachusetts" by The Bee Gees (#18 to #13), "Woman Woman" by The Union Gap (#25 to #14), "Skinny Legs And All" by Joe Tex (#19 to #15), "She's My Girl" by The Turtles (#21 to #17), "Summer Rain" by Johnny Rivers (#29 to #18), "Honey Chile" by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas (#31 to #19), "Bend Me Shape Me" by The American Breed (which makes a BIG leap from #44 to #20, a jump of 24 places), "Chain Of Fools" by Aretha Franklin, which climbs 31 spots from #54 to #22, "Judy In Disguise" by John Fred and his Playboy Band (#52 to #24), "Next Plane To London" by The Rose Garden" (#33 to #28), "Different Drum" by The Stone Poneys (#35 to #29), "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (#48 to #34), "Since You Showed Me How To Be Happy" by Jackie Wilson (#42 to #35) and "It's Wonderful" by The Young Rascals (#64 to #39).  

Rolling Stone Brian Jones has his nine month prison sentence (for possession of cannabis) commuted by a London Appeals Court, after hearing testimony from three psychiatrists that Jones is "an extremely frightened young man and could not stand nine months behind bars."  Instead he was given three years probation and fined a thousand pounds.  

The Concorde, the world's first supersonic aircraft, is unveiled in Toulouse, France.  The development of this craft is the result of a joint venture between Great Britain and France.  

NBC airs the television special "Movin' With Nancy Sinatra".  

The Monkees come out on top again this week (for the third week in a row) with "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones, Ltd." topping the Album Chart.