Sunday, March 10, 2019

March 10th

"Dizzy" holds down the #1 spot for the second week in a row ... while we get three brand new entries into The Top 10 ... "No, Not Much" by The Vogues (up from #12 to #7), "This Girl's In Love With You" by Dionne Warwick (up nine places from #17 to #8), and "Traces" by The Classics IV, who leap twelve places from #22 to #10.

Two definite trends this week ...

"Your Thing" (whatever THAT is) features prominently in the new single by The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band ("Do Your Thing"), which premiers at #27 ... while The Isley Brothers debut on the chart this week at #32 with "It's Your Thing," a song that will eventually climb all the way to #1.

Secondly, music from the hit Broadway musical "Hair" makes their first mark here on our Chicagoland chart with the title track "Hair" by The Cowsills premiering at #37 while "Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In" by The Fifth Dimension closes out the chart at #40.  Both of these two songs will also go on to top the WLS Hit Parade Chart in the weeks to come.  (Oliver's "Good Morning Starshine" and "Easy To Be Hard" by Three Dog Night will soon join these tracks on the WLS Chart as well.)

This Week in 1969:  
March 4th – An arrest warrant is issued by a Florida court for Jim Morrison of The Doors due to charges of indecent exposure during a concert three days earlier 

Also on this date, Chastity (later Chaz) Bono is born, daughter of Sonny and Cher.  40 years later her sex change operation to a man will cause entertainment headlines around the world.

March 5th - Elvis begins filming what will be his last feature film, "Change Of Habit," with Mary Tyler Moore

Also on this date, Bobby Goldsboro performs "Honey" on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.  Also appearing on the program this evening is Joe South.

March 7th – Tommy Roe earns a Gold Record for his #1 Hit Single “Dizzy” … it will go on to sell over six million copies.  (As we told you above, it's now in its second week at #1 here in Chicago.)  

March 9th –It’s a music-filled night tonight on The Ed Sullivan Show …Creedence Clearwater Revival perform "Proud Mary" and "Good Golly Miss Molly,"  Jeannie C. Riley performs a medley of "Harper Valley PTA" and "There Never Was a Time" and The Association perform "Goodbye Columbus."   

March 10th – James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  (He will later deny doing so) 

Also on March 10th – A new book titled “The Godfather” by Mario Puzo is released.  Not only is it enormously popular as a novel but it will go on to become one of the biggest box office hits of all time when it is made into a movie three years later, starring what would soon be known as an all-star cast.  The film featured Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Jame Caan, Robert Duvall,Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and Al Martino in a Sinatra-like role. Two sequels will complete the trilogy.