Sunday, April 7, 2019

April 7th

"Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In" holds at #1 while "Hair drops to #4 this week, leaving "It's Your Thing" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy" poised to become the next #1 Hit here in Chicago.  Meanwhile "Galveston," "Only The Strong Survive" and "Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon" all make significant moves into The Top Ten this week.

Other big movers include "Sweet Cherry Wine" by Tommy James and the Shondells (#25 to #16), "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'" by Crazy Elephant (#29 to #19) and "Will You Be Staying After Sunday" by Peppermint Rainbow (#33 to #23).

The biggest debut this week belongs to Ray Stevens, back to his novelty niche (after a few much more serious releases in 1968) with "Gitarzan."

This Week in 1969:   

April 1st – The Beach Boys file a lawsuit against Capitol Records for over two million dollars in unpaid royalties and producer’s fees for Brian Wilson.  They also use the occasion to announce that they are starting their own record label, Brother Records, which will be distributed by Warner Brothers / Reprise. 

Also on this date, Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band make an appearance at The Troubadour Club in West Hollywood.  They would return to this venue in late September / early October to record a live album.

April 2nd - The Vogues appear on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.  Other guests include Roy Rogers, John Hartford and Pat Paulson.  Over on NBC, Jeannie C. Riley makes another appearance on The Kraft Music Hall. 

April 3rd – Jim Morrison of The Doors turns himself in to the FBI in Los Angeles where he is charged with inter-state flight to avoid prosecution on six charges of lewd behavior and public exposure at a concert that took place in Miami on March 2nd of 1969.  He is later released on $2000 bail. 

April 6th – Actor Paul Rudd is born