Monday, April 13, 2015

50 Year Flashback - April 13th, 1965

We're off to Denver, Colorado, this week for this KIMN Chart.

Herman's Hermits' latest, "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter", now officially commercially released as a single by MGM, sits at #1 for at least the second week in the row.  Peter Noone and the boys also hold down the #17 spot with "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat", holding steady from the week before.

British Invasion Artists have a pretty good stranglehold on the chart again this week ... The Kinks are at #2 with "Tired Of Waiting For You", followed by Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders at #3 with "Game Of Love", Petula Clark at #5 with "I Know A Place", Freddie and the Dreamers at #9 with "I'm Telling You Now" and The Rolling Stones holding down the #10 spot with "The Last Time".

Making a HUGE leap this week are The Temptations ... their latest "It's Growing" climbs all the way from #42 to #12 this week!  The Seekers are up fifteen places this week (from #31 to #16) with "I'll Never Find Another You".

Peter and Gordon jump 21 spots to #23 with their version of the Buddy Holly tune "True Love Ways" and Tom Jones climbs all the way from #50 to #29 with his first big US Chart Hit "It's Not Unusual".

Local act The Astronauts climb fourteen places to #21 with "Tomorrow's Another Day", a song that would be covered by The Monkees the following year for their first Colgems album.

You'll find quite a few British Acts debuting on the chart this week, too ... The Beatles have another two-sided hit with "Ticket To Ride" / "Yes It Is" at #31, followed by Chad and Jeremy (#34), Gerry and the Pacemakers (#38), Freddie and the Dreamers (#39) and The Dave Clark Five (#43).  In all, British Artists occupy 18 of the Top 50 spots, a solid 36% sixteen months after the initial British Invasion first hit our shores.