Monday, October 19, 2015

50 Year Flashback - October 19, 1965

We're back in Chicago for this week's chart.  The Beatles sit on top with their two-sided hit "Yesterday' / "Act Naturally" and The Top 20 still seem to be pretty well populated for British Invasion acts:  Herman's Hermits at #3 with "Just A Little Bit Better:, The Rolling Stones at #5 (up 19 places) with "Get Off My Cloud", The Animals are at #12 with "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" (up 10 notches), Marianne Faithfull's at #13, and The Fortunes are at #18.

Climbing the chart are The Gentrys with their first big hit "Keep On Dancing" (it premiers at #23 this week) while the "5 Star Record To Watch" is The Beatles' version of "Boys", a record that will soon be pulled off the market as it was no longer in keeping with the sound of the band today.  (Capitol Records was still tying to cash in on their earlier success by re-releasing tracks on their new Starline Record Label ... and "Boys' / "Kansas City" was their latest means of doing so.  Neither of these tracks were released as singles here in The States upon their original release dates.  It was hardly representative of a band who was currently in the recording studio laying down tracks for their Christmas release "Rubber Soul"!)

Also of interest this week here in Chi-Town:  Danny Hutton's solo hit (pre-Three Dog Night) "Roses And Rainbows)  sitting at #30, Neil Sedaka's beautiful "The World Through A Tear" (which tanked nationally) and "Trouble With A Woman", a local hit for Kipp and Ken.