Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 7th

Other big movers on the chart this week include "The Dis-Advantages Of You" by The Brass Ring, up from #50 to #41, "Jimmy Mack" by Martha and the Vandellas, which climbs from #60 to #46, "Sit Down, I Think I Love You" by The Mojo Men, up nine places from #56 to #47, "The 59th Street Bridge Song" by Harper's Bizarre, which moves from #63 to #48, "Beggin'" by The Four Seasons, last week's top debut, climbing nineteen places from #69 to #50, "This Is My Song" by Petula Clark (up from #77 to #51, a move of 26 positions), "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)" by Aretha Franklin, up 28 places from #81 to #53, "Dry Your Eyes" by Brenda and the Tabulations, which climbs eighteen spots from #78 to #60, "Bernadette" by The Four Tops, leaping 38 places from #99 to #61, "Travelin' Man" by Stevie Wonder, up from #98 to #63, "The Loser (With A Broken Heart)" by Gary Lewis and the Playboys, leaping from #100 to #66, a jump of 34 places, "Western Union" by The Five Americans, climbing 22 spots from #89 to #67 and "Kansas City" by James Brown, up 27 spots from #95 to #68.  

Actress Sandra Dee is granted a divorce today from her husband Bobby Darin.  

The Monkees work on five tracks for their upcoming LP today but only one will make the final cut on the album … "Forget That Girl", one of my all-time Monkees favorites.  They'll work on this track some more tomorrow night as well as spend some more time on "Randy Scouse Git".  

Tommy Roe, Don and the Goodtimes and P.J. Proby all appear on "Where The Action Is".  

The musical "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" premiers in New York City.  

Alice B. Toklas, the life partner of writer Gertrude Stein, dies In Paris, France at the age of 90.  

Convicted Teamster Boss Jimmy Hoffa begins an eight year prison sentence at Lewisburg Federal Prison in Pennsylvania for defrauding the union and jury tampering.  President Nixon will commute the sentence on December 23, 1971.  Hoffa disappeared on July 30, 1975 and has never been accounted for since.  He was declared dead "in absentia" seven years later on July 30, 1982.