Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24th

The Monkees top both the album chart AND the singles chart this week with "More Of The Monkees", their second LP and their latest single "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You".  "Somethin' Stupid" by Nancy and Frank Sinatra falls to #2 while "Happy Together" by The Turtles holds at #3.  Tommy James and the Shondells are up a notch from #5 to #4 and The Supremes reach #5 with their latest, "The Happening".  

New to The Top Ten this week are "Sweet Soul Music" by Arthur Conley (up to #6 from #11) and "I'm A Man" by The Spencer Davis Group, which climbs from #13 to #10.  

Other big movers this week include "Don't You Care" by The Buckinghams (#11, up from #18), "You Got What It Takes" by The Dave Clark Five (#12, up ten places from #22), "On A Carousel" by The Hollies (#16, up from #24), "Close Your Eyes" by Peaches and Herb (#19, up from #27), "Friday On My Mind" by The Easybeats (which climbs from #31 to #22), "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" by Neil Diamond (up from #36 to #23), "I Got Rhythm" by The Happenings (#25, up from #38), "When I Was Young" by Eric Burdon and the Animals (up from #41 to #26), "My Back Pages" by The Byrds (#30, up from #37) and "Release Me" by Engelbert Humperdinck, which leaps twenty places from #56 to #36. (That's the second week in a row this record has jumped twenty spots!).  

CBS Television airs "The Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Special".  

Actor Frank Overton (12 O'Clock High, To Kill A Mockingbird, The True Story Of Jesse James) dies of a heart attack at the age of 49.