Monday, July 31, 2017

July 31st

"Light My Fire" by The Doors holds at #1 for a second week while Stevie Wonder moves up a couple of notches into the #2 position with "I Was Made To Love Her".  The two biggest movers within The Top Ten this week are "All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles (up 26 places from #32 to #6) and "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees (up 15 spots from #26 to #9).  Other Top Ten movers include "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum (#7 to #5), "Mercy Mercy Mercy" by The Buckinghams (#11 to #7), "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane (#10 to #8) and "A Girl Like You" by The Young Rascals (#18 to #10).  

Just outside The Top Ten, we find "Carrie Anne" by The Hollies up from #15 to #11, "Silence Is Golden" by The Tremeloes up to #15 from #20, "My Mammy" by The Happenings (#24 to #17) and "Baby I Love You" by Aretha Franklin (up 18 places from #36 to #18).  

The #1 Album again this week is "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles.  

The Monkees take advantage of their time in Chicago and record overdubs for a few tracks from their upcoming album.  (You can hear some of the Chicago chatter on "Don't Call On Me" from "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones, Ltd.", which just may be Michael Nesmith's most beautiful song ever.)  

That evening the group trek on up to Big Top Historyland (an Indian Reservation) in Old Hayward, Wisconsin, to see The Buffalo Springfield perform.  Micky joins the band on stage toward the end of their set.  

The Rolling Stones appeal their drug possession conviction from June 29th … Keith Richards' conviction is overturned while Mick Jagger's three month jail sentence is reduced to a "conditional discharge".