Friday, December 8, 2017

December 8th

The "Magical Mystery Tour" double EP is released in Great Britain. 

The brand new LP "Their Satanic Majesties Request" by The Rolling Stones is released in both The US and The UK.  The 3-D cover is all the rage … but the music contained therein falls a little short. 

Meanwhile, we find the following tracks making their way up the pop chart this week … 

"Bend Me Shape Me" by The American Breed moves from #75 to #44, a jump of 31 places.  "And Get Away" by The Esquires is up 12 spots from #58 to #46.  Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You" climbs 19 places from #67 to #48.  "Judy In Disguise" by John Fred and his Playboys Band is up 25 spots from #77 to #52.  Petula Clark moves seventeen spots from #70 to #53 with her latest, "The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener," while The Doors leap all the way from #100 to #57 with "Love Me Two Times.  (That's a jump of 43 places!) 

The Beatles' "I Am The Walrus" is up 34 places (from #94 to #60) while Dean Martin climbs 31 spots, from #97 to #66, with "In The Misty Moonlight".  Bill Cosby (still one of the most-loved men in America back in 1967) has a new novelty record on the charts …"Hooray For The Salvation Army Band" climbs from #91 to #72 this week.  And The Royal Guardsmen are back with another Snoopy tune …. this time a holiday classic, "Snoopy's Christmas", which premiers at #76.   

"Itchy Coo Park" by The Small Faces starts out slow (it's only at #77 in this, its fourth week on the chart), while The Hollies jump 11 spots from #90 to #79 with "Dear Eloise" and Wilson Pickett climbs 18 spots from #99 to #81 with "I'm In Love", the flipside of "Stag-O-Lee".