Sunday, March 3, 2019

March 3rd

Wow!  Check out THIS chart!!!

Tommy Roe jumps from #17 all the way to #1 with his latest hit, "Dizzy" ... a feat virtually unheard of at the time for a Top 40 Radio Station.

Once again, a very strong Top Ten ... "Time Of The Season" climbs from #11 to #3 for The Zombies ... and "Hot Smoke And Sasafrass" by Bubble Puppy,  "Only You" by Bobby Hatfield, "Traces" by Classics IV and "In The Still Of The Night" by Paul Anka are all enjoying significant upward moves in the lower half of the chart as well.

This week in 1969:  
February 28th – Patrick Monahan, lead singer of Train, is born

March 1st  - Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested in Miami, Florida, on charges of indecent exposure and profanity.  He will be found guilty a year later and sentenced to eight months of hard labor and a $500 fine.  That decision was still in the process of appeal when he died in Paris in 1971. 

March 2nd – The following music awards (for 1968) are handed out tonight at the 11th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony:  Record of the Year – “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon and Garfunkel, Album of the Year – “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” by Glen Campbell, Song of the Year (awarded to the songwriter) – “Little Green Apples” by Bobby Russell, Best Instrumental Performance – “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams, Best Folk Performance – “Both Sides Now” by Judy Collins and Best New Artist – Jose Feliciano.  

Also on this date, Paul Anka performs "It Only Takes A Moment" and "Goodnight My Love" and then, singing and playing drums along with his brother Bill on drums, "Hallelujah, I Love You So" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Also appearing on Ed's program tonight … The Checkmates, Ltd., who perform "Baby, I Need Your Lovin'" 

March 3rd – Sirhan Sirhan admits in a Los Angeles courtroom that he killed Robert Presidential Candidate F. Kennedy