Sunday, May 12, 2019

May 12th

Simon and Garfunkel's run at the top didn't last very long ...

After just one week in the #1 Spot, The Beatles jump all the way from #15 to #1 to pass them with their latest,"Get Back," their first official single release since "Hey Jude" set the charts on fire last fall.  (A film clip of The Beatles performing this tune on the Apple roof top was shown a couple of weeks ago on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, most likely because Glen had taken over the CBS timeslot vacated by The Beatles' buddies The Smothers Brothers ... and, although the rest of the world wouldn't realize it for another year, this would become not only a key scene in their newly named documentary "Let It Be," but it would also mark the last time that all four Beatles performed together live.  The segment was actually filmed back on January 30th ... scroll back to our coverage from earlier this year if you missed it.)

Also continuing to make big strides on this week's chart are "Love Can Make You Happy" by Mercy (which climbs from #11 to #6), "Mornin' Girl" by Neon Philharmonic (#30 to #15), "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" by Marvin Gaye (#27 to #19), The Friends Of Distinction's vocal version of "Grazing In The Grass" (#31 to #20), a big instrumental hit last year for Hugh Masakela, and "Medicine Man" by The Buchanan Brothers, which climbs from #40 to #27 this week.

This Week in 1969:  

May 7th - Bob Dylan's album "Nashville Skyline" is certified gold.

Also on this date, The Association, Goldie Hawn, John Hartford and Roy Clark all make appearances on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.  

May 8th - Elvis tells The Colonel that he doesn't want to do any more movies because the scripts are so weak.  Now that he's returned to live performing, The King feels rejuvenated.  And, he's having hit records again!

May 10th – At the invitation of Presidential Daughter Tricia Nixon, The Turtles and The Temptations perform at The White House.  Flo and Eddie have oft documented that the band smoked quite a bit of dope in and around The White House grounds before taking the stage … which Mark Volman then reportedly fell off of several times.  Guess the invited audience members of the audience just figured that was The Turtles being wacky! 

May 11th - Diana Ross and the Supremes are back on The Ed Sullivan Show tonight, singing three songs that NOBODY wants to hear them sing:  "The Impossible Dream," "You're Nobody 'till Somebody Loves You" and "No Matter What Sign You Are."

May 12th – Actress Kim Fields is born