Sunday, December 15, 2019

December 15th

"Someday We'll Be Together" by Diana Ross and the Supremes holds on to the #1 spot for another week ... but The Jackson Five make their big move this week as "I Want You Back" jumps from #9 all the way to #2.

But also making big strides this week is "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" by B.J. Thomas from the hit film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."  It moves from #11 to #3 this week.

"Venus" by Shocking Blue makes another ten point leapt this week to #20.  (Over the past three weeks it has moved from #40 to #30 to #20!)

And our FH Buddy Ron Dante has TWO hits on the charts again this week as "Jingle Jangle" by The Archies moves from #34 to #26 and "When Julie Comes Around" by The Cuff Links debuts at #39.

I also like the Vic Dana track at #33.  "If I Never Knew Your Name" was a Neil Diamond track that Vic did an exceptional job with.

December 9th – Singer Jakob Dylan (son of Bob and future lead singer of The Wallflowers) is born 

December 10th – While testifying at his trial for possession of hashish and heroin in front of The Toronto Supreme Court, Jimi Hendrix claims that while he had experimented with them, he had now outgrown drugs.  After eight hours of deliberation, the jury finds him not guilty.

Also on this date, Rick Nelson, Michelle Lee and George “Goober” Lindsey appear on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.

December 12th – Colonel Parker signs another record deal for Elvis through RCA’s budget label Camden Records, guaranteeing the release of four new albums (three in 1970 and one in 1971)  For this they are paid a $300,000 advance against future royalties.  (Elvis also picks up a gold record for “From Memphis To Vegas” today.)

December 14th – The Jackson Five appear on The Ed Sullivan Show tonight performing “I Want You Back,” “Stand” and “I Wonder Who’s Loving You Now.” 

December 15th – John Lennon makes his final live appearance in England on this date as The Plastic Ono Band partake in the Peace For Christmas Benefit Concert for UNICEF at the Lyceum Ballroom in London.  Also performing as part of this very special event:  Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Keith Moon of The Who, Billy Preston and Delaney and Bonnie.