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Yellow Submarine

Was a monster global hit:  Denmark – France – Germany – Netherlands – Norway & Portugal

Denmark France Germany Netherlands Norway Portugal

Invasion in the Billboard Top 30 – September 24th, 1966

(from Billboard Magazine)

Los Bravos - 08-66 - Black is Black - Copy

(Number 1 – The Association – Cherish – 1st week at #1)

Number 3 – Sunshine Superman – Donovan (2nd week at #3)

Number 4 – Yellow Submarine – The Beatles (down from #2)

Number 5 – Bus Stop – The Hollies (down from #4)

Number 7 – Black Is Black – Los Bravos – (up from #18)

Number 15 – Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks (2nd week at #15)

Hot 100 Debuts September 24th, 1966

No debuts this week

“Bubbling Under” the Hot 100

Manfred Mann - Mercury 72607 - Just Like a Woman - PS

Number 114 – Ashes to Ashes – The Mindbenders

Number 120 – Just Like A Woman – Manfred Mann

Number 124 – Gloria’s Dream – The Belfast Gypsies

Number 126 – Here, There, Everywhere – The Fourmost

Fourmost - Capital 5738 - Here There Everywhere

 

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Invasion in the Billboard Top 30 – September 10th, 1966

Animals - MGM 13582 - See See Rider gerry-and-the-pacemakers-girl-on-a-swing-laurie[1] Springfield, Dusty - Philips 40396 - All I See Is You - PS

(from Billboard Magazine)

(Number 1 Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love)

Number 2 – Sunshine Superman – Donovan (down from #1)

Number 3 – Yellow Submarine – The Beatles (up from #5)

Number 9 – Bus Stop – The Hollies (up from #19)

Number 20 – Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks (up from #22)

Number 26 – Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles (up from #47)

Number 27 – Black Is Black – Los Bravos – (up from #41)

Number 29 – With A Girl Like You – (up from #32)

Hot 100 Debuts September 10th, 1966

Number 85 – Girl On A Swing – Gerry & the Pacemakers

“Bubbling Under” the Hot 100

Number 102 – Just Like a Woman – Manfred Mann

Number 112 – All I See Is You – Dusty Springfield

Number 114 – See See Rider – The Animals

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Invasion activity for

the week was meager – so here are some early Billboard ads from the era:

Herman's Hermits - January 1968

Herman’s Hermits – January 1968

The Allisons - March 1961

The Allisons – March 1961

The Alan Bown - 1969

The Alan Bown – 1969

The Nashville Teens -  November 1964

The Nashville Teens – November 1964

The Beatles - December 1966

The Beatles – December 1966

The Mickie Finn - September 1967

The Mickie Finn – September 1967

The Bachelors - October 1964

The Bachelors – October 1964

Adam Faith - February 1960

Adam Faith – February 1960

Four Jacks & A Jill - 1968

Four Jacks & A Jill – 1968

Invasion in the Billboard Top 30 – September 3rd, 1966

(from Billboard Magazine)

Number 1 – Sunshine Superman – Donovan (up from #5)

Number 5 – Yellow Submarine – The Beatles (up from #8)

Number 19 – Bus Stop – The Hollies (up from #23)

Number 22 – Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks (up from #35)

Hot 100 Debuts September 3rd, 1966

No Debuts

“Bubbling Under” the Hot 100

Number 106 – Just Like a Woman – Manfred Mann

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The Beatles’ held the top spot for the 2nd straight week – Canada’s Guess Who came in with a minor hit.

Ringo For President

The Young World Singers ad appeared during the height of Beatlemania – August 1964.  Can’t locate any additional information on this group.  Joel Whitburn identifies them as “a group of young female singers produced by Bud Granoff”.  Bob Hilliard is credited as a co-writer – and if it is the same guy – he contributed to “Dear Hearts and Gentle People” (going way back), “Our Day Will Come” (Ruby and Romantics), “Any Day Now” (Elvis), “My Little Corner of the World” (Anita Bryant) “Seven Little Girls” (Paul Evans),  and “Please Stay” (the Drifters) – working at time with Burt Bacharach.  The other composer on the record was Mort Garson who worked on many recording projects.

A Long Lost Donovan Picture Sleeve?

Up until now I had never seen this U.S. version of the Epic picture sleeve for Donovan’s “There is a Mountain” Epic # 10212 released in 1967 – But this week while exploring the wonderful 45 Cat Vinyl Data Base (the “world’s largest 7″ vinyl data base”) I came across this one from “Beatle John”.

Rare U.S. Epic Sleeve

The Top of the Charts September 11th, 1965

(from Billboard Magazine)

Number 1 – Help – The Beatles (2nd week at #1)
Number 13 – Catch Us If You Can – The Dave Clark 5 (up from #25)
Number 14 – Heart Full of Soul – The Yardbirds (up from #19)
Number 26 – We Got to Get Out of This Place – The Animals (up from #33)
Number 28 – Summer Nights – Marianne Faithfull (up from #39)

September 11th Invasion Debuts

Both of these next two records actually made their debut on September 4th – 1965
Number 110 – Whenever You’re Ready – The Zombies (peaks at #110)
Number 126 – Hey Ho What Do You Want to Do – The Guess Who (peaks at #125)

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