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Here’s a rare one from 1964

Penned by Harry Nilsson.

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Invasion in the Billboard Top 30 – October 29th, 1966

from Billboard Magazine)

NUMBER 1 “96 Tears” ? And the Mysterians

Number 6 – Dandy – Herman’s Hermits – (up from #9)

Number 9 – Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadows – (up from #13)

Number 10 – See, See Rider – The Animals – (2nd week at #10)

Number 28 – Black Is Black – Los Bravos – (down from #19)

Number 29 – All I See Is You – Dusty Springfield (down from #20)

Hot 100 Debuts October 29th, 1966

New Vaudeville Band - Fontana 1562 - Winchester Cathedral

Number 66 – Winchester Cathedral – The New Vaudeville Band


Number 76 – Stop, Stop, Stop – The Hollies



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Invasion in the Billboard’s Top 30 – August 27th, 1966

(from Billboard Magazine)

Number 1 Song – Summer in the City – The Lovin Spoonful – 2nd week

Number 5 – Sunshine Superman – Donovan (up from #10)

Number 6 – Wild Thing – The Troggs (down from #4)

Number 8 – Yellow Submarine – The Beatles (up from #52)

Number 13 – Mother’s Little Helper – The Rolling Stones (down from #8)

Number 23 – Bus Stop – The Hollies (up from #31)

Number 25 – Over, Under, Sideways, Down – The Yardbirds (down from #13)

Number 30 – The Pied Piper – Crispian St. Peters (down from #7)

Hot 100 Debuts August 27th, 1966

Number 65 – Eleanore Rigby – The Beatles

Number 98 – Alfie – Cilla Black

“Bubbling Under” the Hot 100

Number 106 – The Kid’s Alright – The Who

Number 107 – To Show I Love You – Peter and Gordon

Number 123 – Just Like a Woman – Manfred Mann

Number 101 – Elenore Rigby – The Beatles

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The Animals Arrive!

The Animals Arrive from Newcastle!

This was the week that the Newcastle Invaders – The Animals broke onto the U.S. Charts! They formed around 1962 with original members Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Hilton Valentine, John Steel and Bryan Chas Chandler.  All five had formerly been with the Alan Price Combo.  Earlier on Burdon had fronted the Pagans – a group that include Price.  Steel had been a part of The Kondors as had Chandler, who was also with a group called The Wild Cats.

Two other early members who came on about 1965 were keyboard player Mickey Gallahger and former Unknown band member Dave Rowberry.  Their tours would both be short-lived.

The group would continue into 1968 as The New Animals before finally dissolving. “House of the Rising Sun” was a monster hit world-wide and reached number 1 in the U.S.

Brian Poole

Brian Poole was an early U.K. rocker who started out around 1959 and was eventually backed by the Essex based Tremeloes in 1960 who, as a separate act, would surface on the U.S. Charts in 1967 with a short but strong run of hits.  Poole would only chart one time with “Someone, Someone” in the U.S.  The LP’s below didn’t make it to the U.S. market until 1967 with the first version being re-packaged once the Tremeloes hit big on their own.

Brian Poole - Move Over for the Tremeloes!

Debut Singles for August 8th, 1964

British Invasion August 8th, 1964

New Zealand’s Gale Garnett was not a mainstream Invasion act. But she did enjoy a plethora of long play releases in the U.S. during the Invasion Era.

New Zealand-Born Gale Garnett

British Invasion on the U.S. Billboard Charts – August 8th, 1964

(Visit Joel Whitburn’s Record Research website presenting Billboard Charts)

Top Invaders:
Number 1 – A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
Number 6 – Wishin & Hopin – Dusty Springfield

Animals – The House of the Rising Sun #60 (Peaks at #1)
Beatles – If I Fell – #84 (Peaks at #53)
Gale Garnett – We’ll Sing in the Sunshine #95 (Peaks at #4)
Hollies – Here I Go Again – #107 (Peaks at #107)
Brian Poole – Someone Someone – #115 (Peaks at #97)
Searchers – Someday We’re Gonna Love Again #122 (Peaks at #34)

Invaders on the Billboard Charts:
Peter & Gordon – Nobody I Know – #15
Dave Clark Five – Can’t You See That She’s Mine – #16
Dave Clark Five – Because – #22
Millie Small – Sweet William – #73
Swinging Blue Jeans – You’re No Good – #97
George Martin – And I Love Her – #123
Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop – #41
Gerry & Pacemakers – Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – #45
Searchers – Don’t Throw Your Love Away – #39
Cilla Black – You’re My World – #26
Rolling Stones – Tell Me – #24
Bachelors – I Believe – #33
Beatles – Ain’t She Sweet – #25
Gerry & Pacemakers – How Do You Do It – #21
Beatles – I’ll Cry Instead – #44
Beatles – I Should Have Known Better – #59
Beatles – I’m Happy Just to Dance With You – #104
Lulu & the Luvvers – Shout – #94
Cliff Richard & the Shadows – Bachelor Boy – #103

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The Hollies Just One Look

It was a very discreet arrival for this Beat group – The Hollies.  The record was “Just One Look”.  It entered the Top 100 after a few weeks of “Bubbling Under” and sat for a single week at number 98.  Then it was gone.  But not forever.  The single would again be released by Imperial Records in 1967 when the Hollies were flying high on the Epic Label.  The record would be released on Imperial 66258 and would rise to number 44 with a respectable 7 week run.

The original Hollies formed in 1963 out of a Beat group called The Fourtones.  Members included Alan Clarke on vocals, Graham Nash on guitar, Erick Haydock on bass, and Don Rathbone on drums.  Rathbone would depart in 1963 and be replaced by drummer Bobby Elliott who came from Shane Fenton and the Fentones.  Graham Nash would eventually head to the U.S. and co-found Crosby Stills & Nash and his place would be taken by Terry Sylvester of The Swinging Blue Jeans.

The later Psychedelic Hollies

Up until this point, the only Invasion group to chart an LP in the U.S. beyond the Beatles were the Dave Clark Five.  The Tornadoes placed their “Telestar” LP in the Hot 100 on the strength of the title song.  This was in 1962 ahead of the Invasion.

Notice the “Wax Trax” store price label – my very favorite Denver-based used vinyl store.  I’ve picked up 1,000’s of great records over the more than 25 years of their existence in Denver.  Visit them if you ever come to the Mile High City.  Visit their website.

British Invasion on the U.S. Charts – May 16th 196

(Visit Joel Whitburn’s Record Research website presenting  Billboard Charts)

Number 3 – Love Me Do – The Beatles
Number 4 – Bits and Pieces – The Dave Clark Five
Number 5 – Do You Want to Know a Secret – The Beatles
Number 98 – Just One Look – The Hollies
Number 115 – Yesterday’s Gone – The Overlanders (Debut – Peaked at #75)
Number 118 – Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Debut – Peaked at #4)

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