From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: June 6th, 1964

July 12, 2011

 Beatles Extended Play Hits the Charts

Extended 45 rpm records seldom land on the Hot 100 – but once again – the public’s demand for Beatle product – especially for cuts not readily obtainable by many other means – landed Capitol recording 2121 onto number 105. A week later the EP would peak at number 92.

The Beatles Extended Play Hits the Charts

 Dusty Springfield continued her steady diet of U.S. hits – with “Wishin’ and Hopin” debuting and going on to be a top ten (number 6) hit.  Rita Pavone most likely cannot be counted among the invaders, but I always wondered if the record would have charted in the U.S. at all if the door had not been opened by the U.K. groups and artists.  “Remember Me” topped out at number 26.

Rita Pavone from Italy

 The Swinging Blue Jeans enjoyed the first and last long play entry into the charts this week with “Hippy Hippy Shake” their hit single title.  The long play would run for a short 9 weeks reaching number 90. 

The Applejacks

This little known U.K. band enjoyed their only chart success with “Tell Me When”.  The record would reach only number 135 and then exit.  The group formed in about 1961 with original members Martin Baggot, Philip Cash, Megan Davies and Gerry Freeman – all coming from the group “The Jaguars” and then the “Crestas”.  Don Gould and Al Jackson were both on board by the time this single reached the U.S.

The Applejacks from England

Swinging Blue Jeans on the LP Charts

Hippy Hippy Shake by The Swinging Blue Jeans debuts May 30th on the Imperial Label – Peaks at #90 with a 9 week run.

The Swinging Blue Jeans

 British Invasion on the U.S. Charts – June 6th 1964

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

Number 2 – Love Me Do – The Beatles
Number 6 – A World Without Love – Peter & Gordon)
Number 8 – Little Children – Billy J.Kramer & Dakotas
Number 10 – P.S. I Love You – The Beatles

Number 94 – Remember Me – Rita Pavone (Debut on Hot 100 – Peaked at #26)
Number 105 – Four by the Beatles (Debut – Peaked at #92 – Extended Play)
Number 119 – Wishin and Hopin – Dusty Springfield – (Debut Peaked at #6)
Number 135 – Tell Me When – The Applejacks (Debut – Peaked at #135)


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