From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: June 20th, 1964

July 30, 2011

All quiet on the Western Front – No new Invaders the week of June 20th, 64.  The Beatles were appearing to be gently fading from site with only a couple of hanger’s on – on the charts.  The critics were beaming.  Yes, they were merely a fad – a bunch of “bugs” – albeit a dramatic debut – but now – other than a few of those other pesky Invaders here and therre, all could return to normal…….

But not so fast…….. Something New was in the not-to-distant wind…..

Back Beat #2:

Early Beat Concerts in the UK!

How about any of these three early Beat Concerts in the UK?  Look at the third poster….  Man! (click to enlarge)

British Invasion on the U.S. Charts – June 20th 1964

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

Number 2 – A World Without Love – Peter & Gordon
Number 7 – Love Me Do – The Beatles
Number 10 – My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small

Number 79 – Wishin & Hopin – Dusty Springfield (Top 100 debut)

Additional Invaders in the Top 100
Billy J. Kramer & Dakotas – Little Children; DC Five – Can’t You See That She’s Mine; Bachelors – Diane; Dave Clark 5 – Do You Love Me; Beatles – PS I Love You; Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop; Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – Gerry & Pacemakers; Bad to Me – Billy J. Kramer & Dakotas; Yesterday’s Gone – Chad & Jeremy; Don’t Throw Your Love Away – Searchers; Good Golly Miss Molly – Swinging Blue Jeans; Not Fade Away – Rolling Stones; Yesterday’s Gone – Overlanders; Four by the Beatles; Sie Liebt Dich – Beatles; Tell Me Mama – Christine Quaite; Sugar & Spice – Searchers

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