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:
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
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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