From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: July 18th, 1964

August 31, 2011

Here They Come —— Again!

Just when they thought it was safe to turn Top 40 AM radio back on, the Beatles emerged once again – mainly via the release of their first full length feature motion picture – “A Hard Day’s Night”.  At the same time – Atco records managed to release their final Beatle cut with release rights – “Ain’t She Sweet” accompanied by this not-so-rare but collectible-today picture sleeve:


A Three-Pack debuts from the Beatles

Two LPs made their release debuts during the week of July 18th – “A Hard Day’s Night” from the file on United Artists records would work its way to Number 1.  Capitol Records gained release rights for several singles cuts from the movie.  Millie Small managed her only British Invasion era U.S. LP release – riding on the success of her single “My Boy Lollipop”.  The LP is not scare today even though it failed to chart.

My Boy Lollipop and a Hard Day's Night

 British Invasion on the U.S. Charts – July 18th 1964

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

Number 4 – Can’t You See That She’s Mine – Dave Clark Five
Number 7 – Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – Gerry & Pacemakers
Number 9 – My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small

Beatles – I Should Have Known Better (Debut #119 – Peaks at #53)
Beatles – Ain’t She Sweet (Debut #90 – Peaks at #19)
Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (Debut #22 – Peaks at #1)

Additional Invaders on the Billboard Charts
Gerry & the Pacemakers – How Do You Do It
Bobby Shafto – She’s My Girl
Lulu & the Luvvers – Shout
Peter & Gordon – A World Without Love
Billy J. Kramer & Dakotas – Bad to Me
Peter & Gordon – Nobody I Know
Bachelors – I Believe
Cilla Black – You’re My World
Dusty Springfield – Wishin & Hopin
Billy J. Kramer & Dakotas – Little Children
Rolling Stones – Tell Me
Gerry & the Pacemakers – I’m the One
Cliff Richard & the Shadows – Bachelor Boy
Chad & Jeremy – Yesterday’s Gone
Searchers – Don’t Throw Your Love Away
Rolling Stones – Not Fade Away

Back Beat: Don Adams & the R&B Trio

The Don Adams R&B Trio

This group formed in about 1963 in the U.K. and original members included famed guitarist Albert Lee, Bugs Waddell on bass and Barry Jenkins on Drums – fronting Barry Jenkins.  Lee played with many groups including Neil Christian’s Crusaders, The Blackheath Three, Mike Hurst & the Method – and many more during the Invasion Era – Later he went on to support Joe Cocker, play with Heads, Hands and Feet, and eventually fronted his own group.

Barry Jenkins would work his way into the Nashville Teens and then eventually do a brief stint with The New Animals.


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