From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: August 15th, 1964

October 13, 2011

Chad & Jeremy A Summer Song

Chad and Jeremy (a duo who flopped in the U.K. entered the charts with “A Summer Song” their second charting song following “Yesterday’s Gone”.  Chad contributed to the composition. The single would enjoy a 14 week run on the Billboard Charts peaking at number 7.  Visit the Chad & Jeremy website

Something New

This Beatle LP release actually entered the charts on August 8th, following “The Beatles Second Album” on the Capitol label.  This one enjoyed a 41 week run and topped off at number 2.

Something New by The Beatles


These two “Beatle Novelties were released around this time.  Larry Finnegan enjoyed earlier success with his only chart success “Dear One” which reached number 11, in 1962.  Larry passed away at the young age of 32 in 1973.  Read more about Larry at Black Cat Rockabilly.   Ed Soloman’s “The Beatle Flying Saucer” was a in vain attempt to cash in on the Invasion, probably coming too late to catch on.  Soloman never landed on any U.S. charts. 

Finnegan and Soloman – Silly Invasion

Hard to Find British Invasion

British Invasion Rarities

This is a six pack of rarities from the Invasion era.  Most of these picture sleeves go easily for three figures, with the Honeycombs and Yardbirds issues commanding $400-$500 easily.

British Invasion on the U.S. Billboard Charts – August 15th, 1964

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

(Number 1 Dean Martin – Everybody Loves Somebody)

Top Invaders:
Number 3 – A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
Number 6 – Wishin & Hopin – Dusty Springfield
Number 10 – Animals – The House of the Rising Sun

Debut Singles:
Chad & Jeremy – A Summer Song #97 – (Peaks at #7)

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
Gerry & PacemakersDon’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – #45
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 – #102
Lulu & the Luvvers – Shout – #94
Cliff Richard & the Shadows – Bachelor Boy – #112
Beatles – And I Love Her – #27
Beatles – If I Fell – #84
Gale Garnett – We’ll Sing in the Sunshine #95
Brian Poole – Someone Someone – #107
Searchers – Someday We’re Gonna Love Again #89


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