From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: Back Beat September 1964

December 3, 2011

Don’t know how I overlooked these September chart-bound hits by the Beatles.  Both were covers of earlier U.S. hits by founding rockers Larry Williams (“Slow Down”) and Carl Perkins (“Matchbox”).  “Slow Down” would go on to peak out at number 25 and “Matchbox” would journey to number 17.  The Perkins’ version of “Matchbox” would not chart in the U.S. or the U.K. in the 1950’s nor would the Williams’ version of “Slow Down”.  The Beatles also covered the Williams song “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” and would cover several Perkins’ recordings including “Everyone’s Trying to Be My Baby”, and “Honey Don’t”.  The Dave Clark Five would hit it big with Carl’s “Glad All Over”.

The Beatles Two Sided Cover - Matchbox and Slow Down

 The Rolling Stones broke through with It’s All Over Now” – their 3rd U.S. chart record which would top out at #26.

The Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now

The picture sleeve shown here can fetch over $50 in excellent condition.  Their single picture sleeve on the charts at the same time as this one – “Tell Me” brings well over $100 currently.

Ronny Davis “Beetle”Oddity

This strange 1964 local release shown below further illustrates a lack of appreciation for the early Invaders.  The picture sleeve is rather obscure and seldom shows up for auction or sale.  Check out the weird dance description instructions to “The Beetle”.  Do these steps the next time you are at a wedding dance and see where it gets you!

Ronny Davis Does "The Beetle"

 Jumpin Jack Jagger – “It’s All Over Now”

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