From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: January 9th, 1965

March 18, 2012

The Beatles held on to the top spot for the third week and several Invaders entered the charts, all of which had experienced previous chart hits.  Dusty’s “I Live It Up” was the flip side of “Guess Who” neither of which would rise very far.  Peter and Gordon entered the charts with the Del Shannon composition “I Go to Pieces”.

Stones - Peter & Gordon - Zombies

The Rolling Stones were still seeking a monster hit – but would only reach #19 with “Heart of Stone”, their fifth chart entry.  The picture sleeve pictured above is semi-rare but can be located and fetches in excess of $500 on Ebay.  The Zombies’ “Tell Her No” would be their final top 40 entry.  They would continue on into the late 1960’s but with little U.S. chart action.

The Dave Clark Five Strike Twice

The Dave Clark Five – you might recall – charted in 1964 with “Everybody Knows” doing quite well at number 15.  But few recall the re-entry of the same song (backed with a different song than the original in December of 1967 – peaking at number 43 the second time around.  I haven’t seen the 1967 issue of the picture sleeve very often – but won this one recently for a moderate price.

Here’s American-born P.J. Proby performing his 1964 “hit” “Hold Me” – doing his best Brit Invasion Impersonation complete with Beatle “ooooohs”.

Invaders on the Charts – January 9th, 1965

#1 – I Feel Fine – The Beatles (3rd consecutive week at Number 1)
#4 – Love Potion #9 – The Searchers (up from 5)

#77 – Heart of Stone – The Rolling Stones (peaks #19)
#81 – Tell Her No – The Zombies (peaks #6)
#85 – I Go to Pieces – Peter & Gordon (peaks #9)
#128 – Live it Up – Dusty Springfield (peaks #128)
#132 – Somewhere – P.J. Proby (peaks #91)
#134 – Long Tall Sally – The Kinks (peaks #129)

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