From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: January 30th, 1965

March 22, 2012

The Searcher’s “Love Potion Number 9” began its decent.  It would be their biggest hit record in the U.S. when it reached number 3 in the previous week.

Invaders on the Charts – January 30th, 1965

(English Pop Singer Petula Clark’s “Downtown” remains at number 1 2nd week)

Topper Most of the Popper Most

Number 4 – Love Potion #9 – The Searchers (down from number 3)
Number 10 – All Day and All Night – The Kinks (up from number 19)
Number 11 – I Feel Fine – The Beatles (down from number 4)
Number 14 – I’ll Be There – Gerry & Pacemakers (up from number 16)


Number 73 – What Have They Done to The Rain – The Searchers
Number 85 – Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat – Herman’s Hermits

The Rattles from Germany

The Rattles emerged in the Beat Scene in the early 1960’s and crossed paths with Liverpool groups – The Beatles and The Searchers – as well as others.  They experienced many personnel changes over the life of the band.  The LP below was their only U.S. label solo release.  They also appeared on another Mercury Records compilation – “The Searchers Meet The Rattles”.

A very early line-up included Joachim Reichel (guitar), Herbert Hildebrandt (bass), Hans Joachim Kruezfield (guitar) and Deiter Dadlowski (drums).

The Overlanders Perform a non-charting release “Michelle”

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