From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: February 20th, 1965

March 26, 2012

The Beatles

Two releases from the Long Play “Beatles VI” would make their debut “Eight Days a Week” joined by the flip side of the record “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party”.  This would mark the Beatles’ fifth Long Play to hit number 1 in the U.S. and their seventh top 10 LP.

The Liverbirds

All female Beat groups were rare – playing their own instruments; The Liverbirds formed in 1962 and were originally The Debutones.  They had a large following at Hamburg’s Star Club.  The original group included Irene Green (vocals) and Sheila McGlory (guitar) who both departed before the migration to Germany (as shown in the video).  Sheila went to The Demoiselles and Irene moved on to become “Tiffany” fronting Tiffany’s Dimensions.  She later formed Tiffany’s Thoughts.

The new lineup included Pam Birch (guitar), Mary McGlory (bass) from the Bikinis, Valerie Gell (guitar) and Sylvia Saunders (drums).  The group broke up in 1967.

If anyone knows of other female Invasion era groups – playing their own instruments, let me know.

Invaders on the Charts – February 20th, 1965

(Gary Lewis moves into the top spot with “This Diamond Ring”)

Topper Most of the Popper Most

Number 7 – All Day and All of the Night – The Kings (3rd week at 7)
Number 9 – I Go to Pieces – Peter & Gordon (up from 10)
Number 11 – Tell Her No – The Zombies (down from 16)
Number 19 – Heart of Stone – The Rolling Stones (up from 21)

Debuts for February 20th

Number 53 – Eight Days a Week – The Beatles
Number 77 – If I Loved You – Chad and Jeremy
Number 81 – I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party – The Beatles
Number 89 – Come Tomorrow – Manfred Mann

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