From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: March April 3rd, 1965

April 7, 2012

Herman’s Hermits creep closer to the top spot but the Dreamers are mounting an impressive charge.

The Top of the Charts (from Billboard)

Number 2 – Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat – Herman’s Hermits (2nd week at number 2)
Number 3 – I’m Telling You Now – Freddie & the Dreamers (up from number 20)
Number 7 – Eight Days a Week – The Beatles (down from number 7)
Number 11 – Ferry Cross the Mersey – Gerry & the Pacemakers (down from number 6)
Number 15 – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals (up from number 17)
Number 17 – The Game of Love – Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders (up from number 40)
Number 18 – Go Now – The Moody Blues – (up from number 27)
Number 19 – Tired of Waiting for You – The Kinks (up from number 26)
Number 24 – Yeh Yeh – Ian Whitcomb – (down from number 21)
Number 25 – If I Loved You – Chad & Jeremy (2nd week at number 25)

Chart Debuts April 3rd:

Number 76 – Silhouettes – Herman’s Hermits
Number 84 – Goodbye My Lover Goodbye – The Searchers

A Look Back – 1964

This interesting advertisement appeared in a February issue of Billboard magazine on behalf of Imperial Records promoting their Liverpool signing the Swinging Blue Jeans.  Hippy, Hippy Shake would enter the charts on February 29th of 1964 and peak at number 24 – their most successful single in the U.S.  The “number 2 on the charts” reference is to the single’s status in the U.K. at the time.  Visit Google Books – Billboard to order back issues on-line.

Definitely Blue Jeans

Cliff Richard was a staple of the U.K. charts (along with the Shadows).  This Billboard advertisement was placed in April of 1964.  The single fizzled at number 92 enjoying a short Top 100 run.

Cliff Richard with no Shadows in Sight

The Zombies

A little strange and just what we were waiting for! Colin Blunstone on the lead vocals.

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