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The British Invasion: June 12th, 1965

April 26, 2012
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Herman’s Hermits…

Were  riding very high with three Top 20 Hits in the U.S.  “Wonderful World” was a remake of Sam Cooke’s 1960 hit (#12); Silhouettes of course previously by the Rays in 1957 (#3), also by The Diamonds in ’57 (#10) and finally Steve Gibson & the Red Caps from October of 1957 (#63).

Sandra Barry & the Boys

Real name Sandra Alfred – Sandra fronted a group in 1964 that would evolve into The Action, which included Reggie King (vocals), Pete Watson (guitar), Alan King (guitar), Mike Evans (bass) and Roger Powell (drums).  The group started off as The Boyfriends before becoming The Boys.  Alan King, Evans and Powell would go on to form Mighty Baby.  Alan would also join Ace in 1972.   Sandra would later become Alice Spring fronting the group Slack Alice in 1973.

Watch Alice Shake!

Sandra Barry in 1965 Billboard Ad

The Top of the Charts June 12th, 1965

(from Billboard Magazine)

Number 8 – Wonderful World – Herman’s Hermits (up from #25)
Number 9 – Ticket to Ride – The Beatles – (down from #5)
Number 11 – Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lonely Daughter – Herman’s Hermits (down from #6)
Number 13 – For Your Love – The Yardbirds (up from #32)
Number 17 – I’ll Never Find Another You – (down from #11)
Number 18 – Silhouettes – Herman’s Hermits – (down from #16)
Number 19 – True Love Ways – Peter & Gordon (down from #14)
Number 25 – Before & After – Chad & Jeremy (up from #30)
Number 26 – Do the Freddie – Freddie & the Dreamers (down from #18)
Number 27 – Shakin All Over – The Guess Who (up from #36)
Number 28 – Concrete & Clay – Unit 4 Plus 2 (up from #29)

Chart Debuts May June 12th, 1965:

Number 67 – Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Number 83 – Set Me Free – The Kinks
Number 88 – It’s Just a Little Bit Too Late – Wayne Fontana & Mindbenders (peaks at #45)

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  1. Pingback: The British Invasion: February 26th, 1966 « The British Invasion

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