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The British Invasion: July 31st, 1965

May 12, 2012
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Ian and the Zodiacs

Ian and the Zodiacs would experience their single week of Invasion ‘fame’ with the charting of “So Much in Love With You” – debuting and exiting at number 131.  The Zodiacs formed in the late 1950’s around 1958 and experienced many, many line-up changes.  But the original group included Pete Pimlett (guitar), Dave Lovelady (drums), Pete Griffiths (lead guitar), Jerry Gargan (piano) and John Kennedy (guitar).  Ian Edwards arrived around 1961 coming over from a group called the Deltones and assuming lead vocal duties.  Later on he joined The Fourmost and also The Connoisseurs.

The group delivering the smash hit “So Much in Love With You” included Ian along with Wellington Wade (bass), Peter Wallace (guitar) and Geoff Bamford (drums).

Donovan – Colours

The Top of the Charts July 31st, 1965

(from Billboard Magazine)

Number 1 – Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones (4th week at #1)
Number 2 – I’m Henry the VIII – Herman’s Hermits (2nd week at #2)
Number 9 – I Like it Like That – The Dave Clark Five (up from #12)
Number 15 – Marie – The Bachelor (2nd week at #15)
Number 17 – You Turn Me On – Ian Whitcomb (down from #10)
Number 29 – To Know You is to Love You – Peter & Gordon (up from #35)

Chart Debuts – July 31st, 1965

Number 86 – Heart Full of Soul – The Yardbirds
Number 95 – He’s Got No Love – The Searchers (peaks at #79)
Number 121 – Colours – Donovan (peaks at #61)
Number 131 – So Much in Love with You – Ian & the Zodiacs (peaks at #131)
Number 135 – What Are We Going to Do – David Jones (peaks at #93)

Future Monkee Invades

 And yes, future “Davy” Jones the Monkee had his brief reign in the Invasion with this debut single.
Joel Whitburn’s Record Research (based on Billboard)

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