From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: August 28th, 1965

May 20, 2012

The Invasion Takes a Breather

As the British Invasion was entering the latter part of 1965, much of the zaniness and silliness had vanished in way of reaction from the U.S. Music Industry.  Seldom were “beetle”, “bug” or “insect” paradies being released – and America’s D.J.s finally lost their fascination for the mop tops and Beatle wigs.  Many of the earliest Invaders were on the wane such as The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Dakotas, The Tornadoes.  Others would endure through the entire performance such as the Dave Clark Five, Gerry & the Pacemakers and The Hollies.

And then there were the institutions: Beatles, Stones, Kinks, The Who, and another handful who would ride far beyond.  August 28th, 1965 was very different from just a few months prior when nearly a third of the entire Hot 100 was composed of Invader-types.  Sonny and Cher were actually holding off the Beatles’ “Help” for the top spot – unthinkable a year earlier.  And the Beatles found themselves the sole Top Ten Invader act during this week.

The Top of the Charts August 28th, 1965

(from Billboard Magazine)

(Number 1 Song – “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher)
Number 2 – Help – The Beatles (up from #3)
Number 16 – Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones (down from #6)
Number 20 – I’m Henry the VIII – Herman’s Hermits (down from #9)
Number 25 – Heart Full of Soul – The Yardbirds (up from #30)

Chart Debuts – August 28th, 1965

No Debuts for the first time since the beginning

All Things Beatle – No Longer

KIMN Boss Jocks Don the Wigs

The Animals from the Spring of 1965

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