From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: September 11th, 1965

May 27, 2012

The Beatles’ held the top spot for the 2nd straight week – Canada’s Guess Who came in with a minor hit.

Ringo For President

The Young World Singers ad appeared during the height of Beatlemania – August 1964.  Can’t locate any additional information on this group.  Joel Whitburn identifies them as “a group of young female singers produced by Bud Granoff”.  Bob Hilliard is credited as a co-writer – and if it is the same guy – he contributed to “Dear Hearts and Gentle People” (going way back), “Our Day Will Come” (Ruby and Romantics), “Any Day Now” (Elvis), “My Little Corner of the World” (Anita Bryant) “Seven Little Girls” (Paul Evans),  and “Please Stay” (the Drifters) – working at time with Burt Bacharach.  The other composer on the record was Mort Garson who worked on many recording projects.

A Long Lost Donovan Picture Sleeve?

Up until now I had never seen this U.S. version of the Epic picture sleeve for Donovan’s “There is a Mountain” Epic # 10212 released in 1967 – But this week while exploring the wonderful 45 Cat Vinyl Data Base (the “world’s largest 7″ vinyl data base”) I came across this one from “Beatle John”.

Rare U.S. Epic Sleeve

The Top of the Charts September 11th, 1965

(from Billboard Magazine)

Number 1 – Help – The Beatles (2nd week at #1)
Number 13 – Catch Us If You Can – The Dave Clark 5 (up from #25)
Number 14 – Heart Full of Soul – The Yardbirds (up from #19)
Number 26 – We Got to Get Out of This Place – The Animals (up from #33)
Number 28 – Summer Nights – Marianne Faithfull (up from #39)

September 11th Invasion Debuts

Both of these next two records actually made their debut on September 4th – 1965
Number 110 – Whenever You’re Ready – The Zombies (peaks at #110)
Number 126 – Hey Ho What Do You Want to Do – The Guess Who (peaks at #125)

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