From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: October 9th, 1965

June 10, 2012


The Silkie were an U.K. folk group which formed around 1963 and had the good fortune of being signed by Beatle manager Brian Epstein, and thus access to “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” by Lennon and McCartney.

The Walker Brothers

A U.S. group in origins including members Scott Engel who began recording in the late 1950’s and served a brief stint with The Routers, Gary Leeds who backed P.J. Proby and was also a member of The Standells, and John Maus who went by the name early-0n – of John Walker – and thus The Walker Brothers.

The Top of the Charts October 9th, 1965

(from Billboard Magazine)

Number 1 – Yesterday – The Beatles (up from #3)

Number 6 – Catch Us If You Can – The Dave Clark 5 (down from # 4)

Number 7 – You’ve Got Your Troubles – The Fortunes (up from #8)

Number 12 – Just a Little Bit Better – Herman’s Hermits (up from #25)

Number 15 – Help – The Beatles (down from #11)

Number 17 – We’ve Got to Get Out of This Place – The Animals (down from #13)

Number 26- Heart Full of Soul – The Yardbirds (down from #14)

October 9th, 1965 Invasion Debuts

Number 64 – Get Off My Cloud – The Rolling Stones (peaks at #1)

Number 104 – You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – The Silkie (peaks at #10)

Number 111 – The Way of Love – Kathy Kirby (peaks at #88)

Number 130 – Make it Easy on Yourself – The Walker Brothers (peaks at #16)

Number 133 – Unit Four Plus 2 – Hark (peaks at #131)

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