From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: October 23rd, 1965

June 20, 2012

The Beatles: Better and Best

The Beatles’ “Boys” would join “From Me to You” and surprisingly “I’m Down” as the three singles by the group to not emerge from “Bubbling Under the Hot 100”.  This Ringo vocal would enjoy a single week in the spotlight.  Capitol Records used the Starline series to release four Beatle songs which previously were assigned to Vee Jay Records.   The other two releases on the two-tone green label were “Roll Over Beethoven”/”Misery” and “Boys”/”Kansas City”.  All of the green Starlines were released in October of 1965.  Only “Boys” would chart from this group.  Earlier in 1965 – former Beatle drummer Pete Best beat them to the punch releasing the same two songs on Cameo – both sides failing to chart.

The Top of the Charts October 23rd, 1965

(from Billboard Magazine)

Number 1 – Yesterday – The Beatles (3rd week at #1)

Number 4 – Get Off My Cloud – The Rolling Stones (up from #14)

Number 7 – Just a Little Bit Better – Herman’s Hermits (2nd week at #7)

Number 20 – You’ve Got Your Troubles – The Fortunes (down from #17)

Number 28 – Everyone’s Gone to the Moon – Jonathan King (up from #42)

Number 29 – Help – The Beatles (down from #22)

October 23rd, 1965 Invasion Debuts

Number 102 – Boys – The Beatles (peaks at #102)

Number 113 – I’m a Man – The Yardbirds (peaks at #17)

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