From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: January 8th, 1966

August 11, 2012

David and Jonathan were actually….

….Roger Greenaway (David) and Roger Cook (Jonathan) who enjoyed this big hit penned by the Beatles but endured as producers and writers.  Roger Cook penned many songs for others – some more commercially notable being “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” by the Hillside Singers, “I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman” by Whistling Jack Smith (England), “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” by the Hollies, “Softly Whispering I Love You” the English Congregation, “You’ve Got Your Troubles” the Fortunes, and “I Believe in You” Don Williams.

David and Jonathan Ad in December 1965

Check Out These Two Beatle Items Up for Bids on….

….Ebay by Beatle Collector Extraordinaire – Perry Cox.  Both of these items were posted this week and as you can see – the bidding is serious.  The sealed Beatle Butcher is more than extremely rare – with only a few copies ever surviving the Capitol Records recall.  Perry is including a copy of the recall letter and his own highly trusted certification letter – The “My Bonnie” commercial release is much more scarce than the promotional issue.  This is the single containing the “Beat Brothers” misnomer.  We will keep an eye on both for the final bidding results.

The Bidding is Under Way!

The British Invasion on the Hot 100 – January 8th, 1966

(from Billboard Magazine)

Number 1 – We Can Work it Out – The Beatles (up from #2)

Number 6 – Over and Over – The Dave Clark Five (down from #5)

Number 10 – Day Tripper – The Beatles (up from #18)

Number 14 – As Tears Go By – The Rolling Stones (up from #48)

Number 15 – A Must to Avoid – Herman’s Hermits (up from #27)

Number 25 – It’s My Life – The Animals (down from #23)

Number 30 – Thunderball – Tom Jones (not a real invader but very U.K.)

January 8th, 1966 Hot 100 Invasion Debuts

Number 96 – Michelle – Billy Vaughn – (not an invader by any means but interesting)

Number 98 – Michelle – David & Jonathan (peaks at #18)

“Bubbling Under” the Hot 100

Number 114 – Where the Sun Has Never Shown – Jonathan King (back on the charts)

Number 116 – Yesterday Man – Chris Andrews (back on the charts)

Number 119 – My Generation – The Who

Herman’s Top 20 Hit….

A Must To Avoid Ad – December 1965

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