From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: March 26th, 1966

October 9, 2012

The Rolling Stones….

…were held out of the number 1 spot once again by Sgt Barry Sadler.  Without the Green Berets it is most likely they would be resting in the top spot with the Beatles close behind.

The Swinging Blue Jeans would fade….

..into Invasion memories – with their last chart appearance: “Don’t Make Me Over”.

Back Beat A to Z: The Almost Blues

The Almost Blues

This group formed somewhere around 1964 and ran until about 1969.  Some of the early members included:

Alan Peters – Vocals Later on to Supercharge; 29th & Dearborn; Lawnmower
John Beasley – Bass
Bernie Kelly – Organ
John Weston – Drums
Mike Haralambos – L Guitar

The band experienced many personnel changes over the years – two of which included:

Jay Rathbone – Drums –  From The Masterminds (64-66); later on with the reformed Karl Terry’s Crusiers
Colin – Aryeety – Vocals – He arrived about 1965; then went to The Denninsons (Mar 65)

Tommy Steele – November 1957

The Dave Clark 5 – July 1964

The British Invasion on the Hot 100 – March 26th, 1966

(from Billboard Magazine)

(Sgt Barry Sadler’s “Ballad of the Green Berets” at #1 for 4th week)

Number 2 – 19th Nervous Breakdown – The Rolling Stones (2nd week at #2)

Number 3 – Nowhere Man – The Beatles – (up from #4)

Number 10 – Listen People – Herman’s Hermits – (down from #6)

Number 15 – Woman – Peter & Gordon (up from #20)

March 26th, 1966 Hot 100 Invasion Debuts

None this week

“Bubbling Under” the Hot 100

Number 103 – Stop – The Moody Blues (up from #130)

Number 116 – Don’t Make Me Over – The Swinging Blue Jeans (peaks at #116)

Number 124 – Don’t Push Me – Hedgehopper’s Anonymous – (up from #129)

Number 126 – A Groovy Kind of Love – The Mindbenders (peaks at #2)

Number 128 – La La La – Gerry and the Pacemakers (peaks at #90)

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