From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: April 2nd, 1966

October 16, 2012

Who would ever think that “Gloria” – teen anthem

…would only reach number 71 on the Hot 100? The Shadows of Knight from Chicago took the song all the way to number 10 in earlier in 1966 in March.

Back Beat A to Z: Ambrose Slade

The N Betweens – aka Ambrose Slade

The N Betweens eventually morphed into Ambrose Slade which occurred around 1968.  The group included Dave Hill – Guitar formerly with The Young Ones and The Vendors; Don Powell – Drums formerly with Steve Brett & the Mavericks and then The Vendors, Dave Jones – Bass. Mick Marson – Guitar, John Howells who later went to The Blues Ensemble and then onto The Wellington Kitch Jump Band.

Noted later member was Noddy Holder – on guitarm, formerly with Steve Brett & the Mavericks and later went on to help form Slade.

The British Invasion on the Hot 100 – April 2nd, 1966

(from Billboard Magazine)

Dave Clark Five Try Too Hard

(Sgt Barry Sadler’s “Ballad of the Green Berets” at #1 for 5th week)

Number 2 – 19th Nervous Breakdown – The Rolling Stones (3rd week at #2)

Number 6 – Nowhere Man – The Beatles – (down from #3)

Number 14 – Woman – Peter & Gordon (up from #15)

Number 17 – Listen People – Herman’s Hermits – (down from #10)

April 2nd, 1966 Hot 100 Invasion Debuts

Number 86 – Try Too Hard – The Dave Clark Five (peaks at #12)

Number 92 – La La La – Gerry & the Pacemakers (up from #128)

Number 98 – Stop! – The Moody Blues (up from #103)

“Bubbling Under” the Hot 100

Number 104 – Gloria – Them (peaks at #71)

Number 112 – A Groovy Kind of Love – The Mindbenders (up from #126)

Number 123 – Don’t Push Me – Hedgehopper’s Anonymous – (up from #124)

Number 127 – Love Me With All of Your Heart – The Bachelors (debut – peaks at #38)

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