From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: April 16th, 1966

November 2, 2012

Chad Stuart teamed up with

his wife Jill Stuart to release the protest song “The Cruel War” – a song penned by Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey from Peter, Paul & Mary.  The flip side “I Can’t Talk to You” was written by Denver Colorado recording star Bob Lind.  The song by PP& M reached number 52 – entering the charts as well in April of 1966.

The Cruel War – April, 1966

Back Beat A to Z: Amm

Amm formed in about 1966 and later became The Scratch Orchestra in 1967.  Group members included Cornelius Cardew, Lou Gare, Eddie Prevost, Keith Rowe and Lawrence Sheaff.


Amm – Later the Scratch Orchestra

The British Invasion on the Hot 100 – April 16th, 1966

(from Billboard Magazine)

(Righteous Brothers “Soul & Inspiration” #1 for 2nd week)

Number 6 – 19th Nervous Breakdown – The Rolling Stones (down from #3)

Number 11 – Nowhere Man – The Beatles – (down from #6)

Number 18 – Woman – Peter & Gordon (up from #19)

Number 23 – Shapes of Things – The Yardbirds (up from #32)

Number 29 – Leaning on the Lamp Post – Herman’s Hermits (up from #65)

April 16th, 1966 Hot 100 Invasion Debuts

Number 78 – A Groovy Kind of Love – The Mindbenders (up from #105)

Number 84 – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any More – The Walker Brothers (peaks at #13)

“Bubbling Under” the Hot 100

Number 107 – Gloria – Them (up from #108)

Number 110 – Don’t Push Me – Hedgehopper’s Anonymous (re-enters Bubbling Under)

Number 120 – The Cruel War – Chad and Jill Stuart (peaks at #110)

Number 124 – Marble Breaks & Iron Bends – Drafi (peaks at #80)

One Comment

  1. “Gloria” by Them was such a monster hit in Southern California — #1 in L.A. and San Diego both, I believe — that I found it incredible at the time that it barely cracked the Hot 100 … somewhere in the low ’90s I recall, before dropping out of sight. Here it’s still bubbling under…

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