From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: July 2nd, 1966

January 28, 2013

The British Invasion in the Top 30 on the Hot 100 – July 2nd, 1966

(from Billboard Magazine)

The Alan Price Set

would only chart a single time in the U.S. with “I Put A Spell On You” which peaked at number 80.  Alan Price was a former member of The Animals which he departed to back Georgie Fame and to solo.

(Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night” at #1)

Number 2 – Paperback Writer – The Beatles (down from #1

Number 4 – Paint it Black – The Rolling Stones (down from #2)

Number 5 – You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield (up from #9)

Number 12 – Don’t Bring Me Down – The Animals (up from #14)

Number 23 – A Groovy Kind of Love – The Mindbenders (down from #16)

Number 24 – Rain – The Beatles – (up from #29)

Hot 100 Debuts July 2nd, 1966

Number 72 – Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann

Number 78 – Trains and Boats and Planes – Billy J. Kramer and Dakotas

Number 89 – Can I Trust You – The Bachelors

“Bubbling Under” the Hot 100

Number 112 – Look Before You Leap – The Dave Clark Five

Number 132 – I Put a Spell On You – The Alan Price Set

Back Beat

The Beat Stalkers

The Beat Stalkers were from Glasgow Scotland forming about 1965 and running until 1969.  Group members included Alan Mair – (Bass) wet To The Only Ones (70s); Ronnie Smith – (Guitar); Davis Lennox – (Vocals); Tudge Williamson – (Drums); Eddie Campbell – (Organ) Went on to Tear Gas (69)

Later members included Jeff Allen – (Bass) and Joe Gaffney – (Drums)


Formed in about 1968 – Members were from West India

Trevor Wisdom – Vocals

William Hixon – Organ

Owne Wisdom – Guitar

Reg Challenger – Bass

Paul Douglas – Drums

Leroy Mills – Horns

Bell Rockers

The original group formed in 1956 until 1957.  The following listing is extracted from Pete Frame’s excellent book “Rock Family Trees”.  If you are British Beat enthusiast, you just have to obtain Pete Frame’s amazing series of books on the subject.

Charlie Flynn – L Guitar Next to The Dominoes (Sep 57); then to Ian and The Zodiacs (61)

George Watson – Guitar Next to The Dominoes (Sep 57); then to The Blackhawks

Billy Gough – R Guitar

Joe Healan – Accordian

The Baron – Snare

Bobby Crawford – Vocals – (Bobby Bell)

Wayne Bickerton – Guitar

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