Los Bravos from Spain…
Would enter the Hot 100 with their international smash hit “Black is Black” a follow-up to “Bring A Little Lovin'”. The recording would soar into the Top Ten peaking at number 5!
Back Beat: The Big Three
The Big Three were very Big in England – coming out of Liverpool – They formed around 1961 and original members included Johnny Gustafson on bass who was formerly with Cass & Casanovas, The Seniors and The Johnny Gus Set – Johnny Hutchinson -on drums formerly with Cass & Casanovas – Adrian Barber on guitar also from Cass & Casanovas
Later members included Brian Griffiths (Howie Casey & the Seniors; The Johnny Gus Set; and The Griff Parry Five: Faron leader of Faron’s Flamingos: Paddy Chambers – (Faron’s Flamingos; Steve Bennett & the Syndicate; The Dominoes; The Krew ; Paddy, Klaus & Gibson; The Wolfgang Combo; and The Eyes: Paul Pilnick (Lee Curtis All Stars; The Fix; Stealer’s Wheel; Deaf School; and Tony Jackson & the Vibrations: Barry Marshall – (Rhythm & Blues Inc; and The Mersey 4 – Barry Womersley (The Mersey 4; Rhythm & Blues Inc; andwith The Clayton Squares . A very busy group!
Back Beat: The Birds
The Birds featured future Rolling Stone Ron Wood on guitar and Kim Gardner on bass who went onto join Creation in 1966) and was later with Ashton, Gardner & Dyke and finally Badger.
Other original members included Ali McKenzie – Vocals, Pete McDaniels – Drums, andTony Munroe – Guitar. The group formed in 1964 and continued for about two years.
Invasion in the Billboard’s Top 30 – August 13th, 1966
Number 1 Song – Summer in the City – The Lovin Spoonful
Number 4 – Wild Thing – The Troggs (down from #1))
Number 5 – The Pied Piper – Crispian St. Peters (down from #4)
Number 8 – Mother’s Little Helper – The Rolling Stones (up from #9)
Number 12 – This Door Swings Both Ways – Herman’s Hermits (up from #13)
Number 13 – Over, Under, Sideways, Down – The Yardbirds (up from #16)
Number 20 – Sunshine Superman – Donovan (up from #51)
Number 24 – Lady Jane – The Rolling Stones (up from #39)
Number 29 – Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann (2nd week at #29)
Hot 100 Debuts August 13th, 1966
Number 88 – Satisfied With You – The Dave Clark Five
Number 99 – Ashes to Ashes – The Mindbenders
Number 100 – Black is Black – Los Bravos
“Bubbling Under” the Hot 100
Number 106 – To Show I Love You – Peter and Gordon
Number 114 – Alfie – Cilla Black
Number 117 – The Kid’s Alright – The Who
Number 124 – Get Away – Georgie Fame