From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: August 13th, 1966

March 3, 2013

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!

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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.

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Invasion in the Billboard’s Top 30 – August 13th, 1966

(from Billboard Magazine)

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

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