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THIS WEEK IN AMERICA! BILLBOARD ‘HOT 100′: 10/1964

October 6th, 2017

BILLBOARD HOT 100 October 10, 1964 (click on chart image 2x for largest view)


BILLBOARD HOT 100 TABULATED BY RECORDS RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

BILLBOARD HOT 100 October 10, 1964


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These were the record singles you bought in 1964. Many went on to become the most popular radio airplays heard on AM radio in Detroit, October 1964, on Top 40 WKNR, WXYZ, CKLW and also on conservative album-oriented, easy-listening WJBK and WJR  radio.


THE NATION’S TOP-SELLING 100 SINGLES 1964



NEW TRAIL FOR U. S. R&B IN U. K.; GOAL HIP SOUL . . . SEPTEMBER 30, 1967

October 6th, 2017

From the MCRFB NEWS archive: 1967

Motor City R&B Labels on ‘Track’ to Launch U.K.

 

 

 


 

NEW YORK — America’s rhythm and blues product will be getting another outlet in England via the independent Track Records. Kit Lambert, who is partnered with Chris Stamp in the Track operation, has been in the U. S. the past week laying the groundwork for Track’s onslaught into England’s growing R&B market.

Track’s scheme is to found a “third force” in England’s R&B field. “We’re looking for ties with small r &b labels here,” he said, “to give them a corporate identity in England and to give us the product to compete with Atlantic and Motown.”

Track will make its R&B bow in England in about three weeks with the Parliaments‘ recording of “I Want to Testify,” This disk release is the kickoff of a recently concluded deal between Track and Detroit’s Solid Hit Bound combine. Labels in Solid Hit Bound are Revilot, Groovesville and Solid Hit. The Parliaments‘ disk is on the Revilot label and Track expects to have all of Revilot’s product in the English market within a six -month period.

Lambert also plans to present Track’s R&B artists in a new way. He wants to get away from the stereotype presentation of Negro acts and bring out the identity of each singer in a particular group. He’ll concentrate on dress and publicity
photographs to develop a different R&B image for Track’s groups. “The image,” he says, “will be something like hip soul.”

Promotion TV

Track will also stress TV films to help promote the R&B act in England. Lambert and Stamp will be visiting the U. S. regularly to supervise the TV films, which have become potent promotional tools for American acts overseas. Meantime, Track is continuing to roll with its pop groups.

The Who a Hit

The Who, a Decca group in the U. S., hit the market this week with “I Can See for Miles.” It is reported to be one of Decca’s largest advance pressings. The record was rushed into market to capitalize on the Who’s appearance on the Smothers Brothers CBS -TV show Sunday (September 24) where they performed the song. Decca is promoting the disk with a printing of 250,000 color photos of the group which is being sent to key radio stations around the country.

And, to keep a continual flow of information from the U. S. to England concerning R&B properties, Lambert and Stamp have shifted Nancy Lewis to a New York office from London. In addition to scouting R&B acts for Track, she’ll be doing publicity for Lambert and Stamp’s management firm, New Action, Ltd. Miss Stamp will be headquartering in New York at 888 Eighth Avenue. END

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(Information and news source: Billboard; September 30, 1967)


BILLBOARD Detroit ‘SOLID HITBOUND’ AD October 22, 1966



 

A BILLBOARD CLASSIC ’45 AD FLASHBACK! 10/07/1967

October 6th, 2017

A BILLBOARD DECCA RECORDS AD PAGE RIP: “I Can See For Miles,” The Who October 07, 1967 (click on image 2x for largest view)


THE WHO * OCTOBER 1967

 

A BILLBOARD CLASSIC ’45 AD FLASHBACK! 10/07/1967

October 6th, 2017

A BILLBOARD MERCURY RECORDS AD PAGE RIP: ”Lazy Day,” Spanky & Our Gang October 07, 1967 (click on image 2x for largest view)


SPANKY & OUR GANG * OCTOBER 1967

 

BILLBOARD HOT 75 COUNTRY SINGLES THIS WEEK! 1967

October 6th, 2017

NO. 1 COUNTRY SINGLE IN AMERICA * Eddy Arnold * October 7, 1967

NO. 2 COUNTRY SINGLE IN AMERICA * Tammy Wynette * October 7, 1967

NO. 3 COUNTRY SINGLE IN AMERICA * Leon Ashley * October 7, 1967

NO. 4 COUNTRY SINGLE IN AMERICA * David Houston & Tammy Wynette * October 7, 1967

NO. 5 COUNTRY SINGLE IN AMERICA * Skeeter Davis * October 7, 1967

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WEXL ‘TOP 5’ DETROIT

Many of these records were the most popular radio plays heard on Detroit’s only country station 1340 on the AM dial at the time, WEXL, as was tabulated nationally week-ending previous, October 07, 1967.



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