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NOVELTY IDEA: ‘SENATORS’ IN CAMEO CAPER FOR C/PARKWAY . . . FEBRUARY 11, 1967

February 17th, 2017

From the MCRFB NEWS archive: 1967

‘Senator Bobby’ First Novelty Single Chords Cameo Success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK — Cameo/Parkway Records’ success with ”Wild Thing,” by Senator Bobby – 650,000 in sales, according to sales director Neil Bogart – has prompted a new single to capitalize on the recording success of another Senator on another label.

The new single will team Senator Bobby and Sen. Everett McKinley on “Mellow Yellow.” As in the “Wild Thing” hit, which produced an album “Boston Soul,” there’ll be no doubt of McKinley’s “image.” The label has already taped a Hollywood Palace TV show debuting the new single in which Senator Bobby and Senator McKinley vie for top billing.

The successful comedy records – and comedy hit singles are few and far in  between -are a big indication of the vitality shown by Cameo /Parkway during the past year. Since Al Rosenthal took over as president, the firm has had its first No. 1 record on the Hot 100 chart in three years – “96 Tears,” by ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians. This was a master Bogart purchased from Pagogo Records by flying to McAllen, Tex., and making a deal with producer Joseph Gonzalez.

Windy C Pacts

SENATOR BOBBY‘ “Boston Soul” album, 1967 (click on image for largest view)

Also part of the revitalizing was the signing of distributing deals with Windy C Records, produced by Curtis Mayfield, Lucky Eleven Records, and Sentare Records. “What we’ve tried to do,” Bogart said, “is come up with seven or eight artists who will sell a certain amount of records every time one is issued – like Terry Knight and the Pack, who’ll sell 100,000 copies; or Eddie Holman, who’ll sell 60,000. Then we try to make them ‘happen’ all over the nation rather than in just their normal sales areas. I feel that if a group can do well. like the Rationals who always sell 15,000 in Detroit on every record, in a given area there’s a chance of them hitting it big nationwide. The Fabulous Flippers sold 28,000 on their last record in Kansas City and Minneapolis.

“If we take a group like this and keep pushing them and building them we can break them to other markets and have a big group,” Bogart said. “A good example is Terry Knight. It took the fourth record before we were able to break him to other markets than Detroit,” he said. END

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(Information and news source: Billboard; February 11, 1967)


NOVELTY! SENATOR BOBBY: 1967 CAMEO SENSATIONS

February 17th, 2017

SENATOR BOBBY * 1967



SENATOR BOBBY * 1967


CAPSULE COUNTDOWN: TOP 10 THIS WEEK! 02/11/1967

February 17th, 2017

MCRFB.COM TOP 10 COUNTDOWN * February 1967 * A Henry Krueger Production

A 1967 TOP 10 HITS COUNTDOWN!

RADIO’S 20 MOST POPULAR SINGLES — PLAYED THIS WEEK — FEBRUARY 11, 1967

* A HENRY KRUEGER PRODUCTION *


MONKEES THE TOP BANANA GLOBALLY . . . FEBRUARY 11, 1967

February 16th, 2017

From the MCRFB NEWS archive: 1967

Hot Popularity Fuels Monkees’ Recordings Across Europe and Beyond

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORKThe Monkees are swinging to the top on a global scale. Their Colgems releases, which are distributed by RCA Victor, are following the phenomenal sales pattern set in the U. S. in such foreign countries as England, Holland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Germany Canada, Japan, Australia and the Philippines.

In the U.S., the Monkees’ two album releases, “More Of The Monkees” and “The Monkees,” which holds the one and two spots in Billboard’s best-selling popular LP chart this week, have sold in excess of three million copies. Their two single releases, “Last Train To Clarksville” and “I’m A Believer,” have sold more than 5,000,000 copies.

In England, “I’m A Believer,” has passed the 600,000 sales mark, and their first album, “Monkees,” is selling at a fast-sales clip. The first single release, “Last Train To Clarksville,” which failed to stimulate much interest in its initial round, is now beginning to perk up in sales.

“I’m A Believer” is No. 1 in Holland and Sweden; in the Top 10 in Belgium and Norway; a run-away seller in Canada; in the Top 10 in Japan and Australia, and starting to move up in Germany and the Philippines.

Victor also reports that the Stereo-8 version of the Monkees LP is a fast moving item, and that “More Of The Monkees” is scheduled for Stereo-8 cartridge release later this month. END

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(Information and news source: Billboard; February 11, 1967)


50TH! MONKEES TOP BILLBOARD LP CHART! 02/11/1967

February 16th, 2017

MORE OF THE MONKEES * NO. 1 (Complete Album) LP * FEBRUARY 11, 1967

(For the complete track listing click on ‘(Complete Album)’ to link)



THE MONKEES * NO. 2 (Complete Album) LP * FEBRUARY 11, 1967

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50TH! THE NATION’S TOP 150 ALBUMS, LAST WEEK, 1967

February 15th, 2017

A RIP FROM THE BILLBOARD PAGES: THE BILLBOARD TOP LP’S chart, February 11, 1967 (click on image 2x for largest detailed view)


50th! When two hot Monkees LP’s sat on top of the Billboard LP chart — #1 (second LP) and #2 (Debut LP) — for week-ending February 11, 1967.

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THIS WEEK 50 YEARS AGO: THE HOTTEST HIT IN THE USA!

February 15th, 2017
 


 NUMBER 1 IN AMERICA ’67 * The Buckinghams * WEEK OF 02/12/67 – 02/25/1967
Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 February 18, 1967 (mcrfb)

BILLBOARD HOT 100 TOP FIVE: WEEK-ENDING JANUARY 18, 1967

(click on chart image 2x for detailed view)


NUMBER ONE FOR 1967!

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THIRTEEN WEEKS on the singles chart, “Kind Of A Drag” by The Buckinghams peaked this week at No. 01 (2 weeks) on the Billboard Hot 100, week February 12 through February 25, 1967(source: Billboard)

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MCRFB Link: For the previous No. 1 record in the U.S.A. 1966 GO HERE.


MCRFB Number One America 67 BILLBOARD (red)

ANOTHER BILLBOARD CLASSIC ‘SOUL’ RECORD AD: ’67

February 14th, 2017


MERCY MERCY MERCY * MARLENA SHAW * FEBRUARY 11, 1967

ANOTHER BILLBOARD CLASSIC ‘SOUL’ RECORD AD: ’67

February 14th, 2017

WITH THIS RING * THE PLATTERS * FEBRUARY 11, 1967

THE SUPREMES! MOTOWN SNAPSHOT FLASHBACKS, ’67

February 13th, 2017

THE SUPREMES NINTH NO. 1 SINGLE! “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone” was another Holland-Dozier-Holland composition from the Supremes 1967 album, ‘The Supremes Sing Holland Dozier Holland.’ The album would be the last collaboration with the Supremes with Holland-Dozier-Holland, by 1967’s end the famous composer/songwriters would depart Motown Records. The single peaked (one week) at No. 1 on the Billboard pop singles chart, week-ending March 11, 1967.


THE SUPREMES became the most successful recording girl group act in pop (and R&B) music history. The Motown trio pulled a string of twelve number one singles on the Billboard chart during a five-year span from 1964 through 1969.


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