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1960s TV GOOD TIMES AND GREAT OLDIES: PET CLARK!

July 2nd, 2014

IT’S PETULA CLARK SINGING HER TWO BIG HITS FROM ’65 AND ’66!

petula-clark-i-know-a-place-1965-6Following her No. 1 U. S. hit, “Downtown” in 1964, Petula Clark came back with her second top 10 smash, “I Know A Place,” having peaked No. 3 on Billboard, May 1, 1965. “I Know A Place” made top 10 CKLW, WXYZ, and WKNR Detroit. After release of her second No. 1 hit, “My Love,” in early-1966, on March 23, 1966, Petula Clark released her fourth Tony Hatch composition, “A Sign Of The Times.” On the singles charts eight weeks, Pet Clark’s hit peaked No. 11 on Billboard, April 23, 1966.

Petula Clark 1966

TODAY IN OLDIES MUSIC HISTORY – JULY 1ST

July 1st, 2014

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Births

1899: Thomas A. Dorsey
1915: Willie Dixon
1928: Bobby Day
1939: Delaney Bramlett (Delaney and Bonnie)
1946: June Montiero (The Toys)
1948: John Ford (The Strawbs)
1960: Evelyn “Champagne” King
Deaths

1979: Lee Jackson (The Nice)
1981: Rushton Moreve (Steppenwolf)
1995: Wolfman Jack
1999: Guy Mitchell
1999: Dennis Brown
2000: Cub Koda (Brownsville Station)
2003: Herbie Mann
2005: Renaldo “Obie” Benson (The Four Tops)
Events

1897: The trade paper Billboard Advertising renames itself The Billboard.
1956: NBC’s Steve Allen Show capitalizes on the outrage engendered by Elvis Presley’s recent version of “Hound Dog” on The Milton Berle Show by winkingly presenting a new, “clean” Elvis, dressed in a tuxedo and singing “Hound Dog” to an actual basset hound perched on a stool. Backstage, a humiliated Elvis explodes in fury at the Colonel for agreeing to the stunt. The next day, however, fans protest the show, demanding “The REAL Elvis.”
1956: An 11-year-old Brenda Lee signs her first recording contract with Decca Records.
1962: Gene Vincent plays the Cavern Club in Liverpool, opening for a house band called The Beatles.
1964: Married only four days before, Michael Nesmith leaves his San Antonio home to make a name for himself as a folk singer in Los Angeles.
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, along with his son Julian and her daughter Kyoko, are injured in a car crash near Golspie, Scotland. John gets 17 stitches in his face while Yoko has 14; soon, he will bring a cot into Abbey Road studios so she can rest comfortably while he records “Come Together.”
1969: Legendary producer Sam Phillips sells his Sun Records Studio in Memphis.
1970: Jimi Hendrix’ Electric Ladyland Studios in New York are opened for the first time.
1970: Casey Kasem begins his weekly Billboard countdown on the nationally syndicated radio show American Top 40.
1975: Ringo Starr divorces his first wife Maureen Cox after a decade of marriage.
1976: Connie Francis is awarded $2.5 million from the motel where she was sexually assaulted two years earlier.
1998: In her Malibu home, Barbra Streisand marries her second husband, actor James Brolin.
2008: The BBC broadcasts an unseen film interview with John Lennon and Paul McCartney that had been discovered languishing in a London garage.
2009: Michael Jackson’s untimely death a week earlier sends all his albums back into the Billboard Top Ten, including, at #5, The Jackson 5′s Ultimate Collection.
Releases

1969: The Doors, The Soft Parade
1973: Bob Dylan, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
1974: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Burnin’
Recording

1935: Benny Goodman, “King Porter Stomp”
1956: Brenda Lee, “Jambalaya”
1959: Dave Brubeck, “Take Five”
1963: The Beatles: “She Loves You,” “I’ll Get You”
1968: The Beatles, “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey”
1969: The Beatles, “You Never Give Me Your Money”
Charts

1967: The Association’s “Windy” hits #1
1967: The Beatles’ LP Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band hits #1
1967: The Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” enters the charts
1972: Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue” hits #1
Certifications

1965: The Beatles’ LP Beatles VI is certified gold
1971: Jethro Tull’s LP Aqualung is certified gold

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