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This Week In Music (11-17 December)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 11 Dec:

Ringo by Lorne Greene, 1964
Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds, 1965
Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys, 1966
Daydream Believer by The Monkees, 1967
Love Child by The Supremes, 1968
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam, 1969
The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, 1970
Family Affair by Sly and The Family Stone, 1971
I Am Woman by Helen Reddy, 1972
Top Of The World by The Carpenters, 1973

Other notables this week:

Louie Louie by The Kingsmen, peaked at Number 2 in 1963
She’s Not There by The Zombies, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
I’m Gonna Be Strong by Gene Pitney, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Let’s Hang On! by The 4 Seasons, peaked at Number 3 in 1965
I Can Never Go Home Anymore by The Shangri-Las, peaked at Number 6 in 1965
I Will by Dean Martin, peaked at Number 10 in 1965
Born Free by Roger Williams, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Gladys Knight and The Pips, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
I Second That Emotion by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Abraham, Martin And John by Dion, peaked at Number 4 in 1968
I Love How You Love Me by Bobby Vinton, peaked at Number 9 in 1968
Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 7 in 1969
Backfield In Motion by Mel and Tim, peaked at Number 10 in 1969
Have You Seen Her by The Chi-Lites, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
Got To Be There by Michael Jackson, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
It Never Rains In Southern California by Albert Hammond, peaked at Number 5 in 1972

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Goldfinger movie soundtrack, 1964
Blooming Hits by Paul Mauriat, 1967
The Beatles [White Album] by The Beatles, 1968
Music by Carole King, 1971

Other notable albums debuting this week:

The Beatles’ Story by The Beatles, released in 1964, peaked at Number 7
December’s Children (And Everybody’s) by The Rolling Stones, released in 1965, peaked at Number 4
The 4 Seasons’ Gold Vault Of Hits by The 4 Seasons, released in 1965, peaked at Number 10
Thunderball movie soundtrack, released in 1965, peaked at Number 10
The Temptations Greatest Hits by The Temptations, released in 1966, peaked at Number 5
Got Live If You Want It! by The Rolling Stones, released in 1966, peaked at Number 6
Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones, released in 1968, peaked at Number 5
Willy And The Poorboys by Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1969, peaked at Number 3
The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys by Traffic, released in 1971, peaked at Number 7
Black Moses by Isaac Hayes, released in 1971, peaked at Number 10
I Got A Name by Jim Croce, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

Arthur Fiedler, 17 December 1894
Spike Jones, 14 December 1911
Stan Kenton, 15 December 1911
Frank Sinatra, 12 December 1915
Perez Prado, 11 December 1916
Big Mama Thornton, 11 December 1926
Jerry Wallace, 15 December 1927
Dick Schory, 13 December 1931
Charlie Rich, 14 December 1932
Manu Dibango, 12 December 1933
Johnny Hammond, 16 December 1933
Johnny Moore, 15 December 1934
Joe Farrell, 16 December 1937
McCoy Tyner, 11 December 1938
Connie Francis, 12 December 1938
Don Addrisi, 14 December 1938
Terry Kirkman, 12 December 1939
Eddie Kendricks, 17 December 1939
David Gates, 11 December 1940
Dionne Warwick, 12 December 1940
J. Frank Wilson, 11 December 1941
Tim Hauser, 12 December 1941
John Davidson, 13 December 1941
Richard Wagner, 14 December 1942
Dave Clark, 15 December 1942
Paul Butterfield, 17 December 1942
Dickey Betts, 12 December 1943
Grover Washington, Jr., 12 December 1943
“Dave Dee” Harmon, 17 December 1943
Brenda Lee, 11 December 1944
Rob Tyner, 12 December 1944
Tony Williams, 12 December 1945
Clive Bunker, 12 December 1946
Patty Duke, 14 December 1946
Carmine Appice, 15 December 1946
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, 13 December 1948
Ted Nugent, 13 December 1948
Peter Thorup, 14 December 1948
Randy Owen, 13 December 1949
Billy Gibbons, 16 December 1949
Paul Rodgers, 17 December 1949
Jermaine Jackson, 11 December 1954
Steve Forbert, 13 December 1954
Paul Simonon, 15 December 1955
Mike Mills, 17 December 1958
Darryl Jones, 11 December 1961

Remembrances:

Glenn Miller, 15 December 1944
Dinah Washington, 14 December 1963
Sam Cooke, 11 December 1964
Sylvester, 16 December 1988
Pattie Santos, 14 December 1989
Elbert Wilkins, 13 December 1992
Johnny Lytle, 15 December 1995
Kurt Winter, 14 December 1997
Nicolette Larson, 16 December 1997
Charles Earland, 11 December 1999
Grover Washington, Jr., 17 December 1999
Pirkle Lee Moses, 16 December 2000
Rufus Thomas, 15 December 2001
Zalman Yanovsky, 13 December 2002
Gary Stewart, 16 December 2003
Bert Reid, 12 December 2004
Walter Ward, 11 December 2006
Denny Payton, 17 December 2006
Ike Turner, 12 December 2007
Sweet Louie Smith, 15 December 2007
Dan Fogelberg, 16 December 2007
John Byrne, 17 December 2008
Helen Roberts, 12 December 2010
Woolly Wolstenholme, 13 December 2010
Captain Beefheart, 17 December 2010
Lina Romay, 17 December 2010
John Gardner, 12 December 2011
Anthony Amato, 13 December 2011
Billie Jo Spears, 14 December 2011
Bob Brookmeyer, 15 December 2011
Eddie “Guitar” Burns, 12 December 2012
Willie Ackerman, 13 December 2012
Gil Friesen, 13 December 2012
Dick Hafer, 15 December 2012
Sheila McKinley, 16 December 2012
Rae Woodland, 12 December 2013
Ray Price, 16 December 2013
Dawn Sears, 11 December 2014
Laszlo Varga, 11 December 2014
John Hampton, 12 December 2014
Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, 12 December 2014
Janis Martin, 13 December 2014
Joe Carr, 14 December 2014
Irene Dalis, 14 December 2014
Millie Kirkham, 14 December 2014
Ray Steadman-Allen, 15 December 2014
Wendy Rene, 16 December 2014
Rock Scully, 16 December 2014
Luigi Creatore, 13 December 2015
Edmund Lyndeck, 14 December 2015
Snuff Garrett, 16 December 2015

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This Week In Music (4-10 December)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 4 Dec:

Leader Of The Pack by The Shangri-Las, 1964
Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds, 1965
Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band, 1966
Daydream Believer by The Monkees, 1967
Love Child by The Supremes, 1968
Something by The Beatles, 1969
I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy), 1970
Family Affair by Sly and The Family Stone, 1971
Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone by The Temptations, 1972
Top Of The World by The Carpenters, 1973

Other notables this week:

Everybody by Tommy Roe, peaked at Number 3 in 1963
She’s A Fool by Lesley Gore, peaked at Number 5 in 1963
Walking The Dog by Rufus Thomas, peaked at Number 10 in 1963
Time Is On My Side by The Rolling Stones, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
Mountain Of Love by Johnny Rivers, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Mellow Yellow by Donovan, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
Lady Godiva by Peter and Gordon, peaked at Number 6 in 1966
Stop Stop Stop by The Hollies, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
I’m Ready For Love by Martha and The Vandellas, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
I Say A Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
In And Out Of Love by Diana Ross and The Supremes, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
Who’s Making Love by Johnnie Taylor, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
Gypsy Woman by Brian Hyland, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
No Matter What by Badfinger, peaked at Number 8 in 1970
Share The Land by The Guess Who, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
The Desiderata by Les Crane, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
If You Don’t Know Me By Now by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Ventura Highway by America, peaked at Number 8 in 1972
I’m Stone In Love With You by The Stylistics, peaked at Number 10 in 1972
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
Just You And Me by Chicago, peaked at Number 4 in 1973
The Love I Lost (Part 1) by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, peaked at Number 7 in 1973

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Christmas Album by Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, 1968
No Secrets by Carly Simon, 1972
John Denver’s Greatest Hits by John Denver, 1973

Other notable albums debuting this week:

S.R.O. by Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, released in 1966, peaked at Number 2
Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band, released in 1966, peaked at Number 5
Born Free by Roger Williams, released in 1966, peaked at Number 7
Disraeli Gears by Cream, released in 1967, peaked at Number 4
Fool On The Hill by Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, released in 1968, peaked at Number 3
Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones, released in 1969, peaked at Number 3
Live Album by Grand Funk Railroad, released in 1970, peaked at Number 5
Nilsson Schmilsson by Nilsson, released in 1971, peaked at Number 3
E Pluribus Funk by Grand Funk Railroad, released in 1971, peaked at Number 5
They Only Come Out At Night by The Edgar Winter Group, released in 1972, peaked at Number 3
Hot August Night by Neil Diamond, released in 1972, peaked at Number 5
Tommy by Various Artists, released in 1972, peaked at Number 5
The Divine Miss M by Bette Midler, released in 1972, peaked at Number 9
Bette Midler by Bette Midler, released in 1973, peaked at Number 6
Muscle Of Love by Alice Cooper, released in 1973, peaked at Number 10

Birthdays:

Edmundo Ros, 7 December 1910
Louis Prima, 7 December 1910
Morton Gould, 10 December 1913
Eddie Heywood, 4 December 1915
Hugo Peretti, 6 December 1916
Dave Brubeck, 6 December 1920
Boyd Bennett, 7 December 1924
Bent Fabric, 7 December 1924
Sammy Davis, Jr., 8 December 1925
Jimmy Smith, 8 December 1925
James Cleveland, 5 December 1931
Bobby Osborne, 7 December 1931
Little Richard, 5 December 1932
Donald Byrd, 9 December 1932
Billy Edd Wheeler, 9 December 1932
Junior Wells, 9 December 1934
David Houston, 9 December 1935
Don Sebesky, 10 December 1937
J.J. Cale, 5 December 1938
Jerry Butler, 8 December 1939
James Galway, 8 December 1939
Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon, 4 December 1940
Dan Hicks, 9 December 1941
Kyu Sakamoto, 10 December 1941
Chad Stuart, 10 December 1941
Ralph Tavares, 10 December 1941
Harry Chapin, 7 December 1942
Mike Smith, 6 December 1943
Jim Morrison, 9 December 1943
Chris Hillman, 4 December 1944
Dennis Wilson, 4 December 1944
Willie Hutch, 6 December 1944
George Baker, 8 December 1944
Mike Botts, 8 December 1944
Frankie Beverly, 6 December 1946
Walter “Clyde” Orange, 9 December 1946
Gregg Allman, 8 December 1947
John Lyon, 4 December 1948
Tom Waits, 7 December 1949
Dan Hartman, 8 December 1950
Joan Armatrading, 9 December 1950
Gary Rossington, 4 December 1951
Johnny Rodriguez, 10 December 1951
Duane Roland, 4 December 1953
Rick Buckler, 6 December 1955
Peter Buck, 6 December 1956
Donny Osmond, 9 December 1957

Remembrances:

Leadbelly, 6 December 1949
John Mills, 8 December 1967
Otis Redding, 10 December 1967
Jimmy King, 10 December 1967
Ronnie Caldwell, 10 December 1967
Phalon Jones, 10 December 1967
Carl Cunningham, 10 December 1967
Gary Thain, 8 December 1975
Tommy Bolin, 4 December 1976
Benjamin Britten, 4 December 1976
John Lennon, 8 December 1980
Marty Robbins, 8 December 1982
Richard Taylor, 7 December 1987
Roy Orbison, 6 December 1988
Herb Rhoad, 8 December 1988
Bill Harris, 10 December 1988
Dee Clark, 7 December 1990
Frank Zappa, 4 December 1993
Antonio Carlos Jobim, 8 December 1994
Michael “Busta Cherry” Jones, 6 December 1995
Jake Carey, 10 December 1997
Rick Danko, 10 December 1999
Bernie Dwyer, 4 December 2002
Bill Deal, 10 December 2003
Willem “Mouth” Duyn, 4 December 2004
Billy Maybray, 5 December 2004
Danny Williams, 6 December 2005
Mike Botts, 9 December 2005
Freddie Marsden, 9 December 2006
Billy Richard, 10 December 2007
Dennis Yost, 7 December 2008
Liam Clancy, 4 December 2009
Peter Andry, 7 December 2010
Trev Thoms, 8 December 2010
James Moody, 9 December 2010
Hubert Sumlin, 4 December 2011
Dobie Gray, 6 December 2011
Barbara Orbison, 6 December 2011
Myra Taylor, 9 December 2011
Sammy Arena, 5 December 2012
Dave Brubeck, 5 December 2012
Sarah Kirsch, 5 December 2012
Ed Cassidy, 6 December 2012
Huw Lloyd-Langton, 6 December 2012
John Gowans, 8 December 2012
Hal Schaefer, 8 December 2012
Gail Collins Pappalardi, 6 December 2013
Stan Tracey, 6 December 2013
Chick Willis, 7 December 2013
Edward Williams, 8 December 2013
Jimmy Amadie, 10 December 2013
Jim Hall, 10 December 2013
Graeme Goodall, 4 December 2014
Bob Montgomery, 4 December 2014
Brian Roy Goble, 7 December 2014
Lydia Mordkovitch, 9 December 2014
Sheila Stewart, 9 December 2014
Mattiwilda Dobbs, 8 December 2015
Bonnie Lou, 8 December 2015
Gary Marker, 8 December 2015
Rusty Jones, 9 December 2015
Rainer Bloss, 10 December 2015

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This Week In Music (27 November – 3 December)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 27 Nov:

Baby Love by The Supremes, 1964
I Hear A Symphony by The Supremes, 1965
You Keep Me Hangin’ On by The Supremes, 1966
Incense And Peppermints by The Strawberry Alarm Clock, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension, 1969
I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy), 1970
Theme From “Shaft” by Isaac Hayes, 1971
I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash, 1972
Photograph by Ringo Starr, 1973

Other notables this week:

You Really Got Me by The Kinks, peaked at Number 7 in 1964
A Taste Of Honey by Herb Alpert, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away by The Silkie, peaked at Number 10 in 1965
The Rain, The Park And Other Things by The Cowsills, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
An Open Letter To My Teenage Son by Victor Lundberg, peaked at Number 10 in 1967
Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf, peaked at Number 3 in 1968
And When I Die by Blood, Sweat and Tears, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Eli’s Coming by Three Dog Night, peaked at Number 10 in 1969
Montego Bay by Bobby Bloom, peaked at Number 8 in 1970
Heaven Help Us All by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
Baby I’m-A Want You by Bread, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 9 in 1971

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

The Singles 1969-1973 by The Carpenters, 1973

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Welcome To The LBJ Ranch! by Various Artists, released in 1965, peaked at Number 3
Beach Boys’ Party! by The Beach Boys, released in 1965, peaked at Number 6
Going To A Go-Go by The Miracles, released in 1965, peaked at Number 8
Gentle On My Mind by Glen Campbell, released in 1967, peaked at Number 5
History Of Otis Redding by Otis Redding, released in 1967, peaked at Number 9
Diana Ross And The Supremes Join The Temptations by The Supremes and The Temptations, released in 1968, peaked at Number 2
Captured Live At The Forum by Three Dog Night, released in 1969, peaked at Number 6
Stephen Stills by Stephen Stills, released in 1970, peaked at Number 3
Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin, released in 1971, peaked at Number 2
Madman Across The Water by Elton John, released in 1971, peaked at Number 8
Homecoming by America, released in 1972, peaked at Number 9

Birthdays:

Brownie McGhee, 30 November 1915
Jerry Murad, 1 December 1918
Maria Callas, 2 December 1923
Andy Williams, 3 December 1927
Matt Monro, 1 December 1930
Thurman “Teddy” Wilburn, 30 November 1931
Ethel Ennis, 28 November 1932
Gato Barbieri, 28 November 1932
John Gary, 29 November 1932
Bob Moore, 30 November 1932
Lou Rawls, 1 December 1933
John Mayall, 29 November 1933
Billy Paul, 1 December 1934
Woody Allen, 1 December 1935
Al Jackson, Jr., 27 November 1935
Luther Ingram, 30 November 1937
Sandy Nelson, 1 December 1938
Dianne Lennon, 1 December 1939
Gary Troxel, 28 November 1939
Meco, 29 November 1939
Bruce Channel, 28 November 1940
Chuck Mangione, 29 November 1940
Denny Doherty, 29 November 1940
Eddie Rabbitt, 27 November 1941
Jody Miller, 29 November 1941
Rich Dangel, 1 December 1942
Jimi Hendrix, 27 November 1942
Felix Cavaliere, 29 November 1942
Randy Newman, 28 November 1943
R. B. Greaves, 28 November 1943
Bobbi Martin, 29 November 1943
Leo Lyons, 30 November 1943
John Densmore, 1 December 1944
Eric Bloom, 1 December 1944
Bette Midler, 1 December 1945
Randy Brecker, 27 November 1945
Roger Glover, 30 November 1945
Gilbert O’Sullivan, 1 December 1946
Ozzy Osbourne, 3 December 1948
Tom Sellers, 3 December 1948
Mickey Thomas, 3 December 1949
Ruby Starr, 30 November 1949
Jaco Pastorius, 1 December 1951
June Pointer, 30 November 1953
Shuggie Otis, 30 November 1953
David Sancious, 30 November 1953

Remembrances:

Ray Smith, 29 November 1979
Lee Dorsey, 1 December 1986
Bill Lyall, 1 December 1989
Jerry Edmonton, 28 November 1993
David Houston, 30 November 1993
Tiny Tim, 30 November 1996
William Smith, 1 December 1997
Barbara Acklin, 27 November 1998
Butch McDade, 29 November 1998
Charlie Byrd, 2 December 1999
Scott Smith, 30 November 2000
Valorie Jones, 2 December 2001
George Harrison, 29 November 2001
Rich Dangel, 2 December 2002
Stanley Black, 27 November 2002
James Grant, 29 November 2004
Joe Jones, 27 November 2005
Mariska Veres, 2 December 2006
Odetta, 2 December 2008
Eric Woolfson, 2 December 2009
Helen Boatwright, 1 December 2010
John Gerrish, 29 November 2010
Bill Tapia, 2 December 2011
Howard Tate, 2 December 2011
J. Blackfoot, 30 November 2011
Dee Harvey, 1 December 2012
Mickey Baker, 27 November 2012
Gloria Davy, 28 November 2012
Franco Ventriglia, 28 November 2012
Maddalena Fagandini, 29 November 2012
Rick Blackburn, 30 November 2012
Richard Coughlan, 1 December 2013
Rex Garvin, 2 December 2013
Oliver Cheatham, 29 November 2013
Dick Dodd, 29 November 2013
Frances Nero, 28 November 2014
Bobby Keys, 2 December 2014
Carlos Mamery, 2 December 2014
Ian McLagan, 3 December 2014
James Stewart, 3 December 2014
Wayne Bickerton, 29 November 2015
Buddy Moreno, 29 November 2015
Shirley Gunter, 1 December 2015
John Eaton, 2 December 2015
Wally Roker, 2 December 2015
Gladstone Anderson, 3 December 2015
Scott Weiland, 3 December 2015

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This Week In Music (13-19 November)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 13 Nov:

Baby Love by The Supremes, 1964
Get Off Of My Cloud by The Rolling Stones, 1965
Poor Side Of Town by Johnny Rivers, 1966
To Sir With Love by Lulu, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves by Cher, 1971
I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash, 1972
Keep On Truckin’ by Eddie Kendricks, 1973

Other notables this week:

Have I The Right? by The Honeycombs, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
The Door Is Still Open To My Heart by Dean Martin, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
You’re The One by The Vogues, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Rain On The Roof by The Lovin’ Spoonful, peaked at Number 10 in 1966
Please Love Me Forever by Bobby Vinton, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
Come Together by The Beatles, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Somebody’s Been Sleeping by 100 Proof Aged In Soul, peaked at Number 8 in 1970
It Don’t Matter To Me by Bread, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
Imagine by John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
I’ve Found Someone Of My Own by Free Movement, peaked at Number 5 in 1971
I’d Love You To Want Me by Lobo, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
How Could I Let You Get Away / I’ll Be Around by The Spinners, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Convention ’72 by The Delegates, peaked at Number 8 in 1972
Witchy Woman by The Eagles, peaked at Number 9 in 1972
Heartbeat It’s A Lovebeat by The DeFranco Family, peaked at Number 3 in 1973
I Got A Name by Jim Croce, peaked at Number 10 in 1973

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Roustabout by Elvis Presley, 1964
Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell, 1968
American Pie by Don McLean, 1971
There’s A Riot Goin’ On by Sly and The Family Stone, 1971
Seventh Sojourn by The Moody Blues, 1972
The World Is A Ghetto by War, 1972

Other notable albums debuting this week:

12 X 5 by The Rolling Stones, released in 1964, peaked at Number 3
The Door Is Still Open To My Heart by Dean Martin, released in 1964, peaked at Number 9
Golden Hits by Roger Miller, released in 1965, peaked at Number 6
Harum Scarum by Elvis Presley, released in 1965, peaked at Number 8
Je M’appelle Barbra by Barbra Streisand, released in 1966, peaked at Number 5
A Man And A Woman movie soundtrack, released in 1966, peaked at Number 10
The Turtles! Golden Hits by The Turtles, released in 1967, peaked at Number 7
Love, Andy by Andy Williams, released in 1967, peaked at Number 8
Dionne Warwick’s Golden Hits, Part One by Dionne Warwick, released in 1967, peaked at Number 10
Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas by Tom Jones, released in 1969, peaked at Number 3
New Morning by Bob Dylan, released in 1970, peaked at Number 7
Chicago At Carnegie Hall by Chicago, released in 1971, peaked at Number 3
Talking Book by Stevie Wonder, released in 1972, peaked at Number 3
Ringo by Ringo Starr, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

Eugene Ormandy, 18 November 1899
Mantovani, 15 November 1905
Tommy Dorsey, 19 November 1905
Geza Anda, 19 November 1921
Hank Ballard, 18 November 1927
Gunter Kallmann, 19 November 1927
C.W. McCall, 15 November 1928
Joe Hinton, 15 November 1929
Petula Clark, 15 November 1932
Clyde McPhatter, 15 November 1932
Garnet Mimms, 16 November 1933
Valjean, 19 November 1934
Freddie Garrity, 14 November 1936
Cornelius Gunter, 14 November 1936
Little Willie John, 15 November 1937
Gordon Lightfoot, 17 November 1938
Jerry Fuller, 19 November 1938
Hank Medress, 19 November 1938
Idris Muhammad, 13 November 1939
Walter Carlos, 14 November 1939
Baby Washington, 13 November 1940
Winfred “Blue” Lovett, 16 November 1940
Odia Coates, 13 November 1941
Conleth Cluskey, 18 November 1941
John Paul Hammond, 13 November 1942
Bob Gaudio, 17 November 1942
Timmy Thomas, 13 November 1944
Gene Clark, 17 November 1944
Frida, 15 November 1945
Martin Barre, 17 November 1946
Bob McBride, 17 November 1946
Toy Caldwell, 13 November 1947
Chi Coltrane, 16 November 1948
Terry Reid, 13 November 1949
James “J.Y.” Young, 14 November 1949
Steve Fossen, 15 November 1949
Pattie Santos, 16 November 1949
Graham Parker, 18 November 1950
Stephen Bishop, 14 November 1951
Lori Lieberman, 15 November 1951
Dino Martin, 17 November 1951
Yanni, 14 November 1954

Remembrances:

Ted Heath, 18 November 1969
Hal Kratzsch, 18 November 1970
Danny Whitten, 18 November 1972
John Glascock, 17 November 1979
Doug Roberts, 18 November 1981
Tom Evans, 19 November 1983
Don Addrisi, 13 November 1984
Antal Dorati, 13 November 1988
Ronnie Bullis, 13 November 1992
Bobby Russell, 19 November 1992
Dino Valenti, 16 November 1994
Bill Doggett, 13 November 1996
Ralph “Pee Wee” Middlebrooks, 15 November 1997
Donald Mills, 13 November 1999
Doug Sahm, 18 November 1999
David Wilson, 14 November 2000
Mike Stewart, 13 November 2002
Don Armando, 16 November 2002
Arthur Conley, 17 November 2003
Don Gibson, 17 November 2003
Michael Kamen, 18 November 2003
Terry Melcher, 19 November 2004
Ruth Brown, 17 November 2006
Johnny Almond, 18 November 2009
Jackie Leven, 14 November 2011
Lee Pockriss, 14 November 2011
Moogy Klingman, 15 November 2011
Gary Garcia, 17 November 2011
Martin Fay, 14 November 2012
Billy Scott, 17 November 2012
Stan Greig, 18 November 2012
Sir Philip Ledger, 18 November 2012
Pete La Roca, 19 November 2012
Georgina Anderson, 14 November 2013
Mike Burney, 13 November 2014
Jimmy Ruffin, 17 November 2014
Dave Appell, 18 November 2014
Betty Ann Grove, 13 November 2015
P. F. Sloan, 15 November 2015
Richard Cowan, 16 November 2015
Al Aarons, 17 November 2015
David VanLanding, 17 November 2015
Daniel Ferro, 18 November 2015
Wilbur Foss, 18 November 2015
Ron Hynes, 19 November 2015

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This Week In Music (6-12 November)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 6 Nov:

Baby Love by The Supremes, 1964
Get Off Of My Cloud by The Rolling Stones, 1965
Last Train To Clarksville by The Monkees, 1966
To Sir With Love by Lulu, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves by Cher, 1971
I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash, 1972
Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight and The Pips, 1973

Other notables this week:

Last Kiss by J. Frank Wilson and The Cavalleers, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
Let It Be Me by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
Chug-A-Lug by Roger Miller, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Everybody Loves A Clown by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Positively 4th Street by Bob Dylan, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
Hold Me Tight by Johnny Nash, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
White Room by Cream, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
Indiana Wants Me by R. Dean Taylor, peaked at Number 5 in 1970
Peace Train by Cat Stevens, peaked at Number 7 in 1971
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) by Marvin Gaye, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
All I Know by Art Garfunkel, peaked at Number 9 in 1973

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Beach Boys Concert by The Beach Boys, 1964
Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin, 1969

Other notable albums debuting this week:

My Name Is Barbra, Two… by Barbra Streisand, released in 1965, peaked at Number 2
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon and Garfunkel, released in 1966, peaked at Number 4
Farewell To The First Golden Era by The Mamas and The Papas, released in 1967, peaked at Number 5
Greatest Hits by Sly and The Family Stone, released in 1970, peaked at Number 2
Living In The Past by Jethro Tull, released in 1972, peaked at Number 3
Quadrophenia by The Who, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2
Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield, released in 1973, peaked at Number 3
Full Sail by Loggins and Messina, released in 1973, peaked at Number 10

Birthdays:

Ray Conniff, 6 November 1916
Joe Bushkin, 7 November 1916
Billy May, 10 November 1916
Henry Jerome, 12 November 1917
Jo Stafford, 12 November 1917
Al Hirt, 7 November 1922
Joan Sutherland, 7 November 1926
Patti Page, 8 November 1927
Ernestine Anderson, 11 November 1928
LaVern Baker, 11 November 1929
Bob Crewe, 12 November 1931
Stonewall Jackson, 6 November 1932
Joseph Pope, 6 November 1933
Mary Travers, 9 November 1936
Eugene Pitt, 6 November 1937
Dee Clark, 7 November 1938
Hubert Laws, 10 November 1939
Ruby Nash Curtis, 12 November 1939
Lord Sutch, 10 November 1940
Doug Sahm, 6 November 1941
Tom Fogerty, 9 November 1941
Johnny Rivers, 7 November 1942
Mike Clifford, 6 November 1943
Eloise Laws, 6 November 1943
Joni Mitchell, 7 November 1943
Brian Hyland, 12 November 1943
Arthur “Pooch” Tavares, 12 November 1943
Bonnie Bramlett, 8 November 1944
Robert Nix, 8 November 1944
Chris Smither, 11 November 1944
Booker T. Jones, 12 November 1944
Lani Hall, 6 November 1945
Don Murray, 8 November 1945
Donna Fargo, 10 November 1945
Neil Young, 12 November 1945
Sally Field, 6 November 1946
Roy Wood, 8 November 1946
Minnie Riperton, 8 November 1947
Dave Loggins, 10 November 1947
Greg Lake, 10 November 1947
Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, 12 November 1947
Glenn Frey, 6 November 1948
Joe Bouchard, 9 November 1948
Bonnie Raitt, 8 November 1949
Tommy Caldwell, 9 November 1949
Ronnie Hammond, 10 November 1950
Gerald Alston, 8 November 1951
Marshall Crenshaw, 11 November 1953
Bruce Woolley, 11 November 1953
Rickie Lee Jones, 8 November 1954
Les McKeown, 12 November 1955

Remembrances:

Berry Oakley, 11 November 1972
Ivory Joe Hunter, 8 November 1974
Tasha Thomas, 8 November 1984
Dickie Goodman, 6 November 1989
Tom Clancy, 7 November 1990
Ronnie Dyson, 10 November 1990
Tony Duhig, 11 November 1990
Carter Cornelius, 7 November 1991
Carmen McRae, 10 November 1994
Don Julian, 6 November 1998
Pat Clancy, 11 November 1998
Jim Voigt, 7 November 2000
Lance Dickerson, 10 November 2003
Pete Jolly, 6 November 2004
Lenny Mayes, 7 November 2004
Jance Garfat, 6 November 2006
Miriam Makeba, 9 November 2008
Mitch Mitchell, 12 November 2008
Carroll Pratt, 11 November 2010
Gordon Beck, 6 November 2011
Andrea True, 7 November 2011
Heavy D, 8 November 2011
Jimmy Norman, 8 November 2011
Michael Garrick, 11 November 2011
Doyle Bramhall, 12 November 2011
Richard Robbins, 7 November 2012
Major Harris, 9 November 2012
Anthony di Bonaventura, 12 November 2012
Bob French, 12 November 2012
Clyde Stacy, 6 November 2013
Kris Ife, 8 November 2013
Arnold Rosner, 8 November 2013
Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, 9 November 2013
Bob Beckham, 11 November 2013
Sir John Tavener, 12 November 2013
Maggie Boyle, 6 November 2014
Rick Rosas, 6 November 2014
Russell Christopher, 9 November 2014
Big Bank Hank, 11 November 2014
Johnny Dyer, 11 November 2014
James Erb, 11 November 2014
Buddy Catlett, 12 November 2014
Carlos Emilio Morales, 12 November 2014
José Ángel Espinoza, 6 November 2015
Chuck Pyle, 6 November 2015
Eddie Hoh, 7 November 2015
Andy White, 9 November 2015
Robert Craft, 10 November 2015
Allen Toussaint, 10 November 2015
Phil Taylor, 11 November 2015

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This Week In Music (30 October – 5 November)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 30 Oct:

Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann, 1964
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
96 Tears by ? and The Mysterians, 1966
To Sir With Love by Lulu, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
I Can’t Get Next To You by The Temptations, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry, 1972
Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight and The Pips, 1973

Other notables this week:

Little Honda by The Hondells, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
A Lover’s Concerto by The Toys, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Keep On Dancing by The Gentrys, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Dandy by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
Hooray For Hazel by Tommy Roe, peaked at Number 6 in 1966
If I Were A Carpenter by Bobby Darin, peaked at Number 8 in 1966
Soul Man by Sam and Dave, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
It Must Be Him by Vikki Carr, peaked at Number 3 in 1967
Expressway To Your Heart by The Soul Survivors, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Your Precious Love by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, peaked at Number 5 in 1967
A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 8 in 1967
Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Midnight Confessions by The Grass Roots, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
Elenore by The Turtles, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
Baby It’s You by Smith, peaked at Number 5 in 1969
We’ve Only Just Begun by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Fire And Rain by James Taylor, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
It’s Only Make Believe by Glen Campbell, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
Nights In White Satin by The Moody Blues, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
Freddie’s Dead (Theme From “Superfly”) by Curtis Mayfield, peaked at Number 4 in 1972
Garden Party by Rick Nelson and The Stone Canyon Band, peaked at Number 6 in 1972
Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues by Danny O’Keefe, peaked at Number 9 in 1972
Paper Roses by Marie Osmond, peaked at Number 5 in 1973

Notable albums debuting this week:

Fiddler On The Roof by Original Casts, released in 1964, peaked at Number 7
Strange Days by The Doors, released in 1967, peaked at Number 3
The Partridge Family Album by The Partridge Family, released in 1970, peaked at Number 4
Rhymes And Reasons by Carole King, released in 1972, peaked at Number 2
Caravanserai by Santana, released in 1972, peaked at Number 8
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Neil Diamond, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

Roy Rogers, 5 November 1911
Lou Donaldson, 1 November 1926
Anita Kerr, 31 October 1927
Ike Turner, 5 November 1931
Tommy Makem, 4 November 1932
Ray Smith, 30 October 1934
Bill Anderson, 1 November 1937
Tom Paxton, 31 October 1937
Jay Black, 2 November 1938
Grace Slick, 30 October 1939
Eddie Holland, 30 October 1939
John Guerin, 31 October 1939
SSgt Barry Sadler, 1 November 1940
Delbert McClinton, 4 November 1940
Art Garfunkel, 5 November 1941
Kinky Friedman, 1 November 1944
Keith Emerson, 2 November 1944
Lawrence Brown, 5 November 1944
J. D. Souther, 2 November 1945
Russ Ballard, 31 October 1945
Rick Grech, 1 November 1946
Loleatta Holloway, 5 November 1946
Bill Quateman, 4 November 1947
Peter “Herman” Noone, 5 November 1947
Timothy B. Schmit, 30 October 1947
Lulu, 3 November 1948
Frankie Miller, 2 November 1949
Jimmie Spheeris, 5 November 1949
Bob Siebenberg, 31 October 1949
Dan Peek, 1 November 1950
Moon Martin, 31 October 1950
Maxine Nightingale, 2 November 1952
Jeff Lorber, 4 November 1952
Andy Partridge, 1 November 1953
James Honeyman-Scott, 4 November 1956
Lyle Lovett, 1 November 1957
Larry Mullen, Jr., 31 October 1961

Remembrances:

Johnny Horton, 5 November 1960
Malcolm Hale, 30 October 1968
Gary McFarland, 3 November 1971
Guy Lombardo, 5 November 1977
Bobby Nunn, 5 November 1986
Vladimir Horowitz, 5 November 1989
SSgt Barry Sadler, 5 November 1989
Fred “Sonic” Smith, 4 November 1994
Eddie Harris, 5 November 1996
Steve Allen, 30 October 2000
Billy Mitchell, 5 November 2002
Billy Guy, 5 November 2002
Bobby Hatfield, 5 November 2003
Terry Knight, 1 November 2004
Joe Bushkin, 3 November 2004
Skitch Henderson, 1 November 2005
Link Wray, 5 November 2005
Paul Mauriat, 3 November 2006
Dan Billings, 2 November 2007
Joe VerScharen, 3 November 2007
Dick Burns, 5 November 2007
Robert Goulet, 30 October 2007
Yma Sumac, 1 November 2008
Jerry Bock, 3 November 2010
Jim Clench, 3 November 2010
James Freud, 4 November 2010
Michelle Nicastro, 4 November 2010
Randy Miller, 5 November 2010
Shirley Verrett, 5 November 2010
Howard Van Hyning, 30 October 2010
Liz Anderson, 31 October 2011
Mitch Lucker, 1 November 2012
Ted Curson, 4 November 2012
Bernard Bierman, 5 November 2012
Elliott Carter, 5 November 2012
Austin John Marshall, 3 November 2013
Bernard Roberts, 3 November 2013
Pete Haycock, 30 October 2013
Frank Wess, 30 October 2013
Bobby Parker, 31 October 2013
Ian Fraser, 31 October 2014
Michael H. Shamberg, 1 November 2014
Wayne Static, 1 November 2014
Acker Bilk, 2 November 2014
Michael Coleman, 2 November 2014
Chris White, 2 November 2014
Klaus Kreuzeder, 3 November 2014
Manitas de Plata, 5 November 2014
John McCollum, 30 October 2015
Tommy Overstreet, 2 November 2015
David Stock, 2 November 2015

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This Week In Music (23-29 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 23 Oct:

Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann, 1964
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
Reach Out I’ll Be There by The Four Tops, 1966
To Sir With Love by Lulu, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
I Can’t Get Next To You by The Temptations, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry, 1972
Angie by The Rolling Stones, 1973

Other notables this week:

Walk Away Renee by The Left Banke, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted by Jimmy Ruffin, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? by The Rolling Stones, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Little Green Apples by O.C. Smith, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Over You by Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
Tracy by The Cuff Links, peaked at Number 9 in 1969
I’m Gonna Make You Mine by Lou Christie, peaked at Number 10 in 1969
Lola by The Kinks, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
Sweet City Woman by The Stampeders, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
Burning Love by Elvis Presley, peaked at Number 2 in 1972

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin, 1970

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Farewell, Angelina by Joan Baez, released in 1965, peaked at Number 10
Harmony by Three Dog Night, released in 1971, peaked at Number 8
Imagination by Gladys Knight and The Pips, released in 1973, peaked at Number 9

Birthdays:

Sonny Terry, 24 October 1911
Mahalia Jackson, 26 October 1911
Dick Kesner, 26 October 1912
Neal Hefti, 29 October 1922
Cleo Laine, 28 October 1927
Mitchell Torok, 28 October 1929
Big Bopper, 24 October 1930
Gil Trythall, 28 October 1930
Gary McFarland, 23 October 1933
Floyd Cramer, 27 October 1933
Bill Wyman, 24 October 1936
Charlie Daniels, 28 October 1936
Santo Farina, 24 October 1937
Graham Bond, 28 October 1937
Sonny Osborne, 29 October 1937
Yvonne Staples, 23 October 1938
Eugene “Bird” Daughtry, 29 October 1939
Ellie Greenwich, 23 October 1940
Eddie Henderson, 26 October 1940
Helen Reddy, 25 October 1941
Lee Greenwood, 27 October 1942
Bettye Swann, 24 October 1944
Jon Anderson, 25 October 1944
The Moog Machine, 26 October 1944
Denny Laine, 29 October 1944
Brenda Payton, 24 October 1945
Melba Moore, 29 October 1945
Jerry Edmonton, 24 October 1946
Keith Hopwood, 26 October 1946
Peter Green, 29 October 1946
Glenn Tipton, 25 October 1947
Perry Lee “Tiny” Tavares, 24 October 1949
William “Bootsy” Collins, 26 October 1951
Ken “K.K.” Downing, 27 October 1951
Desmond Child, 28 October 1953
Dwight Yoakam, 23 October 1956
“Weird Al” Yankovic, 23 October 1959

Remembrances:

Al Jolson, 23 October 1950
Joe Henderson, 25 October 1964
Baby Huey, 28 October 1970
Duane Allman, 29 October 1971
Leonard Lee, 23 October 1976
Virgil Fox, 25 October 1980
Wells Kelly, 29 October 1984
Willis Jackson, 25 October 1987
Woody Herman, 29 October 1987
Roger Miller, 25 October 1992
Howie Blauvelt, 25 October 1993
Wilbert Harrison, 26 October 1994
Al Fiore, 25 October 1996
Hoyt Axton, 26 October 1999
Kim Gardner, 24 October 2001
Richard Harris, 25 October 2002
Jim Roberts, 29 October 2002
Lester Lanin, 27 October 2004
Mike Arnone, 27 October 2005
Porter Wagoner, 28 October 2007
Merl Saunders, 24 October 2008
Tom Winslow, 23 October 2010
Linda Hargrove, 24 October 2010
Richard T. Gill, 25 October 2010
Gregory Isaacs, 25 October 2010
James Phelps, 26 October 2010
Billy Ruane, 26 October 2010
Walter Payton, 28 October 2010
John Sekula, 28 October 2010
Beryl Davis, 28 October 2011
Walter Norris, 29 October 2011
Michael Marra, 23 October 2012
Bill Dees, 24 October 2012
Natina Reed, 26 October 2012
Terry Callier, 27 October 2012
Gypie Mayo, 23 October 2013
Lawrence Leighton Smith, 25 October 2013
Al Johnson, 26 October 2013
Lou Reed, 27 October 2013
Layne Redmond, 28 October 2013
Jeanne Black, 23 October 2014
Alvin Stardust, 23 October 2014
Vic Ash, 24 October 2014
Marcia Strassman, 24 October 2014
Jack Bruce, 25 October 2014
Chris Nance, 27 October 2014
David Trendell, 28 October 2014
Leon Bibb, 23 October 2015
Bill Keith, 23 October 2015
Nat Peck, 24 October 2015
Marlo Henderson, 25 October 2015
Lee Shaw, 25 October 2015
David Rodriguez, 25 October 2015
Herbie Goins, 27 October 2015
Diane Charlemagne, 28 October 2015

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This Week In Music (16-22 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 16 Oct:

Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison and The Candy Men, 1964
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
Reach Out I’ll Be There by The Four Tops, 1966
The Letter by The Box Tops, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
Ben by Michael Jackson, 1972
Half-Breed by Cher, 1973

Other notables this week:

Dancing In The Street by Martha and The Vandellas, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
We’ll Sing In The Sunshine by Gale Garnett, peaked at Number 4 in 1964
A Summer Song by Chad and Jeremy (shown as by Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde), peaked at Number 7 in 1964
When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) by The Beach Boys, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Treat Her Right by Roy Head, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
Just A Little Bit Better by Herman’s Hermits, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
Do You Believe In Magic by The Lovin’ Spoonful, peaked at Number 9 in 1965
C.C. Rider by The Animals, peaked at Number 10 in 1966
How Can I Be Sure by The Young Rascals, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Fire by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud by James Brown, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
Hot Fun In The Summertime by Sly and The Family Stone, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
That’s The Way Love Is by Marvin Gaye, peaked at Number 7 in 1969
Green-eyed Lady by Sugarloaf, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
All Right Now by Free, peaked at Number 4 in 1970
Superstar by The Carpenters, peaked at Number 2 in 1971
Yo-Yo by The Osmonds, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
If You Really Love Me by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
Popcorn by Hot Butter, peaked at Number 9 in 1972

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Going Places by Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, 1965
Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix, 1968
Abbey Road by The Beatles, 1969
Santana III by Santana, 1971
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, 1973

Other notable albums debuting this week:

My World by Eddy Arnold, released in 1965, peaked at Number 7
Golden Greats by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, released in 1966, peaked at Number 10
The Band by The Band, released in 1969, peaked at Number 9
Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! by The Rolling Stones, released in 1970, peaked at Number 6
I’m Still In Love With You by Al Green, released in 1972, peaked at Number 4
The Joker by The Steve Miller Band, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

Bert Kaempfert, 16 October 1923
Dory Previn, 22 October 1925
Chuck Berry, 18 October 1926
The Singing Nun, 17 October 1933
Dave Guard, 19 October 1934
Bill Chase, 20 October 1934
Eddie Harris, 20 October 1934
Derek Bell, 21 October 1935
Jerry Jaye, 19 October 1937
Wanda Jackson, 20 October 1937
Nico, 16 October 1938
Manfred Mann, 21 October 1940
Earl Thomas Conley, 17 October 1941
Jim Seals, 17 October 1941
Steve Cropper, 21 October 1941
Gary Puckett, 17 October 1942
Elvin Bishop, 21 October 1942
Annette Funicello, 22 October 1942
Bobby Fuller, 22 October 1942
C. Fred Turner, 16 October 1943
Russ Giguere, 18 October 1943
George McCrae, 19 October 1944
Jeannie C. Riley, 19 October 1945
Ric Lee, 20 October 1945
Kathy Young, 21 October 1945
Eddie Brigati, 22 October 1945
Leslie West, 22 October 1945
Mike Hossack, 17 October 1946
Tommy Hoover, 18 October 1946
Lee Loughnane, 21 October 1946
Bob Weir, 16 October 1947
Laura Nyro, 18 October 1947
Robertino, 22 October 1947
Patrick Simmons, 19 October 1948
Tom Petty, 20 October 1950
Brent Mydland, 21 October 1952
Greg Hawkes, 22 October 1952
Eric Faulkner, 21 October 1953
Carolyne Mas, 20 October 1955
Steve Lukather, 21 October 1957
Alan Jackson, 17 October 1958
Wynton Marsalis, 18 October 1961

Remembrances:

Bill Black, 21 October 1965
Billy Williams, 17 October 1972
Ronnie Van Zant, 20 October 1977
Steve Gaines, 20 October 1977
Cassie Gaines, 20 October 1977
Virgil “Doyle” Wilburn, 16 October 1982
Art Blakey, 16 October 1990
“Tennessee” Ernie Ford, 17 October 1991
Henry Vestine, 20 October 1997
Julie London, 18 October 2000
Etta Jones, 16 October 2001
Derek Bell, 17 October 2002
Ron Koss, 16 October 2004
C.P. Spencer, 20 October 2004
Frank “Flamingo” McGowan, 21 October 2004
Bill Reed, 22 October 2004
Sandy West, 21 October 2006
Teresa Brewer, 17 October 2007
Levi Stubbs, 17 October 2008
Eyedea, 16 October 2010
Dennis Taylor, 17 October 2010
Marion Brown, 18 October 2010
Harvey Phillips, 20 October 2010
Ari Up, 20 October 2010
Natasha Spender, 21 October 2010
Bob Brunning, 18 October 2011
James Yannatos, 19 October 2011
Borah Bergman, 18 October 2012
David S. Ware, 18 October 2012
Tim Johnson, 21 October 2012
Gabrielle Roth, 22 October 2012
Roland Janes, 18 October 2013
John Bergamo, 19 October 2013
Noel Harrison, 19 October 2013
Ronald Shannon Jackson, 19 October 2013
Leon Ashley, 20 October 2013
Bobby Thomas, 20 October 2013
Colonel Robert Morris, 21 October 2013
Marylou Dawes, 22 October 2013
Allen Forte, 16 October 2014
Tim Hauser, 16 October 2014
Joanne Borgella, 18 October 2014
Paul Craft, 18 October 2014
John Holt, 19 October 2014
James Levesque, 19 October 2014
Stephen Paulus, 19 October 2014
Raphael Ravenscroft, 19 October 2014
Paul Nabor, 22 October 2014
John Jennings, 16 October 2015
Frank Watkins, 18 October 2015
Patricia Kern, 19 October 2015
Don Rendell, 20 October 2015
Cory Wells, 20 October 2015
Mark Murphy, 22 October 2015

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This Week In Music (9-15 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 9 Oct:

Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison and The Candy Men, 1964
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
Cherish by The Association, 1966
The Letter by The Box Tops, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies, 1969
Cracklin’ Rosie by Neil Diamond, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis, 1972
Half-Breed by Cher, 1973

Other notables this week:

The ‘In’ Crowd by The Ramsey Lewis Trio, peaked at Number 5 in 1965
You’ve Got Your Troubles by The Fortunes, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
Baby Don’t Go by Sonny and Cher, peaked at Number 8 in 1965
Psychotic Reaction by The Count Five, peaked at Number 5 in 1966
Cherry, Cherry by Neil Diamond, peaked at Number 6 in 1966
I’ve Got You Under My Skin by The 4 Seasons, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything’s Alright) by Bill Cosby, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Gimme Little Sign by Brenton Wood, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
My Special Angel by The Vogues, peaked at Number 7 in 1968
Everybody’s Talkin’ by Nilsson, peaked at Number 6 in 1969
This Girl Is A Woman Now by Gary Puckett, peaked at Number 9 in 1969
Do You Know What I Mean by Lee Michaels, peaked at Number 6 in 1971
Use Me by Bill Withers, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
Everybody Plays The Fool by The Main Ingredient, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers Band, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 4 in 1973

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Abraxas by Santana, 1970
Catch Bull At Four by Cat Stevens, 1972

Other notable albums debuting this week:

My Fair Lady movie soundtrack, released in 1964, peaked at Number 4
I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama! by Janis Joplin, released in 1969, peaked at Number 5
Puzzle People by The Temptations, released in 1969, peaked at Number 5
Teaser And The Firecat by Cat Stevens, released in 1971, peaked at Number 2
Phoenix by Grand Funk Railroad, released in 1972, peaked at Number 7

Birthdays:

David Carroll, 15 October 1913
Ivory Joe Hunter, 10 October 1914
Thelonious Monk, 10 October 1917
Ray Martin, 11 October 1918
Art Blakey, 11 October 1919
Yusef Lateef, 9 October 1920
MacHouston “Mickey” Baker, 15 October 1925
Bill Justis, 14 October 1926
Robert Parker, 14 October 1930
Dottie West, 11 October 1932
Johnny Lytle, 13 October 1932
Nana Mouskouri, 13 October 1934
Luciano Pavarotti, 12 October 1935
Paul Humphrey, 12 October 1935
Sam Moore, 12 October 1935
Barry McGuire, 15 October 1935
Fela Ransome-Kuti, 15 October 1938
John Lennon, 9 October 1940
Pharoah Sanders, 13 October 1940
Cliff Richard, 14 October 1940
Paul Simon, 13 October 1941
Melvin Franklin, 12 October 1942
John Entwistle, 9 October 1944
Robert Lamm, 13 October 1944
John Prine, 10 October 1946
Daryl Hall, 11 October 1946
Dorothy Moore, 13 October 1946
Justin Hayward, 14 October 1946
Richard Carpenter, 15 October 1946
George McCorkle, 11 October 1947
Sammy Hagar, 13 October 1947
Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948
John Ford Coley, 13 October 1948
Lance Dickerson, 15 October 1948
Joe Jaramillo, 15 October 1948
David Lee Roth, 10 October 1954
Tanya Tucker, 10 October 1958
Marie Osmond, 13 October 1959
Martha “Martie” Erwin, 12 October 1969
Natalie Maines, 14 October 1974

Remembrances:

Gene Vincent, 12 October 1971
Shirley Brickley, 13 October 1977
Bing Crosby, 14 October 1977
Bobby Lester, 15 October 1980
Leonard Bernstein, 14 October 1990
John Denver, 12 October 1997
Craig Atkinson, 13 October 1998
Peter Doyle, 13 October 2001
Ray Conniff, 12 October 2002
Pat Best, 14 October 2004
Freddy Fender, 14 October 2006
Tom Dawes, 13 October 2007
Russ Hamilton, 11 October 2008
Neal Hefti, 11 October 2008
Cliff Nobles, 12 October 2008
Rusty Weir, 9 October 2009
Dickie Peterson, 12 October 2009
Al Martino, 13 October 2009
Solomon Burke, 10 October 2010
General Johnson, 13 October 2010
George “Mojo” Buford, 11 October 2011
Freddie Gruber, 11 October 2011
Joel DiGregorio, 12 October 2011
Paul Leka, 12 October 2011
Chuck Ruff, 14 October 2011
Betty Driver, 15 October 2011
Paddy Roy Bates, 9 October 2012
Eddie Harvey, 9 October 2012
Jan Kuehnemund, 10 October 2013
Jim Shumate, 10 October 2013
Cal Smith, 10 October 2013
Noa Bursie, 11 October 2013
Tommy Whittle, 13 October 2013
Donald Bailey, 15 October 2013
Gloria Lynne, 15 October 2013
Style Scott, 9 October 2014
Rita Shane, 9 October 2014
Olav Dale, 10 October 2014
Richard Kanter, 10 October 2014
Brian Lemon, 11 October 2014
Mats Rondin, 11 October 2014
Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, 14 October 2014
Koopsta Knicca, 9 October 2015
Bruce Nazarian, 9 October 2015
Larry Rosen, 9 October 2015
Steve Mackay, 10 October 2015
Robbin Thompson, 10 October 2015
Smokin’ Joe Kubek, 11 October 2015
John Murphy, 11 October 2015
Colleen Farrington, 12 October 2015
Hal Hackady, 12 October 2015
Duncan Druce, 13 October 2015
Skatemaster Tate, 13 October 2015

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This Week In Music (2-8 October)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 2 Oct:

Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison and The Candy Men, 1964
Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys, 1965
Cherish by The Association, 1966
The Letter by The Box Tops, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies, 1969
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross, 1970
Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, 1971
Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis, 1972
We’re An American Band by Grand Funk, 1973

Other notables this week:

It Hurts To Be In Love by Gene Pitney, peaked at Number 7 in 1964
Never My Love by The Association, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher by Jackie Wilson, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
Girl Watcher by The O’Kaysions, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
Slip Away by Clarence Carter, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 10 in 1968
Jean by Oliver, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Little Woman by Bobby Sherman, peaked at Number 3 in 1969
Lookin’ Out My Back Door / Long As I Can See The Light by Creedence Clearwater Revival, peaked at Number 2 in 1970
Candida by Dawn, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
(I Know) I’m Losing You by Rare Earth, peaked at Number 7 in 1970
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by Joan Baez, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
Back Stabbers by The O’Jays, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Go All The Way by The Raspberries, peaked at Number 5 in 1972
Loves Me Like A Rock by Paul Simon, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
That Lady by The Isley Brothers, peaked at Number 6 in 1973

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Mary Poppins movie soundtrack, 1964
People by Barbra Streisand, 1964
The Monkees by The Monkees, 1966

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan, released in 1965, peaked at Number 3
The Second by Steppenwolf, released in 1968, peaked at Number 3
Elton John by Elton John, released in 1970, peaked at Number 4
Close To The Edge by Yes, released in 1972, peaked at Number 3

Birthdays:

Mrs. Miller, 5 October 1907
Hal Kratzsch, 6 October 1925
Al Martino, 7 October 1927
Leroy Van Dyke, 4 October 1929
Pete Drake, 8 October 1932
Rene Herrera, 2 October 1935
Pirkle Lee Moses, 4 October 1937
Dino Valenti, 7 October 1937
Eddie Cochran, 3 October 1938
Alan O’Day, 3 October 1940
Chubby Checker, 3 October 1941
Tony Sylvester, 7 October 1941
Buzz Clifford, 8 October 1941
Steve Miller, 5 October 1943
Marlena Davis, 4 October 1944
Mylon LeFevre, 6 October 1944
Susan Raye, 8 October 1944
Don McLean, 2 October 1945
Brian Connolly, 5 October 1945
Kevin Godley, 7 October 1945
Millie Small, 6 October 1946
Chris LeDoux, 2 October 1948
Russell Mael, 5 October 1948
Carter Cornelius, 5 October 1948
Johnny Ramone, 8 October 1948
Richard Hell, 2 October 1949
Lindsey Buckingham, 3 October 1949
B. W. Stevenson, 5 October 1949
Thomas McClary, 6 October 1949
James Hopkins-Harrison, 6 October 1949
Hamish Stuart, 8 October 1949
Mike Rutherford, 2 October 1950
Ronnie Laws, 3 October 1950
John “J.C.” Curulewski, 3 October 1950
Sting, 2 October 1951
Keb’ Mo’, 3 October 1951
Bob Geldof, 5 October 1951
John Cougar Mellencamp, 7 October 1951
Tata Vega, 7 October 1951
Stevie Ray Vaughan, 3 October 1954
Allen Woody, 3 October 1955
Yo-Yo Ma, 7 October 1955
C. J. Ramone, 8 October 1965

Remembrances:

Mario Lanza, 7 October 1959
Don Barbour, 5 October 1961
Dave Lambert, 3 October 1966
Janis Joplin, 4 October 1970
Jud Strunk, 5 October 1981
Brian Keenan, 5 October 1985
Nelson Riddle, 6 October 1985
J. Frank Wilson, 4 October 1991
Eddie Kendricks, 5 October 1992
Marcel King, 5 October 1995
Johnny Darrell, 7 October 1997
Benjamin Orr, 3 October 2000
Mike Gibbins, 4 October 2005
Freddy Robinson, 8 October 2009
David M. Bailey, 2 October 2010
Art Jarvinen, 2 October 2010
Eddie Platt, 3 October 2010
T Lavitz, 7 October 2010
Reg King, 8 October 2010
Neil Richardson, 8 October 2010
Albertina Walker, 8 October 2010
Bert Jansch, 5 October 2011
David Hess, 8 October 2011
Mikey Welsh, 8 October 2011
Roger Williams, 8 October 2011
Marjorie Lane, 2 October 2012
Big Jim Sullivan, 2 October 2012
Kathi McDonald, 3 October 2012
David Atkinson, 4 October 2012
Nick Curran, 6 October 2012
Wiley Reed, 7 October 2012
Frank D’Rone, 3 October 2013
Butch Warren, 5 October 2013
Will Ogdon, 6 October 2013
Larry Verne, 8 October 2013
Michael Goldberg, 2 October 2014
The Spaceape, 2 October 2014
Nati Cano, 3 October 2014
Konrad Boehmer, 4 October 2014
Paul Revere, 4 October 2014
Iva Withers, 7 October 2014
Mark Bell, 8 October 2014
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