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

spacer

Leave a reply