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Old Aug 30, 2002, 09:44 AM   #1
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As published in the "New Musical Express":

9 June 1962

01 NE Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
02 NE West Side Story - OST
03 NE It's Trad Dad - OST
04 NE South Pacific - OST
05 NE Young Ones - Cliff Richard/ Shadows
06 NE I Remember Tommy - Frank Sinatra
07 NE Sinatra and Strings - Frank Sinatra
08 NE The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchel Minstrells
09 NE The Sound Of Music - London Cast
10 NE Honey Hit Parade - Various Artists

16 June 1962

01 01 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
02 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 03 It`s Trad Dad - Soundtrack
05 04 The Young Ones - Cliff Richard & The Shadows
04 05 South Pacific - Soundtrack
08 06 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
07 07 Sinatra And Strings - Frank Sinatra
NE 08 The Roaring Twenties/Songs From The TV Series - Dorothy Provine
06 09 I Remember Tommy - Frank Sinatra
NE 10 The Shadows - The Shadows

23 June 1962

02 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
01 02 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
07 03 Sinatra And Strings - Frank Sinatra
06 04 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
04 05 The Young Ones - Cliff Richard & The Shadows
05 06 South Pacific - Soundtrack
03 06 It`s Trad Dad - Soundtrack
10 08 The Shadows - The Shadows
09 09 I Remember Tommy - Frank Sinatra
08 10 The Roaring Twenties/Songs From The TV Series - Dorothy Provine

30 June 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
02 02 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
06 03 South Pacific - Soundtrack
04 04 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
06 05 It`s Trad Dad - Soundtrack
03 06 Sinatra And Strings - Frank Sinatra
05 07 The Young Ones - Cliff Richard & The Shadows
10 08 The Roaring Twenties/Songs From The TV Series - Dorothy Provine
NE 09 Another Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
NE 10 Wimoweh - Karl Denver
09 10 I Remember Tommy - Frank Sinatra

30 June 1962

01 NE Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
02 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 02 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
04 04 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 06 Sinatra And Strings - Frank Sinatra
06 05 It`s Trad Dad - Soundtrack
07 08 The Roaring Twenties/Songs From The TV Series - Dorothy Provine
08 03 South Pacific - Soundtrack
09 09 Another Black And White Minstrel Show
10 NE Stranger On The Shore - Mr Acker Bilk

14 July 1962

01 01 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
02 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 03 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
08 04 South Pacific - Soundtrack
04 05 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
06 06 It`s Trad Dad - Soundtrack
08 07 Blitz! - Original Cast
07 07 Sinatra And Strings - Frank Sinatra
10 09 The Young Ones - Cliff Richard & The Shadows
09 10 The Roaring Twenties/Songs From The TV Series - Dorothy Provine

21 July 1962

01 01 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
02 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 03 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
05 04 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
04 05 South Pacific - Soundtrack
06 06 It`s Trad Dad - Soundtrack
08 07 Blitz! - Original Cast
07 07 Sinatra And Strings - Frank Sinatra
10 09 The Young Ones - Cliff Richard & The Shadows
09 10 The Roaring Twenties/Songs From The TV Series - Dorothy Provine

28 July 1962

01 01 Pot Luck - ELvis Presley
02 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 03 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 04 South Pacific - Soundtrack
03 05 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
07 06 Blitz! - Original Cast
06 07 It`s Trad Dad - Soundtrack
NE 08 Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music - Ray Charles
07 08 Sinatra And Strings - Frank Sinatra
NE 10 The Sound Of Music - London Cast

Here`s the NME commentary for the weeks 9 June to 28 July 1962:

"The album chart was born - but the single still ruled. Most LPs were Greatest Hits compilations, film soundtracks or spin-offs from TV. Aside from "sophisticated" artists (Frank Sinatra) only the very biggest sellers in pop made LPs of new material at all, and even these offered potential hit singles plus filler tracks. Exceptions were Ray Charles` "Modern Sounds" (a prototype Concept Album: a radical fusion of country and soul) and "Honey Hit Parade", a spin-off from the Radio Luxemburg show. "

4 August 1962

02 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
01 02 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
05 03 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
03 04 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
04 05 South Pacific - Soundtrack
08 06 Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music - Ray Charles
NE 07 The Shadows - The Shadows
08 08 Sinatra And Strings - Frank Sinatra
NE 09 The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 1 - Buddy Holly
07 10 It`s Trad Dad – Soundtrack

11 August 1962

02 01 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
01 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 03 South Pacific - Soundtrack
04 04 The Black And White Mistrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
NE 05 Blitz! - Original Cast
03 06 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
06 07 Modern Sounds In Country And Western - Ray Charles
NE 08 Twistin` `n` Twangin` - Duane Eddy
NE 09 The Young Ones - Cliff Richard & The Shadows
08 10 Sinatra Ans Strings - Frank Sinatra

18 August 1962

01 01 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
02 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 03 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 04 Blitz! - Original Cast
03 04 South Pacific - Soundtrack
06 06 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
08 07 Twistin` `n` Twangin` - Duane Eddy
07 08 Modern Sounds In Country And Western - Ray Charles
NE 09 London By Night - Frank Sinatra
10 10 Sinatra And Strings - Frank Sinatra

25 August 1962

02 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
01 02 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
03 03 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
06 04 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
04 05 South Pacific - Soundtrack
04 06 Blitz! - Soundtrack
08 07 Modern Sounds In Country And Western - Ray Charles
07 08 Twistin` `n` Twangin` - Duane Eddy
NE 09 The Shadows - Shadows
NE 10 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
NE 10 Stranger On The Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk

1 September 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
02 02 Pot Luck - Elvis Preskey
NE 03 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
NE 04 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
03 05 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 05 South Pacific - Soundtrack
04 07 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
10 07 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
06 09 Blitz! - Original Cast
07 10 Modern Sounds In Country And Western - Ray Charles

8 September 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 02 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
02 03 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
03 04 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
05 05 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 06 South Pacific - Soundtrack
07 07 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
07 08 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
09 09 Blitz! - Original Cast
NE 10 The Music Man – Soundtrack

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
02 02 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
04 03 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
03 04 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
07 05 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
05 06 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrel
06 07 South Pacific - Soundtrack
08 08 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
NE 09 Modern Sounds In Country And Western - Ray Charles
NE 10 The Sound Of Music - London Cast
NE 10 `s Wonderful, `s Marvellous - Ray Conniff

22 September 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
02 02 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
03 03 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
04 04 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
06 05 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 06 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
07 07 South Pacific - Soundtrack
08 08 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
09 09 Modern Sounds In Country And Western - Ray Charles
NE 10 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds - Cliff Richard

NME commentary for the last 8 weeks:

Radio Luxemburg was the only respite from the BBC light programme: it acutally played lots of records, because it sold airtime to record companies. The big ones (EMI and Decca, embracing exciting American-music labels: London, Coral, RCA) had half-hour shows, like Jimmy Savile`s Teen and 20 Disc Club (Elvis was member no. 11321). Smaller companies (Pye, Philips) had quarter-hours they struggled to fill with Britishers (note the hits on Pye`s cheap label Golden Guinea).

29 September 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
02 02 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
03 03 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
06 04 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
04 05 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
10 06 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds - Cliff Richard
05 07 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
08 08 Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
07 09 South Pacific - Soundtrack
09 10 Modern Sounds In Country And Western - Ray Charles

NME album chart

6 October 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 02 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
02 03 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
04 04 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
07 05 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 06 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
06 07 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds - Cliff Richard
10 08 Modern Sounds In Country And Western - Ray Charles
NE 09 `s Wonderful, `s Marvellous - Ray Conniff
NE 09 Ray Conniff Hi-Fi Companion - Ray Conniff
NE 09 A Picture Of Joe Brown - Joe Brown

13 October 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 02 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
02 03 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barker & Acker Bilk
NE 04 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
05 05 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
04 06 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
07 07 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds - Cliff Richard
RE 08 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 09 The Sound Of Music - London Cast
RE 10 Blitz! - Original Cast

NME album chart

20 October 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 02 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
03 03 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
02 04 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
06 05 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
05 06 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
07 07 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds - Cliff Richard
RE 08 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
RE 09 Modern Sounds In Country And Western - Ray Charles
NE 09 Porgy And Bess – Soundtrack

13 October 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 02 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
02 03 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barker & Acker Bilk
NE 04 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
05 05 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
04 06 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
07 07 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds - Cliff Richard
RE 08 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 09 The Sound Of Music - London Cast
RE 10 Blitz! - Original Cast

20 October 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 02 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
03 03 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
02 04 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
06 05 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
05 06 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
07 07 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds - Cliff Richard
RE 08 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
RE 09 Modern Sounds In Country And Western - Ray Charles
NE 09 Porgy And Bess – Soundtrack

27 October 1962

02 01 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
01 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 03 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
04 04 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
NE 05 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
07 06 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds - Cliff Richard
05 07 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
RE 08 South Pacific - Soundtrack
08 09 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
06 10 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
NE 10 Nat King Cole Sings, The George Shearing Quartet Plays - Nat King Cole & The George Shearing Quartet

3 November 1962

02 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
01 02 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
05 03 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
03 04 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barker & Acker Bilk
04 05 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
08 06 South Pacific - Soundtrack
09 06 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
10 08 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
NE 09 Modern Sounds In Country And Western - Ray Charles
07 10 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown

10 November 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
02 02 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
03 03 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
04 04 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barker & Acker Bilk
05 05 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
06 06 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 07 Nat King Cole Sings, The George Shearing Quartet Plays - Nat King Cole & The George Shearing Quartet
08 08 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
10 08 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
06 10 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley

17 November 1962

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 02 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
02 03 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
08 04 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 05 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
04 06 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barker & Acker Bilk
06 07 South Pacific - Soundtrack
08 08 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
NE 09 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
07 10 Nat King Cole Sings, The George Shearing Quartet Plays - Nat King Cole & The George Shearing Quartet

NME commentary for the past 8 weeks:

BBC DJ Brian Matthew wrote in his book "Trad Mad" that "the 60s may well come to be labelled the ten years of Trad...". Mercifully he was mistaken. Trad was to prove a short-lived craze, though this autumn was its zenith. Not content with pastiches of pre-war jazz for people alarmed by anything more modern, adults also bought huge numbers of Black And White Minstrels records, stimulated by TV series in which white Britons parodied Dixieland. In the real Deep South segregation remained.

24 November 1962

02 01 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
01 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 03 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
06 04 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barker & Acker Bilk
04 05 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 05 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
RE 07 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
08 08 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
07 09 South Pacific - Soundtrack
09 09 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets

1 December 1962

01 01 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
02 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 03 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barker & Acker Bilk
03 04 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
05 05 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 06 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
09 07 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
08 08 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
09 09 South Pacific - Soundtrack
07 10 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley

8 December 1962

01 01 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
02 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 03 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
04 04 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
03 05 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
06 06 A Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
07 07 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
NE 08 Rock`n`Roll No. 2 - Elvis Presley
09 09 South Pacific - Soundtrack
10 10 Pot Luck - Elvis Presley

15 December 1962

01 01 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
02 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
08 03 Rock`n`Roll No. 2 - Elvis Presley
03 04 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
07 05 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
04 06 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
09 07 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 08 Another Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
RE 09 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds - Cliff Richard
05 10 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk

22 December 1962

01 01 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
04 02 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
02 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 04 Rock`n`Roll No. 2 - Elvis Presley
08 05 Another Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 06 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
06 06 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
07 08 South Pacific - Soundtrack
10 09 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
NE 10 Sinatra And Swinging Brass - Frank Sinatra

29 December 1962

01 01 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
02 02 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
04 03 Rock`n`Roll No. 2 - Elvis Presley
03 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
06 05 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
05 06 Another Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
09 07 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
10 08 Sinatra And Swinging Brass - Frank Sinatra
06 08 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
08 10 South Pacific - Soundtrack

NME commentary for the last 6 weeks:

The grown-ups dreamed of a white Christmas with the Black and White Minstrels at #1, #2, and #5. While parents also bought each other soundtracks of musicals, trad, Sinatra and swinging brass, there was room in the charts for just three pop acts: Bobby Vee meeting the Crickets, the Shadows and Elvis. Vee personified the legendary clean-cut Bobbies of post-rock`n`roll. the Shadows were big because they had headed another craze of the day: for guitar-based instrumental hit singles.

5 January 1963

01 01 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
04 02 West Side Story - Soundtrack
02 03 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 04 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
03 05 Rock`n`Roll No. 2 - Elvis Presley
08 06 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
06 07 Another Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
10 07 South Pacific - Soundtrack
07 09 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk
08 09 Sinatra And Swinging Brass - Frank Sinatra

12 January 1963

02 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
01 02 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
04 03 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
06 04 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
05 05 Rock`n`Roll No. 2 - Elvis Presley
03 06 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
07 07 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 08 A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
07 09 Another Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
09 09 Sinatra And Swinging Brass - Frank Sinatra

NME album chart

19 January 1963

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 02 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
03 03 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
05 04 Rock`n`Roll No. 2 - Elvis Presley
02 05 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
06 06 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
07 07 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 08 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds - Cliff Richard
09 09 Sinatra And Swinging Brass - Frank Sinatra
NE 10 A BobbY Vee Recording Session - Bobby Vee

26 January 1963

01 01 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 02 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
NE 03 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
03 04 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
05 05 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
02 06 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
04 07 Rock`n`Roll No. 2 - Elvis Presley
06 08 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
07 09 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 10 The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk

2 February 1963

02 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
03 02 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
01 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 04 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
09 05 South Pacific - Soundtrack
06 06 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
07 06 Rock`n`Roll No. 2 - Elvis Presley
05 08 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
08 09 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
NE 10 A Golden Age Of Donegan, Vol. 2 - Lonnie Donegan

9 February 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
02 02 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
03 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 04 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
05 05 South Pacific - Soundtrack
09 06 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
10 07 A Golden Age Of Donegan, Vol. 2 - Lonnie Donegan
08 08 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
06 09 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
RE 10 A Bobby Vee Recording Session - Bobby Vee
NE 10 Gypsy – Sountrack

16 February 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
02 02 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
03 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 04 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
04 05 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
05 06 South Pacific - Soundtrack
06 07 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
09 08 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
NE 09 Modern Sounds In Country And Western, Vol. 2 - Ray Charles
NE 10 The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 1 - Buddy Holly

23 February 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
02 02 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
04 03 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
03 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 05 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
07 06 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
05 07 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
06 07 South Pacific - Soundtrack
08 09 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets
RE 10 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels


NME commentary for the last 8 weeks:

Shadows boss Cliff Richard leapt straight in at #2 with the LP of his film about taking a London double-decker for a "Summer Holiday" in Europe. This cheer reached the top slot in freezing February (it was the coldest winter in living memory; Sylvia Plath killed herself in London that month). Cliff held the latest Presley movie-soundtrack at bay and was to remain at #1 right through till May, when the Beatles would introduce themselves to the LP top spot and hold on to it for five months straight.

2 March 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
03 02 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
02 03 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
05 04 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
04 05 West Side Story - Sountrack
07 06 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
10 07 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
07 08 South Pacific - Soundtrack
06 09 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
09 10 Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee & The Crickets

9 March 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
04 02 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
03 03 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
02 04 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
05 05 West Side Story 8211; Sountrack
NE 06 All Star Festival - Various Artists
06 07 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
NE 07 Steptoe And Son - TV Cast
08 09 South Pacific - Sountrack
07 10 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
09 10 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels

16 March 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
02 02 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
04 03 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
03 04 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
06 05 All Star Festival - Various Artists
05 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
09 07 South Pacific - Soundtrack
07 08 Steptoe And Son - TV Cast
07 09 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
10 10 The Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels

23 March 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
02 02 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
03 03 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
04 04 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
05 05 All Star Festival - Various Artists
06 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
07 07 South Pacific - Soundtrack
09 07 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
08 09 Steptoe And Son - TV Cast
NE 10 Richard Chamberlain Sings - Richard Chamberlain

30 March 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
02 02 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
03 03 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
05 04 All Star Festival - Various Artists
04 05 Girl! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
NE 06 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
06 07 West Side Story - Soundtrack
07 08 South Pacific - Soundtrack
NE 09 Please Please Me - Beatles
07 10 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows

6 April 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
06 02 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
02 03 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
03 03 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
05 05 Girl! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
09 06 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 07 All Star Festival - Various Artists
07 08 West Side Story - Soundtrack
10 09 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
08 10 South Pacific - Sountrack

13 April 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
02 02 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
07 03 All Star Festival - Various Artists
03 04 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
06 05 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 06 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
05 07 Girl! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
08 08 West Side Story - Soundtrack
09 09 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
NE 10 The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album - Eddie Cochran

20 April 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
02 02 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
05 03 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 04 All Star Festival - Various Artists
06 05 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
08 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 07 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
09 08 Out Of The Shadows - Shadows
RE 09 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 09 On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
NE 09 Bobby Vee`s Golden Greats - Bobby Vee


NME commentary for the last 8 weeks:

The Beatles` LP chart arrival came at No. 9 that March, three places below a curious posthumous album by Buddy Holly. Reminiscing offered some previously-unissued Holly songs overdubbed by the Fireballs at the behest of producer Norman Petty, whose studio in Clovis, New Mexico, was almost as famous as Sam Phillips´ Sun studio in Memphis. At this time record-buyers knew nothing of such matters as outtakes; each time "new" Holly material emerged, they were surprised there were any left.

27 April 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
03 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 03 Reminiscing Buddy Holly
06 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 05 All Star Festival - Various Artists
05 06 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
RE 07 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
07 08 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
09 09 South Pacific - Sountrack
NE 10 Hats Off To Del Shannon - Del Shannon

4 May 1963

01 01 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 03 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
04 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
06 05 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
07 06 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
05 07 All Star Festival - Various Artists
08 07 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
NE 09 All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee
RE 09 Steptoe And Son - TV Cast

11 May 1963

02 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
01 02 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
03 03 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
NE 04 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
05 05 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
04 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 07 Just For Fun - Soundtrack
06 08 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
07 08 All Star Festival - Various Artists
07 10 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie

18 May 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
04 03 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
03 04 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
06 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 06 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
07 07 Just For Fun - Soundtrack
08 07 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley
10 09 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
RE 10 All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee

25 May 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 02 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
02 03 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
04 04 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
05 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 06 Billy - Billy Fury
RE 07 All Star Festival - Various Artists
06 08 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
NE 09 Sammy Davis Jr. At The Coconut Grove - Sammy Davis Jr.
07 10 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie

1 June 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 02 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
02 03 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
05 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 05 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
06 06 Billy - Billy Fury
10 07 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
07 08 All Star Festival - Various Artists
08 09 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
RE 10 Hats Off To Del Shannon - Del Shannon

8 June 1963

01 01 Please Please Me- Beatles
02 02 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
03 03 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
04 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
06 05 Billy - Billy Fury
05 05 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
09 07 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
RE 08 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 09 All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee
NE 09 Ray Charles` Greatest Hits - Ray Charles

15 June 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
03 03 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
05 04 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
NE 05 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
05 06 Billy - Billy Fury
04 07 West Side Story - Soundtrack
07 08 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
NE 09 The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album - Eddie Cochran
RE 10 Hats Off To Del Shannon - Del Shannon

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:
Eddie Cochran had died in 1960, Holly in 1959. Here they were charting three and four years on. This gave the lie to the prevalent notion that pop was ephemeral rubbish by nine-day wonders without the staying power of the great entertainers. Yet to look back on this first year`s LP chart is to ask whatever happened to the George Mitchell Minstrels, the Ray Conniff Singers, Dorothy Provine? What Sammy Davis Jr. record remains even an easy listening favorite? 30 years on, Holly, Presley and Cliff are the survivors.

22 June 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
05 03 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
03 04 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
07 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 06 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
06 07 Billy - Billy Fury
08 08 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
RE 09 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 10 Bobby Vee`s Golden Greats - Bobby Vee

29 June 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
02 03 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
05 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 05 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
08 06 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
06 07 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
07 08 Billy - Billy Fury
09 09 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 10 Girls! Girls! Girls! - Elvis Presley

6 July 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
05 03 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
04 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 05 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
07 06 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
08 07 Billy - Billy Fury
09 08 South Pacific - Soundtrack
06 09 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
RE 09 Sinatra/Basie - Frank Sinatra & Count Basie

13 July 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
05 03 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
04 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 05 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
09 06 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
NE 07 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
06 08 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
NE 09 Bassey Spectacular - Shirley Bassey
07 10 Billy - Billy Fury

20 July 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
07 03 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
05 04 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
04 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 06 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
09 07 Bassey Spectacular - Shirley Bassey
06 08 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
08 09 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
RE 10 South Pacific - Soundtrack

27 July 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
03 03 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
04 04 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
05 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
06 06 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
09 07 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
08 08 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
NE 08 The Concert Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
07 10 Bassey Spectacular - Shirley Bassey

3 August 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
03 03 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
05 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 05 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
06 06 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
08 07 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
07 08 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
08 09 The Concert Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
10 10 Bassey Spectacular - Shirley Bassey
RE 10 Billy - Billy Fury

10 August 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
03 03 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
04 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 05 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
07 06 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
08 07 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
NE 08 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
09 09 The Concert Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
06 10 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard

NME commentary for the last 8 weeks:

Many other enduring pop artists were around, but most were in the singles chart. Hit 45ers of 1962/63 included the Everlys, Shirelles, Crystals, Drisfters, Rick Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke and Roy Orbison. Now, however, with the Beatles topping the LP chart, it was the Mersey sound that threatened them. Merseybeat was the punk of its day: grassroots music anyone could play, it was (to begin with) rough stuff. It was now big enough for another Mersey group, the Searchers, to chart with an LP.

17 August 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
03 03 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
08 04 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
04 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 06 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
09 07 The Concert Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
RE 08 Billy - Billy Fury
RE 09 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 10 The Buddy Holly Story, Volume 1 - Buddy Holly

24 August 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 02 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
02 03 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
03 03 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
05 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
06 06 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
07 07 The Concert Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
RE 08 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
RE 09 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
10 10 The Buddy Holly Story, Volume 1 - Buddy Holly
RE 10 Steptoe And Son - TV Cast
RE 10 Pickwick - London Cast

31 August 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
03 03 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
02 04 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
05 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 06 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
10 07 Steptoe And Son - TV Cast
06 08 It Happened At The World`s Fair - Elvis Presley
07 08 The Concert Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
RE 10 South Pacific - Soundtrack

7 September 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
03 03 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
04 04 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
06 05 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
05 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
07 07 Steptoe And Son - TV Cast
08 08 The Concert Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
RE 09 Ray Charles` Greatest Hits - Ray Charles
RE 10 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield

14 September 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
04 03 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
03 04 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
05 05 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
07 06 Steptoe And Son - TV Cast
06 07 West Side Story - Soundtrack
10 08 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield
RE 09 Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
08 10 The Concert Sinatra - Frank Sinatra

21 September 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
03 03 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
04 04 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
05 05 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
07 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 07 Born Free - Frank Ifield
06 08 Steptoe And Son - TV Cast
10 09 The Concert Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
08 10 I`ll Remember You - Frank Ifield

28 September 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 02 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
07 03 Born Free - Frank Ifield
02 04 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
05 05 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
04 06 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard
06 07 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 08 When In Spain - Cliff Richard
08 09 Steptoe And Son - TV Cast
NE 10 Hitsville - Various Artists

5 October 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
03 03 Born Free - Frank Ifield
04 04 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
08 05 When In Spain - Cliff Richard
05 06 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
NE 07 Sinatra`s Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
NE 08 Chuck Berry On Stage - Chuck Berry
07 09 West Side Story - Soundtrack
06 10 Cliff`s Hit Album - Cliff Richard

NME commentary for the last 8 weeks:

The LP chart said less about the new beat groups` success than about the medium. Cheap and ideal for the short guitar-bass-drum number, the single and Merseybeat seemed made for each other, even while the music really thrived live in small venues for the young working-class. So the LP chart showed only the tip of the tip of this sweaty iceberg; the real tip remained the singles chart, topped August-October by the Searchers, Billy J. Kramer (his second No. 1), the Beatles and counterfeit-Merseysiders the Tremeloes.

12 October 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
03 03 Born Free - Frank Ifield
06 04 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
05 05 When In Spain - Cliff Richard
04 06 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
07 07 Sinatra`s Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
08 08 Chuck Berry On Stage - Chuck Berry
09 09 West Side Story - Soundtrack
RE 09 Steptoe And Son - TV Cast

19 October 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 02 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
03 03 Born Free - Frank Ifield
04 04 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
06 05 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
05 06 When In Spain - Cliff Richard
08 07 Chuck Berry On Stage - Chuck Berry
09 08 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 09 How Do You Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers
07 10 Sinatra`s Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
NE 10 Fool Britannia - Original Cast

26 October 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 02 Born Free - Frank Ifield
02 03 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
09 04 How Do You Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers
04 05 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
05 06 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
06 07 When In Spain - Cliff Richard
10 08 Sinatra`s Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
08 09 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 10 Trini Lopez At P.J.`s - Trini Lopez

2 November 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 02 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
02 03 Born Free - Frank Ifield
04 04 How Do You Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers
06 05 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
08 06 Sinatra`s Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
10 07 Trini Lopez At P.J.`s - Trini Lopez
09 08 West Side Story - Soundtrack
RE 09 Chuck Berry On Stage - Chuck Berry
05 10 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball

9 November 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 02 How Do You Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers
02 03 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
05 04 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
07 05 Trini Lopez At P.J.`s - Trini Lopez
03 06 Born Free - Frank Ifield
06 07 Sinatra`s Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
08 08 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 09 Freddie & the Dreamers - Freddie & the Dreamers
10 10 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball

16 November 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 02 How Do You Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers
02 03 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
10 04 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
NE 05 Sugar And Spice - Searchers
09 06 Freddie & the Dreamers - Freddie & the Dreamers
06 07 Born Free - Frank Ifield
04 08 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
08 09 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 10 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels

23 November 1963

01 01 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 02 How Do You Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers
02 03 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
06 04 Freddie & the Dreamers - Freddie & the Dreamers
09 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
RE 06 Trini Lopez At P.J.`s - Trini Lopez
10 07 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
08 08 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows
05 09 Sugar And Spice - Searchers
07 10 Born Free - Frank Ifield

30 November 1963

NE 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
01 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
02 03 How Do You Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers
09 04 Sugar And Spice - Searchers
05 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 06 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
07 07 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
06 08 Trini Lopez At P.J.`s - Trini Lopez
RE 09 Sinatra`s Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
04 10 Freddie & the Dreamers - Freddie & the Dreamers

NME commentary for the last 8 weeks:

As Billy J. Kramer and Brian Poole made clear, the raw excitement of the new beat groups was to remain largely uncaptured on record, while vinyl success met those who made the music chirpy, clean and sweet. So the LP chart opened up also to Merseyside`s Gerry & the Pacemakers, whose hit singles were written by Tin Pan Alley`s Mitch Murray, and Manchester`s gruesome Freddie & the Dreamers, more novelty act than beat group, whose first hit had been a limp cover of an inspired, weird R&B classic by James Ray.

7 December 1963

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 03 Sugar And Spice - Searchers
03 04 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
05 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
06 06 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
10 07 Freddie & The Dreamers - Freddie & The Dreamers
09 08 Sinatra`s Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
07 09 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
RE 10 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
RE 10 The Shadows` Greatest Hits - Shadows

14 December 1963

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 03 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
05 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
07 05 Freddie & The Dreamers - Freddie & The Dreamers
03 06 Sugar And Spice - Searchers
06 07 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
09 07 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
RE 09 Born Free - Frank Ifield
RE 09 South Pacific - Soundtrack

21 December 1963

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 03 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
04 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
07 05 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
05 06 Freddie & The Dreamers - Freddie & The Dreamers
RE 07 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
06 08 Sugar And Spice - Searchers
07 09 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
09 09 Born Free - Frank Ifield

28 December 1963

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
09 04 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
NE 05 Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars And Garters - Kathy Kirby
03 06 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
06 07 Freddie & The Dreamers - Freddie & The Dreamers
NE 07 Mrs. Mills` Party - Mrs. Mills
RE 07 Sinatra`s Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
07 10 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball

NME commetnary for the last 4 weeks:

It was a tradition for DJs to play US originals once and their "home-grown" covers interminably. This obtained both before Merseybeat (Marty Wilde vastly outsold Richie Valens with "Donna", despite Valens dying in the Holly plane-crash as his disc was released) and after it. In 1965 the TV show "Thank Your Lucky Stars" claimed that the Righteous Brothers` "You`ve Lost Your Lovin` Feeling" was too dull to hit and that Cilla Black`s version was superior. For beat groups, though, it was different: they covered obscure R&B because they loved it. This Christmas, beat groups occupied four of the five top LP slots.
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4 January 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
06 03 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
04 04 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
07 04 Freddie & The Dreamers - Freddie & The Dreamers
03 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 07 Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars And Garters - Kathy Kirby
10 08 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
07 09 Mrs. Mills` Party - Mrs. Mills
07 10 Sinatra`s Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
RE 10 Meet The Searchers - Searchers

11 January 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 03 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
NE 04 Fun In Acapulco - Elvis Presley
06 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 06 Freddie & The Dreamers - Freddie & The Dreamers
07 07 Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars And Garters - Kathy Kirby
04 08 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
08 09 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball
RE 10 Trini Lopez Live At P.J.`s - Trini Lopez

18 January 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 03 Fun In Acapulco - Elvis Presley
03 04 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
05 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
07 06 Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars And Garters - Kathy Kirby
RE 07 Born Free - Frank Ifield
08 08 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
06 09 Freddie & The Dreamers - Freddie & The Dreamers
10 09 Trini Lopez Live At P.J.`s - Trini Lopez

25 January 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 03 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
05 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 05 Fun In Acapulco - Elvis Presley
06 06 Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars And Garters - Kathy Kirby
07 07 Born Free - Frank Ifield
09 07 Freddie & The Dreamers - Freddie & The Dreamers
08 09 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
NE 10 Pickwick - London Cast

1 February 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 04 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
RE 05 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
06 06 Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars And Garters - Kathy Kirby
09 07 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
07 08 Born Free - Frank Ifield
07 09 Freddie & The Dreamers - Freddie & The Dreamers
RE 09 Sugar And Spice - Searchers
NE 09 I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett

8 February 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 04 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
09 05 Sugar And Spice - Searchers
06 06 Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars And Garters - Kathy Kirby
08 06 Born Free - Frank Ifield
05 08 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
NE 08 Ready Steady Go! - Various Artists
09 10 I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett

15 February 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 04 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
08 05 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
08 05 Ready Steady Go! - Various Artists
NE 07 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
05 08 Sugar And Spice - Searchers
06 08 Born Free - Frank Ifield
RE 10 Kenny Ball`s Golden Hits - Kenny Ball

22 February 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 04 How Do You Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers
07 05 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
RE 06 Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars And Garters - Kathy Kirby
05 07 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
RE 08 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
NE 09 Jazz Sebastian Bach - Les Swingle Sisters
08 10 Sugar And Spice - Searchers
08 10 Born Free - Frank Ifield

NME commentary for the last 8 weeks:

By now the real 1960s had begun, but the old guard fought on. The cash for LP-buying still belonged to adults whose ideas of good music pre-dated Rock`n`Roll. Despite the civil rights struggle in the USA (summer 1963 had seen Martin Luther King`s I Have A Dream speech) the Minstrels were back. So was Kathy Kirby, a young dance-band-era revivalist with glossy red lipstick and black seamed nylons. Mrs. Mills` image was more cleaning-lady than star; she tinkled singalongable medleys on her joanna.

29 February 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 04 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
05 05 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
07 06 Meet The Searchers - Searchers
RE 07 Ready Steady Go! - Various Artists
08 08 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
NE 08 In Dreams - Roy Orbison
10 10 Born Free - Frank Ifield

7 March 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 04 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
04 05 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
07 06 Ready Steady Go! - Various Artists
RE 07 Fun In Acapulco - Elvis Presley
08 08 In Dreams - Roy Orbison
10 09 Born Free - Frank Ifield
RE 10 Sugar And Spice - Searchers
NE 10 Teen Scene - Chet Atkins

14 March 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me - Beatles
03 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 04 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
09 05 Born Free - Frank Ifield
05 06 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
RE 07 Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars And Garters - Kathy Kirby
NE 07 Rhythm And Blues At The Flamingo - Georgie Fame
RE 09 Trini Lopez At P.J.`s - Trini Lopez
RE 10 South Pacific - Soundtrack

21 March 1964

01 01 With The Beatles - Beatles
04 02 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
03 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
02 04 Please Please Me - Beatles
06 05 How Do You Like It? - Gerry & The Pacemakers
10 06 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 07 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
NE 07 More Trini Lopez At P.J.`s - Trini Lopez
NE 09 Blue Skies - Frank Ifield
RE 09 Freddie & The Dreamers - Freddie & The Dreamers

28 March 1964

01 01 With The Beatles Beatles
04 02 Please Please Me Beatles
03 03 West Side Story Soundtrack
02 04 Stay With The Hollies Hollies
05 05 How Do You Like It? Gerry & The Pacemakers
RE 06 The Shadows` Greatest Hits Shadows
RE 07 Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars And Garters Kathy Kirby
06 08 South Pacific Soundtrack
07 08 More Trini Lopez At P.J.`s Trini Lopez
RE 10 Sugar And Spice Searchers

4 April 1964

01 01 With The Beatles Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me Beatles
03 03 West Side Story Soundtrack
04 04 Stay With The Hollies Hollies
NE 05 Elvis` Golden Records, Vol. 3 Elvis Presley
08 06 South Pacific Soundtrack
06 07 The Shadows` Greatest Hits Shadows
NE 07 Good`n`Country Jim Reeves
05 09 How Do You Like It? Gerry & The Pacemakers
07 09 Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars And Garters Kathy Kirby

11 April 1964

01 01 With The Beatles Beatles
02 02 Please Please Me Beatles
04 03 Stay With The Hollies Hollies
03 04 West Side Story Soundtrack
05 05 Elvis` Golden Records, Vol. 3 Elvis Presley
09 06 How Do You Like It? Gerry & The Pacemakers
07 07 Good`n`Country Jim Reeves
NE 08 At The Drop Of Another Hat Michael Flanders & Donald Swann
RE 09 Blue Skies Frank Ifield
RE 10 Freddie & The Dreamers Freddie & The Dreamers

18 April 1964

01 01 With The Beatles Beatles
04 02 West Side Story Soundtrack
02 03 Please Please Me Beatles
03 04 Stay With The Hollies Hollies
NE 05 A Girl Called Dusty Dusty Springfield
NE 06 A Session With The Dave Clark Five Dave Clark Five
05 07 Elvis` Golden Records, Vol. 3 Elvis Presley
08 08 At The Drop Of Another Hat Michael Flanders & Donald Swann
RE 09 Jazz Sebastian Bach Swingle Sisters
NE 09 In The Wind Peter, Paul & Mary

NME commentary for the last 8 weeks:

Beatlemania was such that the sleevenotes of the Fab Four`s LP "Please Please Me" already sounded quaint: "Possibly", these had dared boast, "the most exciting British group since the Shadows." The LP sold in such huge numbers that it had reached No. 11 on the NME singles chart the previous December, while on 28 March 1964 the American Top 5 was all Beatles. Australian Frank Ifield, meanwhile, was nearing the end as a big star in Britain, with four No. 1 singles behind him, plus many smaller hits, 4 in 1964 alone.

25 April 1964

NE 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
01 02 With The Beatles - Beatles
02 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
06 04 A Session With The Dave Clark Five - Dave Clark Five
03 05 Please Please Me - Beatles
04 06 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
05 07 A Girl Called Dusty - Dusty Springfield
09 08 In The Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary
RE 08 South Pacific - Soundtrack
07 10 Elvis` Golden Records, Vol. 3 - Elvis Presley

2 May 1964

01 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
02 02 With The Beatles - Beatles
03 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 04 A Session With The Dave Clark Five - Dave Clark Five
06 05 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
05 06 Please Please Me - Beatles
07 07 A Girl Called Dusty - Dusty Springfield
10 08 Elvis` Golden Records, Vol. 3 - Elvis Presley
08 09 In The Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary
RE 10 Blue Skies - Frank Ifield
NE 10 Tribute To Eddie - Heinz

9 May 1964

01 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
02 02 With The Beatles - Beatles
03 03 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 04 A Session With The Dave Clark Five - Dave Clark Five
07 05 A Girl Called Dusty - Dusty Springfield
NE 06 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
05 07 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
06 08 Please Please Me - Beatles
RE 09 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 10 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels

16 May 1964

01 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
02 02 With The Beatles - Beatles
04 03 A Session With The Dave Clark Five - Dave Clark Five
06 04 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
03 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 06 A Girl Called Dusty - Dusty Springfield
07 07 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
RE 08 Jazz Sebastian Bach - Swingle Sisters
08 09 Please Please Me - Beatles
10 10 On Tour With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels

23 May 1964

01 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
02 02 With The Beatles - Beatles
04 03 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
05 04 West Side Story - Soundtrack
03 05 A Session With The Dave Clark Five - Dave Clark Five
06 06 A Girl Called Dusty - Dusty Springfield
RE 07 South Pacific - Soundtrack
RE 08 In Dreams - Roy Orbison
NE 08 The Latest And The Greatest - Chuck Berry
08 10 Jazz Sebastian Bach - Swingle Sisters
09 10 Please Please Me - Beatles

30 May 1964

01 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
02 02 With The Beatles - Beatles
03 03 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
05 04 A Session With The Dave Clark Five - Dave Clark Five
NE 05 It`s The Searchers - Searchers
04 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
08 07 The Latest And The Greatest - Chuck Berry
RE 08 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
RE 09 Elvis` Golden Records, Vol. 3 - Elvis Presley
08 10 In Dreams - Roy Orbison

7 June 1964

01 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
02 02 With The Beatles - Beatles
05 03 It`s The Searchers - Searchers
03 04 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
07 04 The Latest And The Greatest - Chuck Berry
04 06 A Session With The Dave Clark Five - Dave Clark Five
06 07 West Side Story - Soundtrack
09 08 Elvis` Golden Records, Vol. 3 - Elvis Presley
NE 08 More Chuck Berry - Chuck Berry
08 10 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies


14 June 1964

01 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
04 02 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
03 03 It`s The Searchers - Searchers
02 04 With The Beatles - Beatles
04 05 The Latest And The Greatest - Chuck Berry
06 05 A Session With The Dave Clark Five - Dave Clark Five
07 05 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 08 Showcase - Buddy Holly
NE 08 Presenting Dionne Warwick - Dionne Warwick
10 10 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:

The Rolling Stones` debut LP also sold strongly enough to enter the singles chart, jumping straight to No. 1 in the LPs. They managed this despite ignoring co-manager Eric Easton`s advice to Andrew Loog-Oldham in 1963: "The singer", said Easton, "will have to go. The BBC won`t like him". The folk revival, a major US trend since 1961, brushed the LP chart via Peter, Paul & Mary. Bob Dylan`s LP chart debut was as their sleevenote-writer, and composer of "Blowin` In The Wind".

20 June 1964

01 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 02 It`s The Searchers - Searchers
04 03 With The Beatles - Beatles
08 04 Showcase - Buddy Holly
02 05 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
05 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 07 A Session With The Dave Clark Five - Dave Clark Five
10 08 Stay With The Hollies - Hollies
RE 08 In Dreams - Roy Orbison
05 10 The Latest And The Greatest - Chuck Berry

27 June 1964

01 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
04 02 Showcase - Buddy Holly
03 03 With The Beatles Beatles
05 04 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
02 05 It`s The Searchers - Searchers
NE 06 Kissin` Cousins - Elvis Presley
06 07 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 07 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
NE 07 The Merseybeats - Merseybeats
08 10 In Dreams - Roy Orbison

4 July 1964

01 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
07 02 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
02 03 Showcase - Buddy Holly
03 04 With The Beatles - Beatles
06 05 Kissin` Cousins - Elvis Presley
10 06 In Dreams - Roy Orbison
04 07 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
05 08 It`s The Searchers - Searchers
07 09 West Side Story - Soundtrack
07 10 The Merseybeats - Merseybeats

11 July 1964

01 01 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
05 02 Kissin` Cousins - Elvis Presley
NE 03 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
02 04 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
08 05 It`s The Searchers - Searchers
03 06 Showcase - Buddy Holly
07 07 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
04 08 With The Beatles - Beatles
09 09 West Side Story - Soundtrack
RE 10 The Latest And The Greatest - Chuck Berry

18 July 1964

NE 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
01 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 03 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
04 04 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
02 05 Kissin` Cousins - Elvis Presley
09 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 07 It`s The Searchers - Searchers
07 08 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
08 09 With The Beatles - Beatles
06 10 Showcase - Buddy Holly

25 July 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 03 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
05 04 Kissin` Cousins - Elvis Presley
09 05 With The Beatles - Beatles
06 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
04 07 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
07 08 It´s The Searchers - Searchers
08 09 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows
10 10 Showcase - Buddy Holly

1 August 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 03 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
07 04 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
04 05 Kissin` Cousins - Elvis Presley
06 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 07 With The Beatles - Beatles
RE 08 A Girl Called Dusty - Dusty Springfield
08 09 It`s The Searchers - Searchers
09 10 Dance With The Shadows - Shadows

8 August 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 03 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
07 04 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
08 05 A Girl Called Dusty - Dusty Springfield
05 06 Kissin` Cousins - Elvis Presley
06 07 West Side Story - Soundtrack
09 08 It`s The Searchers - Searchers
RE 09 Presenting Dionne Warwick - Dionne Warwick
07 10 With The Beatles

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:

The title "Stay With The Hollies" referred to their revival of an 88-second masterpiece by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, "Stay" (to re-chart in 1978 by Jackson Browne), which they followed up with Doris Troy`s "Just One Look". Chuck Berry was surprised to be charting (he was also rising high with the 45 "No Particular Place To Go"), for despite his legendary status he had gone from 1958 till 1963 with no UK hit. (His onyl No. 1 was to be 1972`s "My Ding-A-Ling", a ponderous novelty item).

15 August 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 03 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
04 04 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
06 05 Kissin` Cousins - Elvis Presley
NE 06 A Touch Of Velvet - Jim Reeves
10 07 With The Beatles - Beatles
NE 08 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
07 09 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 09 Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong

22 August 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 03 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
04 04 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
08 05 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
06 06 A Touch Of Velvet - Jim Reeves
09 07 West Side Story - Soundtrack
05 08 Kissin` Cousins - Elvis Presley
07 09 With The Beatles - Beatles
RE 10 It`s The Searchers - Searchers

29 August 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 03 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
04 04 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
05 05 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
07 06 West Side Story - Soundtrack
08 07 Kissin` Cousins - Elvis Presley
NE 08 Good`n`Country - Jim Reeves
06 09 A Touch Of Velvet - Jim Reeves
NE 10 He`ll Have To Go - Jim Reeves

5 September 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
NE 03 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
03 04 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
04 05 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
05 05 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
06 07 West Side Story - Soundtrack
09 08 A Touch Of Velvet - Jim Reeves
08 09 Good`n`Country - Jim Reeves
07 10 Kissin` Cousins - Elvis Presley

12 September 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
03 02 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
02 03 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
NE 04 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
05 05 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
04 06 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
05 07 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
08 07 A Touch Of Velvet - Jim Reeves
RE 09 A Girl Called Dusty - Dusty Springfield
07 10 West Side Story - Soundtrack

19 September 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
03 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
02 03 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
04 04 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
06 05 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
07 06 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
05 07 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
10 08 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 09 God Be With You - Jim Reeves
07 10 A Touch Of Velvet - Jim Reeves

26 September 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
03 02 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
02 03 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
04 03 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
07 05 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
06 06 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
05 07 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
09 08 God Be With You - Jim Reeves
08 09 West Side Story - Soundtrack
10 09 A Touch Of Velvet - Jim Reeves
RE 10 Good`n`Country - Jim Reeves

3 October 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
03 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 03 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
03 04 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
06 05 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
07 06 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
05 07 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
09 08 A Touch Of Velvet - Jim Reeves
09 09 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 10 It Might As Well Be Swing - Frank Sinatra

NME commentary

If Chuck Berry was a relative chart stranger, rock and blues classics remained in the public ear. Berry`s "Johnny B. Goode", Little Richard songs and Muddy Waters` "Got My Mojo Working" were core repertoire for every beat group, and now they were on vinyl. The Swinging Blue Jeans had hit with "Good Golly Miss Molly", the Beatles with their "Long Tall Sally" EP, and in November the Stones would be No. 1 with "Little Red Rooster", learn from Howlin` Wolf. Oldest originator with a hit was Louis Armstrong.

10 October 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 03 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
04 04 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
05 05 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
06 06 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
NE 06 The Kinks - Kinks
07 08 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
09 09 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 10 Fame At Last - Georgie Fame

17 October 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 03 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
04 04 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
06 05 The Kinks - Kinks
06 06 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
05 06 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
09 08 West Side Story - Soundtrack
08 09 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
NE 10 In Dreams - Roy Orbison

24 October 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
03 02 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
02 03 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
05 04 The Kinks - Kinks
04 05 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
06 06 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
NE 07 In The Hollies` Style - Hollies
08 08 West Side Story - Soundtrack
NE 09 Goldfinger - Soundtrack
06 10 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard

31 October 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
03 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
04 03 The Kinks - Kinks
02 04 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
05 05 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
06 06 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
RE 07 In Dreams - Roy Orbison
10 08 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves
07 09 In The Hollies` Style - Hollies
10 10 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard

7 November 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
04 03 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
03 04 The Kinks - Kinks
05 05 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
07 06 In Dreams - Roy Orbison
06 07 The Bachelors And 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
10 08 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
09 09 In The Hollies` Style - Hollies
NE 10 Frank Ifield`s Greatest Hits - Frank Ifield
08 10 Gentleman Jim - Jim Reeves

14 November 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
04 02 The Kinks - Kinks
02 03 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
NE 04 The Animals - Animals
03 05 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
NE 06 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
05 07 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
06 08 In Dreams - Roy Orbison
08 09 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard
09 10 In The Hollies` Style - Hollies

21 November 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
04 02 The Animals - Animals
03 03 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
02 03 The Kinks - Kinks
05 05 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
10 06 In The Hollies` Style - Hollies
06 07 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
07 08 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
RE 09 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
09 10 Wonderful Life - Cliff Richard

28 November 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
03 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
02 03 The Animals - Animals
03 04 The Kinks - Kinks
08 05 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
05 06 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
09 07 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
NE 08 Meet The Supremes - Supremes
NE 09 Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
RE 10 In Dreams - Roy Orbison

NME commentary for the last 8 weeks:

Plane-crash victim Jim Reeves enjoyed phenomenal success in 1964. By October he had only two LPs in the Top 10, but there had been six of them since mid-August. In the last week of September, five of the Top 10 were Jim Reeves LPs. Another would arrive for Christmas. By year`s end, he was the artist with the most chart weeks to his credit, Beatles notwithstanding. Meanwhile November saw Bob Dylan`s first entry to the charts in his own right, with (oddly) both his second LP and his fourth.

5 December 1964

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 02 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
03 03 The Animals - Animals
05 04 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
04 05 The Kinks - Kinks
07 06 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
NE 07 12 Songs Of Christmas - Jim Reeves
NE 08 Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
06 09 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
NE 10 Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamb - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
08 10 Meet The Supremes - Supremes

12 December 1964

NE 01 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
01 02 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
02 03 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
07 04 12 Songs Of Christmas - Jim Reeves
05 05 The Kinks - Kinks
08 06 Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
04 07 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
03 08 The Animals - Animals
09 09 Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - Manfred Mann
06 09 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
10 09 Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamb - Cliff Richard & the Shadows

19 December 1964

01 01 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
04 02 12 Songs Of Christmas - Jim Reeves
02 03 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
09 04 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
06 05 Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
03 06 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
07 07 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
05 08 The Kinks - Kinks
09 09 Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamb - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
NE 10 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican

26 December 1964

01 01 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
04 02 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
10 03 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
02 04 12 Songs Of Christmas - Jim Reeves
03 05 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
06 06 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
05 06 Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
07 08 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
09 09 Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamb - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
RE 10 The Animals - Animals

NME commentary for the last four weeks:

Both Dylan LPs dropped out of the Top 10 after only a week but the wonder is that they had made it at all, with no chart single to stimulate sales. Every other act in the Top 10 at the time had big hit singles behind them. The Beatles, the Animals, the Kinks and Manfred Mann had allrecent No. 1s; the Bachelors had scored a No. 1 and three other Top 5 singles this year; the Supremes had had a No. 2 in September and a No. 1 earlier in November; Cliff Richard was about to get his fourth Top 10 of the year; the Hollies had already had four Top 10s in the last twelve months; Roy Orbison had just enjoyed his second No. 1 of the year; and the Stones were at No. 1 now. In contrast, Bob Dylan was not to enter the Top 10 singles chart until the following year. His success with two unsupported LPs, therefore, was something special 8211; and hinted at the changes he was almost single-handedly to bring about in the near future. Even as Beatlemania raged on both sides of the Atlantic, Dylan was to be the catalyst for the imminent split between "pop" and "rock", revolutionising what songs could say, calling radio`s bluff in demanding the 3-minute single, deposing the 45 from its pre-eminent position, and empowering the LP as a medium in its own right. Thus the LP became the album. Dylan was to change the language of the industry as well as of the song. He would even change the Beatles.
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2 January 1965

01 01 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
04 02 12 Songs Of Christmas - Jim Reeves
02 03 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
05 04 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
03 05 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
08 06 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
06 07 Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
09 08 Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamb - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
NE 09 Spotlight On The Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
06 10 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones

9 January 1965

01 01 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
05 02 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
03 03 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
04 04 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
10 05 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
07 06 Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
08 07 Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamb - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
06 08 Moonlight And Roses - Jim Reeves
RE 09 The Animals - Animals
RE 10 Fame At Last - Georgie Fame

16 January 1965

01 01 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
03 02 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
02 03 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
04 04 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
06 05 Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
05 06 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
07 07 Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamb - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
RE 08 The Kinks - Kinks
09 09 The Animals - Animals
10 10 Fame At Last - Georgie Fame

23 January 1965

NE 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
01 02 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
03 03 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
02 04 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
04 05 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
08 06 The Kinks - Kinks
05 07 Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
07 08 Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamb - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
06 09 The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones
NE 10 Gene Pitney`s Big Sixteen - Gene Pitney

30 January 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
02 02 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
03 03 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
NE 04 The Best Of Jim Reeves - Jim Reeves
04 05 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
06 06 The Kinks - Kinks
05 07 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
NE 08 The Lennon-McCartney Songbook - Keely Smith
10 09 Gene Pitney`s Big Sixteen - Gene Pitney
08 10 Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamb - Cliff Richard & the Shadows

6 February 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
02 02 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
04 03 The Best Of Jim Reeves - Jim Reeves
03 04 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
06 05 The Kinks - Kinks
05 06 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
08 07 The Lennon-McCartney Songbook - Keely Smith
07 08 A Hard Day`s Night - Beatles
NE 09 The Voice Of Winston Churchill - Winston Chruchill
RE 10 Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan

13 February 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
02 02 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
04 03 The Best Of Jim Reeves - Jim Reeves
03 04 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
NE 05 Cilla - Cilla Black
09 06 The Voice Of Winston Churchill - Winston Chruchill
05 07 The Kinks - Kinks
06 08 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors
10 09 Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
RE 10 The Animals - Animals

20 February 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
02 02 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
03 03 The Best Of Jim Reeves - Jim Reeves
05 04 Cilla - Cilla Black
04 05 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
06 06 The Voice Of Winston Churchill - Winston Chruchill
NE 07 I`m Gonna Be Strong - Gene Pitney
09 08 Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
07 09 The Kinks - Kinks
10 10 The Animals - Animals

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:

Winston Chruchill, born 1874, took the Jim Reeves chart-route. Like Dylan, he had no supporting single. The LP emphasised wartime speech extracts. More curious was the "Lennon-McCartney songbook": (This US female vocalist didn`t really co-write the Beatles` songs). One of chart history`s least remembered entries, its success was due partly to Frank Sinatra´s label Reprise - it had already achieved chart placings for eleven albums.

27 February 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
02 02 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
03 03 The Best Of Jim Reeves - Jim Reeves
04 04 Cilla - Cilla Black
06 05 The Voice Of Winston Churchill - Winston Churchill
05 06 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
08 07 Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
09 08 The Kinks - Kinks
07 09 I`m Gonna Be Strong - Gene Pitney
NE 10 Sandie - Sandie Shaw

6 March 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
02 02 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
10 03 Sandie - Sandie Shaw
03 04 The Best Of Jim Reeves - Jim Reeves
05 05 The Voice Of Winston Churchill - Winston Churchill
06 06 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
08 07 The Kinks - Kinks
09 08 I`m Gonna Be Strong - Gene Pitney
04 09 Cilla - Cilla Black
RE 10 The Bachelors Plus 16 Great Songs - Bachelors

13 March 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
02 02 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
04 03 The Best Of Jim Reeves - Jim Reeves
03 04 Sandie - Sandie Shaw
NE 05 Kinda Kinks - Kinks
06 06 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
09 07 Cilla - Cilla Black
05 08 The Voice Of Winston Churchill - Winston Churchill
RE 09 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
NE 10 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack

20 March 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
05 02 Kinda Kinks - Kinks
02 03 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
04 04 Sandie - Sandie Shaw
NE 05 The Pretty Things - Pretty Things
07 06 Cilla - Cilla Black
09 07 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
RE 08 Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
NE 09 The Unforgettable Nat ´King` Cole - Nat ´King` Cole
06 10 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican

27 March 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
02 02 Kinda Kinks - Kinks
03 03 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
04 04 Sandie - Sandie Shaw
07 05 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
05 06 The Pretty Things - Pretty Things
RE 07 The Best Of Jim Reeves - Jim Reeves
NE 08 The Times They Are A-Changin` - Bob Dylan
08 09 Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
06 10 Cilla - Cilla Black

3 April 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
03 02 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
05 03 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
02 04 Kinda Kinks - Kinks
08 05 The Times They Are A-Changin` - Bob Dylan
06 06 The Pretty Things - Pretty Things
04 06 Sandie - Sandie Shaw
07 08 The Best Of Jim Reeves - Jim Reeves
RE 09 Lucky 13 Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
NE 10 A Collection Of 16 Tamla Motown Hits - Various Artists

10 April 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
03 02 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
02 03 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
04 03 Kinda Kinks - Kinks
05 05 The Times They Are A-Changin` - Bob Dylan
06 06 The Pretty Things - Pretty Things
NE 06 Cliff Richard - Cliff Richard
NE 08 Sounds Like The Searchers - Searchers
NE 09 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Jim Reeves
RE 10 The Unforgettable Nat ´King` Cole - Nat ´King` Cole

17 April 1965

01 01 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
03 02 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
02 03 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
05 04 The Times They Are A-Changin` - Bob Dylan
09 05 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Jim Reeves
06 06 The Pretty Things - Pretty Things
03 07 Kinda Kinks - Kinks
06 08 Cliff Richard - Cliff Richard
RE 09 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
NE 10 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:

February saw "Another Side Of Bob Dylan", his fourth LP, back in the Top 10, and by the end of March he was in the lists with a vengeance, with his second album, "Freewheelin`", re-entering alongside his newly-arrived third LP, while its title-track, aptly named "The Times They Are A-Changin`", finally took him into the singles chart. In April this went Top 10, as he came to Britain for what would prove his last solo-acoustic tour, captured on D.A.Pennebaker`s pioneering rock-documentary "Don`t Look Back".

24 April 1965

02 01 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
01 02 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
03 03 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
09 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
10 05 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
04 05 The Times They Are A-Changin` - Bob Dylan
RE 07 Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
07 08 Kinda Kinks - Kinks
06 09 The Pretty Things - Pretty Things
08 10 Cliff Richard - Cliff Richard

1 May 1965

02 01 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
01 02 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
03 03 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
09 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
10 05 Cliff Richard - Cliff Richard
NE 06 Girl Happy - Elvis Presley
05 07 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
05 08 The Times They Are A-Changin` - Bob Dylan
09 09 The Pretty Things - Pretty Things
08 10 Kinda Kinks - Kinks

8 May 1965

01 01 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
03 02 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
02 03 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
06 04 Girl Happy - Bob Dylan
04 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
07 06 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
08 07 The Times They Are A-Changin` - Bob Dylan
RE 08 Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
NE 09 The Jim Reeves Way - Jim Reeves
09 10 The Pretty Things - Pretty Things
NE 10 Marianne Faithfull - Marianne Faithfull

15 May 1965

02 01 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
01 02 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
04 03 Girl Happy - Elvis Presley
05 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
07 05 The Times They Are A-Changin` - Bob Dylan
06 06 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
NE 07 Animal Tracks - Animals
03 08 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
09 09 The Jim Reeves Way - Jim Reeves
NE 10 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
NE 10 Cliff Richard - Cliff Richard

22 May 1965

10 01 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
07 02 Animal Tracks - Animals
NE 03 Hit Maker - Burt Bacharach
02 04 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
01 05 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
03 06 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
05 07 The Times They Are A-Changin` - Bob Dylan
09 07 The Jim Reeves Way - Jim Reeves
06 09 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
NE 10 What`s Bin Hid And What`s Bin Did - Donovan

29 May 1965

01 01 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
03 02 Hit Maker - Burt Bacharach
05 03 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
09 04 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
04 05 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
10 06 What`s Bin Hid And What`s Bin Did - Donovan
06 07 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
07 08 The Jim Reeves Way - Jim Reeves
02 09 Animal Tracks - Animals
RE 10 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones

5 June 1965

01 01 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
04 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 03 Hit Maker - Burt Bacharach
07 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
05 05 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
06 06 What`s Bin Did And What`s Bin Hid - Donovan
09 06 Animal Track - Animals
03 08 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
10 09 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones
08 10 The Jim Reeves Way - Jim Reeves

12 June 1965

01 01 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Hit Maker - Burt Bacharach
08 04 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
06 05 Animal Tracks - Animals
06 06 What`s Bin Did And What`s Bin Hid - Donovan
04 07 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
05 07 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
NE 09 The Seekers - Seekers
NE 10 14 - Various Artists

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:

In mid-tour, Dylan was told by the Sheriff of Nottingham`s wife: "everybody loves you ... I think the songs are very wonderful. And you write them yourself, too, don`t you, sometimes?" By May Day, Dylan`s "electric" single, "Subterranean Homesick Blues", was in the top 20 alongside his two-year old "protest" song; soon after, his new album, with one acoustic and one electric side, topped the LP chart. The Sheriff`s wife surely preferred the LPs just below in early June: "The Sound Of Music" and "Hit Maker".

19 June 1965

01 01 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Hit Maker - Burt Bacharach
06 04 What`s Bin Hid And What`s Bin Did - Donovan
07 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
07 06 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
04 07 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
09 08 The Seekers - Seekers
NE 09 Along Came Jones - Tom Jones
NE 10 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez

26 June 1965

02 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
01 02 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
04 03 What`s Bin Hid And What`s Bin Did - Donovan
03 04 Hit Maker - Burt Bacharach
05 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
10 06 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
07 07 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
06 08 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
NE 09 Holly In The Hills - Buddy Holly
08 10 The Seekers - Seekers

3 July 1965

02 01 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
01 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
06 03 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
03 04 What`s Bin Hid And What`s Bin Did - Donovan
05 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
04 06 Hit Maker - Burt Bacharach
NE 07 A World Of Our Own - Seekers
09 08 Holly In The Hills - Buddy Holly
08 09 Beatles For Sale - Beatles
RE 09 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones

10 July 1965

01 01 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
07 04 A World Of Our Own - Seekers
04 05 What`s Bin Hid And What`s Bin Did - Donovan
05 06 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
06 07 Hit Maker - Burt Bacharach
RE 08 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
RE 09 Joan Baez - Joan Baez
08 10 Holly In The Hills - Buddy Holly

17 July 1965

01 01 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
04 04 A World Of Our Own - Seekers
06 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
NE 06 The Sound Of The Shadows - Shadows
07 07 Hit Maker - Burt Bacharach
05 08 What`s Bin Hid And What`s Bin Did - Donovan
08 09 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
10 09 Holly In The Hills - Buddy Holly

24 July 1965

02 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
01 02 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
03 03 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
06 04 The Sound Of The Shadows - Shadows
05 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
07 06 Hit Maker - Burt Bacharach
09 07 Holly In The Hills - Buddy Holly
09 08 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
08 09 What`s Bin Hid And What`s Bin Did - Donovan
NE 10 Joan Baez In Concert, Volume 2 - Joan Baez
NE 10 Almost There - Andy Williams

31 July 1965

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
03 03 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
05 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
04 05 The Sound Of The Shadows - Shadows
10 06 Almost There - Andy Williams
10 07 Joan Baez In Concert, Volume 2 - Joan Baez
09 08 What`s Bin Hid And What`s Bin Did - Donovan
RE 09 A World Of Our Own - Seekers
08 10 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan

7 August 1965

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
04 02 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
02 03 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
03 04 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
NE 05 The Magnificent Moodies - Moody Blues
06 05 Almost There - Andy Williams
05 07 The Sound Of The Shadows - Shadows
07 08 Joan Baez In Concert, Volume 2 - Joan Baez
09 09 A World Of Our Own - Seekers
RE 10 Beatles For Sale - Beatles

NME commentary for the last 8 weeks:

Burt Bacharach and Hal David were a "sophisticated" Goffin-King: a series of their songs became unfailing hits for whoever recorded them, while being instantly recognizable as Bacharach-David. Ther ewas "Walk On By" and "You`ll Never Get To Heaven" by Dionne Warwick - the former would chart again for the Stranglers in 1978 - "Anyone Who Had A Heart" by Dionne Warwick and Cilla Black. "Trains And Boats And Planes" wasa 1965 hit by Billy J. Kramer and by Bacharach himself

14 August 1965

NE 01 Help! - Beatles
01 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
04 04 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
03 05 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
05 06 The Magnificent Moodies - Moody Blues
05 07 Almost There - Andy Williams
07 08 The Sound Of The Shadows - Shadows
08 09 Joan Baez In Concert, Volume 2 - Joan Baez
09 10 A World Of Our Own - Seekers

21 August 1965

01 01 Help! - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
04 04 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
06 05 The Magnificent Moodies - Moody Blues
05 05 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
06 07 Almost There - Andy Williams
08 08 The Sound Of The Shadows - Shadows
NE 09 Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds
09 10 Joan Baez In Concert, Volume 2 - Joan Baez

28 August 1965

01 01 Help! - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
04 04 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
09 05 Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds
07 06 Almost There - Andy Williams
05 07 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
08 08 The Sound Of The Shadows - Shadows
NE 08 Catch Us If You Can - Dave Clark Five
RE 10 The Times They Are A-Changing - Bob Dylan

4 September 1965

01 01 Help! - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
04 04 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
07 05 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
06 06 Almost There - Andy Williams
05 07 Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds
08 08 The Sound Of The Shadows - Shadows
RE 09 The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
NE 10 Flaming Star And Summer Kisses - Elvis Presley

11 September 1965

01 01 Help! - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
05 04 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
06 05 Almost There - Andy Williams
04 06 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
10 07 Flaming Star And Summer Kisses - Elvis Presley
NE 08 Joan Baez In Concert, Volume 2 - Joan Baez
RE 09 Catch Us If You Can - Dave Clark Five
RE 10 The Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones

18 September 1965

01 01 Help! - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
05 04 Almost There - Andy Williams
06 05 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
04 06 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
07 07 Flaming Star And Summer Kisses - Elvis Presley
NE 08 More Great Song Hits - Bachelors
NE 09 There Is Only One Roy Orbison - Roy Orbison
08 10 Joan Baez In Concert, Volume 2 - Joan Baez
RE 10 My Fair Lady - Soundtrack

25 September 1965

01 01 Help! - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
04 04 Almost There - Andy Williams
06 05 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
05 06 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
09 07 There Is Only One Roy Orbison - Roy Orbison
07 08 Flaming Star And Summer Kisses - Elvis Presley
NE 09 All I Really Want To Do - Cher
10 10 Joan Baez In Concert, Volume 2 - Joan Baez

2 October 1965

01 01 Help! - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
NE 03 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
03 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
04 05 Almost There - Andy Williams
09 06 All I Really Want To Do - Cher
05 07 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
06 08 Joan Baez/5 - Joan Baez
NE 09 Hollies - Hollies
08 10 Flaming Star And Summer Kisses - Elvis Presley

NME commentary for the last 8 weeks:

And then came Joan Baez. Since mid-June she`d been quietls storming the chart (in parallel with the single "There But For Fortune"), with her exciting LP titles "Joan Baez In Concert No. 5", "Joan Baez", and "Joan Baez In Concert No. 2" (in that order). The first and last of these were to stay in and around the Top 10 all through August and September, by which time she had another hit single with Dylan`s "It`s All Over Now, Baby Blue", while he rode the charts with the 6-minute long single "Like A Rolling Stone".

9 October 1965

01 01 Help! - Beatles
03 02 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
02 03 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
04 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
05 05 Almost There - Andy Williams
NE 06 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
NE 07 Look At Us - Sonny & Cher
09 08 Hollies - Hollies
06 09 All I Really Want To Do - Cher
07 09 Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan

16 October 1965

01 01 Help! - Beatles
03 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 03 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
04 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
06 05 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
05 06 Almost There - Andy Williams
07 07 Look At Us - Sonny & Cher
NE 08 Everything`s Coming Up Dusty - Dusty Springfield
08 09 Hollies - Hollies
RE 10 Flaming Star And Summer Kisses - Elvis Presley

23 October 1965

01 01 Help! - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
04 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
05 05 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
06 06 Almost There - Andy Williams
08 07 Everything`s Coming Up Dusty - Dusty Springfield
07 08 Look At Us - Sonny & Cher
NE 09 Mann Made - Manfred Mann
NE 10 More Great Song Hits - Bachelors

30 October 1965

02 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
01 02 Help! - Beatles
03 03 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
03 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
06 05 Almost There - Andy Williams
05 06 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
07 07 Everything`s Coming Up Dusty - Dusty Springfield
08 08 Look At Us - Sonny & Cher
09 09 Mann Made - Manfred Mann
RE 10 All I Really Want To Do - Cher

6 November 1965

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 02 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
02 03 Help! - Beatles
04 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
05 05 Almost There - Andy Williams
06 06 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
07 07 Everything`s Coming Up Dusty - Dusty Springfield
08 08 Look At Us - Sonny & Cher
09 09 Mann Made - Manfred Mann
NE 10 Fairtytale - Donovan

13 November 1965

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 02 Help! - Beatles
04 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
02 04 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
07 05 Everything`s Coming Up Dusty - Dusty Springfield
05 06 Almost There - Andy Williams
06 07 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
08 08 Look At Us - Sonny & Cher
09 09 Mann Made - Manfred Mann
10 10 Fairtytale - Donovan
NE 10 Farewell Angelina - Joan Baez

20 November 1965

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Help! - Beatles
04 03 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
03 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
06 05 Almost There - Andy Williams
07 06 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
05 07 Everything`s Coming Up Dusty - Dusty Springfield
10 08 Farewell Angelina - Joan Baez
08 09 Look At Us - Sonny & Cher
09 10 Mann Made - Manfred Mann

27 November 1965

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Help! - Beatles
04 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
03 04 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
05 05 Almost There - Andy Williams
06 06 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
10 07 Mann Made - Manfred Mann
08 08 Farewell Angelina - Joan Baez
RE 09 My Fair Lady - Soundtrack
09 10 Look At Us - Sonny & Cher

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:

Baez wasn`t the only Dylan-associated artist straddling both charts. The Byrds` "Mr. Tambourine Man" had been a No. 1 single and a No. 5 album; now Dylan`s "All I Really Want To Do" went Top 10 for them and Cher, giving her a hit album, too. Manfred Mann, after a hit EP featuring "With God On Our Side", went Top 3 with the Dylan song, "If You Gotta Go Go Now", and LP-charted in October. Donovan, "Britain`s Dylan", now had a hit album too, while Baez had yet another in "Farewell Angelina" - again a Dylan title.

4 December 1965

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 02 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
02 03 Help! - Beatles
04 04 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
NE 05 Elvis For Everyone - Elvis Presley
05 06 Almost There - Andy Williams
08 07 Farewell Angelina - Joan Baez
06 08 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
NE 09 I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
NE 10 The Other Side Of Dudley Moore - Dudley Moore

11 December 1965

NE 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
01 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
03 04 Help! - Beatles
05 05 Elvis For Everyone - Elvis Presley
04 06 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
06 07 Almost There - Andy Williams
07 08 Farewell Angelina - Joan Baez
09 09 I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
NE 10 Kinks Kontroversy - Kinks

18 December 1965

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
04 04 Help! - Beatles
NE 05 Take It Easy With The Walkers Brothers - Walker Brothers
NE 06 My Generation - Who
06 07 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
05 08 Elvis For Everyone - Elvis Presley
08 08 Farewell Angelina - Joan Baez
07 10 Almost There - Andy Williams

25 December 1965

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
05 04 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
08 04 Farewell Angelina - Joan Baez
06 06 My Generation - Who
04 07 Help! - Beatles
RE 07 My Fair Lady - Soundtrack
RE 09 I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
07 10 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones

NME chart commentary for the last 4 weeks:

On the other hand "The Sound Of Music", "Mary Poppins", Andy Williams, Tony Bennett, Dudley Moore and "My Fair Lady" told a different Christmas story. That Elvis Presley`s album couldn`t sustain its place in the Top 10 on the big day reflected two trends: first, it was a ragbag collection of tracks, typifing his label`s disrespect for his catalogue; second, it mirrowed his falling status, both because of all the awful formula-movies he`d been making and because, since the birth of the Beatles, he was yesterday`s man. The Beatles still ruled - they had a new No. 1 LP and the No. 1 single ("Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out"). If Mary and Tony and Andy (and even Elvis) suggested Christmas past, and the Beatles the Christmas present, one future was surely hinted at by the puns lurking unsubtlely in both the Beatles` single title "Day Tripper" and the title of the Stones` latest LP "Out Of Our Heads".
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1 January 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
06 04 My Generation - Who
07 05 My Fair Lady - Soundtrack
04 06 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
RE 07 Almost There - Andy Williams
NE 07 Tears Of Happiness - Ken Dodd
07 09 Help! - Beatles
04 09 Farewell Angelina - Joan Baez

8 January 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
09 04 Help! - Beatles
04 05 My Generation - Who
07 06 Tears Of Happiness - Ken Dodd
06 07 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
RE 08 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
RE 09 I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
NE 10 Harem Holiday - Elvis Presley

15 January 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
04 04 Help! - Beatles
05 04 My Generation - Who
06 06 Tears Of Happiness - Ken Dodd
07 07 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
08 07 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
NE 09 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
RE 10 My Fair Lady - Soundtrack
RE 10 The Other Side Of Dudley Moore - Dudley Moore

22 January 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
NE 04 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
04 05 My Generation - Who
07 06 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
06 07 Tears Of Happiness - Ken Dodd
04 08 Help! - Beatles
NE 09 My Name Is Barbra, Two - Barbra Streisand
NE 10 Their First LP - Spencer Davis Group

29 January 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
04 03 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
03 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
NE 05 A Man And His Music - Frank Sinatra
06 06 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
05 07 My Generation - Who
10 08 Their First LP - Spencer Davis Group
07 09 Tears Of Happiness - Ken Dodd
RE 10 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
RE 10 A World Of Our Own - Seekers

5 February 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
03 02 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
02 03 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
05 04 A Man And His Music - Frank Sinatra
04 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
06 06 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
NE 07 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
RE 08 My Name Is Barbra, Two - Barbra Streisand
RE 09 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
RE 10 Harem Holiday - Elvis Presley

12 February 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
03 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 03 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
04 04 A Man And His Music - Frank Sinatra
06 05 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
05 06 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
08 07 My Name Is Barbra, Two - Barbra Streisand
07 08 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
09 08 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
RE 10 Help! - Beatles

19 February 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
04 04 A Man And His Music - Frank Sinatra
05 05 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
06 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
NE 07 Beack Boys` Party! - Beach Boys
08 08 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
10 09 Help! - Beatles
07 10 My Name Is Barbra, Two - Barbra Streisand

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:

Crispian St. Peters, with three 1966 hit 45s ("You Were On My Mind", "Pied Piper" and "Changes"), claimed in the music press: "My songs are better than the Beatles` songs. You just wait. People will be singing my songs when they`ve forgotten who the Beatles were." He never reached the LP chart. In contrast, "The Sound Of Music", in there since the chart beganm would still be selling enough to stay in the Top 10 as the 1970s dawned, and still in the chart when the Beatles broke up.

1 January 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
06 04 My Generation - Who
07 05 My Fair Lady - Soundtrack
04 06 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
RE 07 Almost There - Andy Williams
NE 07 Tears Of Happiness - Ken Dodd
07 09 Help! - Beatles
04 09 Farewell Angelina - Joan Baez

8 January 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
09 04 Help! - Beatles
04 05 My Generation - Who
07 06 Tears Of Happiness - Ken Dodd
06 07 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
RE 08 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
RE 09 I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
NE 10 Harem Holiday - Elvis Presley

15 January 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
04 04 Help! - Beatles
05 04 My Generation - Who
06 06 Tears Of Happiness - Ken Dodd
07 07 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
08 07 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
NE 09 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
RE 10 My Fair Lady - Soundtrack
RE 10 The Other Side Of Dudley Moore - Dudley Moore

22 January 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
NE 04 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
04 05 My Generation - Who
07 06 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
06 07 Tears Of Happiness - Ken Dodd
04 08 Help! - Beatles
NE 09 My Name Is Barbra, Two - Barbra Streisand
NE 10 Their First LP - Spencer Davis Group

29 January 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
04 03 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
03 04 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
NE 05 A Man And His Music - Frank Sinatra
06 06 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
05 07 My Generation - Who
10 08 Their First LP - Spencer Davis Group
07 09 Tears Of Happiness - Ken Dodd
RE 10 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
RE 10 A World Of Our Own - Seekers

5 February 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
03 02 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
02 03 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
05 04 A Man And His Music - Frank Sinatra
04 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
06 06 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
NE 07 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
RE 08 My Name Is Barbra, Two - Barbra Streisand
RE 09 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
RE 10 Harem Holiday - Elvis Presley

12 February 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
03 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 03 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
04 04 A Man And His Music - Frank Sinatra
06 05 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
05 06 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
08 07 My Name Is Barbra, Two - Barbra Streisand
07 08 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
09 08 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
RE 10 Help! - Beatles

19 February 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
04 04 A Man And His Music - Frank Sinatra
05 05 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
06 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
NE 07 Beack Boys` Party! - Beach Boys
08 08 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
10 09 Help! - Beatles
07 10 My Name Is Barbra, Two - Barbra Streisand

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:

Crispian St. Peters, with three 1966 hit 45s ("You Were On My Mind", "Pied Piper" and "Changes"), claimed in the music press: "My songs are better than the Beatles` songs. You just wait. People will be singing my songs when they`ve forgotten who the Beatles were." He never reached the LP chart. In contrast, "The Sound Of Music", in there since the chart beganm would still be selling enough to stay in the Top 10 as the 1970s dawned, and still in the chart when the Beatles broke up.

25 February 1966

01 01 Rubber Soul - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
07 04 Beach Boys` Party! - Beach Boys
08 04 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
05 06 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
RE 06 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
NE 08 Bye Bye Blues - Bert Kaempfert
RE 09 Out Of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
04 10 A Man And His Music - Frank Sinatra
NE 10 In Town - P.J.Proby

5 March 1966

02 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
01 02 Rubber Soul - Beatles
08 03 Bye Bye Blues - Bert Kaempfert
04 04 Beach Boys` Party! - Beach Boys
06 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
03 06 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
04 07 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
10 08 In Town - P.J.Proby
06 09 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
RE 10 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers

12 March 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Rubber Soul - Beatles
04 03 Beach Boys` Party! - Beach Boys
10 04 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
06 05 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
05 06 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
07 07 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
09 07 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
NE 09 A-Tom-Ic Jones - Tom Jones
NE 10 A String Of Tony`s Hits - Tony Bennett
03 10 Bye Bye Blues - Bert Kaempfert
08 10 In Town - P.J.Proby

19 March 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Rubber Soul - Beatles
03 03 Beach Boys` Party! - Beach Boys
10 04 Bye Bye Blues - Bert Kaempfert
04 05 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
06 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
NE 07 A Man And His Music - Frank Sinatra
07 08 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
NE 09 May Each Day - Andy Williams
05 10 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
07 10 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

26 March 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Rubber Soul - Beatles
03 03 Beach Boys` Party! - Beach Boys
05 04 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
04 05 Bye Bye Blues - Bert Kaempfert
10 05 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
10 07 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
05 08 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
08 09 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
09 10 May Each Day - Andy Williams

2 April 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Rubber Soul - Beatles
04 03 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
05 04 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana
08 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
05 06 Bye Bye Blues - Bert Kaempfert
03 07 Beach Boys` Party! - Beach Boys
10 08 May Each Day - Andy Williams
09 09 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
RE 10 My Name Is Barbra, Two - Barbra Streisand

9 April 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Rubber Soul - Beatles
03 03 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
04 04 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana
05 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
06 06 Bye Bye Blues - Bert Kaempfert
RE 07 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
09 08 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
10 08 My Name Is Barbra, Two - Barbra Streisand
NE 10 Solid Gold Soul - Various Artists

16 April 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Rubber Soul - Beatles
03 03 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
07 04 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
04 05 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana
05 06 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
06 07 Bye Bye Blues - Bert Kaempfert
08 08 My Name Is Barbra, Two - Barbra Streisand
08 09 Otis Blue - Otis Redding
10 10 Solid Gold Soul - Various Artists

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:

P.J. Proby was another whose chart profile shortchanges his talent. Blessed with an immense vocal range, his Top 10 hits on Decca in 1964, "Hold Me" and "Together", upbeat white R&B using a high, near-demented voice flailing in the mix, were instantly followed by ballads on Liberty with a deep, rich voice, starting with an inspired "Somewhere", from "West Side Story", and, later, the same show`s "Maria", on which a post-climactic falsetto swooped down to operatic full-throated declamation. Great.

23 April 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
NE 02 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
02 03 Rubber Soul - Beatles
03 04 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
06 05 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
07 06 Bye Bye Blues - Bert Kaempfert
04 07 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
05 08 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
10 09 Solid Gold Soul - Various
RE 10 Beach Boys` Party! - Beach Boys
NE 10 Mantovani Magic - Mantovani

30 April 1966

02 01 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
01 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Rubber Soul - Beatles
04 04 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
10 05 Mantovani Magic - Mantovani
05 06 Mary Poppins - Soundtrack
08 07 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
NE 08 Frankie And Johnny - Elvis Presley
06 09 Bye Bye Blues - Bert Kaempfert
09 10 Solid Gold Soul - Various

7 May 1966

01 01 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Rubber Soul - Beatles
04 04 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
05 05 Mantovani Magic - Mantovani
08 06 Frankie And Johnny - Elvis Presley
NE 07 The Most Of The Animals - Animals
07 08 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
RE 09 Second Album - Spencer Davis Group
10 10 Solid Gold Soul - Various

14 May 1966

01 01 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Rubber Soul - Beatles
05 04 Mantovani Magic - Mantovani
07 05 The Most Of The Animals - Animals
04 06 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
06 07 Frankie And Johnny - Elvis Presley
NE 08 Cilla Sings A Rainbow - Cilla Black
08 09 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
NE 10 Shadow Music - Shadows

21 May 1966

01 01 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
NE 03 Small Faces - Small Faces
03 04 Rubber Soul - Beatles
08 05 Cilla Sings A Rainbow - Cilla Black
NE 05 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
05 07 The Most Of The Animals - Animals
10 08 Shadow Music - Shadows
04 09 Mantovani Magic - Mantovani
NE 10 Daydream - Lovin` Spoonful
06 10 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers

28 May 1966

01 01 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Small Faces - Small Faces
04 04 Rubber Soul - Beatles
07 05 The Most Of The Animals - Animals
08 06 Shadow Music - Shadows
05 07 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
10 08 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
NE 09 Animalism - Animals
09 10 Mantovani Magic - Mantovani
NE 10 The Sonny Side Of Cher - Cher

4 June 1966

01 01 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Small Faces - Small Faces
07 04 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
09 05 Animalism - Animals
04 06 Rubber Soul - Beatles
NE 07 Cilla Sings A Rainbow - Cilla Black
05 08 The Most Of The Animals - Animals
08 09 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
10 10 Mantovani Magic - Mantovani

11 June 1966

01 01 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Small Faces - Small Faces
05 04 Animalism - Animals
04 05 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
07 06 Cilla Sings A Rainbow - Cilla Black
06 07 Rubber Soul - Beatles
08 08 The Most Of The Animals - Animals
RE 08 Shadow Music - Shadows
09 10 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:

Without ruffling the LP chart, Dusty Springfield, Manfred Mann and Frank Sinatra all scored No. 1 singles in this period. "You Don`t Have To Say You Love Me" was Dusty`s first, "Pretty Flamingo" Mann`s second. Meanwhile Bob Dylan toured Britain again, now backed by rocker Ronnie Hawkins` exmusos The Hawks (later The Band). Led by guitarist Robbie Robertson, they and Bob got booed nightly. The famous audience cry of "Judas!", long attributed to London, actually happened in Manchester.

18 June 1966

01 01 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Small Faces - Small Faces
04 04 Animalism - Animals
07 05 Rubber Soul - Beatles
05 06 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
06 07 Cilla Sings A Rainbow - Cilla Black
08 08 Shadow Music - Shadows
10 09 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
08 10 The Most Of The Animals - Animals

25 June 1966

01 01 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Small Faces - Small Faces
04 04 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
05 05 Cilla Sings A Rainbow - Cilla Black
06 06 Animalism - Animals
NE 07 The Mamas & The Papas - Mamas & Papas
05 08 Rubber Soul - Beatles
10 09 The Most Of The Animals - Animals
08 10 Shadow Music - Shadows

2 July 1966

02 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
01 02 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
03 03 Small Faces - Small Faces
07 04 The Mamas & The Papas - Mamas & Papas
04 05 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
05 06 Cilla Sings A Rainbow - Cilla Black
RE 07 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
06 08 Animalism - Animals
NE 09 Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
09 10 The Most Of The Animals - Animals

9 July 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
04 03 The Mamas & The Papas - Mamas & Papas
09 04 Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
05 05 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
NE 06 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
03 07 Small Faces - Small Faces
06 08 Cilla Sings A Rainbow - Cilla Black
07 09 Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers - Walker Brothers
NE 09 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

16 July 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
06 03 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
05 04 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
04 05 Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
03 06 The Mamas & The Papas - Mamas & Papas
09 07 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
NE 08 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Beach Boys
07 09 Small Faces - Small Faces
NE 09 Would You Believe - Hollies

23 July 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
03 03 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
06 04 The Mamas & The Papas - Mamas & Papas
08 05 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Beach Boys
05 06 Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
04 07 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
09 08 Would You Believe - Hollies
09 09 Small Faces - Small Faces
07 10 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
NE 10 Yardbirds - Yardbirds

30 July 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 02 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
02 03 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
05 04 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Beach Boys
06 05 Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
07 05 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
10 07 Yardbirds - Yardbirds
04 08 The Mamas & The Papas - Mamas & Papas
NE 09 Blues Breakers - John Mayall with Eric Clapton
09 10 Would You Believe - Hollies

6 August 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 02 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
02 03 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
04 04 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Beach Boys
05 05 Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
05 06 Sweet Things - Georgie Fame
NE 07 Paradise Hawaiian Style - Elvis Presley
08 08 The Mamas & The Papas - Mamas & Papas
07 09 Yardbirds - Yardbirds
10 09 Would You Believe - Hollies

NME commentary for the last eight weeks:

While the Stones suffered the ignominy of being knocked off the top slot by "The Sound Of Music" instead of by the Beatles, the Beach Boys turned from muscle-bound WASPs (recent charting album "Beach Boys` Party!") into serious artists of radical musical complexity with their new LP entry, the limpid "Pet Sounds", and its single, "Good Vibrations", which alone had taken the same gestation period as a human baby. It was the peak of writer/producer Brian Wilson`s career, and hung the term "genius" around his neck.

13 August 1966

NE 01 Revolver - Beatles
01 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 03 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
03 04 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
04 05 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Beach Boys
RE 06 Blues Breakers - John Mayall with Eric Clapton
NE 06 From Nowhere ... The Troggs - Troggs
07 08 Paradise Hawaiian Style - Elvis Presley
RE 09 Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
NE 10 I Couldn`t Live Without Your Love - Petula Clark

20 August 1966

01 01 Revolver - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
04 04 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
NE 05 Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
05 06 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Beach Boys
06 07 Blues Breakers - John Mayall with Eric Clapton
06 08 From Nowhere ... The Troggs - Troggs
08 09 Paradise Hawaiian Style - Elvis Presley
09 10 Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra

27 August 1966

01 01 Revolver - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
05 04 Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
08 05 From Nowhere ... The Troggs - Troggs
06 06 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Beach Boys
04 07 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
07 08 Blues Breakers - John Mayall with Eric Clapton
09 09 Paradise Hawaiian Style - Elvis Presley
NE 10 Small Faces - Small Faces

3 September 1966

01 01 Revolver - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
04 04 Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
06 05 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Beach Boys
08 05 Blues Breakers - John Mayall with Eric Clapton
NE 07 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
05 08 From Nowhere ... The Troggs - Troggs
07 08 Aftermath - Rolling Stones
10 10 Small Faces - Small Faces

10 September 1966

01 01 Revolver - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
NE 04 Portrait - Walker Brothers
04 05 Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
05 06 Blues Breakers - John Mayall with Eric Clapton
05 07 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Beach Boys
10 08 Small Faces - Small Faces
08 09 From Nowhere ... The Troggs - Troggs
08 10 Aftermath - Rolling Stones

17 September 1966

01 01 Revolver - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
04 03 Portrait - Walker Brothers
03 04 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
NE 05 Well Respected Kinks - Kinks
05 06 Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
06 07 Blues Breakers - John Mayall with Eric Clapton
NE 08 Autumn 66 - Spencer Davis Group
NE 09 Stars Charity Fantasia - Various Artists
09 10 From Nowhere ... The Troggs - Troggs

24 September 1966

01 01 Revolver - Beatles
02 02 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
03 03 Portrait - Walker Brothers
04 04 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
08 05 Well Respected Kinks - Kinks
06 06 Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
07 07 Blues Breakers - John Mayall with Eric Clapton
05 08 Well Respected Kinks - Kinks
NE 09 The Classic Roy Orbison - Roy Orbison
09 10 Stars Charity Fantasia - Various Artists

1 October 1966

02 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
01 02 Revolver - Beatles
03 03 Portrait - Walker Brothers
04 04 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
08 05 Well Respected Kinks - Kinks
06 06 Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
05 07 Autumn 66 - Spencer Davis Group
10 08 Stars Charity Fantasia - Various Artists
RE 09 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
07 10 Blues Breakers - John Mayall with Eric Clapton

NME commentary:

In the Beach Boys` "Pet Sounds" and the newly-arrived "Blonde On Blonde", a double-album, the LP chart had two classics. They heralded the age of Progressive Rock. From now until about 1973, when the real 1970s began, this movement would prove a force for good, producing some of the most creative, richly diverse, musically fresh and longest-lasting work in popular music history. Only later would its decay into self-indulgent elitism and murky torpor make the very term Progressive Rock one of abuse

8 October 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Revolver - Beatles
03 03 Portrait - Walker Brothers
04 04 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
07 05 Autumn 66 - Spencer Davis Group
05 06 Well Respected Kinks - Kinks
08 07 Stars Charity Fantasia - Various Artists
09 08 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
06 09 Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
RE 09 Sinatra At The Sands - Frank Sinatra

15 October 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Revolver - Beatles
03 03 Portrait - Walker Brothers
04 04 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
09 05 Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
06 06 Well Respected Kinks - Kinks
05 07 Autumn 66 - Spencer Davis Group
08 08 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
09 09 Sinatra At The Sands - Frank Sinatra
RE 10 Blues Breakers - John Mayall with Eric Clapton

22 October 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Revolver - Beatles
03 03 Portrait - Walker Brothers
06 04 Well Respected Kinks - Kinks
04 05 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
NE 06 Sound Venture - Georgie Fame
05 07 Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
RE 08 Stars Charity Fantasia - Various Artists
08 09 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
07 10 Autumn 66 - Spencer Davis Group

29 October 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Revolver - Beatles
NE 03 Golden Hits - Dusty Springfield
03 04 Portrait - Walker Brothers
05 05 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
04 06 Well Respected Kinks - Kinks
06 07 Sound Venture - Georgie Fame
09 08 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
10 09 Autumn 66 - Spencer Davis Group
08 10 Stars Charity Fantasia - Various Artists

5 November 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Revolver - Beatles
03 03 Golden Hits - Dusty Springfield
NE 04 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
05 05 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
04 06 Portrait - Walker Brothers
07 07 Sound Venture - Georgie Fame
08 08 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
06 09 Well Respected Kinks - Kinks
NE 10 Drivin` You Wild - Cliff Bennett

12 November 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 Revolver - Beatles
04 03 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
03 04 Golden Hits - Dusty Springfield
NE 05 The Best Of The Beach Boys - Beach Boys
NE 06 Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) - Rolling Stones
05 07 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
06 08 Portrait - Walker Brothers
08 09 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
09 09 Well Respected Kinks - Kinks

19 November 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
05 02 The Best Of The Beach Boys - Beach Boys
03 03 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
06 04 Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) - Rolling Stones
02 05 Revolver - Beatles
04 06 Golden Hits - Dusty Springfield
07 07 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
NE 08 Come The Day - Seekers
09 09 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
RE 10 Sound Venture - Georgie Fame

26 November 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 The Best Of The Beach Boys - Beach Boys
03 03 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
04 04 Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) - Rolling Stones
06 05 Golden Hits - Dusty Springfield
08 06 Come The Day - Seekers
NE 07 Calfornia Holiday - Elvis Presley
05 08 Revolver - Beatles
07 09 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
NE 10 Four Tops On Top - Four Tops

NME commentary:

Matching those "Well Respected Kinks", which was on Pye`s cheap-LP label Marble Arch (successor to Golden Guinea), Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers` November chart-entry marked the debut of EMI`s cheap label "Music For Pleasure". While the group`s name commemorated a venerable (1958) Duane Eddy hit, they played, extremely well for British copyists, Drifters-style mid-60s soul. Their third and final hit single, "Got To Get You Into My Life" (revisited in 1978 by Earth, Wind & Fire), had peaked in September.

3 December 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 The Best Of The Beach Boys - Beach Boys
03 03 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
06 04 Come The Day - Seekers
04 05 Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) - Rolling Stones
05 06 Golden Hits - Dusty Springfield
08 07 Revolver - Beatles
10 07 Four Tops On Top - Four Tops
09 09 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
07 10 Calfornia Holiday - Elvis Presley

10 December 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 The Best Of The Beach Boys - Beach Boys
03 03 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
04 04 Come The Day - Seekers
05 05 Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) - Rolling Stones
06 06 Golden Hits - Dusty Springfield
RE 07 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
NE 08 Gentle Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
09 09 Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
NE 10 Here Come The Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels

17 December 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 The Best Of The Beach Boys - Beach Boys
04 03 Come The Day - Seekers
03 04 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
08 05 Gentle Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
06 06 Golden Hits - Dusty Springfield
NE 07 A Collection Of Beatles Oldies - Beatles
RE 08 Revolver - Beatles
NE 08 Hand Clappin`- Foot Stompin`- Funky Butt - Live! - Geno Washington
NE 10 Come To My Party - Mrs. Mills

24 December 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 The Best Of The Beach Boys - Beach Boys
04 03 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
03 04 Come The Day - Seekers
05 05 Gentle Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
08 06 Hand Clappin`- Foot Stompin`- Funky Butt - Live! - Geno Washington
07 07 A Collection Of Beatles Oldies - Beatles
NE 08 A Quick One - Who
14 09 12 Songs Of Christmas - Jim Reeves
NE 10 Fresh Cream - Cream

31 December 1966

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 The Best Of The Beach Boys - Beach Boys
05 03 Gentle Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
03 04 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
NE 05 Finders Keepers - Cliff Richard
04 06 Come The Day - Seekers
07 06 A Collection Of Beatles Oldies - Beatles
06 08 Hand Clappin`- Foot Stompin`- Funky Butt - Live! - Geno Washington
08 08 A Quick One - Who
11 10 Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) - Rolling Stones

7 January 1967

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 The Best Of The Beach Boys - Beach Boys
06 03 Come The Day - Seekers
03 04 Gentle Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
08 05 A Quick One - Who
04 06 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
08 07 Hand Clappin`- Foot Stompin`- Funky Butt - Live! - Geno Washington
12 08 Fresh Cream - Cream
05 09 Finders Keepers - Cliff Richard
06 10 A Collection Of Beatles Oldies - Beatles

14 January 1967

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 The Best Of The Beach Boys - Beach Boys
03 03 Come The Day - Seekers
05 04 A Quick One - Who
06 05 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
04 06 Gentle Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
08 07 Fresh Cream - Cream
14 08 Golden Hits - Dusty Springfield
10 09 A Collection Of Beatles Oldies - Beatles
07 10 Hand Clappin`- Foot Stompin`- Funky Butt - Live! - Geno Washington
RE 10 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

21 January 1967

01 01 The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack
02 02 The Best Of The Beach Boys - Beach Boys
03 03 Come The Day - Seekers
04 04 A Quick One - Who
05 05 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
12 06 Finders Keepers - Cliff Richard
07 07 Fresh Cream - Cream
10 08 Going Places - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
06 09 Gentle Shades Of Val Doonican - Val Doonican
09 10 A Collection Of Beatles Oldies - Beatles

NME commentary:

The NME now began to publish the Top 15 albums rather than the Top 10. While this acknowledged the growing importance of the album as a medium for artists and listeners, and thus of LP sales to the industry, no surprises or delights were immediately revealed by the records making it into the extra published places. If this is Christmas it has to be time for more of Mrs. Mills, Jim Reeves, the Bachelors, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, and oh dear, here come the Black & White Minstrels

28 January 1967

01 01 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
NE 02 The Monkees, Monkees
02 03 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
NE 04 Between The Buttons, Rolling Stones
07 05 Fresh Cream, Cream
03 06 Come The Day, Seekers
04 07 A Quick One, Who
06 08 Finders Keepers, Cliff Richard
05 08 Distant Drums, Jim Reeves
11 10 Hand Clappin` Foot Stompin` Funky Butt Live, Geno Washington

4 February 1967

02 01 The Monkees, Monkees
01 02 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
04 03 Between The Buttons, Rolling Stones
03 04 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
06 05 Come The Day, Seekers
05 06 Fresh Cream, Cream
07 07 A Quick One, Who
08 08 Finders Keepers, Cliff Richard
11 09 Gentle Shades Of Val Doonican, Val Doonican
10 10 Hand Clappin` Foot Stompin` Funky Butt Live, Geno Washington

11 February 1967

01 01 The Monkees, Monkees
02 02 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
03 03 Between The Buttons, Rolling Stones
04 04 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
07 05 A Quick One, Who
05 06 Come The Day, Seekers
11 07 Distant Drums, Jim Reeves
08 08 Finders Keepers, Cliff Richard
06 09 Fresh Cream, Cream
10 10 Hand Clappin` Foot Stompin` Funky Butt Live, Geno Washington

18 February 1967

01 01 The Monkees, Monkees
02 02 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
03 03 Between The Buttons, Rolling Stones
04 04 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
06 05 Come The Day, Seekers
11 06 Four Tops Live, Four Tops
07 07 Distant Drums, Jim Reeves
08 08 Finders Keepers, Cliff Richard
12 09 Going Places, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
09 10 Fresh Cream, Cream

25 February 1967

01 01 The Monkees, Monkees
02 02 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
03 03 Between The Buttons, Rolling Stones
04 04 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
05 05 Come The Day, Seekers
06 06 Four Tops Live, Four Tops
13 07 S.R.O., Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
12 08 Hand Clappin` Foot Stompin` Funky Butt Live, Geno Washington
09 09 Going Places, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
NE 10 Trogglodynamite, Troggs

NME commentary:

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band were surely thrilled to find themselves high in the chart, and for so long, with "Hand Clappin` Foot Stompin` Funky Butt Live". As this ponderously wacky title hints, Geno was felt to be great live but unreproduceable on disc. On February 18, his album at No. 12, he achieved his highest-ever singles placing: the forgettable "Michael (The Lover)" made No. 30 for one week. Yet he was an institution for many years, seemingly second on the bill at every student ball ever held.

4 March 1967

01 01 The Monkees, Monkees
02 02 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
03 03 Between The Buttons, Rolling Stones
04 04 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
08 05 Hand Clappin` Foot Stompin` Funky Butt Live, Geno Washington
05 06 Come The Day, Seekers
06 06 Four Tops Live, Four Tops
09 08 Going Places, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
07 09 S.R.O., Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
NE 10 Mantovani`s Golden Hits, Mantovani

11 March 1967

01 01 The Monkees, Monkees
02 02 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
04 03 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
03 04 Between The Buttons, Rolling Stones
06 05 Come The Day, Seekers
05 06 Hand Clappin` Foot Stompin` Funky Butt Live, Geno Washington
11 07 Trogglodynamite, Troggs
06 08 Four Tops Live, Four Tops
08 09 Going Places, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
09 10 S.R.O., Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

18 March 1967

01 01 The Monkees, Monkees
02 02 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
04 03 Between The Buttons, Rolling Stones
03 04 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
08 05 Four Tops Live, Four Tops
10 06 S.R.O., Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
09 07 Going Places, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
06 08 Hand Clappin` Foot Stompin` Funky Butt Live, Geno Washington
07 09 Trogglodynamite, Troggs
05 10 Come The Day, Seekers

25 March 1967

02 01 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
01 02 The Monkees, Monkees
03 03 Between The Buttons, Rolling Stones
04 04 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
NE 05 Images, Walker Brothers
08 06 Hand Clappin` Foot Stompin` Funky Butt Live, Geno Washington
05 07 Four Tops Live, Four Tops
09 08 Trogglodynamite, Troggs
10 09 Come The Day, Seekers
07 10 Going Places, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

1 April 1967

02 01 The Monkees, Monkees
01 02 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
04 03 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
10 04 Come The Day, Seekers
05 05 Images, Walker Brothers
07 06 Four Tops Live, Four Tops
03 07 Between The Buttons, Rolling Stones
11 08 S.R.O., Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
13 09 Hall Of Fame, Georgie Fame
10 10 Going Places, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

8 April 1967

02 01 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
01 02 The Monkees, Monkees
03 03 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
05 04 Images, Walker Brothers
04 05 Come The Day, Seekers
NE 06 Green Green Grass Of Home, Tom Jones
07 07 Between The Buttons, Rolling Stones
06 08 Four Tops Live, Four Tops
13 09 Hand Clappin` Foot Stompin` Funky Butt Live, Geno Washington
09 10 Hall Of Fame, Georgie Fame

15 April 1967

01 01 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
NE 02 More Of The Monkees, Monkees
02 03 The Monkees, Monkees
03 04 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
06 05 Green Green Grass Of Home, Tom Jones
04 06 Images, Walker Brothers
05 07 Come The Day, Seekers
08 08 Four Tops Live, Four Tops
10 09 Hall Of Fame, Georgie Fame
15 10 Trini Lopez In London, Trini Lopez

22 April 1967

02 01 More Of The Monkees, Monkees
01 02 The Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
03 03 The Monkees, Monkees
05 04 Green Green Grass Of Home, Tom Jones
04 05 The Best Of The Beach Boys, Beach Boys
06 06 Images, Walker Brothers
08 07 Four Tops Live, Four Tops
07 08 Come The Day, Seekers
15 09 Fiddler On The Roof, London Cast
13 10 Doctor Zhivago, Soundtrack

NME commentary:

An extra-good couple of months for easy listening music. Why is it called this? Do you know anyone who finds it easy to listen to? Imagine, after two Herb Alpert album and "Distant Drums", rushing to listen easily to these new entries: "Mantovani`s Golden Hits", the soundtracks of "Doctor Zhivago" and "The Fiddler On The Roof", and, last but not least, "This Is James Last". Not the sounds we generally think of as vintage early 1967. "Fresh Cream" managed to get into there too - now that was more like it.
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This week, the Beatles' greatest hits album, 1, is at Number 98 on the U.S. album charts.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By Sgt.McCartney:
Wow!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What they said. Impressive, Wolf.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By mindgames:
Dang.

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Wow!

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Default Love Me Do at British chart.

11.X.62
Record Retailer Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 49

18.X.
Numer (33) „Mersey Beat” 18.X. - 1.XI.1962.
Merseyside Tops
Merseyside’s Only Published Top Twenty: Love Me Do - 1 (enters)

Record Retailer Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 46

24.X.
New Musical Express Top 30 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 27 enters

Only 1 week. High position !!!!

25.X.
Record Retailer Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 41

27.X.
Melody Maker Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 48 enters

Record Mirror Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 49 enters

1.XI.

Record Retailer Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 32

Numer (34) gazety „Mersey Beat” 1.XI. - 15.XI.1962.
Merseyside Tops
Merseyside’s Only Published Top Twenty: Love Me Do - 1

3.XI.

Melody Maker Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - ?

Record Mirror Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - ?

Disc Top 30 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 28 enters

8.XI.

Record Retailer Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 37

10.XI.

Melody Maker Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - ?

Record Mirror Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - ?

Disc Top 30 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - ?

15.XI.
Record Retailer Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 29


17.XI.

Melody Maker Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - ?

Record Mirror Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - ?

Disc Top 30 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 24 (highest)


22.XI.
Record Retailer Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 23

24.XI.

Melody Maker Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - ?

Record Mirror Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - ?

Disc Top 30 Singles (U.K.): no beatles singles


6.XII.
Record Retailer Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 26

13.XII.
Record Retailer Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 19


20.XII.
Record Retailer Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 22

27.XII.
Record Retailer Top 50 Single (UK): Love Me Do - 17 (highest)



29.XII.
Melody Maker Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - ?

Record Mirror Top 50 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 17(highest)

Music Week Top 20 Singles (U.K.): Love Me Do - 17 highest)
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