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  • Yeah I saw that too Splodj. I actually watched both shows religiously every week. RSG was a bit more diverse which I loved, but then I loved the chart format on TOTP as well. I have to admit though I was totally captivated by Cathy McGowan 'The Queen Of The Mods' lol.

    Back then of course the first chance I had to hear what the weekly No 1 record was, was on TOTP. I'd be on the edge of the chair waiting for the show's iconic start 'Yes It's No 1 It's Top Of The Pops', as they played it in part as they showed you this week's top twenty.

    Sooooo looking forward to the RSG book tomorrow. It's not cheap at just under 28 quid, but I'm gonna get so lost and engrossed in it.
    The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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    • Greetings Pop Pick !

      Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending January 28th 1967. Enjoy

      The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending January 28th 1967 NME MM DISC RR Total
      Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
      Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
      1 1 I'm A Believer - The Monkees 1 1 1 1 1 19050
      9 2 Matthew And Son - Cat Stevens 2 2 2 2 3 18330
      7 3 Night Of Fear - The Move 3 4 3 4 2 17565
      2 4 Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones 4 3 5 3 4 17195
      17 5 Let's Spend The Night Together / Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones 5 5 4 7 7 16390
      3 6 Happy Jack - The Who 6 7 6 5 5 15860
      6 7 Standing In The Shadows Of Love - The Four Tops 7 6 7 6 6 15625
      13 8 Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix 8 8 8 8 9 14520
      12 9 Sitting In The Park - Georgie Fame 9 12 9 10 12 13015
      4 10 Morningtown Ride - The Seekers 10 10 11 14 8 12855
      27 11 I've Been A Bad Bad Boy - Paul Jones 11 9 12 9 17 12540
      5 12 Anyway That You Want Me - The Troggs 14 14 10 13 13 11980
      10 13 In The Country - Cliff Richard 12 13 14 11 10 11635
      15 14 I Feel Free - Cream 13 11 15 12 11 11600
      14 15 Pamela Pamela - Wayne Fontana 15 15 13 15 15 10660
      8 16 Sunshine Superman - Donovan 16 16 16 16 14 9695
      11 17 Save Me - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich 17 18 17 18 16 8675
      16 18 What Would I Be - Val Doonican 18 22 18 19 18 7355
      22 19 Single Girl - Sandy Posey 19= 19 20 21 19 7170
      28 20 Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra 19= 21 19 17 22 7165
      NEW 21 Let Me Cry On Your Shoulder - Ken Dodd 22= 17 21 25 5900
      24 22 Call Her Your Sweetheart - Frank Ifield 21 26 22 20 25 4860
      20 23 (I Know) I'm Losing You - The Temptations 22= 28 23 22 21 4350
      NEW 24 Snoopy vs The Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen 24 24 25 24 30 3685
      19 25 You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes 25 25 27 29 24 2995
      26 26 Nashville Cats - The Lovin' Spoonful 26 24 26 26 2675
      NEW 27 I'm A Man - The Spencer Davis Group 27= 22 30 27 2450
      NEW 28 You Only You - Rita Pavona 29 27 26 29 2220
      18 29 Dead End Street - The Kinks 27= 28 20 1685
      30 30 Heart - Rita Pavone 29 28 27 1140
      Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones 20
      Tell It To The Rain - The Four Seasons 30= 30 23 1000
      A Place In The Sun - Stevie Wonder 30= 30 23 780
      It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston 29 400
      What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin 28 255
      98.6 - Keith 30 200
      The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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      • On 23-Jan, looks like Disc made their own sloppy miscalculation by plunging Morningtown Ride down to 13.

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        • and Matthew & Son rose from 21 to 5. Could it be a mix-up, they are also close alphabetically. But on the other hand, that would mean Morningtown Ride went 7 to 5, where in all other charts it fell one or two spots. Or maybe they did somehow mix-up the points, but only partially.

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          • First screening of Top of the Pops on BBC television January 4th1964.
            Note the EPs and LP in the chart.


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            • Graham76man
              Graham76man commented
              Editing a comment
              The records are promo copies only given out to TV, Radio Stations and Shops, plus some DJ's.

          • Originally posted by Graham76man View Post

            There wasn't much Christmas cheer especially in Wales in 1966. Something to do with the fact a big slag heap had just wiped out an entire school of kids back in October. Tom's song, which by the way he got from a New York record store that year - Jerry Lee's - Country Songs For City Folks, sort of resonated with the public, with Tom being Welsh, after that event.
            Yes, good point. The Bee Gees' upcoming debut hit "New York Mining Disaster 1941" was also inspired by the Aberfan tragedy.

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            • Graham76man
              Graham76man commented
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              True and just for interest there was no mining disaster in New York in 1941.

          • Greetings Pop Pickers !
            Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending February 4th 1967. Enjoy

            The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending February 4th 1967 NME MM DISC RR Total
            Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
            Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
            1 1 I'm A Believer - The Monkees 1 1 1 1 1 19050
            2 2 Matthew And Son - Cat Stevens 2 2 2 2 2 18415
            3 3 Night Of Fear - The Move 3 3 3 4 3 17680
            5 4 Let's Spend The Night Together / Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Sones 4 4 5 3 4 16995
            11 5 I've Been A Bad Bad Boy - Paul Jones 5= 5 6 5 7 16090
            8 6 Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 7 8 4 8 6 15775
            4 7 Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones 5= 6 7 7 5 15610
            7 8 Standing In The Shadows Of Love - The Four Tops 8 7 8 6 8 15005
            6 9 Happy Jack - The Who 9 9 10 10 9 13620
            9 10 Sitting In The Park - Georgie Fame 10= 11 9 11 13 13030
            14 11 I Feel Free - Cream 10= 12 11 9 12 12615
            15 12 Pamela Pamela - Wayne Fontana 12 12 12 15 11 11850
            27 13 I'm A Man - The Spencer Davis Group 14 10 13 12 19 11620
            10 14 Morningtown Ride - The Seekers 13 14 15 14 10 10885
            20 15 Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra 15 18 14 13 14 10095
            21 16 Let Me Cry On Your Shoulder - Ken Dodd 16 15 16 16 18 9555
            24 17 Snoopy vs The Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen 18 19 18 22 17 7740
            19 18 Single Girl - Sandy Posey 17 25 17 18 15 7360
            13 19 In The Country - Cliff Richard 19 24 20 17 16 6825
            NEW 20 Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck 21 15 24 21 23 6630
            28 21 You Only You - Rita Pavone 20 21 22 19 21 6300
            12 22 Anyway That You Want me - The Troggs 22 29 19 20 20 5435
            NEW 23 Peek-A-Boo - The New Vaudeville Band 25 23 21 30 4200
            NEW 24 Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes 26= 17 29 29 3500
            16 25 Sunshine Superman - Donovan 24 30 23 24 25 3410
            NEW 26 It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston 26= 22 27 28 29 3270
            NEW 27 I Won't Come In While He's There - Jim Reeves 23 26 23 24 2395
            NEW 28 98.6 - Keith 28 28 28 25 26 2375
            NEW 29 Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees 26 26 2250
            18 30 What Would I Be - Val Doonican 30 25 27 27 2240
            Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones 20
            Save Me - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich 29 30 26 22 1515
            Heart - Rita Pavone 28 255
            Call Her Your Sweetheart - Frank Ifield 30 85
            The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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            • Last Train To Clarksville had been released on 14-Oct-66 (45cat). Although it reached number 15 on 23-Oct-66 in the Big L Fab 40 and number 1 on 5-Nov-66 in Billboard, it did not chart nationally in the UK until I'm A Believer was top.

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              • Originally posted by Splodj View Post
                Last Train To Clarksville had been released on 14-Oct-66 (45cat). Although it reached number 15 on 23-Oct-66 in the Big L Fab 40 and number 1 on 5-Nov-66 in Billboard, it did not chart nationally in the UK until I'm A Believer was top.
                It almost made the Record Retailer top 50. It was in the Breakers Chart which the newspaper published, spending 3 weeks on the list and peaked at number 1 on the chart dated 27 October 1966.

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                • Graham76man
                  Graham76man commented
                  Editing a comment
                  The record had two Real Chart Runs:
                  16 10 1966 Last Train To Clarksvillie / Take A Giant Step 38 x 5 wks
                  15 01 1967 Last Train To Clarksville.... (re-entry) 22 x 10 wks

                  I'm A Believer also has (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone on the other side.
                  In the case of the Monkees they would have both been double AA sides.

              • Heart - Rita Pavone
                You Only You - Rita Pavone

                https://www.officialcharts.com/artis...2/rita-pavone/
                49-07/12/1966
                42
                48
                44
                40
                40
                38
                33
                27-01/02/1967
                28
                32
                43-22/02/1967


                45-25/01-1967
                29
                21-08/02/1967
                25
                30
                38
                46-08/03/1967

                Originally posted by MrTibbs View Post
                Greetings Pop Pick !

                Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending January 28th 1967. Enjoy



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                Last edited by radcl; Thu October 1, 2020, 11:50.

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                • Greetings Pop Pickers !
                  Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending February 11th 1967. Enjoy

                  The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending February 11th 1967 NME MM DISC RR Total
                  Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
                  Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
                  1 1 I'm A Believer - The Monkees 1 1 1 1 1 19050
                  4 2 Let's Spend The Night Together / Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones 2 2 3 2 3 18080
                  2 3 Matthew And Son - Cat Stevens 3 4 2 3 2 17915
                  5 4 I've Been A Bad Bad Boy - Paul Jones 4 5 4 4 5 16860
                  3 5 Night Of Fear - The Move 5 6 5 5 4 16395
                  NEW 6 This Is My Song - Petula Clark 7 3 9 7 8 15455
                  6 7 Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 6 7 7 6 6 15425
                  13 8 I'm A Man - The Spencer Davis Group 8 10 6 9 9 14520
                  7 9 Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones 9 8 10 14 7 13590
                  15 10 Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra 10 12 8 11 10 13335
                  16 11 Let Me Cry On Your Shoulder - Ken Dodd 11 11 12 10 11 12550
                  8 12 Standing In The Shadows Of Love - The Four Tops 13 15 11 13 13 11530
                  20 13 Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck 12 9 21 8 12 10815
                  24 14 Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes 16= 14 15 15 24 9595
                  23 15 Peek-A-Boo - The New Vaudeville Band 16= 17 14 20 17 9340
                  27 16 I Won't Come In While He's There - Jim Reeves 14 13 20 16 15 9210
                  17 17 Snoopy vs The Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen 15 18 17 17 14 8945
                  26 18 It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston 18 16 19 12 22 8665
                  12 19 Pamela Pamela - Wayne Fontana 20 20 13 25 18 8405
                  11 20 I Feel Free - Cream 19 19 16 22 16 8325
                  10 21 Sitting In The Park - Georgie Fame 22 25 18 24 20 6085
                  18 22 Single Girl - Sandy Posey 21 24 22 19 19 5870
                  9 23 Happy Jack - The Who 24 23 23 21 21 5450
                  14 24 Morningtown Ride - The Seekers 25 22 27 27 23 3880
                  21 25 You Only You - Rita Pavone 23 28 26 18 25 3660
                  29 26 Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees 27 27 25 26 27 3140
                  28 27 98.6 - Keith 26 24 23 26 2975
                  NEW 28 Mellow Yellow - Donovan 28 21 29 29 2700
                  19 29 In The Country - Cliff Richard 29 29 28 30 28 1505
                  22 30 Anyway That You Want Me - The Troggs 30 28 29 470
                  Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones 26
                  Sunshine Superman - Donovan 30 250
                  Edelweiss - Vince Hill 30 200
                  What Would I Be - Val Doonican 30 85
                  The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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                  • A massive new entry for Petula Clark. I much prefer Petula's version to the Harry Secombe version that for some reason seems to be the better remembered (at least to me). This one is more refined. I've only discovered though that Petula's version is the theme tune to a Charlie Chaplin written and produced film (A Countess From Hong Kong). And not only that, he also wrote the song too.

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                    • Yeah, definitely her song and her version was also the bigger seller of the two versions. 1967 was a very interesting year for music, although we were right in the midst of the Rock Era and 'The Summer Of Love' just around the corner ,it was also the year where ballads strongly held their own against this revolution. Incredibly, and I grit my teeth and roll my eyes as I say this, Engelbert Humperdinck managed to take all top three positions in the bestselling singles of the year, including two that sold over a million and the third over 750,000.

                      Grrrrrrrrr !!!
                      The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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                      • Graham76man
                        Graham76man commented
                        Editing a comment
                        When you factor in Woolies sales all three Hump singles sell a million. One only 42 weeks in a run of over 50 has already cleared 2,685,000 sales.

                    • Greetings Pop Pickers !
                      Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending February 18th 1967. Enjoy

                      The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending February 18th 1967 NME MM DISC RR Total
                      Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
                      Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
                      6 1 This Is My Song - Petula Clark 1 1 1 1 1 19050
                      1 2 I'm A Believer - The Monkees 2 3 2 2 2 18215
                      13 3 Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck 3 2 4 4 4 17545
                      3 4 Matthew And Son - Cat Stevens 5 5 3 6 5 16910
                      2 5 Let's Spend The Night Together / Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones 4 4 6 3 3 16830
                      4 6 I've Been A Bad Bad Boy - Paul Jones 6 6 9 5 6 15225
                      14 7 Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes 7 7 8 7 10 14735
                      5 8 Night Of Fear - The Move 8 9 10 8 7 13990
                      8 9 I'm A Man - The Spencer Davis Group 11 11 5 10 16 13875
                      10 10 Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra 9 10 12 9 8 13105
                      17 11 Snoopy vs The Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen 10 8 13 12 9 12870
                      7 12 Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 13 16 7 14 14 12145
                      15 13 Peek-A-Boo - The New Vaudeville Band 12 13 11 15 11 11900
                      16 14 I Won't Come In While He's There - Jim Reeves 14 12 14 17 13 10980
                      18 15 It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston 15 16 15 11 18 10105
                      11 16 Let Me Cry On Your Shoulder - Ken Dodd 16 15 17 13 15 9860
                      28 17 Mellow Yellow - Donovan 17 14 16 16 17 9840
                      9 18 Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones 18 18 18 18 12 8765
                      NEW 19 Edelweiss - Vince Hill 19 19 20 24 20 6785
                      12 20 Standing In The Shadows Of Love - The Four Tops 21= 26 19 22 22 5665
                      NEW 21 Indescribably Blue - Elvis Presley 21= 20 25 23 21 5350
                      22 22 Single Girl - Sandy Posey 20 25 24 19 19 5170
                      26 23 Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees 23 27 21 21 23 4980
                      NEW 24 Stay With Me Baby - The Walker Brothers 24 21 27 27 26 3825
                      20 25 I Feel Free - Cream 25= 22 26 27 3090
                      27 26 98.6 - Keith 25= 26 25 24 2445
                      NEW 27 I've Passed This Way Before - Jimmy Ruffin 25= 28 29 20 29 2370
                      19 28 Pamela Pamela - Wayne Fontana 29= 23 2000
                      NEW 29 Give It To Me - The Troggs 28 23 30 1700
                      NEW 30 On A Carousel - The Hollies 29= 24 30 1650
                      Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones 22
                      You Only You - Rita Pavone 28 29 30 1035
                      Sitting In The Park - Georgie Fame 28 28 555
                      Run To The Door - Clinton Ford 25 510
                      There's A Kind Of Hush - Herman's Hermits 29 400
                      Detroit City - Tom Jones 30 200
                      Michael - Geno Washington 30 200
                      The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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                      • Greetings Pop Pickers !

                        Two first class singles debut this week, The Beatles who will inexplicably fail to reach #1, and the best single ever released by The Seekers.
                        Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending February 25th 1967. Enjoy

                        The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending February 25th 1967 NME MM DISC RR Total
                        Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
                        Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
                        1 1 This Is My Song - Petula Clark 1 1 2 1 1 18800
                        3 2 Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck 2 2 1 2 2 18665
                        NEW 3 Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles 3 3 3 3 5 17610
                        2 4 I'm A Believer - The Monkees 4 4 4 4 3 17230
                        7 5 Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes 5 5 5 5 4 16595
                        5 6 Let's Spend The Night Together / Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones 6 7 8 6 6 15175
                        11 7 Snoopy vs The Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen 7 6 9 7 8 14855
                        17 8 Mellow Yellow - Donovan 8 9 6 8 10 14735
                        13 9 Peek-A-Boo - The New Vaudeville Band 9 8 11 10 7 13740
                        4 10 Matthew And Son - Cat Stevens 10 14 7 11 9 13270
                        30 11 On A Carousel - The Hollies 12 10 10 17 15 12210
                        6 12 I've Been A Bad Bad Boy - Paul Jones 11 12 13 9 11 12200
                        19 13 Edelweiss - Vince Hill 13 13 12 15 13 11480
                        14 14 I Won't Come In While He's There - Jim Reeves 14 11 17 14 12 10815
                        10 15 Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra 15 15 15 13 14 10445
                        15 16 It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston 16 16 14 12 16 10425
                        9 17 I'm A Man - The Spencer Davis Group 17 17 16 16 22 8815
                        NEW 18 Detroit City - Tom Jones 19 18 18 19 21 7900
                        8 19 Night Of Fear - The Move 18 20 19 18 17 7690
                        NEW 20 There's A Kind Of Hush - Herman's Hermits 20 19 20 21 19 7170
                        16 21 Let Me Cry On Your Shoulder - Ken Dodd 21 21 22 20 24 5945
                        12 22 Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 22= 23 21 23 23 5580
                        18 23 Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones 22= 25 23 24 18 5005
                        29 24 Give It To Me - The Troggs 25 24 25 25 27 3840
                        22 25 Single Girl - Sandy Posey 24 22 30 27 20 3385
                        24 26 Stay With Me Baby - The Walker Brothers 26 24 22 28 2905
                        23 27 Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees 27 26 26 26 2675
                        27 28 I've Passed This Way Before - Jimmy Ruffin 28= 30 27 26 29 1870
                        21 29 Indescribably Blue - Elvis Presley 28= 28 29 30 25 1710
                        NEW 30 Georgy Girl - The Seekers 30 27 28 30 1635
                        Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones 29
                        Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - The Casinos 28 300
                        Run To The Door - Clinton Ford 30 200
                        The Beat Goes On - Sonny and Cher 29 200






                        The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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                        • Originally posted by MrTibbs View Post
                          Greetings Pop Pickers !

                          Two first class singles debut this week.
                          No word lied there. The Beatles' AA-side is my 5th favorite track of all time, and I fully agree with the Seekers' sentiment, thought I am a big fan of their first two hits as well.

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                          • In the current climate Penny Lane will probably be written out of history soon...

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                            • Yip, I did also like I'll Never Find Another You and The Carnival Is Over the first and third hits back in '65 but Georgy Girl somehow just hit the spirit of '67 spot on, I've lost count of the number of times I whistled along with the intro back then.
                              The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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                              • Yep, as has been pointed out, the only 2 Rita Pavone minor hit singles [not a double-sider], and on the same label, happened in the same week. Doh!
                                membranemusic

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                                • You Only You was the best of the 2 I think. I liked that one.
                                  The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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                                  • Greetings Pop Pickers !

                                    One of the great injustices in popular music takes place in 1967, The Beatles denied #1 to Engelbert Humperdinck. Parent power rearing it's head in supremacy, aaaaaaaaahh

                                    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending March 4th 1967. Don't look back in anger !

                                    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending March 4th 1967 NME MM DISC RR Total
                                    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
                                    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
                                    2 1 Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck 1 1 2 1 1 18800
                                    3 2 Penny Lane - Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles 2 3 1 2 2 18465
                                    1 3 This Is My Song - Petula Clark 3 2 3 3 3 17980
                                    5 4 Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes 4 4 5 4 4 16895
                                    11 5 On A Carousel - The Hollies 5 6 4 6 7 16290
                                    13 6 Edelweiss - Vince Hill 7 5 8 9 6 15275
                                    7 7 Snoopy vs The Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen 8 8 6 7 10 15035
                                    4 8 I'm A Believer - The Monkees 6 7 10 5 5 14860
                                    8 9 Mellow Yellow - Donovan 9 9 7 8 8 14655
                                    9 10 Peek-A-Boo - The New Vaudeville Band 10 10 11 11 9 13070
                                    18 11 Detroit City - Tom Jones 11 11 9 13 13 12830
                                    20 12 There's A Kind Of Hush - Herman's Hermits 12 12 12 14 11 11950
                                    6 13 Let's Spend The Night Together / Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones 13 13 13 12 12 11615
                                    16 14 It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston 14 17 14 10 16 10425
                                    14 15 I Won't Come In While He's There - Jim Reeves 15 14 16 15 14 10195
                                    30 16 Georgy Girl - The Seekers 16 15 15 16 18 9805
                                    10 17 Matthew And Son - Cat Stevens 17 18 17 18 15 8760
                                    24 18 Give It To Me - The Troggs 18 16 20 17 22 7915
                                    15 19 Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra 19 20 18 20 19 7570
                                    12 20 I've Been A Bad Bad Boy - Paul Jones 20 21 19 19 20 7135
                                    25 21 Single Girl - Sandy Posey 21 24 21 21 17 6090
                                    21 22 Let Me Cry On Your Shoulder - Ken Dodd 22 19 24 24 23 5530
                                    17 23 I'm A Man - The Spencer Davis Group 23 23 22 26 28 4605
                                    28 24 I've Passed This Way Before - Jimmy Ruffin 24 25 23 23 4000
                                    NEW 25 I'll Try Anything - Dusty Springfield 27 22 27 28 3100
                                    26 26 Stay With Me Baby - The Walker Brothers 26 28 26 25 26 2875
                                    23 27 Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones 25 25 27 21 2450
                                    NEW 28 This Is My Song - Harry Secombe 30 25 1700
                                    NEW 29 Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - The Casinos 28 28 22 1500
                                    NEW 30 The Beat Goes On - Sonny and Cher 28 30 29 1020
                                    Night Of Fear - The Move 29 30 29 25 960
                                    Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 30 29 27 840
                                    Love Is Here And Now You're Gone - The Supremes 27 800
                                    Indescribably Blue - Elvis Presley 24 595
                                    Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees 30 85
                                    The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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                                    • I don't know what was in the water in 1967 but the sudden influx to the charts of awful middle of the road records by dull middle of the road acts suggests some strange was happening. Totally out of keeping with the changing times. And one of the great injustices in chart history happened as Englebert keeps The Beatles excellent double A side hit from the top. 14 years later the death of one of The Beatles partly helped keep another great number 2 from the top - 'Vienna' by Ultravox was initially kept off the top by 'Woman' by John Lennon before'Shaddap You Face' by Joe Dolce denied the record the number 1 spot for a further three weeks.

                                      I grew up listening to Engelbert Humperdinck records as my mum had a few singles by him as well as an album. She first saw him perform under his real name of Gerry Dorsey at a social club in the north east in the early 60s. He was one of numerous acts who did concerts in workingmens clubs and nightclubs in that era. By 1967 Gerry had become Engelbert and just as 'Release Me' hit the top Engelbert was about to undertake a tour of the UK alongsideThe Walker Brothers and the support act was none other than Jimi Hendrix! Quite a bizarre line-up and even more bizarre... Jimi Hendrix stood in as guitarist for one night in Engelbert's backing band... https://www.loudersound.com/features...-saved-my-show

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                                      • A blast of Purple Haze right in the middle of Release Me would certainly have made it a bit more palatable.

                                        Yeah, the huge influx of ballads to the higher reaches of the chart in 1967 far outweighed what had gone before in the past few years and considering '67 is now considered a peak of the rock era along with the peak year of 'hippie power' makes it all the more surprising.
                                        The Ultimate Averaged Chart. The Definitive Chart Reflecting The Fifties and Sixties.

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                                        • Various retrospective rock press has often put this sudden and emphatic rise of MOR 'parent' acts in the singles charts from 1967 onwards down to the tailing-off of interest in the single format among many young buyers in favour of the long-player. While I would never have regarded albums as cheap, they were steadily getting more affordable as disposable income on average continued to grow during the 1960s, and those engaged with the rock and emergent psychedelic/hippie scenes so redolent of the era's youth culture were tending to focus on albums from their favourite artists rather than singles. Lots of late '60s rock acts either didn't release them, or if they did, had relatively few hits with them. Hendrix had a few, Cream had a few, but by 1970 we get Led Zep who famously didn't bother with the short-player format at all. I think there might be some truth in this theory as it would've left enough spare room in what was then a declining singles market for more adult-orientated acts to prosper, as older buyers still favoured the single and were generally perhaps less album-driven. Okay, Engelbert's LPs did okay in tandem with his string of hit singles, but many other acts of that genre made much bigger (if sometimes short-lived) impressions on the singles listings than albums.

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                                          • Penny Lane - Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

                                            Advance orders were reported as 200,000 in several Music papers. But it only entered at no. 3 in the NME. So did NME and Disc stop using advance orders in compiling their charts?

                                            Sales were reported as100,000 on the first day and 350,000 in 5 days. Over 400,000 by 1st March and half a million by 25th March (5 weeks). These should really be shipment figures as opposed to over the counter sales. There were no bar codes in those days.

                                            So how come it was number 1 in Melody Maker for 3 weeks? NME - 200 stores, MM - 250 stores. How representative were these stores? Did MM include Boots, WH Smith or Woolworths?

                                            Engelbert's sales were 500,000 in 5 weeks (3rd March).

                                            Below is a scan from DISC for 25th February 1967.



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