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  • Graham76man
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    Actually they were being bought, just not by Joe Public, they were bought by the record company people knowing the record shops who took part in the charts and buying up several hundred copies in them. You could also get the staff who produced the list of 50 records for the chart people to add stuff that wasn't selling by offering bribes etc.
    Some people in the business had scruples, and wouldn't push records past 20, but others like Joe Meek for instance, admitted to buying up records.
    You could buy a list of all the chart shops taking part very easily.
    I did read of one record charting that hadn't even been issued that week. But I can't remember which.
    By the 70's hyping was common and one record rep told me that the even hyped the Hollies - A Long Cool Woman into the charts!

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  • setg1
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    Originally posted by Graham76man View Post
    Don Arden was determined to get Jeff Beck into the charts. Beck record did NOT start selling (by the public buying it) till week ending 29 April 1967. By which time it was in all of the singles charts and in all the top 30's and some top twenties the week before that. Proving that if you wished you could break into the top 20 on some charts without the public buying a single copy. The Attack version was the one that was selling to the public and came out before Jeff Beck.
    But nobody argued with Don Arden, he was Sharon Osbourne's dad and you wouldn't argue with her would you!
    It's incredible that the charts could be manipulated to that extent – I've heard of other singles reaching the charts with low sales, but charting with no copies sold must have been pretty rare. Though it has happened in other countries too, even the US (one example being D.A.'s "Ready 'n' Steady" bubbling under without any kind of commercial release, as a result of which it took decades for anyone to track it down). I noticed that "Hi-Ho Silver Lining" also debuted on two other charts in the same week – #36 in Disc and #45 in Record Retailer. Unlike Melody Maker, they don't seem to have realized what was going on.

    David Bowie with the Lower Third had another famous Melody Maker "hit" charting mostly due to hyping – "Can't Help Thinking About Me" is very rare (and expensive!) these days. There were probably many more in the lower positions. "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" by Wayne Gibson and the Dynamic Sounds appears to be quite rare, for example – the single version doesn't even seem to be available for listening online (just a supposedly earlier "alternate version").

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  • Graham76man
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    Don Arden was determined to get Jeff Beck into the charts. Beck record did NOT start selling (by the public buying it) till week ending 29 April 1967. By which time it was in all of the singles charts and in all the top 30's and some top twenties the week before that. Proving that if you wished you could break into the top 20 on some charts without the public buying a single copy. The Attack version was the one that was selling to the public and came out before Jeff Beck.
    But nobody argued with Don Arden, he was Sharon Osbourne's dad and you wouldn't argue with her would you!

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  • setg1
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    Originally posted by BoroButch View Post

    Week Ending 25 March 1967

    39 ( NE) 00 - Not Printed This Week (by 00 - Not Printed This Week) 1 wk
    I'm really curious about this... I saw a reference to this in another thread, claiming that the position in question was omitted due to hyping. I've read before that the lower positions in the Melody Maker chart suffered from this a lot, leading to the chart being cut down to a top 30 a week after this chart was published. However, I find it quite baffling that they didn't promote the records in the bottom 11 positions to replace the removed single.

    In the thread in question, it was guessed that the removed single would have been "Love Makes Sweet Music" by Soft Machine. However, looking at the magazines on World Radio History, this doesn't seem to be the case. While the song itself wasn't listed on the original chart, they did include it in the list of publishers – the song at #39 was published by "Contemporary". None of the songs in the previous magazine list this publisher, meaning that it would have been a new entry ("Schroeder/Anim" was listed for LMSM).

    Based on a quick look at Discogs, I can find the following 1967 UK singles published by Contemporary Music:

    "Hi-Ho Silver Lining" (recordings by The Attack and Jeff Beck)
    "On Love" (Skip Bifferty)
    "Last Minute" (The Nashville Teens, B-side – A-side published by Schroeder)
    "Someone That I Used to Know" (Brenda May, B-side – A-side published by Bourne Music)

    Based on 45cat, the latter three were only released in August 1967 or later (and two of them aren't even the intended A-sides). So could "Hi-Ho Silver Lining" have been the single in question? Based on another recent post, it seems to fit...

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  • asm
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    Re: Melody Maker 1960's (and 50's) singles charts

    Thank you!

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  • kingofskiffle
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    Originally posted by asm
    Thank you Kjell. I have been quiet recently as my Mom died in May and I have really missed her.
    Sorry to hear about that Alan. My condolence to you at this time.

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  • kjell
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    My condolence Alan. I know you did your best to take care of her.

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  • Robbie
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    Originally posted by asm
    Thank you Kjell. I have been quiet recently as my Mom died in May and I have really missed her.
    Sorry to read about your mum asm, I had wondered why you hadn't posted recently.

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  • asm
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    Re: Melody Maker 1960's (and 50's) singles charts

    Thank you Kjell. I have been quiet recently as my Mom died in May and I have really missed her.

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  • kjell
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    Good to see you back Alan. Your info from the third quarter of the last century is always welcome.

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  • asm
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    Re: Melody Maker 1960's (and 50's) singles charts

    It was April 1967 that MM announced they were cutting published chart back to a top 30 -though they still compiled a top 50 to regulate it. The MM top 50 was published in Trade mag "Music Business Weekly" from Sept 1969 to Feb 1971 after that `Disc` ran MM top 50 to April 1971 when MM only compiled and published a top 30 thereafter.

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  • Robbie
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    Originally posted by gerrit
    Those last charts of MM (1968 and 1969) show a top 50, however MM only listed top 30's at least from September 6 to the end of 1969.
    What is the reason for this
    Melody Maker believed that there was strong evidence of records being bought in to the chart (that is, they were being hyped in to the chart) and in a front page article in 1968 explained that in order to counter this that from that point on they would only be publishing a top 30 although they would still compile a top 50, presumably so they could keep a check on potential false sales patterns for records below number 30.

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  • gerrit
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    Originally posted by BoroButch

    Week Ending 6 December 1969


    Week Ending 27 December 1969

    1(1)Two Little Boys(by Rolf Harris) 6 wks
    2(2)Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town(by Kenny Rogers And The First Edition) 10 wks
    3(3)Sugar Sugar(by The Archies) 13 wks
    3(3)Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday(by Stevie Wonder) 7 wks
    5(5)Melting Pot(by Blue Mink) 6 wks
    6(6)Suspicious Mind(by Elvis Presley) 5 wks
    7(7)Winter World Of Love(by Engelbert Humperdinck) 7 wks
    8(8)(Call Me) Number One(by The Tremeloes) 9 wks
    9(9)Onion Song(by Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell) 7 wks
    10(10)All I Have To Do Is Dream(by Bobbie Gentry And Glen Campbell) 4 wks
    11(11)Something(by The Beatles) 8 wks
    12(12)Tracy(by Cuff Links) 5 wks
    13(13)Leavin' (Durham Town)(by Roger Whittaker) 7 wks
    14(14)Love Is All(by Malcolm Roberts) 6 wks
    15(15)Liquidator(by Harry J And The All Stars) 12 wks
    16(16)Oh Well(by Fleetwood Mac) 13 wks
    17(17)Wonderful World, Beautiful People(by Jimmy Cliff) 11 wks
    18(18)Sweet Dream(by Jethro Tull) 9 wks
    19(19)Green River(by Creedence Clearwater Revival) 7 wks
    20(20)Without Love(by Tom Jones) 4 wks
    21(21)Nobody's Child(by Karen Young) 15 wks
    22(22)Return Of Django(by The Upsetters) 14 wks
    23(23)Play Good Old Rock N' Roll(by The Dave Clark Five) 4 wks
    24(24)Loneliness(by Des O'Connor) 6 wks
    25(25)Highway Song(by Nancy Sinatra) 5 wks
    26(26)Love's Been Good To Me(by Frank Sinatra) 12 wks
    27(27)What Does It Take(by Junior Walker And The All Stars) 11 wks
    28(28)Biljo(by Clodagh Rodgers) 7 wks
    29(29)But You Love Me Daddy(by Jim Reeves) 2 wks
    30(30)I Miss You Baby(by Marv Johnson) 10 wks
    31(31)If I Thought You'd Change Your Mind(by Cilla Black) 2 wks
    32(32)Cold Turkey(by Plastic Ono Band) 9 wks
    33(33)Someday We'll Be Together(by Diana Ross And The Supremes) 2 wks
    34(34)With The Eyes Of A Child(by Cliff Richard) 4 wks
    35(35)Proud Mary(by Checkmates Ltd) 8 wks
    36(36)Skinhead Moon Stomp(by Symarip) 6 wks
    37(37)I'll Never Fall In Love Again(by Bobbie Gentry) 17 wks
    38(38)Here Comes The Star(by Herman's Hermits) 8 wks
    39(39)I'm A Man(by Chicago) 2 wks
    39(39)Comin' Home(by Delaney And Bonnie And Friends) 3 wks
    41(41)Seventh Son(by Georgie Fame) 2 wks
    42(42)Hitchin' A Ride(by Vanity Fare) 2 wks
    43(43)Whole Lotta Love(by Led Zeppelin) 2 wks
    44(44)One Million Years(by Robin Gibb) 2 wks
    44(44)I'm Gonna Make You Mine(by Lou Christie) 15 wks
    46(46)Take Some Time Out For Love(by The Isley Brothers) 2 wks
    46(46)Teresa(by Joe Dolan) 8 wks
    48(48)Superstar(by Murray Head) 2 wks
    49(49)Eli's Comin'(by 3 Dog Night) 2 wks
    49(49)That's The Way Love Is(by Marvin Gaye) 3 wks
    Those last charts of MM (1968 and 1969) show a top 50, however MM only listed top 30's at least from September 6 to the end of 1969.
    What is the reason for this

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  • asm
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    I recently got a 9th February 1963 edition of Melody Maker. Inside was an article-rebutting criticisms of MM chart by `Daily Express` newspaper! Part of the article stated that the MM chart was compiled from carefully logged sales from 245 retailers and verified by each shop manager. The MM chart itself `was` audited- the paper stated that Middlesex County Council provided a team of auditors for this purpose!

    This new data is now in my most recent posting of "CHART HISTORY" article in CHART ANALYSIS forum! Alan.

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  • asm
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    I will be posting updated `Chart History` ASAP on `Chart Analysis`

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  • Arttrend
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    Dave,
    only recently started to investigate the UK Chart History.
    As such, YES, I am interested in the complete set BBC charts pre-69.
    Please advise how to get access to that part of UK history.

    rgds,
    Arttrend

    Originally posted by davetaylor
    Thanks for posting all these. You shouldn`t however refer to an "official chart", before 11th Feb 69, because there wasn`t one, until the BBC join forces with the BRITISH MARKET RESEARCH BUREAU on that date. It was only the decision of the compilers of the Guiness books, to use the Record Retailer charts before that, and they were never excepted then. If you would like a complete set of the BBC chart before 1969, get in touch with me, and I will supply them, as featured on PICK OF THE POPS and TOP OF THE POPS. Cheers Dave.

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  • Topicel
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    Very observant David1956.

    The record entered should have been Soul Sister Brown Sugar by Sam and Dave rather than Dusty's classic.

    I hesitate to think if other mistakes exist, but feel free to find them if they do for the benefit of others!

    Topicel

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  • david1956
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    Originally posted by BoroButch

    Week Ending 1 March 1969

    1(1)Half As Nice(by Amen Corner) 4 wks
    2(3)Where Do You Go To(by Peter Sarstedt) 4 wks
    3(4)I'm Gonna Make You Love Me(by Diana Ross And The Supremes And The Temptations) 4 wks
    4(9)Please Don't Go(by Donald Peers) 8 wks
    5(2)Blackberry Way(by The Move) 7 wks
    6(5)Dancing In The Street(by Martha Reeves And The Vandellas) 6 wks
    7(15)The Way It Used To Be(by Engelbert Humperdinck) 3 wks
    8(6)Albatross(by Fleetwood Mac) 12 wks
    9(7)You Got Soul(by Johnny Nash) 7 wks
    10(17)Wichita Lineman(by Glen Campbell) 3 wks
    11(12)I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose(by Mary Johnson) 4 wks
    12(8)For Once In My Life(by Stevie Wonder) 9 wks
    13(18)Son Of A Preacher Man(by Dusty Springfield) 12 wks
    14(10)To Love Somebody(by Nina Simone) 6 wks
    15(13)I Guess I'll Always Love You(by The Isley Brothers) 6 wks
    16(14)People(by The Tymes) 5 wks
    17(11)Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da(by The Marmalade) 12 wks
    18(26)Mnsieur Dupont(by Sandie Shaw) 2 wks
    19( NE)Surround Yourself With Sorrow(by Cilla Black) 1 wk
    20(20)Move In A Little Closer(by Harmony Grass) 3 wks
    21(28)You've Lost That Loving Feeling(by The Righteous Brothers) 13 wks
    22(16)Fox On The Run(by Manfred Mann) 8 wks
    23(30)I Heard It Throgh The Grapevine(by Marvin Gaye) 2 wks
    24(19)Something's Happening(by Herman's Hermits) 11 wks
    25(24)You Ain't Livin'(by Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell) 4 wks
    26( NE)Gently On My Mind(by Dean Martin) 1 wk
    27(22)Mrs Robinson (EP)(by Simon And Garfunkel) 6 wks
    28( NE)First Of May(by The Bee Gees) 1 wk
    29(21)Private Number(by Judy Clay And William Bell) 13 wks
    30(25)Going Up Country(by Canned Heat) 6 wks


    Week Ending 8 March 1969

    1(2)Where Do You Go To(by Peter Sarstedt) 5 wks
    2(1)Half As Nice(by Amen Corner) 5 wks
    3(3)I'm Gonna Make You Love Me(by Diana Ross And The Supremes And The Temptations) 5 wks
    4(4)Please Don't Go(by Donald Peers) 9 wks
    5(10)Wichita Lineman(by Glen Campbell) 4 wks
    6(7)The Way It Used To Be(by Engelbert Humperdinck) 4 wks
    7(19)Surround Yourself With Sorrow(by Cilla Black) 2 wks
    8(6)Dancing In The Street(by Martha Reeves And The Vandellas) 7 wks
    9(5)Blackberry Way(by The Move) 8 wks
    10(11)I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose(by Mary Johnson) 5 wks
    11(18)Mnsieur Dupont(by Sandie Shaw) 3 wks
    12(23)I Heard It Throgh The Grapevine(by Marvin Gaye) 3 wks
    13(8)Albatross(by Fleetwood Mac) 13 wks
    14(13)Son Of A Preacher Man(by Dusty Springfield) 13 wks
    15(9)You Got Soul(by Johnny Nash) 8 wks
    16(21)You've Lost That Loving Feeling(by The Righteous Brothers) 14 wks
    17(26)Gently On My Mind(by Dean Martin) 2 wks
    18(28)First Of May(by The Bee Gees) 2 wks
    19(12)For Once In My Life(by Stevie Wonder) 10 wks
    20(15)I Guess I'll Always Love You(by The Isley Brothers) 7 wks
    21(14)To Love Somebody(by Nina Simone) 7 wks
    22( NE)Good Times (Better Times)(by Cliff Richard) 1 wk
    23(16)People(by The Tymes) 6 wks
    24(25)You Ain't Livin'(by Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell) 5 wks
    25(20)Move In A Little Closer(by Harmony Grass) 4 wks
    26( NE)If I Can Dream(by Elvis Presley) 1 wk
    27(17)Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da(by The Marmalade) 13 wks
    28( NE)Windmills Of Your Mind(by Noel Harrison) 1 wk
    29( NE)Mockingbird(by Inez And Charlie Foxx) 1 wk
    30(24)Something's Happening(by Herman's Hermits) 12 wks


    Week Ending 15 March 1969

    1(1)Where Do You Go To(by Peter Sarstedt) 6 wks
    2(7)Surround Yourself With Sorrow(by Cilla Black) 3 wks
    3(5)Wichita Lineman(by Glen Campbell) 5 wks
    4(12)I Heard It Throgh The Grapevine(by Marvin Gaye) 4 wks
    5(2)Half As Nice(by Amen Corner) 6 wks
    6(3)I'm Gonna Make You Love Me(by Diana Ross And The Supremes And The Temptations) 6 wks
    7(6)The Way It Used To Be(by Engelbert Humperdinck) 5 wks
    8(11)Mnsieur Dupont(by Sandie Shaw) 4 wks
    9(4)Please Don't Go(by Donald Peers) 10 wks
    10(18)First Of May(by The Bee Gees) 3 wks
    11(16)You've Lost That Loving Feeling(by The Righteous Brothers) 15 wks
    12(17)Gently On My Mind(by Dean Martin) 3 wks
    13(10)I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose(by Mary Johnson) 6 wks
    14(22)Good Times (Better Times)(by Cliff Richard) 2 wks
    15(26)If I Can Dream(by Elvis Presley) 2 wks
    16(8)Dancing In The Street(by Martha Reeves And The Vandellas) 8 wks
    17(14)Son Of A Preacher Man(by Dusty Springfield) 14 wks
    18(9)Blackberry Way(by The Move) 9 wks
    19( NE)Sorry Suzanne(by The Hollies) 1 wk
    20(13)Albatross(by Fleetwood Mac) 14 wks
    21(28)Windmills Of Your Mind(by Noel Harrison) 2 wks
    22( NE)Games People Play(by Joe South) 1 wk
    23( NE)Get Ready(by The Temptations) 1 wk
    24( NE)One Road(by Love Affair) 1 wk
    25( NE)I Can Hear Music(by The Beach Boys) 1 wk
    26(23)People(by The Tymes) 7 wks
    26(15)You Got Soul(by Johnny Nash) 9 wks
    28(19)For Once In My Life(by Stevie Wonder) 11 wks
    29(29)Mockingbird(by Inez And Charlie Foxx) 2 wks
    30(20)I Guess I'll Always Love You(by The Isley Brothers) 8 wks


    Week Ending 22 March 1969

    1(1)Where Do You Go To(by Peter Sarstedt) 7 wks
    2(4)I Heard It Throgh The Grapevine(by Marvin Gaye) 5 wks
    3(2)Surround Yourself With Sorrow(by Cilla Black) 4 wks
    4(3)Wichita Lineman(by Glen Campbell) 6 wks
    5(7)The Way It Used To Be(by Engelbert Humperdinck) 6 wks
    6(12)Gently On My Mind(by Dean Martin) 4 wks
    7(10)First Of May(by The Bee Gees) 4 wks
    8(8)Mnsieur Dupont(by Sandie Shaw) 5 wks
    9(19)Sorry Suzanne(by The Hollies) 2 wks
    10(6)I'm Gonna Make You Love Me(by Diana Ross And The Supremes And The Temptations) 7 wks
    11(11)You've Lost That Loving Feeling(by The Righteous Brothers) 16 wks
    12(9)Please Don't Go(by Donald Peers) 11 wks
    13(14)Good Times (Better Times)(by Cliff Richard) 3 wks
    14(15)If I Can Dream(by Elvis Presley) 3 wks
    15(5)Half As Nice(by Amen Corner) 7 wks
    16(22)Games People Play(by Joe South) 2 wks
    17(23)Get Ready(by The Temptations) 2 wks
    18(13)I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose(by Mary Johnson) 7 wks
    19(21)Windmills Of Your Mind(by Noel Harrison) 3 wks
    20(24)One Road(by Love Affair) 2 wks
    21(25)I Can Hear Music(by The Beach Boys) 2 wks
    22(16)Dancing In The Street(by Martha Reeves And The Vandellas) 9 wks
    23(17)Son Of A Preacher Man(by Dusty Springfield) 15 wks
    24( NE)In The Bad Old Days(by The Foundations) 1 wk
    25( NE)Boom Bang-A-Bang(by Lulu) 1 wk
    26( NE)Don Juan(by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich) 1 wk
    27( NE)Passing Strangers(by Sarah Vaughan And Billy Eckstine) 1 wk
    28(18)Blackberry Way(by The Move) 10 wks
    29(26)People(by The Tymes) 8 wks
    30(20)Albatross(by Fleetwood Mac) 15 wks


    Week Ending 29 March 1969

    1(1)Where Do You Go To(by Peter Sarstedt) 8 wks
    2(2)I Heard It Throgh The Grapevine(by Marvin Gaye) 6 wks
    3(3)Surround Yourself With Sorrow(by Cilla Black) 5 wks
    4(6)Gently On My Mind(by Dean Martin) 5 wks
    5(5)The Way It Used To Be(by Engelbert Humperdinck) 7 wks
    6(4)Wichita Lineman(by Glen Campbell) 7 wks
    7(9)Sorry Suzanne(by The Hollies) 3 wks
    8(7)First Of May(by The Bee Gees) 5 wks
    9(8)Mnsieur Dupont(by Sandie Shaw) 6 wks
    10(11)You've Lost That Loving Feeling(by The Righteous Brothers) 17 wks
    11(13)Good Times (Better Times)(by Cliff Richard) 4 wks
    12(16)Games People Play(by Joe South) 3 wks
    13(12)Please Don't Go(by Donald Peers) 12 wks
    14(14)If I Can Dream(by Elvis Presley) 4 wks
    15(17)Get Ready(by The Temptations) 3 wks
    16(24)In The Bad Old Days(by The Foundations) 2 wks
    17(21)I Can Hear Music(by The Beach Boys) 3 wks
    18(10)I'm Gonna Make You Love Me(by Diana Ross And The Supremes And The Temptations) 8 wks
    19(25)Boom Bang-A-Bang(by Lulu) 2 wks
    20(20)One Road(by Love Affair) 3 wks
    21(15)Half As Nice(by Amen Corner) 8 wks
    22(19)Windmills Of Your Mind(by Noel Harrison) 4 wks
    23(26)Don Juan(by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich) 2 wks
    24(18)I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose(by Mary Johnson) 8 wks
    25(27)Passing Strangers(by Sarah Vaughan And Billy Eckstine) 2 wks
    26( NE)Harlem Shuffle(by Bob And Earle) 1 wk
    27( NE)Hello World(by The Tremeloes) 1 wk
    28( NE)Israelites(by Desmond Dekker) 1 wk
    29(22)Dancing In The Street(by Martha Reeves And The Vandellas) 10 wks
    30(23)Son Of A Preacher Man(by Dusty Springfield) 16 wks
    Are these charts correct. It seems strange that 'Son of a Preacher Man' is climbing back up the charts again in the MM when not in any of the others.

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  • tonyiow
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    hi is anyone able to fill in years after 1969 i have quite a few from 70/71 but some are missing

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  • ridersinthesky
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    Hi, and thanks again for the complete MM pop charts from the 50s & 60s. Just checked the 1969 charts carefully being astonished missing Vanity Fair's Early In The Morning. I think Early In The Morning first charted 9 August at No. 15 (listed at this position by mistake is Peter Sarstedt's Frozen Orange Juice). So from this date Frozen Orange Juice must be replaced by Early In The Morning.

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  • asm
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    If anyone is wondering why there was no Number 39 listed on the final Melody Maker Top 50 (First run) on 25 March 1967. It is due to the MM detecting that a certain number of records had `unusual` sales patterns! There were three on that week that the MM felt were `suspect` "Trafalgar Square" (Good-Time Losers) "Just What You Want" (John's Children) and "Love Makes Sweet Music" (Soft Machine) It was decided to draw lots to eliminate one of the three from the chart of week 25 March 67. The Soft Machine were the `Lucky Winners!!?` The MM then decided to only publish a Top 30 from 1 April 1967. They did still compile a Top 50 from April 67 onwards to check for other cases of `Hype`. Only the top 30 would be published in the MM from 1 April 1967.

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  • kingofskiffle
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    Originally posted by asm
    I have posted the full Top M.Maker 50s gleaned from "Music Businness Weekly" to Lonnie recently! The Colindale Library had some missing from Feb/March 71. But with help from Disc and M.Echo's brief run of the Top 50s (13 March to 24 April 71) Lonnie has all but two of the MM Top 50s Sept 69 to May 71. I posted a Lot of MM Charts circa 1970 to 77 to Davetaylor. Maybe Dave can post them here!
    I am in the process of adding these into my database and will then post the Full Top 50's here.

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  • asm
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    I have posted the full Top M.Maker 50s gleaned from "Music Businness Weekly" to Lonnie recently! The Colindale Library had some missing from Feb/March 71. But with help from Disc and M.Echo's brief run of the Top 50s (13 March to 24 April 71) Lonnie has all but two of the MM Top 50s Sept 69 to May 71. I posted a Lot of MM Charts circa 1970 to 77 to Davetaylor. Maybe Dave can post them here!

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  • thaslayerslove
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    Hi great work
    Is there any chance you could post the melody maker album charts from this era i am espeically keen to see 1969 due to the official chart being so short for that year many thanks

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  • davetaylor
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    Thanks for posting all these. You shouldn`t however refer to an "official chart", before 11th Feb 69, because there wasn`t one, until the BBC join forces with the BRITISH MARKET RESEARCH BUREAU on that date. It was only the decision of the compilers of the Guiness books, to use the Record Retailer charts before that, and they were never excepted then. If you would like a complete set of the BBC chart before 1969, get in touch with me, and I will supply them, as featured on PICK OF THE POPS and TOP OF THE POPS. Cheers Dave.

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