for Sunday 30th July 1967 – Page 1


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I'll Never Fall In Love Again Tom Jones
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Death Of A Clown Dave Davies
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I Was Made To Love Her Stevie Wonder
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Gin House Blues Amen Corner
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Creeque Alley Mamas & Papas
1
6
Pleasant Valley Sunday Monkees
19
7
I Take What I Want James & Bobby Purify
13
8
Shake, Rattle And Roll Arthur Conley
25
9
A Bad Night Cat Stevens
18
10
Green Street Green New Vaudeville Band
14
11
Trying To Forget Jim Reeves
8
12
Up Up And Away Johnny Mann Singers
20
13
Sticks And Stones Warm Sounds
24
14
My Mammy Happenings
4
15
Tonight In Tokyo Sandie Shaw
21
16
Bye Bye Baby Symbols
23
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Excerpt From A Teenage Opera Keith West
18
Long-Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) Elvis Presley
22
19
Suddenly Things Ivy League
27
20
Things Get Better Eddie Floyd
21
Love Years Coming Strawberry Children
26
22
Mercy Mercy Mercy Buckinghams
15
23
Hi Hi Hazel Troggs
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24
Tiny Goddess Nirvana
25
Back To Memphis Chuck Berry
26
It's A Happening Thing Peanut Butter Conspiracy
34
27
King Of The World Quik
28
The Day I Met Marie Cliff Richard
29
Don't Let The Rain Fall Down On Me Critters
40
30
Step Out Of Your Mind American Breed
36
30
Go On Home Julie Rogers
31
Craise Finton Kirk Johnnie Young
32
Hello Lover Billy Forrest (of the Dream Merchants)
33
Time Seller Spencer Davis Group
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Come And Play With Me In The Garden John's Children
35
The House That Jack Built Alan Price Set
36
Running Away With My Baby Majority
36
It's A Hang-Up Baby Jerry Lee Lewis
37
Some Other Someday West Coast Consortium
38
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The Greatest Love Billy Joe Royal
38
I Can't Wait Barry Benson
39
For Brandy Dave Justin
40
Even The Bad Times Are Good Tremeloes

 

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Shake, Rattle And Roll Arthur Conley Atlantic 584 121

Unlike Otis Redding, (above left) who has become something of a fixture way down in the Soul Set with both Shake and (his duet with Carla Thomas) Tramp, Arthur Conley (below right) shakes rattles and rolls his way up the Fab Forty from #13 to #8.

However, the Record Retailer chart for the same week (as published in the Record Mirror dated July 29th 1967) shows a different picture.

W hile Shake holds #26 and Tramp is at #33, Shake, Rattle and Roll is not in the Top 50 at all, listed merely as 'bubbling under'.

Click on the Top 50 picture to discover how greatly it differs from our Big L Fab Forty.


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Time Seller Spencer Davis Group Fontana TF854

"It's little short of sensational!" raved a 1967 Tony Blackburn-soundalike reviewer.

Time Seller was the first release for the new post-Steve and Muff Winwood line-up of the Spencer Davis Group. Their replacements were organist Eddie Hardin and guitarist Phil Sawyer. Apparently one band audition reject had been a pre-Elton Reg Dwight – who presumably went away and practised a lot.

A complete departure from the band's previous, bluesy style, Time Seller ventures into trendy psychedelia and like the current Nirvana release, featured a strong cello-and-strings backing.

The band recorded a promo for the single - presumably for the cinema - which falls into the 'so naff it's good' category. Literal attempts at depicting a time seller result in a plethora of clocks and watches and an embarrassed-looking Grim Reaper bedecked with cloak and scythe, bemusing passers-by in the park. The whole thing is mixed with home-grown attempts at psychedelic special effects. Definitely full marks for effort.

In the Time Seller film promo, the lyric 'When it rains, it rains lemonade' is illustrated by some of R White's finest being tipped onto a brolly

The single only reached #30 in the UK Nationals and #100 in the US Hot Hundred, but fared well in the Netherlands where it made the Top Ten.

(Right) US Pic sleeve

Spencer Davis Group feature on Brumbeat.net here. Phil Sawyer website



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Tiny Goddess Nirvana Island WIP 6016

Tiny Goddess was the first single released on Chris Blackwell's Island label by NirvanaPatrick Campbell-Lyons (right of photo) and Alex Spyropoulos. In our opinion, it should have been a huge hit, but with the majority of the offshore stations soon to cease broadcasting, it was not to be.

In a full-page feature, Patrick Campbell-Lyons talks to Radio London about this 'happening' time, offshore radio and his book Psychedelic Days.

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