April 22, 2020
The Turtles made music that made you smile.
They started out in a folk/rock direction. Their cover of Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe” reached the top ten. They then turned down “Eve Of Destruction,” which Barry McGwire took to the top of the charts.
They took a different direction with their hit “You Baby.” The harmonies and the feel good nature of their music were in place.
Their sixth single release was “Happy Together.” It entered the Hot 100 on February 11, 1967, Six weeks later, on March 25th, it reached number one, where it would remain for three weeks.
The Turtles would break-up in 1970, leaving behind a legacy of just plain old fun-filled music and a single number 1 song.
April 13, 2020
August 29, 1966: The Beatles play the last concert of their career at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
November 9, 1966: John Lennon attends an exhibition at an art gallery and meets Yoko Ono.
December 1966: The Beatles begin recording SGT. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Two of the first songs records are “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever.” There are dropped from the album and released as a single.
March 18, 1967: “Strawberry Fields” peaks at number 8 on the Billboard 100. “Penny Lane” reaches the top of the charts for one week and becomes the Beatles 13th chart topper in the United States.
April 9, 2020
There was trouble in paradise.
The Supremes were about to become Diana Ross and The Supremes. Cindy Birdsong was getting ready to replace original Supreme Florence Ballad.
Despite everything that was percolating under the surface, musically the Supremes kept on rolling.
“Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone” topped the American Music Charts the week of March 11, 1967.