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Music the Week Sgt Pepper Was Released
by Alex Cosper (12/24/12)




The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released on June 1, 1967. It was considered revolutionary for its time for a number of reasons. The songs all flowed together, much the way freeform radio was starting to sound. The album contained lots of variety and experimental electronic sounds. It has been described as a concept album, although there are many different interpretations of what the concept is about. In 1978 there was a movie with the same title, filled with Beatles songs, but the original album over-shadowed it even a decade later. It continues to be considered the greatest album of all time in many widely published polls. The following songs appeared on national charts such as Billboard for the week ending June 3, 1967.

TOP HITS

Aretha Franklin - Respect
Happenings - I Got Rhythm
Englebert Humperdinck - Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)
Mamas & The Papas - Creeque Alley
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be

RECENT HITS

Young Rascals - Groovin'
Neil Diamond - Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon
Hollies - On A Carousel
Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra - Somethin' Stupid
Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
Peaches & Herb - Close Your Eyes
Buckinghams - Don't You Care
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Casino Royale
Dave Clark Five - You Got What It Takes
Tommy James & The Shondells - I Think We're Alone Now
Eric Burden & The Animals - When I Was Young

RISING HITS

Supremes - The Happening
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
Temptations - All I Need Is You
Tommy James & The Shondells - Mirage
Tremeloes - Here Comes My Baby
Turtles - She'd Rather Be With Me
Music Explosion - Little Bit O' Soul
Lovin' Spoonful - Six O'Clock
Whistling Jack Smith - I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman
Marvelettes - When You're Young And In Love
The Who - Happy Jack
James & Bobby Purify - Shake A Tail Feather
Jen & Robin & The In Crowd - Do It Again A Little Bit Slower
Spanky and Our Gang - Sunday Will Never Be The Same
The Association - Windy
Every Mother's Son - Come On Down To My Boat
Four Tops - 7 Rooms of Gloom
Frankie Vallie - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Dionne Warwick - Alfie
Grass Roots - Let's Live For Today
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Hip Hug-her
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Otis & Carla - Tramp

NEW MUSIC

Brenton Wood - The Oogum Boogum Song
Fifth Estate - Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead
The Bee Gees - New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones)
James Brown & The Famous Flames - Let Yourself Go
Five Americans - Sound of Love
Ray Charles - Here We Go Again
Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
Tom Jones - Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings
Otis Redding - Shake
Harpers Bizarre - Come To The Sunshine
Sammy Davis, Jr. - Don't Blame The Children
Al Martino - Mary In The Morning
Oscar Toney, Jr. - For Your Precious Love
Janis Ian - Society's Child
Elvis Presley - Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)
Johnny Rivers - The Tracks of My Tears
Hollies - Pay You Back With Interest
Petula Clark - Don't Sleep In The Subway
Five Stairsteps - Ooh Baby Baby
Sweet Inspirations - Why (Am I Treated So Bad)
5th Dimension - Up-Up and Away
Joe Tex - Woman Like That, Yeah
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Night and Day
Bar-kays - Soulfinger
American Breed - Step Out of Your Mind
Staple Singers - Why (Am I Treated So Bad)
The Doors - Light My Fire

OTHER RECORDS

Parade - Sunshine Girl
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - Too Many Fish In The Sea & Three Little Fishes
Jerry Jaye - My Girl Josephine
Seeds - Can't Seem To Make You Mine
Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Girls In Love
Lou Rawls - Dead End Street
Tokens - Portrait of My Love
Yellow Balloon - Yellow Balloon
Don & The Goodtimes - I Could Be So Good To You
Eddy Arnold - Misty Blue
Intruders - Together
Roger Williams - Love Me Forever
Fifth Dimension - Another Day, Another Heartache
Ed Ames - Time, Time
The Cyrkle - We Had A Good Thing Goin'
King Curtis - Jump Back
The Everly Brothers - Bowling Green
Wilson Pickett - You Can't Stand Alone
Brenda & The Tabulations - Stay Together Young Lovers
Bob Dylan - Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
The Mojo Men - Me About You





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