Rockin' Burbank, June 1968 --> What Was On The Charts?

Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:35 am

Elvis Presley:

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NBC-TV, Burbank, CA --> Thursday, June 27, 1968


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The black leather, informal, small combo jams, with Scotty, D.J., Alan and Charlie


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"Quite likely the very greatest rock 'n' roll ever recorded." - Greil Marcus


Ever wonder what was on the Billboard HOT 100 when the shows were taped?

Wonder no more.


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Billboard - June 29, 1968


Elvis sang bits of these hits during the shows:

#3 - "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris
#17 - "Tip-Toe Thru The Tulips With Me by Tiny Tim

Notice three versions of "Here Comes The Judge" on the chart -- t'was a saying often heard that month:

#9 - Shorty Long
#56 - Magistrates
#59 - Pigmeat Markham

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Shorty Long - "Here Comes The Judge" (Motown Soul 35044, 1968)
The amazing James Jamerson plays the bass line on this version.


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Pigmeat Markham - "Here Comes The Judge" (Chess 2049, 1968)


This original Marhham catchphrase became widely popular from its use on "Laugh-In"

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Laugh-In (1968) - Sammy Davis, Jr. "Here come de judge!"


Even our hero popped up on that week's HOT 100:

#85 - "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby"
#92 - "Let Yourself Go"

"Let Yourself Go" was used in the special, but cut before broadcast.

Enjoy!


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Re: Rockin' Burbank, June 1968 --> What Was On The Charts?

Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:44 am

Thanks Doc! At #85 "Turn On Your Love Light" Bill Black's Combo. Isn't that something...

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Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:57 am

Juan Luis wrote:Thanks Doc! At #85 "Turn On Your Love Light" Bill Black's Combo. Isn't that something...

The band continued on after Bill's untimely demise for many years.

Re: Rockin' Burbank, June 1968 --> What Was On The Charts?

Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:21 pm

Nice job, Doc. Also note Eddy Arnold at #80 with "It's Over" produced by Chet Atkins.

Re: Rockin' Burbank, June 1968 --> What Was On The Charts?

Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:52 pm

Quite a bit of crapola near the top of that chart!

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Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:52 pm

elvisjock wrote:Quite a bit of crapola near the top of that chart!

Yeah, at first glance, June of '68 isn't looking so hot. Still, there were some incredible albums recorded and released throughout the year.

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Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:42 pm

elvisjock wrote:Quite a bit of crapola near the top of that chart!

midnightx wrote:Yeah, at first glance, June of '68 isn't looking so hot. Still, there were some incredible albums recorded and released throughout the year.

There is?

At least half the Top 20 includes:

Temptations
5th Dimension -- produced by Bones Howe
James Brown -- "Licking Stick" ... one of his greatest
Hugh Masekela
Simon & Garfunkel -- "Mrs. Robinson" ... one of their greatest
Rolling Stones -- "Jumping Jack Flash" ... one of their greatest
Aretha Franklin -- "Think" ... one of her greatest
Tommy James -- "Mony Mony" ... frat rock classic
Ohio Express -- "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" ... bubblegum classic
Cliff Nobles & Co.

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Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:25 pm

Yes, and for every respectable track, there is something forgettable.

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Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:42 am

Who doesn't like "Lady Willpower"?


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Gary Puckett & the Union Gap - "Lady Willpower" (Columbia 44547, 1968)

"Lady Willpower, it's now or never ..."

Re: Rockin' Burbank, June 1968 --> What Was On The Charts?

Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:13 am

You got me on that one. I stand corrected!

Re: Rockin' Burbank, June 1968 --> What Was On The Charts?

Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:08 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Who doesn't like "Lady Willpower

"Lady Willpower, it's now or never ..."


Yeah who doesn't!
Composed by the underrated Jerry Fuller, who also penned Young Girl and Over You for Gary Pucket & THE UNION GAP.He also composed Travelin' Man, Young World to name a few for Rick Nelson.

Thanks for the thread, Doc!

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Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:16 am

Jove wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Who doesn't like "Lady Willpower

"Lady Willpower, it's now or never ..."


Yeah who doesn't!
Composed by the underrated Jerry Fuller, who also penned Young Girl and Over You for Gary Puckett & THE UNION GAP.He also composed Travelin' Man, Young World to name a few for Rick Nelson.

Thanks for the thread, Doc!

Right on, Jove!

Re: Rockin' Burbank, June 1968 --> What Was On The Charts?

Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:01 am

Jove, did Elvis ever cut any songs by Jerry Fuller?

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Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:29 am

Today's June 27!

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:46 am

I uploaded a much larger screen shot to my original post. Print it out!

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:58 am

Is this on topic ?

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:01 am

Herb Alpert "This Guy's In Love With You" at number 1! Some other gems in there as well. Certainly does put it all in context. Thanks for posting. I wonder if Elvis listened to the radio much when he was living in L.A. back then. What were the hot stations there at that time? KRLA was probably one of them, no?

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:49 am

intheghetto wrote:Herb Alpert "This Guy's In Love With You" at number 1! Some other gems in there as well. Certainly does put it all in context. Thanks for posting. I wonder if Elvis listened to the radio much when he was living in L.A. back then. What were the hot stations there at that time? KRLA was probably one of them, no?

KHJ was probably tops at the time.

Re: Rockin' Burbank, June 1968 --> What Was On The Charts?

Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:09 am

Very exciting time in pop music. Thanks for sharing, Doc.

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:15 am

Who doesn't like

#1 - Herb Alpert - "This Guy's In Love With You"
#2 - Cliff Nobles & Co. - "The Horse"
#3 - Richard Harris - "MacArthur Park"
#4 - Ohio Express - "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy"
#5 - Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 - "The Look Of Love"
#6 - Tommy James & Shondells - "Mony Mony"
#7 - Merrilee Rush - "Angel Of The Morning"
#8 - Aretha Franklin - "Think"
#11 - Rolling Stones - "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
#12 - Simon & Garfunkel - "Mrs. Robinson"
#13 - Hugh Masakela - "Grazing In The Grass"
#14 - James Brown & Famous Flames - "Licking Stick"
#15 - Gary Puckett & Union Gap - "Lady Willpower"
#17 - Tiny Tim - "Tip-toe Thru The Tulips With Me"
#19 - 5th Dimension - "Stoned Soul Picnic"
#22 - Gene Pitney - "She's A Heartbreaker"
#23 - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"
#24 - Hugo Montenegro - "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly"
#27 - The Rascals - "Beautiful Morning"
#28 - Archie Bell & The Drells - "Tighten Up"
#33 - Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prison Blues"
#41 - Bobby Goldsboro - "Honey"
#44 - Dionne Warwick - "Do You Know The Way To San Jose"
#45 - The Vogues - "Turn Around, Look At Me"
#53 - Ray Charles - "Eleanor Rigby"
#70 - Mason Williams - "Classical Gas"
#76 - Tammy Wynette - "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"
#85 - Elvis Presley - "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby"
#86 - B.J. Thomas - "Eyes Of A New York Woman"
#92 - Elvis Presley - "Let Yourself Go"

Yes, I'm a sucker for Burt Bacharach written songs. I also like #38 Four Jacks & A Jill "Master Jack." It's a really weird song. Supposedly, it's about an underground mine worker in Africa praising his foreman. I've also read that there supposedly are some veiled references to disdain for apartheid in South Africa.

"It's a strange, strange world we live in, Master Jack"

Yes, that week of June 27, 1968, the world was strange. Elvis Presley was at the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, yet was arguably making the greatest music of his life.

Daryl

Re: Rockin' Burbank, June 1968 --> What Was On The Charts?

Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:08 pm

Very interesting thread.
Thank you, Doc!

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Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:53 am

Interesting Thread indeed. Thanks. I always wondered what was on the charts when the KING was raising people from the dead. 8) 8)

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Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:36 am

Daryl wrote:Who doesn't like

#1 - Herb Alpert - "This Guy's In Love With You"
#2 - Cliff Nobles & Co. - "The Horse"
#3 - Richard Harris - "MacArthur Park"
#4 - Ohio Express - "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy"
#5 - Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 - "The Look Of Love"
#6 - Tommy James & Shondells - "Mony Mony"
#7 - Merrilee Rush - "Angel Of The Morning"
#8 - Aretha Franklin - "Think"
#11 - Rolling Stones - "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
#12 - Simon & Garfunkel - "Mrs. Robinson"
#13 - Hugh Masakela - "Grazing In The Grass"
#14 - James Brown & Famous Flames - "Licking Stick"
#15 - Gary Puckett & Union Gap - "Lady Willpower"
#17 - Tiny Tim - "Tip-toe Thru The Tulips With Me"
#19 - 5th Dimension - "Stoned Soul Picnic"
#22 - Gene Pitney - "She's A Heartbreaker"
#23 - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"
#24 - Hugo Montenegro - "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly"
#27 - The Rascals - "Beautiful Morning"
#28 - Archie Bell & The Drells - "Tighten Up"
#33 - Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prison Blues"
#41 - Bobby Goldsboro - "Honey"
#44 - Dionne Warwick - "Do You Know The Way To San Jose"
#45 - The Vogues - "Turn Around, Look At Me"
#53 - Ray Charles - "Eleanor Rigby"
#70 - Mason Williams - "Classical Gas"
#76 - Tammy Wynette - "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"
#85 - Elvis Presley - "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby"
#86 - B.J. Thomas - "Eyes Of A New York Woman"
#92 - Elvis Presley - "Let Yourself Go"

Yes, I'm a sucker for Burt Bacharach written songs. I also like #38 Four Jacks & A Jill "Master Jack." It's a really weird song. Supposedly, it's about an underground mine worker in Africa praising his foreman. I've also read that there supposedly are some veiled references to disdain for apartheid in South Africa.

"It's a strange, strange world we live in, Master Jack"

Yes, that week of June 27, 1968, the world was strange. Elvis Presley was at the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, yet was arguably making the greatest music of his life.

Daryl

You picked out the cream. That's not a bad list of recordings out of a top 100.

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Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:04 am

OMG-'Honey'. I' m sorry but the singer and writer should have faced the firing squad. This song was radio death. It must have topped the NY charts for 6 weeks or more. I had yet to discover Elvis-that date was Aug 14th, 1968 ( talk about good timing). But that was the summer of Honey in NY. With the release of the TOP 20 each week,male teens in the metro area would pray to their God for the day it dropped off the playlist. But no, there it was again. 44 years later, i still cringe at the very thought of it. See the tree how big its grown...indeed, just kill me where i sit.


PS great idea for a thread Doc.

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Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:34 am

fn2drive wrote:OMG-'Honey'. I' m sorry but the singer and writer should have faced the firing squad. This song was radio death. It must have topped the NY charts for 6 weeks or more. I had yet to discover Elvis-that date was Aug 14th, 1968 ( talk about good timing). But that was the summer of Honey in NY. With the release of the TOP 20 each week,male teens in the metro area would pray to their God for the day it dropped off the playlist. But no, there it was again. 44 years later, i still cringe at the very thought of it. See the tree how big its grown...indeed, just kill me where i sit.


I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that the only songs you hate more than Honey are Love Song of the Year and Mr. Songman.