February 1970 : Temma Harbour, produced by well known EMI producer Mickie Most (ex Most Brothers, ex The Playboys [in South Africa], creator of RAK Records and RAK Music Publishing in 1969, born Michael Hayes (June 20, 1938-May 30, 2003), hits UK #6 and next March #39 in US.***B-side Lontano Dagli Occhi which means out of sight is sung in perfect Italian.
October 1969 : George produced various Apple artists, including Radha Krishna Temple on Hare Krishna Mantra, which reached UK #12.
July 1969 : Give Peace A Chance hits UK #2, and becomes the definitive peace anthem for pacifists worldwide.***This song also reached US #14 in September.***#4 in Belgium next August.
Tidbit time : yesterday, backstage, I told Chris that at the time (back in January 1977), I bought his LP "The Saints" because of Erotic Neurotic. When I heard this song I though it was nearly a plagiarism of The Beatles' I wanna be your man. Chris said it wasn't seeing the music and the lyrics were not as the same ones as The Beatles' song.***Supporting act from Chicago : The Living Blue.
Who was/qui était Tomy The Londoner? Teenager, a Will Records subsidiary from Brussels or nearby.***Billy J. Kramer (b. William Howard Ashton, Aug. 19, 1943, Bootle, Merseyside) with The Dakotas included Kramer, vocals; Mike Maxfield, lead gtr; Robin MacDonald, rhythm gtr; Ray Jones, bass and Tony Mansfield, drums.***I'll keep you satisfied, group's third Lennon/McCartney-penned single, hitted UK #4 on 5th Nov. 1963, promoted by a 20-date UK tour titled "The Billy J. Kramer Pop Parade", with The Fourmost and Johnny Kidd & The Pirates.***This cover version of Bad to me by Lynn accompagnée par Les Witchdoctors was issued in November 1963 on Barclay.***A composition signed "LeMon-Mac Carney"!***Kramer's original - written by Lennon specifically for him - topped UK chart for 2 weeks (US, DNC) but was dethroned by The Beatles' She love you.***This song, having originally flopped in US, was reissued as B-side to Little Children. It picked up airplay in its own right and replaced its A-side in US Top 10, at #9 in July 1964.***The insert of the "J." - to distinguish him from other singers named Billy -on their first single Do you want to know a secret was an idea credited to John Lennon
Ike Turner (b. Izear Turner, Jr., Nov.5, 1931, Clarksdale, Missouri - d. Dec.12, 2007 in San Diego, California [at his home in San Marcos, San Diego, CA]), son of Baptist minister Izear Luster Turner, Sr., a self-taught musician who has backed local bluesmen Robert Nighthawk and Sonny Boy Williamson on piano, was a DJ at Clarksdale's W-ROX, which leads to recording work with his band Kings Of Rhythm, formed at high school. Their Rocket 88 (US #1 R&B but did not cross over), recorded at Sam C. Phillips' Sun studio in Memphis, with lead vocal by sax player Jackie Brenston [a few decades later, Ike Turner will be recognized as co-author of this song with Jackie Brenston] had been released as Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats, Chess 1458, April 1951 (and will often be cited as the first rock'n'roll record). Ike met Tina (Anna Mae Bullock, b. Nov. 26, 1939 Brownsville, Tennessee) at a club in East St. Louis, Missouri. Ike and Tina married in 1958. ***April 1970 : a version of The Beatles' Come Together (on Minit 32087, January 1970 then Liberty) reached US #57. The eponymous album makes US #130.***March 1971 : an R&B-style of CCR's Proud Mary was their first US Top 10 hit #4, and first million-selling single. The latter is taken from the album Workin' Together including their version of Get Back and Let It Be, which will be their biggest-selling LP record to date (1991) in US, peaking at #25. (Despite a hugely successful European tour, neither single nor album produce similar charts results in UK.)***Ike Turner and his band The Kings Of Rhythm toured Belgium @ the Spirit Of 66 in Verviers last Oct.12, 2006. R.I.P., Ike. The first picture sleeve is a French compilation released by UA RECORDS UP 35.880 in 1975 (original US 7": MINIT 32087, 12/1969, US #57 in Apr. 1970. The 2d picture sleeve is also a French pressing released by UA Recs UP 35448 in March 1971.
http://youtu.be/yqAkdxjneig (Come Together)
http://youtu.be/cDgErdc0OH4 (Get Back)
http://youtu.be/ehbfnfJoKWY (Let It Be)