En tout et pour tout il y en a eu 10 y compris un super EP comprenant Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / With A Little Help From My Friends / A Day In The Life (Parlophone 4C 006 06843 sorti en septembre 1978.)
Avec le doublon de la pochette de Lady Madonna, il y en a 11.
How to recognize a Belgian pressing ? This label shows the "K.A." on left. "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. -" (in the upper circle) whereas the picture cover shows "PARLOPHONE-Trade Mark Of THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. Please, see my other topic about Hello Goodbye posted in large format.
I Feel Fine sorti le 27/11/1964, BEL #3 le 3/02/1965 (R 5200); Rock And Roll Music sorti en 1965, BEL #3 le 3/03/1965 (MO 20007); Ticket To Ride sorti le 9/04/1965, BEL #10 le 10/05/1965 (R 5265); Help! sorti le 23/07/1965, BEL #5 le 5/09/1965 (R 5305); Yesterday sorti en octobre 1965, BEL #1 le 1/12/1965 (DP 563); We Can Work It Out sorti en décembre 1965, BEL #3 en 01/1966 (R 5389); All You Need Is Love sorti le 7/07/1967, BEL #4 en 08/1967 (R 5620); Hello Goodbye sorti le 24/11/1967, BEL #2 en 01/1968 (R 5655); Lady Madonna sorti 15/03/1968, BEL #3 en avril 1968 (R 5675); Sgt. Pepper's...sorti en 09/1978, BEL #-. DNC.
- Songs recorded in 1977 at Davlen Sound Studios owned by Len Kovner, N. Hollywood, LA. The vinyl album was issued on Atlantic XSD 16037 in January 1981. Re-released on CD by Rhino-Atlantic (reference: 16037) in 1990, 1993 as well as in 2005.
- Get Back / And I Love Her / Eleanor Rigby / The Fool On The Hill / You Never Give Me Your Money / Come Together / I Want You (She's so heavy) / Blackbird / Something / Here, There And Everywhere / The Long And Winding Road / Yesterday / Hey Jude.
- Arrangements and production by David and Marty Paich.
- Musicians includes i.a. Jean-Baptiste "Toots" Thielemans [from Belgium] (harmonica); Jeff Porcaro (drms, percussion); Louie Shelton (gtr); Bob Magnusson (bs); David & Marty Paich (keyboards); John Smith (tenor sax); Jim Gilstrap, Bill Thedford, Perry Morgan (background vcls.)
- And so on...
- http://youtu.be/dc67rUVZ52s (Yesterday)
- http://youtu.be/Uo3kl8V_f84 (And I Love Her)
- http://youtu.be/do5aoGW9Esc (Get Back)
- http://youtu.be/DW6hGRiuRJE (Eleanor Rigby)
- http://youtu.be/DTXDb4ksvsY (The Fool On The Hill)
- http://youtu.be/uL-HCGIAk50 I Want You (She's so heavy)
Esther Phillips (b. Esther Mae Jones, 1935/12/23, Galveston, TX - d. 1984/08/07, Torrance, Ca.) covers And I Love Her as And I Love Him.
The single which reaches the Billboard Pop chart #54 and hits the R'n'B chart #11 (ATLANTIC 45-2281, 1965) is taken from the album of the same name.
UK reference : ATLANTIC AT.4028, 1965 - DNC.
John Lennon introduces Esther Phillips : http://youtu.be/SRpCd73hOrI
Billy J. Kramer had sung with a group called the COASTERS not to be confused with the American group The Coasters.
I'll Keep You Satisfied hits the UK chart #4 (source : Billy J. Kramer discography). According to Sixties City web site, it hits #5 on 30.11.1963. This single is released on 1.11.1963.
http://youtu.be/WjrLFgCIO90 US reference : Capitol Records 72136
Bobby Rydell alias Robert Ridarelli (1942/04/26, Philadelphia, Pa.- present) : singer (and earlier he began taking lessons on percussion. At age 8, he was an accomplished cabaret performer playing drums. Ex-Rocco and the Saints featuring Frankie Avalon to the trumpet.
CAMEO was a parent label of PARKWAY owned by Bernie Lowe, Harry Chipitz and Kal Mann. Parkway was a sister label of Cameo owned by Bernie Lowe and Kal Mann.
Source : Terry Gordon's tremendous web site Rockin' Country Style.
A World Without Love : B-side of Make Me Forget released in Denmark in May 1964 but not published as a single in America.
DK 45rpm7" : CAMEO-PARKWAY CFF 32
Members : Mark Stein (lead vcls and organ); Vince Martell (gtr, vcls); Tim Bogert (bass, vcls); Carmine Appice (drums, vcls). Bogert and Stein who have been playing in Rick Martin & The Showmen, form their own group , The Pigeons. Martell and Appice join the band in the course of 1966.
December 1966 : renamed Vanilla Fudge, the quartet is one of the few East Coast groups to join ranks with acid rock West Coast movement, with a style it will describe as "psychedelic-symphonic rock" (a central element of which is slowed-down rearrangements of artists' hit singles).
July 22, 1967 : V.F. signed to Atlantic Records' subsidiary label ATCO RECORDS, makes its New York debut at the Village theater (soon renamed the Fillmore East) with The Byrds and The Seeds. Debut single, a version of The Supremes' You Keep Me Hanging On, hits US #6 and makes UK #18.
September : debut album Vanilla Fudge [released 1967/06/02] (left) hits US #6 (and will make UK #31 2 months later). It also includes elongated versions of The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby and Ticket To Ride. http://youtu.be/IpkXMSvwmZw
Eleanor Rigby : http://youtu.be/5I-XPO4DIeQ
Left : US reissue album ATCO RECORDS SD 33-224 released in 1969 - Right : NL/BEL single compilation by WEA from the Warner Bros.' 1980 11.000 serie (11.763). This one released in September 1982.
Brian alias Brian Bastow ; Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK is at the time an ex-Shake Spears singer. Nice cover version of The Beatles' And I Love Her issued on RONNEX 1385 as the B-side of GIVE AND TAKE in January 1968 which hits the Belgian chart at #2 the same month in the Flemish-speaking region of Belgium.
Nice cover version of The Beatles' Yesterday by Sarah Vaughan (aka Sarah Lois Vaughan - 1924/03/27 (Newark, NJ) - 1990/04/03 (Hidden Hills, CA). Taken from the album Pop Artistry issued on Mercury MG 21069 in 1966.
Arranged and conducted by Luchi de Jesus.
Called "Sassy" by her musicians and "The Divine One" by her fans all over the world.
Roy Hamilton : 1929/04/16, Leesburg, Georgia - 1969/07/20, New Rochelle, NY . Nice cover version of the Beatles' And I Love Her : US RCA Victor 47-8705, 1965 - UK RCA Victor RCA 1500, 1965. 4 stars !
(**) : other details written by myself.
UNDERGROUND SUNSHINE is a rock quartet based in Montebello, WI - * Members : Berthy Khol (bs, vcls); Frank Khol (drs, vcls) [*]; Chris Connors (gtrs, vcls); Jane Little (keyboards, vcls). Berthy Koelb, Frank Koelb (**)
First issued in America on Fontana 262.600, July 1969 - **
Second issue on Intrepid 45rpm7" 75002, 07/1969. Birthday enters the Billboard charts at Pop #105 for the week ending July 12, 1969, makes #100 the next week, then jumped to #76 and finally #56 by the beginning of August, then ending September 6, when the record tops out at Pop #26. It hits the Cash Box chart at # 24. (*/**). The Intrepid label was a short-lived subsidiary of Mercury Records (*).
This 45rpm7" single is also featured on the album/LP/LP Record Let There Be Light (INTREPID IT-74003 including also a.o. Don't Let Me Down (**). http://youtu.be/6AvWJcr2szo
Other references dating to July and August 1969 (all issued on Fontana) : BEL : POLYGRAM BELGIUM/fontana TF 272600 / NL 272 600 TF / NZ TF 272600 / SP 272600 TF / NOR 272600 TF / FR 262 600 MF. AUS Tf-14 / OZ TF-014 / UK TF-1049 [08/69]. As for the Canadian single STARDUST Urc1212/UND1212 : probably released the same month. A-side : Sue Thompson (If the boy only knew, 1962) / B-side : Birthday by Underground Sunshine. Produced and arranged by Underground Sunshine. (**)
Original US TOP 50 ! Except that it was at the beginning of August. So, in my opininon, it couldn't have been released in January as seen on a French web site. Elle est vraiment bien bonne cette info : le disque serait (est ?) sorti le 1er janvier 1969 = 1969/01/01 ! - On public holiday !!! Un jour férié !!!
November 1968 : George Harrison (25.02.1943-30.11.2001 [29.11.2001 in Los Angeles, CA]) : becomes the first Beatle to issue material independently of the group with album soundtrack "Wonderwall", which reaches US #49.
March 1969 : Electronic Sound, which makes US #191, consists of Harrison experimenting with new acquisition, a moog synthesizer.
November : having become the second writing force behind Lennon and McCartney within The Beatles, the first single he has penned is released by the group, Something which hits UK #4 and US #1. (it will become a show biz standard with hundreds of cover versions recorded in the coming years.)
December : George plays a number of concerts with Delaney (Bramlett), guitar and vocals & Bonnie Lynn Bramlett, vocals.
May 26, 1970 : he begins recording All Things Must Pass released next December which hits UK #4 and US #1. After The Beatles split, George is the first to secure a chart-topping album. Released to tie in with the first non-Beatle Christmas since 1962, it achieves worldwide sales of 3 million copies. The triple album box set is a showcase of his talent and will never be equalled by future releases. Co-produced by Phil Spector, Harrison is backed by an all-star band, including Ringo Starr, Ginger Baker, Billy Preston, Badfinger and debut of Derek & The Dominoes, featuring Eric "Slowhand" Clapton as well as Bob Dylan...R.I.P., Mr. Harrison...
http://youtu.be/p4G2RlBKbrM (The Beatles : Within You Without You)
http://youtu.be/g-ATb5FNci8 (Paul McCartney in concert : All Things Must Pass)
Ann C. Sheridan alias Ann Calvert is an American singer. Cover from left is the one issued on RCA Victor 42548 in 1976 produced in France by Laurent Voulzy for BING BANG Music/ESSEX Music, and also available in Belgium. The two other picture covers contain 2 mistakes "She's so heavy" instead of "He's So Heavy". German Hansa international 17 226 AT, 1976 (DCC/Deutsche Club Charts #45) and the NL single also released in 1976 is issued on Ariola 17 061. Other references : UK BRADLEYS RECORDS BLAK1003, 1976 produced by David Barnes and Laurent Voulzy; CAN Amour Records A.M. 8417, 1976; US RCA PD-11049, 1976; IT Fonit Cetra S 20204, 1977. Her version tops the charts in Montreal. Arrangements : Laurent Voulzy. Photos : John Moore.
http://youtu.be/kwXlCCfY-p8 I want you (for the US army, enlist now :D)
Autant dire tout de suite que ces Rockets n'ont strictement rien à voir avec les vrais Rockets (les accompagnateurs de son premier single sorti sur (disques) festival FX 45-1342 M publié en août 1963). Tous les backing tracks enregistrés par des musiciens de studio (appartenant à Loulou Gasté) sous la direction de Caravelli étaient déjà prêts quand William s'est amené à Paris. William ne sait même pas qui ils sont ! Il ne lui restait plus qu'à chanter. Deux chansons (s) Lennon-McCartney se trouvent sur ce second et dernier EP sorti chez Festival : France FX 45 1359 M et en Belgique FEP 1359 publié en janvier 1964. Deux chansons écrites pour leurs amis Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas (Bad To Me et I Call Your Name, sortis sur le même 45 tours Parlophone le 26 juillet 1963). Les adaptations en français ont été réalisées par Jil/Gilbert Guénet et Jan/Roger-Jean Setti pour Tu Changeras d'Avis et par Jacques Vatty pour Plus La Même. http://youtu.be/K52RpnR0qzU (Tu changeras d'avis) - Photo : © Stephan Koenig - 22 novembre 2011.
Original Canadian single from Quebec, kébec-disc KD-9302, 1977
Original UK single EMI / HARVEST HAR5143, 1977
Original NL and BEL cover picture made in The Netherlands
Original NL and BEL 45rpm7" EMI-Bovema / EMI 5C 006-99597, 1977
Original NL and BEL picture cover backside
Other references : GER : EMI-Electrola 1C 006-99597, 1977
BEL : EMI / BIMBO-LAURENT ROSSI BLR-555, 1977
FR : EMI / BIMBO records BLR-5555, 1977
IT: EMI 3C 006-99597, 1977
SP: EMI / Odeon 10 C 006-99.597, 1977
N.B. : citations ininterrompues - unlimited citations http://youtu.be/PFAupznm6qk (maxi version)
Charts : NL #17 - SE #18
Arrangements : Georges and/et Michel Costa
Engineer/ingénieur du son : Jéhol Van Bay
Photos pochette : H. Vassal
Café Crème est un quatuor canadien du Québec comprenant Michel Costa, le français Laurent Rossi, Georges Costa et un quatrième resté jusqu'à présent complètement inconnu (sauf de Rossi ou des Costa :D ). Si quelqu'un en sait plus...
Certains extraits sont reliés entre eux par une très courte chanson qu'on pourrait appeler Singing With The Beatles (auteur et compositeur non crédités).
Café Crème is a Canadian quatuor from Quebec...
1961 : Elton John (b. Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Mar.25, 1947, Pinner, London), son of an ex-royal Air Force trumpeter, Stanley and his wife, Sheila Dwight, having started piano lessons at age 4 and played at a local music festival at age 12 (his early piano idols are Winifred Atwell and Charlie Kunz), has already attended the Royal Academy of Music, London, to which he won a part-time scholarship in 1958, when he joins locally performing R&B outfit Bluesology (its name taken from a Django Reinhardt disk), playing piano with existing members Stuart Brown (gtr), Rex Bishop (bs) and Mike Inkpen (drms). Their first paying gig is at the Northwood Hills hotel, Northwood, London.
December 1974 : his cover of The Beatles' Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds featuring the Reggae guitars of Dr. Winston O'Boogie alias John Lennon is issued as a single on UK DJM Records DJS-340 and released on 8 November 1974 which hits UK TOP 40 #10 and in Germany #31 [DJM 2043 002, 1975]. In America, the single is issued on MCA RECORDS MCA-40344 on 1974/11/18 and tops the Billboard TOP 100 at #1 on 1975/01/04, becoming another million-seller. B/W One Day At A Time (s) Lennon who plays the guitar. Produced by GUS DUDGEON - P. 1974 THIS RECORD CO. LIMITED.
1946 : ... Then moves to Jacksonville, FL., after his mother's death where he begins playing for his living with various bands, including The Florida Playboys, Henry Washington's Big Band and Joe Anderson's band.
1968 : US abc RECORDS with dual logo TANGERINE Records 45-11090, Eleanor Rigby makes #35 and b/w Understanding #46. UK #36 in July. (UK EMI/STATESIDE SS 2120.(b/w Understanding)-BELGIUM #30. FRANCE 1968 : first issue on EMI/Stateside FSS 580 b/w I won't leave. 2nd issue on abc 45-8023 released on 27.07.1968 b/w ELEANOR RIGBY (produced by TANGERINE Records) with A-side as The Sun Died from Il Est Mort Le Soleil originally sung by Nicoletta b. Nicole Grisoni, 11.04-1944-present. Song signed Pierre Delanoë-Hubert Giraud / adap. by Ann(e) Grégory (aka Arlette Kotchounian) and Ray Charles. French ref. : Riviera EP 231 302 M - S 121.199, 1968. http://youtu.be/VauhWg5hv0U (Nicoletta-1968) - http://youtu.be/QH81RJtakRU (Eleanor Rigby-1968)
The story about the French label Riviera (not RIVIERA nor Rivièra) is not so simple. It was founded by Eddie Barclay's (Edouard Ruault) sister Nicole in 1950. Apparently, their first releases are dating to 1953.
Ray Charles : The Sun Died : http://youtu.be/rJlQNfqfbv8
Amen Corner forms in Cardiff, Wales, it 7 members veterans of local Welsh bands - lead singer Andy Fairweather-Low having been a member of local R&B band The Taffbeats, is in The Sect Maniacs with Alan Jones (baritone sax) and brother Neil (gtr); Clive Taylor (bass) are from The Dekkas; Derek "Blue" Weaver (organ) and Dennis Bryon (drms) are from The Witnesses (not to be confused with the American band Sam Butera and The Witnesses well know mostly in Europe for their awesome dance song Bim Bam (US Capitol, 1958 and re-released in Belgium 22 years later).
1969 : group's last single is a cover of The Beatles' Get Back. Fairweather-Low, Weaver, Bryon, Taylor and Neil Jones regroup as Fair Weather; Alan Jones and Mike Smith form the nucleus of Judas Jump with Andy Bown.
UK reference : IMMEDIATE IM 084, 1969 - DNC - No YouTube video.
Chubby Checker (b. Ernest Evans, Oct. 3, 1941, Spring Gulley, South Carolina), signed under his real name to Cameo/Parkway Records in Philadelphia, PA. Cameo changes his name after Bobbie Clark notes his ressemblance to a teenage Fats Domino (Fats = Chubby; Domino = Checker).
April 1969 : signed to BUDDAH RECORDS, Checker makes a minor US chart comeback with a cover of The Beatles' White Album track Back In The U.S.S.R. which peaks at #82.
Produced by John Madera - Arranged by Tom Sellers.
US reference : Buddah Records BDA 100, 04/1969.
This band is formed in 1959. In 1966, it includes Clifford Bennett (vocals), b. 4 June 1940, Slough, Berkshire, England; David Peacock (lead gtr), b. 24 May 1945, Ponders End, Middlesex; Chas/Charles Hodges (keys, bs gtr), b. 28 December 1943, Edmonton, North London; Michael Burt (drs), b. 23 August 1938, Middlesex; and later famous the pianist Nicky/Nicholas Hopkins, b. 24 February 1944, Perivale (Harlesden), North West London - d. 6 September 1994, Nashville, TEN. (USA). This 45rpm7" is issued on EMI/PARLOPHONE R 5489 in August 1966 and hits UK TOP 40 #6 (according to other sources it hits UK #3). Produced by famous Paul McCartney. They had 2 hits on Parlophone: the Drifters' "One Way Love" (1964) and this one in 1966, but their records never went beyond a highly efficient plagiarism. Bennett later formed an unsuccessful progressive rock band, TOE FAT.
At the time of recording Twist And Shout, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes consist of Brian Poole (vcls); Rick West [Richard Westwood] (lead gtr); Alan Blakley (rhythm gtr); Alan Howard (bs gtr) and Dave Munden (drums).
July 1961: the group plays i.a. a summer season as a successful rock ballroom band at Butlin's holiday camp at Ayr, Scotland, billed as Brian Poole & The Tremilos.
Dec. 1961: group turns professional after an audition for DECCA Records.
Jan. 1962: group is signed to DECCA after being selected in preference to The Beatles, both groups auditioning on New Year's Day, but local availability swings it for producer Mike Smith when he has to choose.
July 1963: DECCA releases Twist And Shout. Belgium 45rpm7" is also released in July. Reference: 23.416 / DR 45/31065. Left: LP cover picture LK.4550 - (EP DECCA F11694, 12.07.1963).
Aug. 1963: group hits UK #4 with its cover of Twist And Shout, hugely popular on The Beatles debut album but not available as a Beatles single. Further progress is halted by The Beatles EP Twist And Shout, which is a bigger-seller. Lennon's vocal for their cover of The Isley Brothers' cover version [o.v. by The Top Notes in 1961] is recorded in 1 take as an afterthought to complete the album's tracks.
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra...La la how the life goes on. Desmond has a barrow in the market place....Sitll written by the famous duet John Lennon and Paul McCartney especially for Desmond Dekker who has lived in the St. Thomas township and has worked as an engineering welder before joining studio group THE ACES, records his first Jamaican single, Honour Your Mother And Father, for Yabba label in 1963. France picture cover from 1968...And if you want some FUN, take obladi blada, hey ! Ob-la-di, ob-la-da is Yoruba-speaking from Nigeria...La vie continue...
As for THE MARMALADE from Glasgow, Scotland (originally formed in 1961 as "THE GAYLORDS [not to be confused with the American vocal band of the same name] consisting of Dean Ford (lead vcls) a.k.a. Thomas McAleese, Alan Whitehead (drms); William "Junior" Campbell (lead gtr); John Graham Knight (bs gtr, vcls); Patrick Fairley (rhythm gtr) sell around 1,000,000 copies in the U.K. by April 1969...And if you want some JAM...take obladi blada, hey !
The band charts UK #1 on 31.12.1968 and re-charts UK #1 on 14.01.1969; Belgium #2 in 01/1969; Austria (from 15/3 to 15/4/1969) & Norway #1; CH #2 in 01/1969; GER #3 in 01/1969; NL #4 in 12/1968.
OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA : CBS 3892 released in December 1968 : THE MARMALADE With Orchestra Arranged By Keith Mansfield. Produced By Mike Smith. http://youtu.be/_qSOhp1HGwg (Marmalade)
The pictures covers from left is an NL pressing and the second one comes from Belgium. Bra ? Pour les canadiens c'est un soutien-gorge mais pas en anglais : bra signifie "brassière". D'ailleurs qu'aurait fait Desmond Dekker avec un soutien-gorge ? Je me le demande! Surtout que c'est un marchand de quatre saisons...La version en espagnol de Los Mustang "Obladi Oblada" n'est pas en reste. EMI/La voz de su amo J-006.20.012, 1969.
***Soulman Arthur Conley (4.01.1946 [Atlanta, Georgia] - 17.11.2003 records it just a few months after Otis Redding's death (b/w self-penned Otis sleep on) featuring Duane Allman to the guitar.
*** Conley's cover version is issued on ATCO Records 45-6640 and released on 1968/12/21. The song makes US TOP 100 #51 and R'N'B charts #41 in January 1969. Produced by Tom Dowd. Recorded at Fame Studios, Muscle Shoal's, Alabama. France hitparade : #14 in February 1969.***December 10, 1967: en route to a concert in the Mid-West, the twin-engined chartered plane carrying Redding and his road band, The Bar-Kays (Soulfinger/A Hard Day's Night), goes down in the icy waters of Lake Monoma, near Madison, WI. The only survivor is Memphis-born - Ben Cauley - at 20. the oldest of The Bar-Kays. Conley: 1941/09/09 - 1967/10/12. R.I.P.
Bill Haley y Sus Cometas : A Gusto Contigo (taken from the Orfeón LP 12 354 "Bill Haley y sus cometas - SURF SURF SURF", 1964 (source: YouTube video) from the French and sung cover version by Petula Clark "Je Me Sens Bien (Auprès De Toi)" issued on disques vogue EPL. 8078, 1963 - FR.-sp. region of Belgium #3, 8/1963 / Dutch-sp. region #16, 7/1963. Adapted by Jacques Plante from The (UK) Shadows' DANCE ON issued on EMI/Columbia DB 4948, UK, 12/1962 - EP SEG 8233, 03/1963. France : EMI-Pathé Marconi/Columbia EP ESDF 1457, 03/1963.
A Gusto Contigo : Bill Haley (vcl, rhythm gtr); Johnny Kay (lead gtr); Rudy Pompilli (tenor sax); Al Rappa (bs gtr); Dave Holly (drums), unknown keyboardist. Source : Chris Gardner's Bill Haley database
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta0t7PLMtK0&feature=co... (A Gusto Contigo).
http://youtu.be/PZufFRQ-5MQ (Petula Clark)
Joyce Bond : UK island WIP - 6051, 12/1968 - US DECCA 32 433, 12/1968 b/w Robin Hood Rides Again.
Arranged and produced by Les Carter.
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da was especially written by Lennon and McCartney for Jamaican singer Desmond Dekker, born Desmond Adolphus DACRES (16.7.1941-25.5.2006).
The Bedrocks from Leeds makes UK #20 in December 1968.
The group includes Trevor Wisdom (vls), William Hixon (organ), Owen Wisdom (gtr), Reg Challenger (bs), Paul Douglas ( drs) and Leroy Mills (brass).
UK reference : EMI/Columbia DB 8516, 12/1968.
Also released in Yougoslavia on JUGOTON SC 8245, 12/1968
The Spectrums' cover version makes #19 in Germany in Dec. 1968.
Issued on RCA Victor RCA 1775, 20.12.1968. Arranged and produced by Harry Roberts.
German reference : RCA Victor 47-15 098, 20/12/1968. DNC
The UK group includes Antony Atkins (ld gtr), Peter Wood (organ), Colin Forsey (vcls, rhyth. gtr), his brother Keith Forsey (drums) and Tony Judd (bs).
Garage hangover John Smith And The New Sound was a UK band managed and produced by Bill Wellings and directed by Johnny Harris.
This band was completely unknow in the UK and blithely unreleased there. However, they were best known in Western Europe especially in Germany and Switzerland and France where it did not chart (DNC).
This German 45 rpm single is the original pressing recorded at PYE Studios in London with many studio musicians.
References : Germany : vogue Schallplatten DV 14819, 1968 and in France : disques vogue V. 45 - 1558, 1968.
http://youtu.be/ldiEwXQuw54 (thanks surfrider1962 :D)
1975 : Establishing a reputation as Frisco, CA's prime theatrical rock band, The Tubes, formed in Phoenix, AZ and led by ex-drama student "Fee" Waybill (vox, b. John Waldo, Sept.17, 1950, Omaha, NE sign to A&M Records, using the advance to produce more extravagant stage shows. The group consists as well as Waybill, Bill "Sputnick" Spooner (gtr), Vince Welnick (keyboards), Rick Anderson (bs gtr), Michael Cotton (synthesizer), Roger Steen (gtr), Prairie Prince (drums) [b.Charles L. Prince], Re Styles (vox, gtr) [b. Shirley Marie MacLeod] and Mingo Lewis (percussion).
March 1978 : Double live What Do You Want From Live reaches US #82 and UK #38. Produced by Peter Henderson and Rikki Farr.
This is an NL 45 r.p.m. single released in March 1978 but did not chart.
Reference : AMS 5643
B. John Robert Cocker, May 20, 1944, near Sheffield, S. Yorks, UK. In 1960 having left school, buys a cheap drumkit and forms a skiffle group with schoolfriends. He plays in brother Victor's skiffle group The Cavaliers at night, making his first public appearance at the Minvera Tavern in Sheffield. 1963 : when The Cavaliers change their name to Vance Arnold & The Avengers, Cocker steps out front and sings, changing his forename to Joe, after Cowboy Joe. He also sits in with local bands like Dave Berry & The Bruisers. To be continued...
Nov.6, 1968 : his distinctive cover of The Beatles With A Little Help From My Friends hits UK #1 for a week (Regal Zonophone HSS 1308, October 1968). Picture cover from France (EMI/Stateside FSS 612, October 1968. Belgium #11, 11/1968.
Acc. by Jimmy page (solo gtr); Barry J. Wilson [of Procol Harum], (drms); Chris Stainton (bs gtr, vox and keyboards). Choruses: Sue and Sunny alias in order Yvonne Wheatman-Glover and her sister Heather.
The Beatles are impressed with his version and send him a congratulatory telegram and place music press ads praising the record.
Subsequent TV exposure introduces a wider audience to Cocker's flailing, tortured stage movements (that we say today he was the inventor of the AIR GUITAR). Some find his performance distasteful and when he appears on the "Ed Sullivan Show", he is obscured by dancers as he sings.
Dec.14, 1968 : With A Little Help From My Friends peaks at US Billboard Top 100 #68.
1946 : Ray Charles : b. Ray Charles Robinson, Sept.23, 1930, Albany, GA. -D. June 10, 2004, who has lived in Greenville, FL., where he sings in the Shiloh Baptist church and the Red Wing café where proprietor Wylie Pittman lets him play the piano, since age 2, and been blind since suffering from glaucoma at age 7, after witnessing his younger brother George fall into a washtub and drown in the family's backyard, having studied music (classical piano and clarinet) at St. Augustine's School for the Deaf and Blind in Orlando, FL. Then... (to be continued...).
August 1967 : Ray Charles Invites You To Listen, the first album to carry the ABC-Tangerine Records dual logo, reaches US #76.
December 9, 1967 : His re-working of The Beatles' Yesterday makes US #25.
January 1968 : Yesterday makes UK #44.
B-side : Never Had Enough Of Nothing Yet.
US 45 r.p.m. record : abc RECORDS / A PRODUCT OF TANGERINE RECORDS, reference : 45-11009 - Matrix 45-TRC 303-A