Saturday, August 24, 2013

August 24, 1966 - Beatles and Bobby Hebb have the day off!

Sunny #2 on a survey
August 24, 1966
WMCA, New York City 

WMCA Fabulous 57 Survey for August 24, 1966

Courtesy of the WMCA Good Guys Internet Web Site

Survey collected and contributed by Randy Price, Peter Kanze and Greg Lance
For more information contact Allan Sniffen

 1   4  YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE - The Supremes (Motown)
 2   2  SUNNY - Bobby Hebb (Philips)
 3   3  SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER - The Happenings (B.T. Puppy)
 4   1  *#SUMMER IN THE CITY - The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)
 5  10  SUNSHINE SUPERMAN - Donovan (Epic)
 6   8  *#YELLOW SUBMARINE / ELEANOR RIGBY - The Beatles (Capitol)
 7  11  WOULDN’T IT BE NICE - The Beach Boys (Capitol)
 8  12  *#MR. DIEINGLY SAD - The Critters (Kapp)
 9   7  SWEET PEA - Tommy Roe (ABC)
10   5  LIL’ RED RIDING HOOD - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs (MGM)

NOTE: The date that appeared on the original chart as printed in GO Magazine 
was August 25, 1966, a Thursday. However, this chart debuted on the air on 
Wednesday, August 24, so the date that appears above reflects when the chart 
actually took effect. 

Bobby Hebb and the Beatles, 1966           

Day off in Los Angeles

12.00pm, Wednesday 24 August 1966 (47 years ago)
Immediately after their second concert at New York's Shea Stadium, The Beatles flew to Los Angeles. They arrived in the early hours of this morning.


They stayed at 7655 Curson Terrace in Beverly Hills, which Brian Epstein had rented for this brief stay. The Beatles were visited by their former press officer, Derek Taylor, as well as members of The Byrds and The Mamas And The Papas.
I'd left The Beatles in December 1964, and gone to live in Hollywood for three years. Things had got very 'successful', which means I took on too much: The Byrds, Beach Boys, Van Dyke Parks, Mamas and Papas, Chad and Jeremy - the intelligent side of US pop - and so I'd dropped out because it was all too much.
Derek Taylor
In the evening Capitol Records' president Alan Livingstone threw a party for The Beatles, which was attended by well-known show business personalities including Edward G Robinson, Jack Benny, James Stewart and Groucho Marx.

Beatles Press Conference



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