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2014/04/04 17:59:28 (permalink)

50 years ago today...

The Billboard Hot 100 ranking on April 4, 1964:
1. Can't Buy Me Love
2. Twist and Shout
3. She Loves You
4. I Want to Hold Your Hand
5. Please Please Me
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/04 18:04:26 (permalink)
    I think I've heard of No. 4.
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/04 18:16:44 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    I think I've heard of No. 4.

     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVlr4g5-r18

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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/04 18:36:21 (permalink)
    Nope. Never heard of that one. Twist and Shout? Although, sometimes when I twist the wrong way I'll shout something.
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/04 19:01:56 (permalink)
    How far over 100 are you?
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/04 19:03:04 (permalink)
    I beg your pardon?
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/04 19:08:53 (permalink)
    It is quite possible, though I don't remember the specific day, but 50 years ago I met my wife about this time period. We didn't have Twitter or Facebook back then or I probably would have been able to pinpoint the exact date through a tweet.   And yes, I remember all those tunes. How can you not? There is a significance in that list that should be easily guessed.
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/04 19:25:47 (permalink)
    Davydd 

    y There is a significance in that list that should be easily guessed.
       Yes..........way back then, there were groups that really could sing!  And this group was one of them.

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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/04 20:22:18 (permalink)
    I think I'm correct on this one.
    All but one of them are Beatles songs: the exception being "Twist & Shout"
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/04 20:56:27 (permalink)
    My biggest memories of then wasn't as much the songs, but us standing around the cafeteria at elementary school with those little guitar-shaped wooden spoons we got for ice cream, 'playing them' and screaming "Yeah yeah yeah!".
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/04 23:12:20 (permalink)
    One of these days I'll be old enough to participate in one of these threads.

    Not anytime soon though...
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/05 08:00:59 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    I think I'm correct on this one.
    All but one of them are Beatles songs: the exception being "Twist & Shout"

    They're all Beatles singles, including their cover of "Twist & Shout". It's the only time in the history of Billboard's charts that one artist/band held all the top 5 listings at the same time.
    post edited by cavandre - 2014/04/05 08:02:17
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/05 11:38:08 (permalink)
    Am I the only one here who didn't like the Beatles? I resented them for some reason, maybe because "The British invasion" put an end to good old Rock and Roll!
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/05 12:07:48 (permalink)
    You and Hoffman. He resented Lawrence Welk being knocked off the charts.
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/05 13:55:42 (permalink)
    chewingthefat

    Am I the only one here who didn't like the Beatles? I resented them for some reason, maybe because "The British invasion" put an end to good old Rock and Roll!

    I'm hard pressed to agree that a band whose catalog includes Twist & Shout, Long Tall Sally, Roll Over Beethoven, Words of Love, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, etc, can be accused of killing Rock & Roll. 1963 American R&R was a little too Fabianesque for my taste.

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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/05 15:55:18 (permalink)
    chewingthefat

    Am I the only one here who didn't like the Beatles? I resented them for some reason, maybe because "The British invasion" put an end to good old Rock and Roll!

    I don't dislike them, but if I were to come up with my own favorite top 10 list, I doubt that the Beatles would be on it.....I do remember 1964, though. ........and I remember Dick "The Derby" Smith of WORC, who played the first Beatles song in the USA, about a year before anyone else. I don't remember THAT, but I remember him talking about it when they made it. When I was catching up with Joe Coggins "a legend in his own mind" the other day we were wondering what happened to Dick's signed gold record that said he was first. Sadly, Dick passed a few years ago. WORC AM is now a Spanish language station, so I doubt that they have the gold record.
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/05 16:54:50 (permalink)
    The music died 5 years before the British Invasion.
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/05 17:22:16 (permalink)
    I still love Doo Wop!
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/05 17:27:56 (permalink)
    Never heard of him.
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/06 22:28:20 (permalink)
    One of the reasons why I don't mind being the age I am now (65) is that I was EXACTLY the right age (15) to experience the British Invasion as it occurred. You had to be there, it was exciting, every day a new British Hit on the radio.
     
    And yet, in my old age, I realize more and more that 1963 wasn't so bad after all. 1964 and beyond is still played to death on radio. 1963...not so much.
     
    Rock on:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVf144-Ccj4
     
     
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/07 02:32:24 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    Never heard of him.

    I know your memory is not what it used to be so let shake it a little - And I think you'll recognize some of the Neat Cars in this video!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nf0bxxS99s
    ( Neat was the word before Cool)
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/07 16:33:15 (permalink)
    I was born about 7 years after that, so my memories don't go that far back.
    Even so, the Beatles have always been a big part of my life, and their music will always be important to me. Even after many years, I find new meaning and pleasure in their songs.
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/07 17:12:59 (permalink)
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    Michael Hoffman
    Never heard of him.

    I know your memory is not what it used to be so let shake it a little - And I think you'll recognize some of the Neat Cars in this video!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nf0bxxS99s
    ( Neat was the word before Cool)

    I still don't know who that is. But I had a '55 Chevy Bel Air convertible -- pink and charcoal gray.

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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/07 17:52:29 (permalink)
    In 1964 I would sneak into my older sister's room (strictly forbidden, lol) when she was out and play her Beatles records on her player. She had all the American releases at the time and all of the songs on that list are ingrained in my memory. I've played in "cover bands" for many years and with the exception of "Please Please Me", I've played those songs more times than I can remember.
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/08 14:30:24 (permalink)
    In a related note....Tonight's (4/8/14) Great Performances on PBS is all about another Brit invasion band; The Dave Clark Five.
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/08 15:10:35 (permalink)
    I was ten years old and it was such a wonderful, musical time for me! I listened not only to the Beatles et al., but was exposed to all sorts of great tunes that I still listen to today (thanks to my brothers, parents, and fiance, who's been in a 60s time warp since he was born in 1963!)
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/09 13:40:46 (permalink)
    Beatles were cool---but--The Rolling Stones brought the music back from the dead!
    and still are!
     
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/09 16:51:48 (permalink)
    I saw part of a tv special on the Dave Clark 5 last night. Sir Paul was a big part of the show. I hadn't realized that DC5 quit at the top after selling more records (100 mil) in a shorter time than almost anyone. Sir Paul went on and on about Dave's business ability, and how smart he had been to keep all his rights.
     
    It really was an amazing time.
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/09 18:55:21 (permalink)
    For all you fans of the 60's British Invasion, let me recommend The Strypes, a group of very young (average age 18) Irish lads who recently played The Ed Sullivan Theater almost exactly 50 years after the Fab Four.  If you don't hear some old musical friends in their style, you're just not paying attention.
     
    If you like these remarkably talented boys, you can hear and see more of them on their YouTube playlist.
     
    Given their inarguable cuteness factor and their incredible musical abilities, it's an absolute mystery why they haven't crushed the bland Bieber and the one dimensional One Direction for the affections of America's teenyboppers.  The kids have been listening to so much drivel for so long, they don't recognize or appreciate real Rock N Roll when they hear it.
     
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    Re:50 years ago today... 2014/04/10 07:46:36 (permalink)
    Even though I purchased several 'early Beatles 45's and listened to them endlessly I have to admit, in retrospect, that their early work was treacly drek - as were the opi of the DC5, etc. 
     
    Musicality-wise they had nothing over Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis.  Even treacly drek-wise I prefer The Four Seasons and The Supremes.
     
    But, the Beatles evolved and grew unlike almost any other group in memory.  And then, only much later was it revealed that John Lennon was the true genius of the group. 
     
    With no disrespect for Don McLean (or Buddy Holly), the day the music died was December 8, 1980. 
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