One Hit Wonders / 1966

One Hit Wonders
1966
  • On January 8th, the best live music show ever created, “Shindig” is broadcast for the last time.  The producers forgot what made it popular and attempted to change it, sad.
  • The statement from John Lennon stating “that the Beatles are more popular than Jesus Christ” is published and hostility towards the Beatles world wide heats up. 
  • NBC cancels “Hullabaloo”. 
  • The Cassette, invented in 1954 is introduced commercially. 
  • Bob Dylan is in a serious Motorcycle accident and spends a month in Hospital.
  • Columbia Pictures decides to create a TV series based on the Beatles Movie “Hard Days Night”. 
  • The Music director is Don Kirshner and Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz and Davy Jones create “The Monkees” which debuts in September.  It is an instant smash and the Monkees recordings fly to Gold. 
  • John Lennon meets Yoko Ono. 
  • A group called “The Experience” records the song Hey Joe and appears on “Ready Steady Go”, the record becomes a big hit in England launching the career of one Jimi Hendrix. 
  • The Beatles appear for the last time in concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, Aug/29 to 25,000 screaming fans and the last song played was, Little Richard’s Long Tall Sally.
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Flowers on the Wall / January 1966 / The Statler Brothers / #4 BB
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No Matter what Shape (your stomach’s in) / February 1966 / #3 BB
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SwinginMedallions 
From South Carolina
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standells  A Group from L.A. with a song about Boston http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSMvrG554qU
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Searchin’ for my Love /  August 1966 / Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces / #27 BB
BobbyMooreRhythmAces  Bobby was from New Orleans but left us in 2006
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LosBravos 
From Madrid Spain.
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Psychotic Reaction / October 1966 / Count Five / #5 bb
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A Garage Rock Band from San Jose California http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc8chvUOZJA
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Winchester Cathedral (My Dad loved this song (Gary) / December 1966 / The New Vaudeville Band / #1
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A North London Creation by songwriter Geoff Stephens to record his novelty song, some novelty song.
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