DFHC 5/24/2011

Now Playing   Beatle Crazy by Bill Clifton  The first American Beatle novelty record…see below…

 LQQK @ †h∆†!    Part One   Part Two   Boyce & Hart with Phil Spector on I Dream of Jeannie…found this in 2 pieces, minus the part about how the drummer couldn’t make it, which is why Jeannie “plays” drums…among other things…

Wicked Ballsy Beatles, pt 1

Fn you live in Upper Upstate NY, perhaps you’ve been reading my series of articles on the Beatles Invasion of 1964…part 4 of 4 will be in the June issue of “Fourth Coast Entertainment.” When I started my blogs, my original intent was to feature, once a month, a couple days after the paper came out, some illustrations to accompany the article. I’ve gotten away from that, so here’s some Fab Four stuff for the next few days.

The first 2 “Stolf’s Oldies” articles in the series are available at my non-daily blog Traveling Cyst…see link below…


This is pretty much all you need to know about the first American Beatle novelty record heard above…the article is from Billboard Magazine January 11, 1964…below it, the British release…the American release is publicized in the ad at left from February 22. BTW, the article mentions “ABC’s Hullabaloo” TV show…that was on the Associated British Corporation, an independent UK TV network…the American “Hullabaloo,” on our ABC, wouldn’t debut until January, 1965.


After performing in England, Del Shannon came back to the States hip to the Beatles, and cut this single in June of 1963. It tanked at #77, staying on the charts just 4 weeks.


Top 40 did you say? Yeah, #39. Big whup. Many Beatle novelty records are cool to listen to even today. This isn’t, sorry…


One of the earliest attempts to merchandize the Moptops…from February, 1964…when it was still OK to suggest that while the Beatles sucked, maybe you could still make some money on this dopey deal…

I wanna hold your shameless plugs, yeah yeah yeah…

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Other Daily blog at http://stolf.wordpress.com  (the legendary Stolf’s Blog)

More bloggage at  http://travelingcyst.blogspot.com  and  http://www.examiner.com/retro-pop-culture-in-watertown/mark-john-astolfi

Resume at http://travelingcyst.blogspot.com/p/resume.html

Audio samples coming soon…or just check the podcasts…twc-rr so still über-blows turbo…


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