THESE SONGS WERE THE FIRST NEW #1 HITS ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 FOR THE YEARS 1966-1970

1966–THE SOUND OF SILENCE–SIMON & GARFUNKEL  COLUMBIA RECORDS.  CHARTED AT #1 ON 1/1/66…STAYED AT #1 FOR 2 WEEKS.

1967–KIND OF A DRAG–THE BUCKINGHAMS  U.S.A. RECORDS.  THE SINGLE CHARTED AT #1 ON 2/18/67.  IT STAYED AT #1 FOR 2 WEEKS. (I’M A BELIVER BY THE MONKEES CHARTED AT #1 ON 12/31/66 AND REMAINED AT #1 FOR 7 WEEKS).

1968–JUDY IN DISGUISE (WITH GLASSES)–JOHN FRED & HIS PLAYBOY BAND, PAULA RECORDS.  THE SINGLE CHARTED AT #1 ON 1/20/68 AND REMAINED AT #1 FOR 2 WEEKS.

1969–CRIMSON AND CLOVER–TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS, ROULETTE RECORDS.  THE SINGLE CHARTED AT #1 ON 2/1/69 AND HELD THE #1 SPOT FOR 2 WEEKS.  MARVIN GAYE CHARTED HIS #1 HIT…I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE AT #1 ON 12/14/68, IT REMAINED AT #1 FOR 7 WEEKS.

1970–RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD–B.J.THOMAS,SCEPTER RECORDS.  THE SINGLE BECAME ONE OF THE BIGGEST HITS OF 1970, CHARTING AT #1 ON 1/3/70 AND REMAINED AT #1 FOR 4 WEEKS.

THESE GREAT HITS ARE A PART OF THE GREAT MUSIC AND MEMORIES FROM THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

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