New Musical Express | January 1964

No. 886 3 January 1964  
(cover page) A Great New Single by Tony Meehan: Song of Mexico
30 Star Ratings: Full Chart-Point Results for 1963
N.A. Beat-Alls Again! Highest Score Ever, Cliff Retains Runner-Up Position: the Beatles scored highest as NME's 2/3
Chris Hutchins Beatles have four spots in their Christmas show 3
Barry Alldis Singles Review
The Searchers, "Needles and Pins" / "Saturday Night Out" (Pye)
Dean and Jean, "Tra La La La Suzy"/"I Love the Summertime" (n.a.)
Shirley Bassey, "My Special Dream" / "You" (Columbia)
Kris Jensen, "Donna, Donna" / "Big As I Can Dream" (Pye)
Ginny Arnell, "Dumb Head" / "How Many Times Can One Heart Break" (MGM)
Little Eva, "Let's Start the Party Again" / "Please Hurt Me" (Colpix)
Peggy Lee, "The Sweetest Sounds" / "Loads of Love" (Capitol)
The Sundowners, "Come On In" / "Shot of Rhythm 'n' Blues" (Pye)
Martha and the Vandellas, "Quicksand" / "Darling, I Hum Our Song" (Tamla-Motown)
Susan Maughan, "Hey Lover" / "Stop Your Foolin" (Philips)
Riddle-Barretto, "My Special Dream" / "Swinging Shepard Blues" (Colimbia)
Mary Ford, "Dominique" / "Where Can I Go" (n.a.)
Wayne Gibson, "Come On Let's Go" / "Pop the Whip" (Decca)
The Pirates, "My Babe" / "Casting My Spell" (HMV)
n.a. Best Selling LPs in Britain
1. With the Beatles, Beatles (Parlophone)
2. Please Please Me, Beatles (Parlophone)
3. How Do You Like It, Gerry and the Pacemakers (Columbia)
4. On Tour with the George Mitchell Minstrels, (HMV)
4. Freddie and the Dreamers, (Columbia)
6. West Side Story, Soundtrack (CBS)
7. Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars & Garters, Kathy Kirby (Decca)
8. Kenny Ball's Golden, (Pye Golden Guinea )
9. Mrs. Mill's Party, (Parlophone)
10. Sinatra's Sinatra, Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
10. Meet the Searchers, Searchers (Pye)
NME Top Thirty
1. "I Want to Hold Your Hand," Beatles (Parlophone)
2. "Glad All Over," Dave Clark Five (Columbia)
3. "She Love You," Beatles (Parlophone)
4. "I Only Want to Be with You," Dusty Springfield (Philips)
5. "Dominique," Singing Nun (Philips)
6. "Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa," Gene Pitney (United Artists)
7. "Secret Love," Kathy Kirby (Decca)
8. "You Were Made for Me," Freddie and the Dreamers (Columbia)
9. "Hippy Hippy Shake," Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV)
9. "Swinging on a Star," Big Dee Irwin (Colpix)
11. "Maria Elena," Los Indios Tabajaras (RCA)
12. "I Wanna Be Your Man," Rolling Stones (Decca)
12. "Don't Talk to Him," Cliff Richard (Columbia)
14. "Geronimo," Shadows (Columbia)
15. "Kiss Me Quick," Elvis Presley (RCA)
16. "You'll Never Walk Alone," Gerry and the Pacemakers (Columbia)
17. Twist and Shout (EP), Beatles (Parlophone)
18. "Stay," Hollies (Parlophone)
19. Beatle Hits (EP), Beatles (Parlophone)
20. With the Beatles (LP), Beatles (Parlophone)
21. "We Are in Love," Adam Faith (Parlophone)
22. "Not Too Little," Chris Sandford (Decca)
23. "I'll Keep You Satisfied," Billy J. Kramer (Parlophone)
24. "It's Almost Tomorrow," Mark Wynter (Pye)
25. "Do You Really Love Me Too," Billy Fury (Decca)
26. "Money," Bern Elliot and the Fenmen (Decca)
27. "All I Want for Christmas," Dora Bryan (Fontana)
28. "Steptoe and Son at Buckingham Palace," Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell (Pye)
29. Beatles Vol 1 (EP), Beatles (Parlophone)
30. "Hungry For Love," Johnny Kidd (HMV)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Northern Songs)
2. "Maria Elena" (Latin American)
3. "You Were Made for Me" (Feldman)
4. "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Williamson)
5. "She Loves You" (Northern Songs)
NME Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. "There! I've Said It Again," Robby Vinton
2. "Louie Louie," Kingsmen
3. "Dominique," Singing Nun
4. "Since I Fell for You," Lenny Welch
5. "Forget Him," Bobby Rydell
N.A. Gerry Babies Stop Show!
Freddie's a riot
Joe Wishee Washee
Brian Poole on 'Lucky Stars'
Dave Clark Five Film, Paris Trip
Harris re-booked by Ed Sullivan
Searchers on 'Club' Again
Massive campaign to launch Beatles in U.S.
N.A. Shadows Solo in Great Yarmouth
Cliff Richard Tops World Charts
Major Faith tour set--Pitney, Poole likely
Two New Teams on Columbia
Last Together [Tornados and Billy Fury part ways]
Dave and Dusty Join Dreamers
Lesley Gore tops years U.S. charts
'Jury' Hat-Trick for Cilla Black
Alan Smith Blue Jeans Shoot Up with Fastest-Ever-Made Disc! [discussing on a new band on the rise and their hit "Hippy Hippy Shake"] 8
N.A. From Us to You 8
Michael Ruddy Feliz Ano Nuevo from Trini Lopez 8
Derek Johnson Welcome to the Ronettes 9
N.A. Irwin's British Trip Will Bring Together- A Couple of Big D's! [Big Dee Irwin and Dust Springfield work together] 9
Alan Smith What I hope for in 1964: Paul (Beatles) McCartney, Cliff, Dave Clark, Kathy Kirby, Dusty Springfield 10
N.A. Fan Club Conventions:
Searchers in Liverpool
Beatles-in London
N.A. Cat's Whiskers for 1964 12
  Caroline Burke, Spring 2010  
No. 887 10 January 1964  
(cover page) Eight by ten
Jimmy Gilmer and The Fire Balls
The Searchers, Needles and Pins
NME Starlite Artistes Limited (Peter Walsh) 2
N.A. Beatles American Push Is On 3
Dove, Ian Pitney Was Blue- Till He Met Stones 4
Clark, Dave My Top Ten
Domino, "Blueberry Hill"
Ronettes, "Be My Baby"
Brook Benton, "Someday"
Jack Scott, "What in the world"
Sam Cooke, "Having a Party"
The Beatles, "Twist and Shout"
Los Indios Tabajaras, "Maria Elena"
Hollies, "Searchin'"
Joe Barry, "I Am a Fool to Care"
Cliff Richard, "Do You Want to Dance"
Johnson, Derek Chris Sandford is no 'nit' in real life 5
Johnson, Derek Singles Reviews:
Helen Shapiro, "Fever" / "Ole Father Time" (Columbia)
Ray Charles, "That Lucky Old Sun" / "Mississippi Mud" (HMV)
Tommy Sands, "Only Cause I'm Lonely" / "Can't Get Used to Loving You" (HMV)
Billie Davis, "That Boy John" / "Tell Him" (Columbia)
Mike Preston, "No Strings" / "Nobody told me" (Decca)
Johnny B. Great, "Acapulco 1922" / "You'll Never Leave Him" (Decca)
The Cresters, "I Just Don't Understand" / "I Want You"
The Shirelles, "Tonight You're Gonna Fall in Love with Me" / "Twentieth Century Rock and Roll"
Dave Brubeck, "Take Five" / "Cable Car"
NME Top Thirty
1. "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," The Beatles (Parlophone)
2. "Glad All Over," Dave Clark Five (Columbia)
3. "Hippy Hippy Shake," The Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV)
4. "Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa," Gene Pitney (United Artists)
5. "I Only Want to Be with You," Dusty Springfield (Philips)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Northern Songs)
2. "Dominique" (Flamingo)
3. "Glad All Over" (Ivy)
4. "Maria Elena" (Latin- American)
5. "She Loves You" (Northern Songs)
Announcements Greatest NME Concert Ever!
Gerry Likely to Visit Australia
Folk Trio on Palladium TV
London Show for Allan Sherman
More Venues for Roy and Freddie
Poll Concert Tickets
Stones Back on her debut disc
The Beatles Would Have Loved Alma!
Blue Jeans Film for Circlorama
  Beatles Crash into U.S. Chart
Dave Clark Joins ' Juke Box Jury'
Hollies for Faith Tour
Blue Jeans for Kramer, Pitney, March Package?
Bart Song to Open Contest
Rydell TV Show
'Fair Lady' run ends
N/A Jet Harris Come back on stones- leyton tour 10
N/A Faith and Kramer on 'Lucky Stars' 10
N/A Welcome to Junior and the Tommy Dorsey Band 11
N/A 'What a Crazy World' is a Teenage 12
Evans, Allan Album of really swinging songs 12
N/A Alan Klein tells how he wrote a song for Joe Brown and made it into a musical 13
Smith, Alan Gerry and The Pacemakers are too busy laughing! 14
Evans, Allan LPs
Tony Bennett, Left My Heart in San Francisco (CBS)
Bobby Rydell, Bye Bye Birdie (Cameo-Parkway)
Spirit of Hank Williams (MGM)
Caterina, Valente in Swingtime (Decca)
Nancy Wilson, Hollywood My Way (Capitol)
N/A Radio Luxembourg 15
NME Record of the Week! The Searchers "Needles and Pins" 16
N/A Georgie Fame Debut Single and L.P. a Definite Smash Hit 16
  Molly Canavan, Spring 2010  
No. 888 17 January 1964  
Derek Johnson Frank Ifield Receives a Mighty Welcome [big in NZ and Australia] 2
Richard Green Would John and Paul compose a new song for Elvis? Could Beatlebeat Help Presley? 3
Derek Johnson Reviews the Singles [Mark Wynter, Lesley Gore, Mike Berry, Jan Burnette, Cleo, Robb Storm, Rose Berman, Trashmen, Lorne Gibson Trio, Eden Kane, Conway Twitty, Dilys Watling, Caravelles, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Russ Hamilton, Gerry Levine and the Avengers] 4
n.a. Ban may mean cheaper discs
Pye to distribute Top Six cover discs [Eps]
Caravelles and Craig Douglas change labels [Decca to Fontana]
Beatles top U.S. chart in record three weeks! Another triumph for Britain!
Susan Maughan on "Juke Jury"
Jerry Lee Lewis TV spectacular? [Grenada TV]
Jeans to join Kramer [Swinging Blue Jeans, Billy J. Kramer-Gene Pitney Tour]
Millie Martin on Palladium
Shirley will cut Carnegie Hall LP [Shirley Bassey]
NME concert a sell out
Cliff's next disc out in fortnight
Davis coming to film [Sammy Davis Jr.]
Sherman TV shows plan [Alan Sherman]
Vaughan better [Frankie Vaughan ear operation]
Dave Clark stage debut in Variety [Sunday Night at the London Palladium]
Joe Brown opens music hall show
Steele back next week
British fans see Elvis film first [Love in Los Vegas]
Ifield for Liverpool
Clark, Faith and Mann "Lucky"
Pacemakers' tele-dates, visits abroad, film deal
Adam Faith hosts TV beauty contest
Jeans to make second film [Swinging Blue Jeans]
Conway, Williams in Variety [Russ Conway, Danny Williams]
Ronettes' chief due [Phil Spector arrives on 23rd]
Group with a difference [Ian Samwell, Andrew Oldham, Jeanie and the Redheads]
Dusty may visit US
New venue for Stones [tour]
Monro vs. Boone [Eurovision Song Contest]
Manfred's ballrooms
Brown-Crystals dates
Derek Johnson Lilting ballad brings Brenda back [Brenda Lee] 8
Alan Smith "Take Over? Rubbish!" declares Dave Clark 8
n.a. Life-lines of the Swinging Blue Jeans 9
Dusty Springfield My Top Ten 9
n.a. Their name is singular 10
n.a. Newcomers to the charts: Mersey again! [Merseybeats] 10
Ian Dove Slow starter [Kingsmen "Louie, Louie"] 10
Alan Davis LPs [Kathy Kirby, Houston Wells, Michael Holliday, Bill Black, Bill Haley, Wout Steenhuis] 10
Alley Cat Tail-pieces 12
Allen Evans Eps [Dave Clark 5, Freddie and the Dreamers, R&B Chartmakers, Rolling Stones, Frank Ifield, Chiffons] 12
No. 889 24 January 1964  
(cover page) Hickory Records [12inch LP and 7inch LPs, Plus Singles] 1
n.a. Four Dynamic New Singles from Mercury 2
Golden Guinea New Golden Guinea L.P.s
Pete Condoli, Blues, When Your Lover Has Gone
Homer and the Barnstormers, Blue Grass Banjos on Fire
101 Strings, Million Seller Hit Songs of the 30's
Golden Guinea Strings Play Great Songs from Great Shows
Professor Michael Schneider, Johann Sebastian Bach
Theodore Bikel, The Poetry and Prophecy of the Oldest Testament
Ottilie Patterson, Ottilie's Irish Night
Your Favorite Music
Mark Wynter
Tony Hancock, Sydney James, and more, Pieces of Hancock
Kenny Ball and more, Jazz Brittania
Chubby Checker and Bobby Rydell, It's Dance Time
Hitsville Vol. III
Winifred Atwell
n.a. Free, 6 Super Colour Pics 2
Andy Gray With Les Beatles in Paris — And in America too! 3
Alan Smith Cliff Richard—mud wrestler [Cliff Richard shooting scenes for his movie "Wonderful Life"] 3
n.a. Eden Kane, Boys Cry (Fontana) 3
Derek Johnson Dusty Says: Life Must Be Less Hectic Now [Dusty Springfield is starting to feel the price of fame] 4
NME From You to Us [Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Dave Clark, Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers, The Beatles, and Bern Elliot in recent NME commenting on Merseyside groups and Liverpool artists] 4
Nat Hentoff American Airmail [Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Sammy Davis] 4
Derek Johnson Bobby Rydell, Until I Met You
Little Eva, Let's Start the Party Again
Trini Lopez, A-me-ri-ca; Unchain My Heart; La Bamba; Cielito Lindo [7inch EP]
Jimmy Justice, Don't Say That Again
Vince Hill, If You Knew
The Sheffields, It Must Be Love
Johnny Devlin and the Detours, Sometimes
Richard Green Hollies Supply What the Fans Want, Music that Moves 5
Bert Weedon Top 10
Django Reinhardt, "I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight"
Frank Sinatra, "Deep in a Dream"
Elvis Presley, "Can't Help Falling in Love"
Segovia, Bach's Gavotte
Beatles, "From Me to You"
Les Paul and Mary Ford, "Prisoner of Love"
Johnny Smith, "Moonlight in Vermont"
Acker Bilk, "Stranger on the Shore"
Cliff Richard, "It's All in the Game"
Ella Fitzgerald, "Tea for Two"
n.a. Advertisements
Malcom Nixon Agency [Pop, Rhythm and Blues, and Folk artists]
Bradleys Music [The Greatest Names in Musical Instruments Plus Expert Advice and the Easiest of Easy Payments]
n.a. Spotlight Singles
The Merseybeats, "I Think of You" (Fontana)
Eden Kane, "Boys Cry" (Fontana)
Nana Mouskouri, "Longing" (Fontana)
The Springfields, "If I Was Down and Out" (Philips)
The Four Pennies, "Do You Want Me to" (Philips)
Susan Maughan, "Hey Lover" (Philips)
The Rip Chords, "Hey Little Cobra" (CBS)
n.a. Brian Poole — No Copying [Brian Poole should not be accused of copying his disc "Candy Man" (Decca)] 6
n.a. Cliff Rocks! [Cliff Richard's up-tempo rocker: "I'm the Lonely One" (Columbia)] 6
Derek Johnson Singles Review
Joe Brown, "You Do Things to Me"/"Everybody Calls Me Joe" (Piccadilly)
Tommy Roe, "Come On" / "There Will Be Better Years" (HMV)
Bobby Rydell, "Until I Met You" / "New Love" (Cameo)
Supremes, "When the Lovelight Starts Shining through His Eyes" / "Standing at the Crossroad of Love" (Stateside)
Beryl Marsden, "When the Lovelight Starts Shining through His Eyes" / "Love Is Going to Happen to Me" (Decca)
Anthony Newley, "Tribute" / "Lament for a Hero" (Decca)
Little Eva, "Let's Start the Party Again" / "Please Hurt Me" (Colpix)
Allan Sherman, "Come Back to Sorrento" / "No One's Perfect" (Warner Bros.)
Tymes, "Somewhere" / "View from My Window" (Cameo)
The Crystals, "Little Boy" / "Uptown" (London)
John Barry, "Zulu Stamp" / "Monkey Feathers" (Ember)
NME Best Selling L.P.s in Britain
Beatles, With the Beatles (Parlophone)
Beatles, Please, Please Me (Parlophone)
Gerry and the Pacemakers, How Do You Like It (Columbia)
Soundtrack, West Side Story (CBS)
Elvis Presley, Fun in Acapulco (RCA)
Kathy Kirby, Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits From Stars and Garters (Decca)
Frank Ifield, Born Free (Columbia)
Freddie and the Dreamers (Columbia)
On Tour with the George Mitchell Minstrels (HMV)
Harry Secombe and Stage Cast, Pickwick (Philips)
NME Potted Pops
Eric Winstone, "Dr. Who" / "Pony Express" (Pye)
Unit Four Plus Two, "The Green Fields" / "Swing Down Chariot" (Decca)
Dale Ward, "Letter from Sherry" / "Oh Julie" (London)
Tony Sheveton, "A Million Drums" / "Dance with Me" (Oriole)
Me and Them, "I Think I'm Going to Kill Myself" / "Feel So Good" (Pye)
n.a. Quick Spins
Chris Barber Band, "O Sole Mio" / "Bonsoir Mes Souvenirs" (Columbia)
Al Hirt, "Java" (RCA)
Bunny Berigan, "I Can't Get Started" (RCA)
Johnny Crawford, "Judy Loves Me" and "Living in the Past" (London)
Antoinette, "Jenny Let Him Go" / "Please Don't Hurt Me Anymore" (Decca)
Vince Hill, "If You Knew" / "Fools and Lovers" (Pye)
Beachcombers, "Night Train" / "Keel Row"
Sheffields, "It Must Be Love" / "Say Girl" (Pye)
n.a. Listen to Alan Dell's Showcase [An E.M.I. Presentation on Radio Luxembourg EVERY Sunday at 8p.m.] 6
n.a. What's New? from Sue Records 6
NME Top Thirty
1. "Glad All Over," Dave Clark Five (Columbia)
2. "Hippy Hippy Shake," Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV)
3. "I Want to Hold Your Hand," Beatles (Parlophone)
4. "Needles and Pins," Searchers (Pye)
5. "I'm the One," Gerry and the Pacemakers (Columbia)
NME Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. "There! I've Said It Again," Bobby Vinton
2. "Louie Louie," Kingsmen
3. "I Want to Hold Your Hand," Beatles
4. "Surfin' Bird," Trashmen
5. "Popsicles And Icicles," Murmaids
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. "Glad All Over" (Ivy)
2. "Hippy Hippy Shake" (Ardmore & Beechwood)
3. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Northern Songs)
4. "All My Loving" (Northern Songs)
5. "Dominique" (Flamingo)
n.a. Dave Clark Tour Set: Hollies, Wynter Added
Manfred Mann on 'Saturday Club'
New Disc Signings [Epstein Signs Sounds Inc., a British instrumental group, and they are returning to EMI]
Karl Denver for States? [Karl Denver may guest in an American country-and-western TV series: "Shindig"]
New 'Blue Jeans' dates [New ballroom dates in February and March]
Film & TV for Kathy [Kathy Kirby]
Lonnie for Nashville [Lonnie Donegan will record in Nashville in March for the Hickory label that will be released there]
Doris Day Films Here [Doris Day will film "Some Other Love," a romantic comedy, in Britain in May]
Two More Films for Presley [Two films for United Artists]
n.a. Three Beatles Discs now in U.S. Charts!
New Kathy Kirby single [Single "Let Me Go Lover" will be issued by Decca on February 14]
Dickie's Dates [Dickie Valentine is set for a return visit to Australia, a summer season, and two major TV dates]
C & W stars may play Britain [Chet Atkins and Jim Reeves may play a week in Britain]
Jet Cuts Two Solo Titles [Jet Harris is recording two solo titles at Decca]
Show tribute for Holliday's son [All-star charity concert for the son of the late Michael Holliday]
Mann at Davies Benefit [Manfred Mann and Georgie Fame with the Blue Flames will be in a Cyril Davies benefit night at London's Flamingo Club]
Karl on 'Parade' [The Light Programme's morning pop series' latest booking includes various artists, such as the Karl Denver Trio]
n.a. Blackpool TV Series to Replace Palladium Show 10
n.a. Cliff to make LP with the Shadows 10
n.a. Six BBC-TV Shows for Mantovani [Mantovani and his Orchestra were signed by BBC 2 for six shows] 10
n.a. Drummers! Are you missing something [Advertisement for Premier's drums] 10
Richard Green Latest Hit Means The Searchers Are Free To Alternate Style [The Searchers' "Sweets For My Sweet," "Sugar And Spice," and "Needles And Pins" all entered the charts] 11
Allen Evans LPs
3 Country Gentlemen (RCA Victor)
Jimmie Rodgers: "Honeycomb" (London)
Spotnicks in Spain (Oriole)
n.a. Now on Sale! [Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, 'Candy Man' (Decca)] 11
Advert Orbit's "Burns-Built" Lightweight Transistor Amps 11
Adverts Kay King of Guitars Reigns Supreme
Rave [Magazine: A Brand New Look at the Pop World]
n.a. Life-lines of the other FOUR of The Dave Clark Five [Dennis, Lenny, Rick, and Mike] 13
Graeme Andrews Hickory Label Comes to Britain [Pye will launch the Hickory label in Britain next week] 13
Adverts Levi's Jeans
R.S.C. Bass-Major 30-watt Guitar Amplifier
Alan Smith Those Ronettes Set the Stones Rolling! [The Ronettes and the Rolling Stones met for the first time and have nothing but praise for each other] 14
Derek Johnson Adam Faith's big influence! [Chris Andrews is having the greatest effect on Adam Faith's career right now] 14
n.a. Advertisement for Reveille [Two-page photo of the Beatles]  
Adverts Advertisements
Records for Sale
Records Wanted
Musical Services
Recording Tape
Instrument Repairs
Engagements Wanted
Musicians Wanted
Fan Clubs
Orchestras Wanted
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces [Gerry and the Pacemakers, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland and Liza Minelli, Frank Sinatra, Dickie Valentine, Tommy Steele, Kathy Kirby, Roy Orbison, Manfred Mann, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Cilla Black, and more] 16
Allen Evans LP's
Go Latin with (Joe) Loss (HMV) The Ventures, Surfing (Liberty)
I.D. Sinatra—Dorsey nostalgia night [Frank Sinatra Junior and the Tommy Dorsey orchestra performed and received much applause at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, last Saturday] 16
  Christina Casillas, Spring, 2010  
No. 890 31 January 1964  
(cover page) Gerry and the Pacemakers
The Fourmost
From America ! Ben E. King
Jimmy Tarbuck from "Sunday Night at the London Palladium"
Tommy Quickly
The Dennisons
Sounds Incorporated
Robby Royal
Green, Richard When Nino isn't starring with his sister April, he's backing the other stars! [Nino Tempo] 2
Andrews, Graeme I Hear Eleven Unissued Buddy Holly Tracks: Five Years After His Tragic Death 3
n.a. Star Quote [Frankie Laine] 3
n.a. Why the famous 'Marsden Grin'?—because the Pacemakers use the best amps on the beat scene! 3
n.a. Congratulations to The Searchers on reaching No.1 in the charts with Needles & Pins 3
Smith, Alan Alan Smith finds out about...Gerry's fireside hit [Gerry Marsden] 4
Kirby, Kathy Los Indios Tabajaras, "Maria Elena"
Shirley Bassey, "What Now My Love"
Martha and the Vandellas, "Heatwave"
Tito Gobbi, "On With the Motley"
Ray Charles, "Georgia on My Mind"
Dusty Springfield, "Only Want to Be with You"
Mario Lanza, "Ave Maria
Frank Ifield, "I Remember You"
Gershwin, "Rhapsody in Blue"
Gene Pitney, "24 Hours from Tulsa"
n.a. Who's Where 4
Johnson, Derek 'Diane' chart news stops bachelors' TV rehearsal [The Bachelors' 'Diane' record shot to best-sellers at No. 14] 5
Charleton, Bruce Welcome to Allan Sherman 5
n.a. Postcard from the Paris HQ of the Beatles 5
Johnson, Derek Singles...The Singing Nun Very Similar
The Singing Nun: "Tous Les Chemins" / "Alleluia" (Philips)
Kenny Lynch: "Shake and Scream" / "Harlem Library" (HMV)
Frankie Vaughan: "Alley Alley Oh" / "Gonna Be a Good Boy Now" (Philips)
The Springfields: "If I Was Down and Out" / "Maracabamba" (Philips)
Ned Miller: "Big Love" / "Sunday Morning Tears"
Johnny Sandon: "Sixteen Tons" / "The Blizzard" (Pye)
Major Lance: "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um" / "Sweet Music" (Columbia)
Tony Bennett: "The Little Boy" / "The Moment of Truth" (CBS)
The Exciters: "Do-Wah-Diddy" / "If Love Came Your Way" (United Artists)
Jimmy Justice: "Don't Say That Again" / "Green Leaves of Summer" (Pye)
n.a. Crystals are withdrawn [the new Crystals disc "Little Boy" has been withdrawn] 6
n.a. Three 'Heart' Ballads [Dionne Warwick (Pye-International), Cilla Black (Parlophone), Mary May (Fontana), "Anyone Who Had A Heart"] 6
n.a. Best Selling LPs in Britain (Wednesday, January 29, 1964)
1. With the Beatles, Beatles (Parlophone)
2. Please Please Me, Beatles (Parlophone)
3. West Side Story, Soundtrack (CBS)
4. How Do You Like It, Gerry & The Pacemakers (Columbia)
5. Meet the Searchers, Searchers (Pye)
6. Kathy Kirby Sings 16 Hits from Stars and Garters, Kathy Kirby (Decca)
7. On Tour with the George Mitchell Minstrels (HMV)
8. Born Free, Frank Ifield (Columbia)
9. Sugar and Spice, Searchers (Pye)
10. I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Tony Bennett (CBS)
NME Top Thirty
1. "Needles and Pins," Searchers (Pye)
2. "Hippy Hippy Shake," Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV)
3. "Glad All Over," Dave Clark Five (Columbia)
4. "I'm the One," Gerry and the Pacemakers (Columbia)
5. "Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa," Gene Pitney (United Artists)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. "Glad All Over" (Ivy)
2. "Hippy Hippy Shake" (Ardmore & Beechwood)
3. "24 Hours from Tulsa" (Schroeder)
4. "I Only Want to Be with You" (Springfield)
5. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Northern Songs)
Hentoff, Nat Cables Nat Hentoff from New York... Six Beatles Hits; Second U.S. 'Gold' On The Way 8
n.a. Decca Signs Ex-Beatle
Gamblers to back Fury at Yarmouth
Cliff's Palladium TV Date Confirmed
John Barry writing musical
Kramer and Irwin on 'Ready Steady'
Manfred May Visit U.S.
Hit team writes Dusty, Gene songs
Faith in Variety
Kathy Kirby and Hollies 'Lucky'
Searchers TV Date
Heinz joins Askey
Freddie's Ballrooms
Brenda Lee in September?
Brian Poole to Join Gerry in Australia
Millie Martin To Meet Duke
Avalon arriving
Springfields souvenier
n.a. Dave Clark Five film out next week: radio bow
Beatles covered
Searchers Sunday Shows, 208 Series
Jeans Take Over
Gerry's debut
Monro for Bournemouth and U.S.
Bachelors, Freddie, Dreamers set for colour pop film
Pitney 'Jury' Date Likely
Kramer's next is composed in U.S.
Big Dee Irwin return plans
Decca Cavern session
'Garters' package tour
Donegan's 'Lemon' for U.S. release
Kenny Ball for Italy and Japan
Evans, Allen LPs
Ready, Steady, Go! (Decca)
Mark Wynter (Pye Golden Guinea )
Second Barbra Streisand Album (CBS)
Mr. & Mrs. Is the Name (Philips)
T-Bone Walker (Capitol)
Pete Fountain: South Rampart Street Parade, (Coral)
A Funny Thing, (HMV)
Evans, Allen EPs
Top Six ["Glad All Over," "I'm The One," "Needles And Pins," "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "24 Hours From Tulsa," "Hippy Hippy Shake"
"The Best of...," Chuck Berry (Pye International)
"West Side Story," Trini Lopez (Reprise)
"The Good Life," Tony Bennett (CBS)
"I Want to Stay Here," Steve and Eydie (CBS)
"Vol. 2" Bob Newhart (Warner Brothers)
"Take a Letter Miss Gray," Justin Tubbs (RCA Victor)
Johnson, Derek Singles (continued from page 6)
Lilting Pet Clark
Petula Clark: "Thank You" / "Crying Through A Sleepless Night" (Pye)
Houston Wells: "Anna Marie" / "Moon Watch over My Baby" (Parlophone)
Federals: "The Climb" / "Dance with a Dolly" (Parlophone)
Dickie Valentine: "Free Me" / "Build Yourself a Dream" (Philips)
John Leyton: "Make Love to Me" / "Missing You" (HMV)
Beazers: "Blue Beat" / "I Wanna Shout" (Decca)
"McLintock" [film, The Limeliters]: "Love in the Country" / "The Midnight Special" (RCA)
Green, Richard Question Time With the Rolling Stones 11
Hentoff, Nat Nat Hentoff's flashes from New York news 11
Green, Richard Manfred Mann worry about r-and-b 12
Johnson, Derek How to write a hit song 12
n.a. From You to Us 12
n.a. Beatles meet Sylvie and Trini in Paris
Mark Wynter has three 21st parties
Frank's grim prediction [Frank Sinatra]
Johnson, Derek Dual Track 13
Smith, Alan Some weeks ago the lead singer wrote about his instrumental colleagues, so now—The Tremeloes Talk about Brian Poole 14
n.a. Classified
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 16
  Amanda Chase, Spring 2010