New Musical Express | March 1966

No. 999 4 March 1966  
Cover The Kinks 1
Chris Hutchins Presley’s Film Formula Here to Stay 2
N/A Star Quotes 2
Norrie Drummond A Tap on Shoulder by Paul Gave Truth Their First Hit 2
Alan Smith Hollies Tenth Major Hit Zooms up! 3
Allen Evans LP’s
Roy Orbison, The Orbison Way [London]
Class Girl Singers:
Doris Day’s Sentimental Journey [CBS]
Dionne Warwick, Here I Am [Pye International]
Lesley Gore, My Town, My Guy and Me [Mercury]
Nina Simone, Pastel Blues [Phillips]
Nina Simone, At the Village Gate [Colpix]
3
Norrie Drummond Fortunes Knock Burdon ‘Soul’ Sound 4
N/A Life in the Pop Age 4
Tracy Thomas Baez Breaks with Folk? 4
Tracy Thomas America Calling: Hollywood 4
Nat Hentoff America Calling: New York 4
  Full page ad for Thane Russal 5
Derek Johnson Singles:
Shads, “I Met a Girl” / “Late Night Set” [Columbia]
Vince Hill, “Heartaches” / “She’s Everything” [Columbia]
Frank Ifield, “There’ll Be Another Spring” / “Don’t Be Afraid” [Columbia]
Roger Miller, “Husbands and Wives” / “I’ve Been a Long Time Leavin’” [Philips]
Freddie & The Dreamers, “If You’ve Got a Minute Baby” / “When I’m Home with You” [Columbia]
Dave Clark Five, “Try Too Hard” / “All Night Long” [Columbia]
Mister Murray, “I Drink to Your Memory” / “It Was a Good Song” [Fontana]
6
Derek Johnson This Week’s Top Girls:
Julie Rogers, “In My Room” [Mercury]
Anita Harris, “Something Must Be Done”
6
Derek Johnson U.S. Discs to Watch:
Newbeats, “Shake Hands(Come Out Crying)” [Hickory]
McCoys, “Up and Down” [Immediate]
Del Shannon, “I Can’t Believe My Ears” [Stateside]
6
NME Top Singles:
1. “19th Nervous Breakdown,” Rolling Stones [Decca]
2. “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” Nancy Sinatra [Reprise]
3. “A Groovy Kind of Love,” Mindbenders [Fontana]
4. “Sha-La-La-La-Lee,” Small Faces [Decca]
5. “Barbara Ann,” Beach Boys [Capitol]
7
NME Top US Records (labels N/A):
1. “The Green Ballad of the Green Berets,” S/Sgt. Barry Sadler
2. “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” Nancy Sinatra
3. “Lightnin’ Strikes,” Lou Christie
4. “Listen People,” Herman’s Hermits
5. “California Dreamin’,” Mama’s and Papa’s
7
NME Top Selling LP’s in Britain:
1. Sound Of Music, Soundtrack [RCA]
2. Rubber Soul, Beatles [Parlophone]
3. Bye Bye Blues, Bert Kaempfert [Polydor]
4. Beach Boys’ Party!, Beach Boys [Capitol]
5. Mary Poppins, Soundtrack [HMV]
7
NME Top Singles 5 Years Ago:
1. “Walk Right Back,” Everly Brothers [Warner Bros.]
2. “Sailor,” Petula Clark [Pye]
3. “You Will Love Me Tomorrow,” Shirelles [Top Rank]
4. “You Are Sure,” Allisons [Fontana]
5. “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” Elvis Presley [RCA]
7
NME Top Singles 10 Years Ago:
1. “Memories Are Made of This,” Dean Martin [Capitol]
2. “Zambesi,” Lou Busch [Capitol]
3. “It’s Almost Tomorrow,” Dream Weavers [Brunswick]
4. “Rock and Roll Waltz,” Kay Starr [HMV]
5. “Only You,” Hilltoppers [London]
7
Nat Hentoff Beatles, Stones, Hermits, Have U.S. Smash Hits 8
A. G. Beatles’ Shea TV Triumph 8
N/A Discs with Pics Soon!
Stone Returns Good Deed
Tom Jones, Orbison Palladium TV Stars
Tom May Sing for the Duke
Stones Tour and Film Projects
Matthew, Faith JBJ’s
Five O’Clock Guests
Pop-Liners
New Records from Alpert Spencer, Nancy Sinatra
Bachelors’ Host of Radio TV Dates
Hollies Work on E.P.
Faces, Christie, Overlanders, Truth, Crispian Concerts Next Month
Walkers’ Concert
Faith TV Acting Debut; Suing EMI
Who—Spencer Dais Dates Fixed
New Animal Named, US Tour Is Fixed
Fortunes at Royal Event
8
N/A Colours Line-Up Single, Cabaret
Yardbird Relf Weds Kenya Girl
St. Peters, Andrews, Vince Hill ‘Stars’
Russ Conway Variety
Brian Epstein Outlines this Year’s Plans—Beatles to Tour Japan, US, Germany—Britain
Disc Producer Fights Who Label Switch
TV Miming: M.U. Stands Firm
Luvvers Out of Lulu Tour with Orbison
New Night for Andy
Yardbirds Late Extra on RSG
Now Pye Up: Singles Price
Orbison on ‘Parade’
Len Barry Returning for Award, New Disc
Truth Scots Dates
Marianne for Paris
9
Andy Gray Let’s Visit Pet Clark at Her Home in Paris 10
Tony Bromley From You to Us 10
N/A Star Quotes 10
Crispian St. Peters Top Ten (labels N/A):
1. "Beggar to a King," Hank Snow
2. "She Belongs to Me," Bob Dylan
3. "Sugarfoot Rag," Duane Eddy
4. "You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’," Righteous Brothers
5. "Carioca," Gerry Mulligan
10
Allen Evans EP’s:
Frank Sinatra, Story of Love [Capitol]
Deano, If Unlucky for Some [Columbia]
Greatest on Stage [Pye International]
Jimmy Smith, The Creeper [Verve]Ray Charles, Live in Concert [HMV]
Al Martino, Sing for Love [Capitol]
Oscar Peterson, Portrait of Frank Sinatra [Verve]
10
  Full page ad for PJ Proby 11
Ann Moses Two Sides of James Brown 12
Derek Johnson Still Stars—Russ Conway: TV Comeback 12
John Wells British Visit Preview One of the Greatest 12
N/A Stones Wake Up New Zealand 12
Chris Hutchins Jim Proby Is Moanin’ about Gene Pitney, Who’s Quick to Reply! 13
The Alley Cat Tailpieces 14
NME Popword Crossword puzzle 14
N/A Classified 15
  Full page ad for the Who 16
  May Herskovitz ’09, March 2006  
     
No. 1000 11 March 1966  
Cover The Bachelors, Gary Walker, Them, Eden Kane.
Tour Dates for Roy Orbison, Walker Brothers, LuLu, The Marionettes, KimD and the Dell 5 and the The Quotations.
1
Derek Johnson 1000 NMEs, Historical Celebration 1
Keith Altham Keith Splits from Yardbirds to record Bob Lind composition Solo record, Sparks ideas of individual development among members of group. 1
Chris Hutchins The Lennon Interview 3
Derek Johnson Singles:
Johnny Cash, “The One on the Right Is the One on the Left” / “Cotton Pickin Hands” (CBS)
Val Doonican, “Elusive Butterfly” / “That’s How Much I Love You” (Decca)
Righteous Brothers, “Georgia on My Mind” / “My Tears Will Go Away” (Pye-International)
Them, “Call My Name” / “Bring Em on in” (Decca)
Simon and Garfunkel, “Homeward Bound” / “Leaves that Are Green” (___)
Cliff covers stones tune on “Blue Turns to Grey” / “Somebody to Love” (Columbia)
4
N.A. BEATLES and STONES in U.S. CHART BATTLE between “19th Nervous Breakdown” and “Nowhere Man”
Beatles have new gold disc for “Nowhere Man”.
Spring Concert Tour of Britain for the Seekers after Australian tour- will receive Carl Alan award of best new group of 1965
Nashville Teens Drummer Barry Jenkins to replace Animals Drummer John Steel for Paris Olympia dates
James Brown to appear at Brixton Granada
6
N.A. Small Faces to debut on Dick Clarke Show 6-7
N.A. Simon and Garfunkel, Billy Joe Royal, Judy Collins come to Britain
Judge Puts ban on Who record due to copyright complaint by Shel Talmy, former recording manager
7
Ann Moses In Hollywood!
Sonny and Cher’s first film
8
Keith Altham Interviews with Feuding Scott Engel and Eric Burdon 9
Derek Johnson Still Stars: Craig Douglas 9
Tony Bromley From you to us 9
Tracy Thomas In Hollywood!
Brian Wilson Solo, “Caroline, No”
10
The Alley Cat Tail Pieces  
  Emil Hewitt, March 2006  
     
No. 1001 18 March 1966  
Cover Kinks New Tag
The Bachelors, “The Sound of Silence,” and “Love Me with All of Your Heart”
Eden Kane in His Magic Town
Gary Walker Says, “You Don't Love Me”
Call My Name and the Big LP Seller "Them Again"
Jimmy Wilson singing “See that Girl"
1
EMI New Singles
1.  Cliff Richard, "Blue Turns to Grey" (Columbia)
2.  The Impressions, "Since I Lost the One I Love" (H.M.V.)
3.  The Seekers, "Someday, One Day" (Columbia)
4.  Four Tops, "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" (Tamia Motown)
5.  Kim Weston, "Helpless"
6.  Vikki Carr, "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" (Liberty)
7.  Mel Carter, "Love Is All We Need" (Liberty)
8.  The Pentad, "Something Other People Call Love" (Parlophone)
2
Altham, Keith Kinks Don't Mind 'Formby Quartet' Tag; “At least we've succeeded with something new,” says Ray [Davies] 3
n.a. Back from America Mick Jagger sends this message to NME readers 3
n.a. GREAT! — New Animal Barry Says [Jenkins] 3
n.a. Hit!  But not Seekers' Best 4
Johnson, Derek Singles by Derek Johnson
Len Barry, "Somewhere" / It's a Crying Shame" (Brunswick)
Shangri-Las, "Long Live Our Love" / "Sophisticated Boom Boom" (Red Bird)
Four Tops, "Shake Me, Wake Me" / Just as Long as You Need Me" (Tamia-Motown)
The Who, "A Legal Matter" / "Instant Party" (Brunswick)
Spencer Davis, "Somebody Help Me" / "Stevie's Blues" (Fontana)
Barbra Streisand, "People" / "I Am a Woman, You Are a Man" (CBS)
Barry Sadler, "The Green Berets" (RCA)
Herman's Hermits, "You Won't Be Leaving" / "Listen People" (Columbia)
Herb Alpert, "Tijuana Taxi" / Salud, Amor y Dinero" (Pye-International)
Valerie Masters, "Its Up to You" (Polydor)
Freddy Cannon, "Dedication Song (Warner)
Pete Townshend, "It's Alright" (CBS)
Alan Price Set, "I Put a Spell on You" (Decca)
Impressions, "Since I Lost the One I Love" (HMV)
Bobby Fuller Four, "I Fought the Law" (London)
Jay and the Americans, "Why Can't You Bring Me Home" (United Artists)
Horst Jankowski, "Play a Simple Melody" (Mercury)
4
Evans, Allen LPs by Allen Evans
P.J. Proby, In Town (Liberty)
Nancy Sinatra, Boots (Reprise)
James Brown Double, I Got You (I Feel Good) (Pye), Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (London)
Oscar Peterson Trio Swing the Great Standards (Verve)
On the Sunny Side of the Street (Brunswick)
4
n.a. NME Top Thirty
1.  Walker Brothers, "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More" (Philips)
2.  Hollies, "I Can't Let Go" (Parlophone)
3.  Small Faces, "Sha-La-La-La-Lee (Decca)
4.  Beach Boys, "Barbara Ann" (Capitol)
5.  Yardbirds, "Shapes of Things" (Columbia)
5
n.a. Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1.  S/Sgt. Barry Sadler, "The Ballad of the Green Berets"
2.  Rolling Stones, "19th Nervous Breakdown"
3.  Nancy Sinatra, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
4.  Beatles, "Nowhere Man"
5.  Bob Lind, "Elusive Butterfly"
5
n.a. Best Selling LPs in Britain
1.  Soundtrack, Sound of Music (RCA)
2.  Beatles, Rubber Soul (Parlophone)
3.  Beach Boys, Beach Boys' Party! (Capitol)
4.  Bert Kaempfert, Bye Bye Blues (Polydor)
5.  Walker Brothers, Take It Easy with the Walker Brothers (Philips)
5
n.a. 10 Years Ago
1.  Dream Weavers, "It's Almost Tomorrow" (Brunswick)
2.  Lou Busch, "Zambesi" (Capitol)
3.  Dean Martin, "Memories Are Made of This" (Capitol)
4.  Kay Starr, "Rock and Roll Waltz" (HMV)
5.  Dave King, "Memories Are Made of This" (Decca)
5
n.a. 5 Years Ago
1.  Everly Brothers, "Walk Right Back" (Warner Bros.)
2.  Cliff Richard, "Theme for a Dream" (Columbia)
3.  Elvis Presley, "Wooden Heart" (RCA)
4.  Allisons, "Are You Sure" (Fontana)
5.  Shirelles, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" (Top Rank)
5
n.a. Concerts at Blackpool ABC after TV series
Sammy Davis Sought
Small Faces in Sunday shows
Kink Davies Still Ill [Ray]
Thursday' single, out Friday!
Pop-Liners
BBC-TV to Screen Sinatra Show!
New Bilk radio show
Illya here
Hollies 'Club'
Ban on Who record has been beaten
Keith Moon 'not to wed'
Swinging again
New Orbison [Roy]
Pet, Overlanders, Everlys, Herb, Redding, Andrews, Brows discs
Freddie dates [and the Dreamers]
Bob Lind to Paris
No Beirut for Animals
Streisand here
6
n.a. Tom Jones 'best new artist': Pet Clark disc honoured by U.S. awards
Holiday Paul owns up
6,7
n.a. Pet and Kinks have new U.S. hits
James Brown return
Walkers stay on
Cilla, Seekers 'stars'
Yardbirds on 'Parade'
JBJ panel names
Host of stars filmed in London for U.S. TV
Peter, Gordon away from U.K. till June
Stars on 'Scene'
Shirley Bassey signed for top U.S. cabaret
Walkers, Faces for 'scene going'
Yardbirds Paris RSG
Stones off to Europe - Britain in autumn
Proby record 'strike'
Seekers booked for club dates
Orbison-Spencer TV
7
n.a. Pet and Elvis?
Stevie's L.A. concert
Nancy got Dean's Gold [Sinatra]
8
Wells, John James Brown sensational 8
Bromley, Tony From YOU to US 8
n.a. Life-lines of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, and Tich 9
Altham, Keith Bob Lind in at No. 14; So sensitive — he's been known to cry!  
  Cover comment  
Altham, Keith Who are going around in 'Circles'; Not worried 10
Johnson, Derek Still Stars — Ruby Murray, Girl next door 10
Drummond, Norrie Proby, Searchers tour; Is it the last time we'll see P.J.?  Chris out 10
Alley Cat Tailpieces by the Alley Cat 12
A.S. Powerful Carr [Vikki] 12
Gray, Andy More Tijuana music wanted 12
  Alexander Iselin, March 2006  
     
No. 1002 25 March 1966  
Cover Neil Christian “That’s Nice” Strike Records 1
Drummond, Norrie Orbison-He’s really glad to be back 2
Thomas, Tracy
Hentoff, Nat
America Calling: (Hollywood and New York)
Sonny and Cher join Elite
Nancy Sinatra Changes Boots
Herb Alpert Awards
2
Altham, Keith Stones Have Peaked at Home 3
Johnson, Derek Singles Reviewed:
Dusty [Springfield]: “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” / “Every Ounce of Strength” (Phillips)
Overlanders: “My Life” / “Girl from Indiana” (Pye)
Chrispian [St Peters]: “The Pied Piper” / “Sweet down my True Love” (Decca)
David and Jonathan: “Speak Her Name” / “Take It while You Can” (Columbia)
Cilla [Black]: “Alfie” / “Night Time Is Here” (Parlophone)
Otis Reading: “Satisfaction” / “Any Ole Way” (Atlantic)
James Brown: “New Breed” Parts 1 & 2
Chris Andrews: “Something on My Mind” / “I’ll Do the Best I Can” (Decca)
Richard Chamberlain: “Joy in the Morning” / “April Love” (MGM)
Cher: “Bang Bang” / “Our Day Will Come” (Liberty)
Jackie Trent: “Love Is Me, Love Is You” / “This Time” (Pye)
Everly Brothers: “The Power of Love” / “Leave My Girl Alone” (Warner Bros)
4
Evans, Allen LPs Reviewed:
Julie Andrews: Broadway’s Fair (CBS)
Chris Farlowe: 14 Things to Think about (Immediate)
David and Jonathan (Columbia)
4
NME NME Top 30
1. “The Sun Ain’t Fonna Shine Anymore,” Walker Brothers (Phillips)
2. “I Can’t Let Go” Hollies (Parlophone)
3. “Make the World Go Away,” Eddy Arnold (RCA)
4. “Shapes of Things,” Yardbirds (Columbia)
5. “Barbara Ann,” Beach Boys (Capitol)
5
N.A. Best Selling Pop Records in the U.S.
1.  S/Sgt. Barry Sadler, "The Ballad of the Green Berets"
2.  Rolling Stones, "19th Nervous Breakdown"
3.  Beatles, "Nowhere Man"4.  Nancy Sinatra, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
5.  Simon and Garfunkel, “Homeward Bound”
5
N.A. Best Selling LPs in Britain
1.  Sound of Music, Soundtrack (RCA)
2.  Rubber Soul, Beatles (Parlophone)
3.  Beach Boys Party, (Capitol)
4.  Take It Easy with the Walker Brothers, (Phillips)
5.  Bye Bye Blues, Bert Kaempfert (Polydor)
5
N.A. Europe dates for Spencer Davis, Australia likely
Herb Alpert, Nancy Sinatra lead, no Beatles
Walkers: Palladium TV and Australian Tour set
EMI cancels Scott Engel record Proby made
Spencer, Herman Easter radio
Russ Conway for Palladium Review
Handing Gary Leeds back . . . (charity donation)
Matt Monro for London Cabaret
Singer and Band on Strike Label
Tito Burns renews U.S. deal
6
N.A. Strain takes toll on Kink and Searcher
Most TV dates already lined up for Small Faces next single
Chrispian pens LP songs and novel
Who original back on sale
Rolling Stones next LP
Jimmy Salivie’s Midnight Hike
Manfred Mann, Wayne Fontana wax songs by hit writers
Johnny cash taps e-and-w package
Dusty TV, Radio, Stockholm trip
New top D-J at 208
7
Charlton, Bruce Should Shads stick to instrumentals? 8
N.A. Life-lines of Eddy Arnold 8
Johnson, Derek Still Stars: Bing Crosby – the Greatest 8
Drummond, Norrie Lulu and Hollies back 8
Smith, Alan Paul McCartney DID write ‘Woman’, but don’t blame us! Say Peter and Gordon 9
Lang, Bob Top 10 of the Mindbenders 9
Bromley, Tony (ed) From You to Us 9
Smith, Alan Yardbirds Slam ‘Live Sound’ Critics 10
Altham, Keith Great to be alone at No. 1 say Walkers 10
Drummond, Norrie Bachelors tired of old songs 10
N.A. Classified Ads 11
The Alley Cat Tail Pieces 12
  Reed Juckett, March 2006  

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