New Musical Express | November 1966

No. 1034 4 November 1966  
Cover Paul Anka First Recording for RCA Victor: A Powerful New Ballad ‘Poor Old World’
Beach Boys in Europe
Ken Dodd New Smash Hit ‘It’s Love’
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Keith Altham “Burdon’s New Animals Not Set Yet” [Eric Burdon, the Animals] 2
Advertisement Jacques Loussier Trio Play Bach 2
EMI EMI Musicassettes [Shirley Bassey, Cliff Richard, Eartha Kitt, Joe Loss, Russ Conway, Shadows, Norrie Paramor, Acker Bilk, Mrs. Mills] 2
Peter Asher Beach Boys Import Own Screams 3
Alan Smith It Took Brian Wilson Seven Months to Get Those ‘Good Vibrations’! 3
EMI New Singles from EMI [Ike and Tina Turner, Yardbirds, Lee Dorsey] 3
Norrie Diamond “Herman’s Holiday Blues” [Herman’s Hermits] 4
Tony Bromley From You to Us 4
Advertisement ‘Painter Man’ by the Creation 4
Keith Altham Soft Hearted Red Presley [Reginald Maurice Ball/Reg Presley, The Troggs] 5
Advertisement Brian Epstein Presents- In Their Only U.K. Concert Appearance of 1966, The Four Tops 5
Derek Johnson Singles Review
Mama’s & Papa’s: “Look through My Window” / “Once Was a Time I Thought” (RCA)
Danny Williams: “Rain (Falling from the Skies)” / “I’m So Lost” (HMV)
Rita Pavone: “Heart” (RCA)
Eddy Arnold: “Nobody Like Me” / “Taking Chances” (RCA)
Dave Barry: “Picture Me Gone” / “Ann” (Decca)
Joe Brown: “A Satisfied Mind” / “Stay a Little While” (Pye)
Tom Jones: “Green Green Grass of Home” / “Promise Her Anything” (Decca)
Johnny Kidd and the Pirates: “Send for that Girl” / “The Fool” (Pye)
Jan and Dean: “Tennessee” / “Horace, the Swingin’ School-Bus Driver” (Liberty)
Shirelles: “Shades of Blue” / “When the Boys Talk about the Girls” (Pye-Int.)
Rodge Martin: “When She Touches Me” / “Lovin’ Machine” (Polydor)
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NME Top Thirty
1.  “Reach out I’ll Be There,” Four Tops (Tamla-Motown)
2.  “Stop Stop Stop,” Hollies (Parlophone)
3.  “I Can’t Control Myself,” Troggs (Page One)
4.  “Distant Drums,” Jim Reeves (RCA)
5.  “Winchester Cathedral,” New Vaudeville Band (Fontana)
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N.A. Vaudeville Band on Sullivan TV [New Vaudeville Band on “The Ed Sullivan Show”]
New Releases From- Faces, Herman, Sandie, Hebb, P & G, Wayne [Herman’s Hermits, Small Faces, Sandie Shaw, Wayne Fontana, Jonathan King]
Troggs Pen New- Label Truth Disc [The Truth, Reg Presley]
Fury Quits Decca [Billy Fury]
Bobby Darin RSG, Staying Longer
Paul Anka Here for TV Dates
Walkers Sing in Royal Show [The Walker Brothers at the London Palladium]
Solo Scott, Solo John [Scott Walker, John Walker]
Little Richard Tour
Film to Plug Kinks Disc [The Kinks, “Dead End Street”]
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N.A. Four Tops on Frost TV Show, ‘Top of the Pops’ Too [“David Frost Programme”, “Top of the Pops”]
Beatle on New Disc [Paul McCartney produces and plays tambourine on Escorts single, “From Head to Toe” (Columbia)]
Donovan RDG Comeback [Donovan, “Ready, Steady, Go!”]
Blue Flame Death [Glen Hughes, saxophonist for Georgie Fame dies]
Cliff Puppet Film [Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Finders Keepers, Thunderbirds Are Go]
Cream for Lunch [The Cream, the Searchers, and the Guy Darrell Syndicate on TV show “Monday, Monday”]
Cat U.S. Date [Cat Stevens]
Burdon Misses Date with Throat Trouble [Eric Burdon]
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Alan Smith Alan Smith Talks to Manfred Mann- in His Suburban Semi 10
Allen Evans LPs
Four Tops: Four Tops on Top (Tamla-Motown)
Cher: Cher (Liberty)
Beach Boys: Best of the Beach Boys (Capitol)
Jim Reeves: Jim Reeves: Distant Drums (RCA Victor)
The Bachelors: Bachelors’ Girls (Decca)]
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Advertisement Gerry and the Pacemakers, ‘Girl on a Swing’ (EMI) 11
Keith Altham “Jagger Talks about Farlowe LP” [Mick Jagger, Chris Farlowe] 12
Derek Johnson Bob Dylan Mystery Deepens 12
Advertisement Gene Pitney, ‘Just One Smile’ (Stateside) 12
Advertisement Royal Navy 12
Alan Smith Londoner Annette Day Went to Hollywood to Film in ‘Double Trouble’ and to Find- Elvis the Joker! 13
J.P. Jordanaires Single Worry! [the Jordanaires, Elvis Presley] 13
Derek Johnson “Bobby Happy about ‘Carpenter’” [Bobby Darin, “If I Were a Carpenter”] 14
Glenys Davies Vaudeville Band Wouldn’t Talk [New Vaudeville Band] 14
Tracy Thomas Composer Tim Hardin Says Bobby Imitated His Voice! [Bobby  Hebb, Tim Hardin] 14
Norrie Drummond Creation Paint as They Play [The Creation] 14
Advertisement Co-Operative Artists’ Plan 14
N.A. Advertisements/Notices 15
Alan Smith “On Latest ‘Tour’ Cliff Changes Dylan’s Word” [Cliff Richard, Bob Dylan] 16
Alley Cat Tailpieces [New Vaudeville Band, Four Tops, Donovan, George Harrison, Dusty Springfield, Nancy Sinatra] 16
  Isabel Kagan, October 2009  
     
No. 1035 11 November 1966  
Cover Beach Boys Sensation
The Shadows and Their Hit Single “The Dreams I Dream”
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Altman, Keith What It’s Like Being a Beach Boy 2
n/a Sensational Visit 3
n/a Sandpipers ‘Good’ Old Days
Party for Sonny & Cher
Sinatra Didn’t Know ‘Stranger’
4
Altman, Keith Feuding Spencer Davis Group 5
n/a The Variety Performance Needs More Pop 6
Johnson, Derek Controversey: Are Discs Badly Pressed? 6
Drummond, Norrie Question Time with Paul Jones 7
Johnson, Derek Singles Reviews
Saucy Fourmost: “Aunt Maggie’s Remedy”/ “Turn the Lights Down” (Parlophone)
Ramsey Lewis Trio: “Up Tight”/ “Money in the Pocket” (Chess)
Joathan King: “Icicles”/ “In a Hundred Years from Now” (Decca)
Haydock’s Rockhouse: “Cupid”/ “She Thinks” (Columbia)
Bert Kaempfert: “So What’s New”/ “Hold Back the Dawn” (Polydor)
Happenings: “Go Away Little Girl”/ “Tea Time” (Fontana)
Who- Ep and Single: “Ready Steady Who” (Reaction Ep) / “La-La-La-Lies”/ “The Good’s Gone” (Brunswick)
Sandie Shaw: “Think Sometimes about Me”/ “Hide All Emotion” (Pye)
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NME Best Selling LP’s in Britain
1. Sound of Music, Soundtrack (RCA)
2. Revolver, Beatles (Parlophone)
3. Distant Drums, Jim Reeves (RCA)
4. Golden Hits, Dusty Springfield (Philips)
5. Best of the Beach Boys, Beach Boys (Capitol)
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NME Top Thirty
1. “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” Four Tops (Tamia-Mowtown)
2. “Good Vibrations,” Beach Boys (Capitol)
3. “Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James,” Manfred Mann (Fontana)
4. “Stop Stop Stop,” Hollies (Parlophone)
5. “Gimme Some Loving,” Spencer Davis Group (Fontana)
9
NME Best Selling Pop Music in U.S.
1. “Poor Side of Town,” Johnny Rivers
2. “Last Train to Clarksville,” Monkees
3. “96 Tears,” ? & Mysterians
4. “Good Vibrations,” Beach Boys”
5. “Dandy,” Herman’s Hermits
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n/a New Cathy Series to Replace RSG
‘Beatles Hits’ Album Next Month; Single?
Wayne Back From Brazil
Busy Jerry Lee
Europe Pop Jury
Paul Jones JBJ Return
Manfred’s Advice Bureau
Vaudeville Delay
Decca, EMI Posts
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n/a No Cliff Tour in ’67- but Two Films Planned
Cliff, Ifield, ‘Royal Gala’
Smothers’ Stay
Who Plan Major Spring Package
Ivy U.S. Trip
Nina Simone Tour
No Drummers, Walkers Cancel Disc Session
Millie Savoy Cabaret
Pinks’ Dutch Switch
Ravi on Xmas TV
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n/a Martha Equal To Supremes 12
Advertisement Be the Man Who Sets the Trend: In Denson Shoes for Men 12
Advertisement A Tribute to Holmer from Syd Lucas of the Joes Loss Orchestra 13
n/a Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich 14
Johnson, Derek Ten Years of Triumph for Tommy Steele 15
n/a Life-Lines of Cat Stevens 15
Altman, Keith Pete Staples: A Man in the Making 16
Smith, Alan Darin Stops Attacking 17
Drummond, Norrie Banned Pitney Excited by Show 18
Advertisements Radio Luxembourg
Ambitious? The Army Could Be the Way up for You
Beatles Fan Club
What Do I Call A Super Rave?
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Alleycat, The Tail Pieces 20
n/a Disapointed Dusty 20
n/a Four Tops Already Excited by Next Visit 20
  Alexandra Klausner, October 2009  
     
No. 1036 18 November 1966  
Cover Kinks: Dead End Street; Beach Boys: Crazy Night 1
Advertisements The Best of the Season’s LP’s by Top International Artists 2
Altham, Keith Beach Boys’ Crazy Last Night! 3
Thomas, Tracy Meanwhile…what’s Brian doing back at base? 3
NME NME Poll Voting Form 3
N.A. Vote your star top of the world: NME’s 1966 Popularity Poll greatest ever 4
N.A. New to the Charts [column]: Easybeats and Jimmy Ruffin 4
N.A. NMExclusive [column]: Manfreds all at sea! 5
Johnson, Derek Singles reviewed
Wayne Fontana: “Pamela, Pamela” / “Something Keeps Calling Me Back” (Fontana)
The Seekers: “Morningtown Ride” / “When the Stars Begin to Fall” (Columbia)
Percy Sledge: “Heat of a Child” / “My Adorable One” (Atlantic)
Connie Francis:“Spanish Nights and You” / “Games tat Lovers Play” (MGM)
Paul and Barry:“Missy, Missy” / “Rainbow Weather” (Decca)
Long John Baldry:“Cuckoo” / “Bring My Baby Back to Me” (United Artists)
Swinging Blue Jeans:“Rumors, Gossip, Words, Untrue” / “Now the Summer’s Gone” (HMV)
Dionne Warwick:“Another Night” / “Go with Love” (Pye-International)
Chris Andrews: “That’s What She Said” / “Write It Down” (Decca)
The Miracles: “I’m the One You Need” / “Save Me” (Tamla-Motown)
Mary Wells: “Me and My Baby” / “Such a Sweet Thing” (Atlantic)
Nina and Frederik: “Baby It’s Cold Outside” / “Norwegian Wood” (Columbia)
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Johnson, Derek Recommended [column]:
Sam’s Friends: “If I Gave You My Love” (Decca)
Jody Miller: “If You Were a Carpenter” (Capitol)
Attraction: “Party Line” (Columbia)
The Elgins: “Heaven Must Have Sent You” (T-M)
Dion and the Belmonts: “Berimbau” (HMV)
Carl King: “Keep It Coming” (CBS)
Tommy Vance: “Off the Hook” (Columbia)
Johnny Gray: “Cuddles” (Polydor)
Gnomes of Zurich: “Please Mr. Sun” (Planet)
Joy Rose: “Nature Girl” (Page One)
Ernie Maresca: “Rockin’ Boulevard Street” (Stateside)
Two and a Half: “Questions” (CBS)
Liza Minnelli: “Middle of the Street” (Capitol)
David and Marlanne Dalmour: “Ave Maria No Morre” (Columbia)
Bryan Hyland: “Run, Run, Look and See” (Philips)
The Settlers: “On the Other Side” (Pye)
(Continues on p. 10.)
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NME Top Thirty
1. The Beach Boys: “Good Vibrations” (Capitol)
2. The Spencer Davis Group: “Gimme Some Loving” (Fontana)
3. Manfred Mann: “Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James” (Fontana)
4. The Four Tops: “Reach out I’ll Be There” (Tamla-Motown)
5. The Hollies: “Stop Stop Stop” (Parlophone)
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NME Best Selling LPs in Britain
1. Soundtrack: The Sound of Music (RCA)
2. The Beach Boys: Best of The Beach Boys (Capitol)
3. Jim Reeves: Distant Drums (RCA)
4. The Rolling Stones: Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (Decca)
5. The Beatles: Revolver (Parlophone)
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NME Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. The Supremes: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”
2. The Beach Boys: “Good Vibrations”
3. The New Vaudeville Band: “Winchester Cathedral”
4. The Monkess: “Last Train to Clarkesville”
5. Johnny Rivers: “Poor Side of Town”
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N.A. Beatles angry at ‘Quit Epstein’ press report
New label launched next week
Hughie Green sings for EMI
‘Lucky Stars’ returns—once!
Bachelors in Dodd’s Xmas TV spec; summer show set
December disc from Four Tops
Fame sings for Princess
Former Kink Quaife returns
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N.A. Yardbirds split soon?
Troggs top spring tour—new 45
New Who releases
Donovan delay again
Tome Jones own Xmas radio show
Elvis Xmas record, plus Cher, Bachelors, Garfunkel, Ifield
Stars on ‘Parade’ (Dave Berry, Max Bygraves)
Cilla, Frankie Xmas TV
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Johnson, Derek More single reviews (continued from page 6): [column]
King Brothers: “Symphony for Susan” / “My Time” (Page One)
Chad and Jeremy: “You Are She” / “I Won’t Cry” (CBS)
The Kinks: “Dead End Street” (Pye)
Twice as Much: “True Story” / “You’re So Good for Me” (Immediate)
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Evans, Allen LPs [column]:
The Rolling Stones: Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (Decca)
Bobby Darin: Bobby Darin Sings Shadow of Your Smile (Atlantic)
Gary Lewis & Playboys: Just Our Style (Liberty)
Four Pennies: Mixed Bag (Philips)
Soul Sixteen: Soul Sixteen (Stateside)
Special: Return of Trad; Christmas is coming
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Johnson, Derek Val keeps us home (Doonican) 11
Harris, June America Calling [column]: Beatles ‘split’ panic 11
Thomas, Tracy Hollies break-thru 11
Letters From you to us 11
Altham, Keith He’s got a grip on their money (Ronnie Bond of the Troggs) 12
N.A. Another smash hit session  
Johnson, Derek After Elvis’ ‘California Holiday’ now it’s… Cliff’s best film 13
N.A. Lifelines [column]: of the Sandpipers 13
Smith, Alan (all) Tom Jones’ Buddy gave him hit!
Dusty has four-letter word for Buddy!
Four Tops are thrilled!
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Advertisements Mostly agents, some artists, some venues, etc. 15
The Alley Cat Tailpieces [column]: commentary on various songs, artists, etc. 16
NME NME Popword (crossword puzzle) 16
A.G. Tops are Tops!  
  John Maher, October 2009  
     
No. 1037 25 November 1966  
Cover East West
Herman’s Hermits
1
Pascall, Jeremy Winwood, Stevie: Why I’ll Never Go Solo 2
Advertising Denson Fashion Shoes for Men 2
EMI “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” The Supremes  
Altham, Keith Hollies Mix Moods on LP 3
Advertising Hot Records for a Cold Season:
“Go Ahead and Cry,” Righteous Brothers (Verve)
“Soul Sixteen,” Ike & Tina Turner (Stateside)
“The Way of Today,” Vikki Carr (Liberty)
“Little Girl,” Syndicate of Sound (Stateside)
“In Memory of Hank Williams,” Hank Williams (M.G.M.)
 
Drummond, Norrie (words) Come with NME for a Pic-Visit to the Cromwellian” [Photos by Napier Russell and Barry Peake] 4-5
n.a. Life Lines of the Four Tops: Ronaldo Benson, Abdul Fakir, Lawrence Payton, Levi Stubbs 6
Smith, Alan Cilla’s West End Laughs 7
n.a. Herman Comes Top with European Pop Jury
American Visitors: Little Richard
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Johnson, Derek Singles Reviews:
Ray Charles: “Please Say You’re Feelings” (HMV)
Barron Knights: “Under New Management” (Columbia)
Mark Winter: “You Made me What I am” (PYE)
The Youth: “As Long as There is Love” (Verve)
Chris Montez: “Time after Time” (PYE)
Sandpipers Keep Girl: “Louis Louis” (PYE)
Roy Head: “To Make a Big Man Cry” (London”
Xmas Instrumentals: “Good King Want Ridiculous” (Fontana)
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Johnson, Derek “Orbison Film Song”
“Plaintive Herman is Bound to Click”
“Tremendous Sound from the Supremes”
8
NME Top Thirty
1.  “Good Vibrations,” Beach Boys (Capitol)
2.  “Green Green Grass of Home,” Tom Jones (Decca)
3.  “Gimmie Some Loving,” Spencer Davis Group (Fontana))
4.  “Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James,” Manfred Mann (Fontana)
5.  “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” Four Terps (Tamla-Motown)
9
NME Best Selling LPs in Britain
1.  Sound of Music, Soundtrack (RCA)
2.  Best of the Beach Boys, Beach Boys (Capitol)
3.  Distant Drums, Jim Reeves (RCA)
4.  Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass), Rolling Stones (Decca)
5.  Golden Hits, Dusty Springfield (Philips)
9
NME Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1.  “You Keep Me Hanging,” Supremes 
2.  “Good Vibrations,” Beach Boys
3.  “Winchester Cathedral,” New Vaudeville Band
4.  “Devil with a Blue Dress on & Good Golly Miss Molly,” Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
5.  “Poor Side of Town,” Johnny Rivers
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n.a. In NME Poll… Beach Boys Challenge Beatles for World Group Title
Ringo Wants a Film Part
Lulu Gets Her Own TV Series
Fourmost Xmas West End
Paul Jones, Cabaret, Scandinavia Trip
Burdon LP, Paris, Solo Booking
Big L Bringing Chiffons
Vaudevilles’s U.S., British Dates
TV Charity Shows Escape VAF Ban
10
n.a. Cliff, Pet Temptations, Merseys, Bravos, Spoonful
Walkers Set Movie Single
Fats First Visit
Beach Boys Return
Granada Label Out Next Week
Ken Dodd in Palladium Summer Show – Or Sammy Davis Musical
Walkers, Sandie Accept Cliff’s Premiere Invite
Dodd to Host New ABC-TV Pop Series
Another Mann Non-Vocal EP
11
Evans, Allen EPs 12
n.a Sinatra in Great Form
Crispian Persists with New Style
More Comedy from P&G
Usual Bachelors
12
Drummond, Norrie “I Gotta Good Team” - Lee Dorsey 13
Johnson, Derek Controversy: Should RSG Go? 13
(advertising) Meet the ‘2000’ (Snare Drum by Premier) 13
Bromley, Tony From You to Us: Readers Protest about Badly Pressed Discs 14
Harris, June Yardbird Beck Is Mentally Exhausted 14
n.a. Beatles to Wax Ronettes?
Brian Wilson Has a Night Off
14
Pascall, Jeremy Shut Out of the Tower
Clank! Clank! Went Peter and Gordon
15
Smith, Alan “We’re Leaving the Shadows!,” says Hank 16
(advertising) Buckle Your Breastplates! Here Come Peter & Gordon with Knight in Rusty Armour (Columbia) 16
Drummond, Norrie Two Wacky Days Abroad with the Dave Dee Gang 17
Smith, Neil Elvis Beats All! 18
(advertising) Manfred Mann, Joe Loss, Alexander Swan, The Walker Brothers, The Troggs, David Whitefield, Radio Luxemberg 19
(advertising) Brian Epstein presents: “Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band; Little Richard” 20
  Sam Margolius, October 2009  
     
     

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