New Musical Express | December 1966

No. 1038 3 December 1966  
Cover “Two Hits from King Snowflake” by Larry Conningham;
“Somebody (Is Thinking of You Tonight)” by David Brook;
“It’s Love” by Ken Dodd;
“Louie Louie” by the Sandpipers;
Top Pop News
1
N.A. Advertisement for All Transistor Thomas Organs 2
Keith Altham Burdon Meets New Lennon and Harrison 3
NME NME Takes You to Hitsville U.S.A. 4
Keith Altham Easybeats Didn’t Copy the Beatles 5
Tony Bromley (ed.) From You to Us [Various Readers] 5
Derek Johnson Singles Review: Tender Elvis
Elvis Presley: “If Every Day Was Like Christmas” / “How Would You Like to Be” (RCA)
Petula Clark: “Colour My World” / “I’m Begging You” (Pye)
Dave Dee: “Save Me” / “Shame” (Fontana)
Ike & Tina Turner: “Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You” / “Just to Be with You” (Warner)
Spoonful: “Nashville Cats” / “Full Measure” (Kama Sutra)
Merseys: “Rhythm of Love” / “Is It Love” (Fontana)
Bravos: “Going Nowhere” / “Brand New Baby” (Decca)
Wilson Pickett: “Mustang Sally” / “Three Time Loser” (Atlantic)
Jr. Walker & The All Stars: “Money (That’s What I Want)” – Parts 1 and 2 (Tamla-Motown)
Keith Relf: “Shapes in My Mind” / “Blue Sands” (Columbia)
James Brown: “Don’t Be a Drop-Out” / “Tell Me that You Love Me” (Pye-Int)
Donovan: “Sunshine Superman” / “The Trip” (Pye)
Nini Rosso: “The Last Farewell” / “Happy Happy Christmas” (Durium)
Inez & Charlie Foxx: “Come by Here” / “No Stranger to Love” (Stateside)
Alma Cogan: “Now that I’ve Found You” & “More” (Columbia)
6
N.A. Top EP’s
John & Scott Walker: “Solo John, Solo Scott” (Philips)
Manfred Mann: “Instrumental Assassination” (Fontana)
6
NME Top Thirty
1.  “Green Green Grass of Home,” Tom Jones (Decca)
2.  “Good Vibrations,” Beach Boys (Capitol)
3.  “Gimme Some Loving,” Spencer Davis Group (Fontana)
4.  “What Would I Be,” Val Doonican (Decca)
5.  “Semi-detached Suburban Mr. James,” Manfred Mann (Fontana)
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NME Best Selling LP’s in Britain
1.  “Sound of Music” (RCA)
2.  “Best of the Beach Boys” (Capitol)
3.  “Distant Drums” (RCA)
4.  “Come the Day” (Columbia)
5.  “Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass” (Decca)
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NME (Billboard) Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. “Winchester Cathedral,” New Vaudeville Band
2. “Good Vibrations,” Beach Boys
3. “You Keep Me Hangin’ on,” Supremes
4. “Devil with a Blue Dress on - Good Golly Miss Molly,” Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
5. “Mellow Yellow,” Donovan
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NME News Updates
NME Poll Sensation: Beach Boys Beat Beatles
‘Countdown’ to be axed in New Year”
Two Extra Xmas ‘Top of Pops’
Fury EMI Bow with P and G Song
New Vaudeville Band Going to San Remo
‘Brokenhearted’ Ruffin Due in
Kinks Body-snatch Film Not for TV?
Seeker Judith’s JBJ [Juke Box Jury]
Curtis, Epstein Form Disc Firm
Radio Pop Names
Early Sinatra on BBC-2
Burdon: Italy, U.S.
Shads Trio in TV ‘Gala’
Ifield Blackpool Return Next Summer
Another RSG Duet By Price, Burdon [Ready, Steady, Go!]
Yardbird Definitely Leaving Group
In ‘Countdown’
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NME Million Dollar U.S. Beatles Offer
Ex-Animal Goes to EMI
Who’s ‘Quick One’ Is Slowed Up
Big L Sets Barry Checker Visits
Walkers’ Film Date
Tom Jones May Leave Decca; Joining Tamla?
Cathy February ‘Exit’
‘Swingalong’ Stars
Cliff Puppet
Easybeats’ New Year Concerts?
Cliff, Shadows, Troggs, Farlowe Xmas ‘Club’
Paul Jones Aids Oxfam
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Tracy Thomas and June Harris Trouble [Supremes Turn Down Big Deal; Spoonful of Thanksgiving] 10
Alan Smith Manfred and D’Abo Become Rivals 10
Jeremy Pascall The Xmas Knights 10
Keith Altham Kinks Have Problems 11
Chris Hutchins Roy Orbison Hits out at ‘Sick’ Critics 12
Norrie Drummond Everything He Sings ‘Wrong’ 12
Jeremy Pascall Righteous Brothers, Sonny and Cher Shock 12
Allen Evans LP’s
Geno Washington & Ram Jam Band: Hand Clappin’, Foot Stompin’, Funky-Butt… Live! (Piccadilly)
Alan Price: The Price to Play (Decca)
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EMI Christmas Is Coming- The Listening’s Getting Hot! 13
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 14
N.A. Classifieds 15
N.A. Advertisement for “Happy Jack” 16
  Julia Mazzarella, October 2009  
     
No. 1037 10 December 1966  
Pascall, Jeremy Seekers: No Singles For Six Monthes 4
Johnson, Derek Walkers Set Girls Tingling ["Deadlier Than The Mae"] 6
Johnson, Derek Unusual Troggs ["Any Way That You Want Me"] 6
n.a. Paul Jones With Manfreds for All-Star "Top Of Pops"] 8
     
No. 1940 17 December 1966  
Cover Donovan: My New Self (Startling Disclosure)
Top Pop News [Featuring Faces, Elvis, Spencer, ‘Beatles Goonery’, The Beach Boys]
1
Advertisement Ken Dodd, “It’s Love” (Columbia)
The Sandpipers, “Louie Louie” (Pye)
1
Norrie Drummond Question-Time with…[Stevie Marriot of the Small Faces] 2
Chris Hutchins Beatles Good It Up Again 2
N.A. Pantomime (Official Beatles Fan Club)  
EMI Yule Love These…
Cliff Richards: “In the Country”/ “Finders Keepers” (Columbia)
The Young Idea: “Gotta Get Out The Mess I’m In” (Columbia)
Cliff Bennett: “Never Knew Loving Could Be So Doggone Good” (Parlophone)
Andy Fisher: “Oh, Oh, What a Kiss” (Columbia)
‘N Betweens: “You Better Run” (Columbia)
Peter & Gordon: “The Knight in Rusty Armour” (Columbia)
Kenn Dodd: “It’s Love” (Columbia)
Mrs. Mills: “Glad Today” (Parlophone)
The Karlins: “It’s Good To Be Around” (Parlophone)
Mike Sammes Singers: “Somewhere My Love” (HMV)
Russ Conway: “Swinging Pops” (Columbia)
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NME New Musical Express 1967 Annual [The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Cliff Richard & The Shadow, Cilla Black, Gene Pitney, Herman’s Hermits]  
Derek Johnson Donovan’s Protest Days Over! 3
EMI For the Present EMI Have the Whole Family Taped…
Slim Whitman: A Traveling Man (Liberty)
Herman’s Hermits: Both Sides of (Columbia)
Joe Loss: Dance to the Top Pops (HMV)
Cher: Cher (Liberty)
Jimmy Smith: Hoochie Coochie Man (Verve)
Soundtrack: Doctor Zhiyago (MGM)
Hank Williams: In Memory of (MGM)
Bach Choir: Family Carols (Columbia)
Beach Boys: Beach Boys Concert (Capitol)
Robert and Elizabeth: Theatre Cast (HMV)
The Seekers: Come the Day (Columbia)
3
Barry Peake Cliff’s Premiere – NME Pictorial Special [Featuring Cathy McGowan, Dave Clark, John Maus, Cliff Richard, Shadows, Pipa Steele, Sandie Shaw] 4
Tracy Thomas America Calling- Beach Boys Stunned Over Poll News [Featuring The Beach Boys, The Beatles] 4
Advertisement Big Christmas Hit!
Julie Rogers: “While the Angelus Was Ringing” (Mercury)
4
EMI Christmas Is Coming- The Listening’s Getting Hot! EMI Records
Four Tops, Four Tops on Top (Tami Motown)
Georgie Fame, Sound Venture (Columbia)
The Supremes, Supremes a Go Go (Tamla Motown)
Seekers, Come the Day (Columbia)
Gene Pitney, Nobody Needs Your Love (Stateside)
Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band, Zoot (Columbia)
Temptations, Gettin’ Ready (Tamla Motown)
Cher, “Cher” (Liberty)
Jimmy Smith, Hoochie Chooche Man (Verve)
David Clark Five, Dave Clark Five’s Greatest Hits (Columbia)
Yardbirds (Columbia)
J R Walker & the All Stars, Road Runner (Tamla Motown)
Lee Dorsey, The New Lee Dorsey (Stateside)
Herman’s Hermits, Both Sides of Herman’s Hermits (Columbia)
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EMI ‘Naturals’
Herman’s Hermits: “East West” (Columbia)
The Supremes: “You Keep Me Hangin’ on” (Tamla Motown)
The Miracles: “(Come round Here) I’m the One You Need” (Tamla Motown)
 
EMI Hot Shots
The Righteous Brothers: “Island in the Sun” (Verve)
Zoot Money: “The Star of the Show” (Columbia)
Hughie Green & Monica: “Cuddle up Baby” (Columbia)
Steve Wonder: “A Place in the Sun” (Tamla Motown)
 
  Singles Review
The Temptations: “(I Know) I’m Loosing You” / “I Couldn’t Cry If I Wanted to” (Tamla Motown)
Young Rascals: “Too Many Fish in the Sea” / “No Love to Give” (Atlantic)
Association: “Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies” / “Standing Still” (Atlantic)
Cream: “I Feel Free” / “N.S.U” (Reaction)
Sandy Posey: “Singly Girl” / “Blue Is My Best Colour” (MGM)
Frankie Vaughan: “Cabaret” / “I Gotta Have You” (Phillips)
Helen Shapiro: “In My Calender” / “Empty House” (Columbia)
Pretty Things: “Progress” / “Buzz the Jerk” (Fontana)
Clinton Ford: “Run to the Door” / “Best Job Yet- Made You Mine” (Picadilly)
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NME Pick of the Christmas Discs 6
CBS CBS Records New Singles
The Shames: “I Wanna Meet You”/ “We Could Be Happy”
Mel Torme: “Paris Smiles”/ “Red Rubber Ball”
Simon & Garfunkel: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, & Thyme
Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem: Isn’t It Grand Boys
Ray Conniff: World of Hits
Mongo Santamaria: Hey Let’s Party
The Byrds: Fifth Dimension
Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde
Johnny Mathis: Merry Christmas
Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash
Tony Bennett: A Time for Love
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EMI Four Sounds for Christmas (EMI Singles)
Helen Shapiro: “In My Calendar” (Columbia)
Bing Crosby: “Do You Hear What I Hear?” (Capitol)
Frank Ifield: “Call Her Your Sweetheart” (Columbia)
Simon Dupree and The Big Sound: “I See the Light” (Parlophone)
 
Pye Pye Christmas Singles
Frank Sinatra: “That’s Life” (Reprise)
The Lovin’ Spoonful: “Nashville Cats” (Kama Sutra)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana: “Brass Mame” (A&M)
Chris Montez: “Time after Time” (A&M)
Marlene Dietrich: “This World of Ours” (Pye)
Clinton Ford: “Run to the Door” (Picadilly)
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Decca 5 Fantastic LPs to Make Every Christmas Party (Decca Group Records)
The Rolling Stones: Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (Decca)
The Bachelors: Bachelors’ Girls (Decca)
John Mayall with Eric Clapton: Bluesbreakers (Decca)
Jim Reeves: Distant Drums (RCA Victor)
Tom Jones: From the Heart (Decca)
 
N.A. Hey! These Hits Are for You
Cream: “I Feel Free” (Verve)
Gary James: “Nicole” (Polydor)
 
NME Top Thirty
1. “Green Green Grass of Home,” Tom Jones (Decca)
2.  “What Would I Be,” Val Doonican (Decca)
3.  “Morningtown Ride,” Seekers (Columbia)
4.  “Good Vibrations,” Beach Boys (Capitol)
5.  “My Mind’s Eye,” Small Faces (Decca)
6. “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” Jimmy Ruffin (Tamla Motown)
7. “You Keep Me Hangin’ on,” Supremes (Tamia Motown)
8. “Sunshine Superman,” Donovan (Pye)
9. “Gimme Some Loving,” Spencer Davis Group (Fontana)
10. “Dead End Street,” Kinks (Pye)
11. “Friday on My Mind,” Easybeats (United Artists)
12. “Just One Smile,” Gene Pitney (Stateside)
13. “If Everyday Was Like Christmas,” Elvis Presley (RCA)
14. “Save Me,” Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (Fontana)
15. “Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James,” Manfred Mann (Fontana)
16. “Holy Cow,” Lee Dorsey (Stateside)
17. “Distant Drums,” Jim Reeves (RCA)
18. “Walk with Faith in Your Heart,” Bachelors (Decca)
19. “Under New Management,” Barron Knights (Columbia)
20. “In the Country,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
21. “Call Her Your Sweetheart,” Frank Ifield (Columbia)
22. “There Won’t Be Many Coming Home,” Roy Orbison (London)
23. “High Time,” Paul Jones (HMV)
24. “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” Four Tops (Tamia Motown)
25. “Happy Jack,” Who (Reaction)
26. “Sad Song,” Otis Redding (Atlantic)
27. “Any Way that You Want Me,” Troggs (Page One)
28. “Pamela Pamela,” Wayne Fontana (Fontana)
29. “Think Sometimes about Me,” Sandie Shaw (Pye)
30. “Deadlier than the Male,” Walker Brothers (Philips)
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NME Britain’s Top 15 LPs
1. Sound of Music, Soundtrack (RCA)
2. Best of the Beach Boys (Capitol)
3. Come the Day, Seekers (Columbia)
4. Distant Drums, Jim Reeves (RCA)
5. Gentle Shades of Val Doonican, (Decca)
6. A Collection of Beatles Oldies (Parlophone)
7. Revolver, Beatles (Parlophone)
8. Hand Clappin’- Foot Stompin’- Funky Butt- Live 1, Geno Washington (Pye)
9. Come to My Party, Mrs. Mills (Parlophone)
10. Going Places, Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass (Pye Int.)
11. Supremes a-Go-Go, (Tamla Motown)
12. The Best of Jim Reeves, (RCA)
13. Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass), Rolling Stones (Decca)
14. Twelve Songs of Christmas, Jim Reeves (RCA)
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N/A Trogg Reg Presley Collapses at Reg [Reg Presley, Larry Page]
Ike, Tina in Road Crash [Ike Turner, Tina Turner, Tracy Thomas, Prince Albert, Ron Johnson, Ed Mosley]
March Jazz Package [Harold Davison, Earl Hines, Bud Freeman, Buck Clayton, Roy Eldridge, Willie Smith, Vic Dickenson]
Popliners
Mama’s, Papa’s U.K Concerts
Vaudeville, Mama’s, Orbison, Max on 1967 Palladium TV [Mama’s and Papa’s, Max Bygraves, Rockin’ Berries, Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen, Rita Pavone, America’s Bitter End Singers, Roy Orbison, Geoff Stephens, Alan Klein, Arthur Howes, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Tito Burns, Lefty Baker]
Animals Off [Eric Burdon, The Animals, Tom Wilson]
Yardbird Split Is Definite [Jeff Beck, Simon Napler-Bell, Jimmy Page, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, Keith Relf]
Stones LP, Single Soon [Andrew Oldham, Rolling Stones; Specifically Brian Jones, Keith Richard]
New Releases: Chuck ‘Benders Cat, Garrick [Chuck Berry, The Mindbenders, Rod Agent, Cat Stevens, Mike Hurst, David Garrick]
Fame, ‘Beats, ‘Club’ [Georgie Fame, Harry South Big Band, The Easybeats, Jimmy James, The Vagabonds, Paul Jones, Jackie Edwards, Julie Rogers, Guy Darrell, Alex Welsh Band]
New Pop TV Show? [Mike Mansfield]
Small Faces New Agency Management
Herman Quick Dutch Trip [Herman’s Hermits, The Hollies]
Kathy For Blackpool [Kathy Kirby]
‘McCartney’ Film Dates [Hayley Mills, Paul McCartney, George Martin]
Donovan’s BBC-TV Psychedelic Love Ballet [Donovan, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Petula Clark, Dionne Warwick, Georgie Fame, Charles Aznavour, Charles Trenet, Toni Basil]
Berry TV Soccer Quiz [Dave Berry]
‘Pops’ TV Man Moves [Johnnie Stewart]
8
Decca New from Decca this Week
The Flies, “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone”
Bats, “Listen to My Heart”
Peter Lee Stirling, “Oh What a Fool”
The Tudor Minstrels, “Love in the Open Air”
The Critters, “Bad Misunderstanding”
Butterfield Blues Band, “Come on in”
Gene Vincent, “Lonely Street” (London)
Eddy Arnold, “The Angel and the Stranger” (RCA Victor)
James Young, “The Wrong Fut!!” (Emerald)
8/9
Photograph Peter Cook, Peter Asher, Bob Holness, Gordon Waller, Chris Farlowe, Paul Jones 8/9
N/A Big West End Date for Tom Jones? [Tom Jones, Ken Dodd, Sammy Davis, Gordon Mills] 8/9
N/A Who Debut in America [The Who, Chris Stamp, Robert Stigwood]
Cream at Saville [Cream, Brian Epstein]
Sandie, Adam in Doddy Box TV [Sandie Shaw, the Three People, Tom Jones, Adam Faith, Vince Hill, Clinton Ford, Joe Henderson]
Radio Promotion! [Alan Freeman, Kenny Ball, Rolf Harris, Mrs. Mills, Ken Mackintosh, Bob Miller, Jim Macleod]
9
N/A Xmas TV and Radio Fare
Sinatra, Doris in Xmas Old Movies [Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Rita Hayworth, Anthony Newley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong]
24 D-J’s in Xmas Radio Record Show [Roger Moffatt, Pete Murray, David Jacobs, Simon Dee, Don Moss, Keith Fordyce, David Gell, Brian Matthew, Sam Costa, Barry Alldis, Judith Chalmers, Denny Piercy, Chris Denning, Murray Kash]
Ifield’s Doonican Xmas TV, Andy Williams Yule spec [Frank Ifield, Val Doonican, Millicent Martin]
XMAS ATV [Secombe, Cleo Lane, Johnny Dankworth, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, George Chisholm, Dora Bryan, Bernard Cribbins, Joe Brown, Gerry and Pacemakers, Jane Morgan, The Beverly Sisters, Georgie Fame, Eamonn Andrews]
9
Advertisement Fame in ’67 [Georgie Fame, Julie Felix, Sounds Incorporated, Cat Stevens, the Fourmost] 9
Allen Evans LPs: Beatles, Clarks on Career Albums…
The Beatles: Collection of Beatles Oldies but Goldies (Parlophone)
The Dave Clark Five: The Dave Clark Five’s Greatest Hits, (Columbia)
Petula Clark: Petula Clark’s Hit Parade, (Pye)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, & Tich: If Music Be the Food of Love… (Fontana)
Supremes: A Go-Go (Tamla Motown)
The Who: A Quick One (Reaction)
Cliff Richards, Shadows: Finders Keepers! (Columbia)
Peter and Gordon: Somewhere… (Columbia)
Joan Baez: Noel (Fontana)
James Brown: James Brown Christmas Album (Pye International)
10
Advertisement The Upper Cut 10
N.A. The Life-lines of… The Easybeats [Featuring Harry Venda, Little Stevie, George Young, Richard Diamonde, Snowy Fleet] 11
Advertisement Frankie Vaughan, “Cabaret” (Philips) 11
A.G Little Richard’s Rock Gets the Whole Joint Jumpin’! 12
N.A. From You to Us [Dave Clark Five, Walker Brothers, Scott Engel, Scott Walker, the Bachelors, Dec Clusky] 12
N.A. Beatles Sour Grapes? No!  Just Mixed-up Messages 12
N.A. Who’s Where [Cliff Richards, Shadows, Dusty Springfield, Paul and Brry Ryan, Georgie Fame, Julie Felix, Cat Stevens, Sounds INC., The Seekers, The Bachelors, Lulu, Frankie Vaughan, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Lonnie Donegan, The Rockin’ Berries, Freddie and The Dreamers, Vince Hill, Rosemary Squires, Clinton Ford, Jim Dale, Eden Kane] 12
Advertisement Tom Jones and the Squires
Peter Grant Military Jackets
Rosetti & Cor-ton
12
Jeremy Pascall Presley-Hardest Working Star! [Elvis Presley]
Five Faces of Elvis
13
Advertisement Jimmy Savile Celebrates Poll Win with New Rolls!
“The Inspiring Soundtrack Album” (United Artists Records)
Henry Mancini, Title Theme (RCA)
Hawaii [Julie Andrews, Max Von Sydow, Richard Harris]
13
Keith Altham Spencer Davis Played on Church Street Steps!  Group Star recalls Student Days in Berlin [Spencer Davis, Stevie Winwood, Pete Yorke, Spencer Winwood, Muff Winwood] 14
Jeremy Pascall New Vaud No. 1 with U.S [Tristram, the New Vaudeville Band, Mr. Alan Klein, Mr. Joe Brown, 7th Earl of Cricklewood] 14
Advertisement 12 Big Hollies Hits
The Hollies, “For Certain Because…” (EMI)
Pow Boutique Satin Shirts
Noel Gay Artists
World’s Most Compact Radiogram!  Polytrading Co.
Lord Caesar Sutch & The Roman Empire
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Advertisement Joe Loss Limited
Alexander Swan Agency Limited
Chas. McDevitt & Shirley Douglas
The Walker Brothers
Stapleton-Lipton Artistes & Music LTD.
Clayman Agency
Famous Sean Buckley Set
Manfred Mann
West One Entertainments Limited
Galaxy Entertainments LTD.
Adge Cutler and the Wurzels, “Drink Up Thy Cider” (Columbia)
Mark Jordan Enterprises
Radio Luxembourg
Balding Man? Adrian Brook
I’m a Rave of a Girl!  Rave Magazine
Premier ‘2000’
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The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces [Harry Secombe, Allen Klein, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Geoff Stephens, Bachelors, Adam Faith, Normie Rowe, Seekers, Easybeats, Frank Ifield, Bobby Moore, George Cohen, Jimmy Greabes, Mike England, Alan Mullery, Susan Lane, Muriel Young, Don Wardell, Gene Pitney, Harold Wilson, Norrie Paramor, Andrew Oldham, Rolling Stones, Barry Young, Maurice Kinn, George Cohen, Sidney Beecher-Stevens, Phil Moore, Beatles, Beach Boys, Derek Taylor, Brian Wilson, Allen Klein, Donovan, Gene Pitney, Petula Clark, Tony Hatch-Jackie Trent, Osmond Brothers, Andy Williams, Shirly Bassey, Bob Crosby, Chris Crosby, Pat Boone, Maurice Kinn, Bobby Darin, Judy Garlin, Freddie Fields, David Begelman, Col. Tom Parker, Leslie Breieusse, Sophia Lauren, Billy Stewart, Georgie Fame, Chubby Checker, Chatharina Lodders, Simon Dee, Frankie Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Lulu, Mickie Most, Max Bygraves, Tony Crane, Julie Rogers, Eamon Andrews, Herman’s Hermits, Little Richard, Brian Epstein, Tony Barrow, Scott Engel, Ronnie Ronalde, Val Doonican, Jackie Tret, Evelyn Taylor, Elvis Presley, Small Faces, Don Ardern, Harold Davison, Sir Joseph Lockwood, Vera Lynn, David Jacobs, Alma Cogan, David Forrester, Kenn Dodd, Eddie Fisher, Alma Cogan-Stan, The Burns, Tina Sinatra, Sam Hess, Dean Martin, Roger Miler] 16
Alan Smith Profile of Jimmy Ruffin- Former Rootes Car Worker (Picture by Barry Peake) 16
A.G What’s New
Stereo Player for Car or Home [RCA Stereo 8]
16
Advertisement Crispian St. Peters, “But She’s Untrue” (Decca)
Helen Shapiro, “In My Calendar” (Columbia)
Latest from Top Six, Exclusively from Avenue Recordings
Two Great New Releases
Gene Vincent, “Lonely Street” (London)
Bats, “Listen To My Heart” (Decca)
And Great News!
Full Orchestration now Available, “Green, Green Grass of Home”
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PYE PYE Records of the Week
The Lovin’ Spoonful: “Nashville Cats” (Kama Sutra)
Michel Polnareff: “Love Me Please Love Me” (Vogue)
 
N.A. The Spinning Disc Country Arcade  
N.A. Ninos Man’s Shop  
  Lily Poduska, October 2009  
     
No. 1941 24 December 1966  
Cover Starry Christmas Fun! 1
Cover Beach Boy Dennis [In Close-up] 1
Cover Coming on Strong [A fabulous disc by Brenda Lee] (Brunswick) 1
Cover The Beatles [Merry Christmas] 1
Watts, Charlie Christmas Messages from the Stars [A message from 7 stars including Keith Moon, Judith Durham, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Levi Stubbs, Diana Ross, and Mick Avory] 2
Thomas, Tracy Danger Spice of Dennis’ Life [The story of how Dennis Wilson came to love cars] 3
Drummond, Norrie Bachelors in a Million Dollar Rut! [John Stokes, Con, and Dec Clusky keep rolling along with hit records] 4
N.A. Life Lines of Jimmy Ruffin 4
Dee, David Top Ten
1.  Bill Haley: “Rock around the Clock”
2.  Little Richard: “Good Golly Miss Molly”
3.  The Righteous Brothers: “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”
4.  Buddy Holly: “Oh Boy”
5.  Gene Vincent: “Say Mama”
6.  Dusty Springfield: “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself”
7.  Del Shannon: “Kelly”
8.  Ray Orbison: “In Dreams”
9.  The Sound of Music (LP)
10.The Walker Brothers: “Baby You Don’t Have to Tell Me”
4
Gray, Andy Paul’s Film Music Causes a Panic [The theme music for Paul McCartney’s first film under considerable confusion] 5
N.A. America Calling [BB’s for England in May – Brian, wives and all! + righteous film plans] 5
Johnson, Derek Top Marks, Georgie ["Sitting in the Park" reviewed] 6
NME Singles Review
The Lovin’ Spoonful: “Nashville Cats” (Kama Sutra)
Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass: “Mame” (Pye)
Michel Polnareff: “Love Me Please Love Me” (Vogue)
Clinton Ford, “Run to the Door” (Piccadilly)
The Sandpipers: “Louie Louie” (Pye)
The Settlers: “On the Other Side” (Pye)
Chris Montez: “Time after Time” (Pye)
Frank Gorshin: “The Riddler” (Pye)
The Rambler: “Muirsheen Durkin” (Pye)
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NME Top Thirty
1.  “Green Green Grass of Home,” Tom Jones (Decca)
2.  “Morningtown Ride,” Seekers (Columbia)
3.  “What Would I Be,” Val Doonican (Decca)
4.  “Sunshine Superman,” Donovan (Pye)
5.  “My Minds Eye,” Small Faces (Decca)
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NME Britain’s Top 15 LP’s
1.  Sound of Music, Soundtrack (RCA)
2.  Best of the Beach Boys, (Capitol)
3.  Distant Drums, Jim Reeves (RCA)
4.  Gentle Shades of Val Doonican, Seekers (Columbia)
5.  Hand Clappin’-Foot Stompin-Funky Butt-Live, Geno Washington (Decca)
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N.A Pop-Only Theatre for London’s West End [London's Saville theatre may become the first to cater exclusively for pop fans]
Top U.S. cabaret dates for Dusty [Dusty Springfield to appear at New Yorks Copacabana in June]
Simon Dee for twice-a-week BBC-TV show [Simon Dee to host a new BBC-1 topical series]
Disney-Man Who Put the Pop in Poppins [The Death of Walt Disney]
2 I’s TV documentary date ["Come And Get Your Money" to be networked on Wednesday, January 25]
Many U.S. dates for N.V. Band [The New Vaudeville Band's next American tour set from February 14th to March 22]
Reg illness – Troggs Call off More Dates [Reg Presley diagnosed with a throat condition; shows cancelled up until January]
Dave Clark Movie Director Trouble [The Dave Clark Five film to be postponed in search for a suitable director]
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N.A Round-the-World Dates for Exiled Walker Brothers [World wide engagements are being set up for the Walker Brothers to fill their half-year exile]
Box Office breaking Dodd to return to Palladium [Ken Dodd has been booked to star in the London Palladiums summer revue next year]
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N.A BBC Pop Science Replaces Pirates [A day long pop music service provided to counteract the banning of pirate stations]
New Beach Boys, Tops, Donovan singles soon; Beatles, Stones too? [New singles by the Beach Boys, Four Tops, Donovan and Sandie Shaw scheduled for January; Stones, Beatles, and Walker Brothers expected next month]
Orbison Tour Is ‘Definite’ [Roy Orbison to undertake British tour next spring]
MD’s U.S. deal [Malcolm Lockyer has signed a three year deal with American Decca]
Four Tops Bill Names, Opening Venue Change [The bill for the Four Tops' tour is now set and includes the Merseys, Madeleine Bell, the Johnny Watson Band and the Remo Four]
Xmas Pop guide to viewing & Listening [Featuring Television and Radio]
Wayne Brazil return? – tops charts there [Wayne Fontana has been invited to return to Brazil]
Marmalade start soon [Giorgio Gomelski's Marmalade label is scheduled to start full production in February]
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N.A. Best Selling Pop Records In U.S.
1.  “Winchester Cathedral," New Vaudeville Band
2.  "Mellow Yellow," Donovan
3.  “I'm a Believer,” Monkees
4.  “That’s Life,” Frank Sinatra
5.  “Devil with a Blue Dress on -Good Golly Miss,” Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels
10
Altham, Keith Who's for Merry Xmas! [ A Christmas special with the Who] 10
Bromley, Tony Beach Boys-Beatles battle continues 10
N.A. Now Rita adds Britain [Rita Pavone] 10
N.A. More Single Reviews
Jim Hendrix: "Hey Joe" / "Stone Free" (Polydor)
David Bowie: "Rubber Band" / "The London Boys" (Deram)
The Misunderstood: "I Can Take You to the Sun" / "Who Do You Love" (Fontana)
10
Drummond, Norrie Too Much Milk for Herman in Holland! [Five crowded hours in the life of a 19-year-old British Ambassador] 11
N.A NME XMAS Pop Fun [Well, What Did Happen in '66] 12
N.A Special NME Christmas messages from Ringo-Paul-George and John [Ringo, Paul, George, and John tell of there Christmas plans] 13
Neil The NME Christmas Party 14
N.A Agents Directory / Classifieds 15
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces [Pop News] 16
  Leejay Pollacchi, October 2009  
     
No. 1040 31 December 1966  
Cover Beatles Future by Paul & Ringo
Beach Boy Bruce
A Fabulous Disc: Brenda Lee, Coming on Strong
Ifield, Seekers, Dave Dee, Kinks
Top Pop News
1
Keith Altham Future of the Kinks: ‘The Most Famous Out-of-work Group’ 2
N.A. Into 1967: Stars give their hopes and resolutions for coming year [Judith Durham, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Overlanders, Mike D’Abo, Cat Stevens, Dusty Springfield, Renaldo Benson, Mick Avory, Keith Moon, Gary Leeds] 2
Andy Gray Andy Gray finds out the answers the pop world seeks as Paul and Ringo talk about the Beatles 3
Derek Johnson Singles Review: TV Boost for New Monkees
The Monkees: “I’m a Believer” / “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone” (RCA)
Jason Deane: “Don’t Ever Want to See You No More” / “Make Believe” (King)
George Martin Orchestra: “Love in the Open Air” / “Theme from ‘The Family Way’” (United Artists)
Tudor Minstrels: “Love in the Open Air” / “Theme from ‘The Family Way’” (Decca)
Escorts: “From Head to Toe” / “Night Time” (Columbia)
Dimples: “The Love of a Lifetime” / “My Heart Is Tied to You” (Decca)
4
N.A. Makes you feel good:
“Hard Lovin’” / “I’ve Never Had A Love Like That,” Guy Darrell (CBS)
“Hard Lovin’” / “Auntie’s Insurance Policy,” Richard Kerr (Decca)
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N.A. Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.:
Monkees, I’m A Believer
Royal Guardsmen, Snoopy VS. The Red Baron
New Vaudeville Band, Winchester Cathedral
Frank Sinatra, That’s Life
Nancy Sinatra, Sugar Town
4
N.A. Cat Stevens: Another Hit!  Cat Stevens: “Matthew And Son” / “Granny” (Decca) 4
N.A. Quick Spins [Elmer Bernstein Orchestra] 4
Pye Top Albums by Top Artists:
Petula Clark: Petula Clark’s Hit Parade [Pye]
Cyril Stapleton: The Latin American Dancin Sound of Cyril Steplton [Pye]
Till Death Us Do Part, Warren Mitchell, Anthony, Booth, Una Stubbs, Dandy Nichols [Pye]
Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, Hand Clappin’- Foot Stompin’-Funky Butt- Live! [Piccadilly]
Sounds Orchestral, Hits Orchestral [Piccadilly]
5
NME Top Thirty
1.  “Green Green Grass of Home,” Tom Jones (Decca)
2.  “Morningtown Ride,” Seekers (Columbia)
3.  “What Would I Be,” Val Doonican (Decca)
4.  “Sunshine Superman, Donovan (Pye)
5.  “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” Supremes (Tamia-Motown)
5
NME Britain’s Top 15 LPs
1.  Soundtrack, Sound of Music [RCA]
2.  Beach Boys, Best of the Beach Boys [Capitol]
3.  Val Doonican, Gentle Shades of Val Doonican [Decca]
4.  Jim Reeves, Distant Drums [RCA]
5.  Cliff Richard & the Shadows, Finders Keepers [Columbia]
5
N.A. Beatles Plan TV Spec of LP; Next Single Longest-ever?
Hollies in San Remo Festival
Fame to New York Nite Spot [Georgie Fame at Basin Street East]
Troggs, Pitney, Tour, EPs [Troggs may tour wit Gene Pitney]
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N.A. NME Christmas Show Round-up:
London Palladium: Cliff, Shads, Tanya in fab ‘Cinders’
Manchester Opera House: Bachelors well packed
London Saville: Georgia deserves better
Wimbledon Theatre: Lulu commands
Liverpool Empire: Dusty wakes ’em
Glasgow Alhambra: Lonnie all-rounder
Doncaster Gaumont: More Freddie
Toquay Princess: Barron take-off
Coventry Theatre: Cunning Frankie?
Southampton: Gerry swings it
6
N.A. Rolling Stones Palladium TV!
Rockhouse on U.S. TV [Eric Haydock’s new group]
Beach Boys Movie
6-7
N.A. Beach Boys, Small Faces, Troggs are ’66 Chat champtions- But Tom Jones’ Hit Biggest of All
NME News Editorship Changes [From Chris Hutchins to Derek Johnson]
D’Abo Weds [Manfred Mann’s Michael D’Abo and Maggie London]
Kinks hit EP, single for U.S.
New stars disc show [Bing Crosby, Henry Mancini, Frankie Vaughan, and others]
Easybeats off [Make an appearance Germany]
Agencies combine
‘Newly Pressed’ DJs [BBC’s David Jacobs]
U.S. Group TV series here [The Monkees]
Lunchtime, ‘Club’ Pop Guest Names [The Spellbinders]
Yardbird joins Most [Jeff Beck works with Mickie Most]
Many groups for ‘Swingalong’
Ted Heath Tribute [Light Programme recognizes Heath]
Hollies-Paul-Who tour?
Paul Jones, Dodd, Faith, Seasons [Singles]
Fats Domino at Saville
More film tunes [Charles Chaplin]
EMI 209 Tamla Show [Radio Luxembourg show]
7
Tracy Thomas Beach Boy a Week: ‘Bouncy’ Bruce Still Grateful [Bruce Johnston now feels he belongs] 8
N.A. America Calling: ’66 has left us exhausted; More knocks for Elvis 8
Jeremy Pascall New to BBC-TV: Monkees 9
Tony Bromley From You to Us 9
Alan Smith Why Frank Killed Earls Court [Frank Ifield before his performance] 10
N.A. Dave Dee U.S. Gamble Is Problem [Hit song: “You Make It Move”] 10
N.A. Lulu’s Top Ten:
Tim Hardin, “How Can We Hold onto a Dream”
Gene McDaniels, “The Wonderful World of Gene McDaniels”
Dionne Warwick, “Why Some Lovers”
Ray Charles, “Hallelujah: I Love Her”
The Walker Brothers, “Love Her”
The Four Tops, “Love You is Sweeter than Ever”
Aretha Franklin, “Rockabye Your Baby”
Jack Jones, “To Love and be Loved”
Wilson Pickett, “Land of a Thousand Dances”
Barbra Streisand, “Barbra Streisand’s Melody”
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N.A. Radio Luxembourg
Classifieds
11
Derek Johnson Controversy: Now the holiday is over… Are Xmas discs worth while? 11
Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 12
Alan Smith Question time with Seeker Judith Duharm 12
  Anne Porter, October 2009  
     

1966
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Original by R. Russell, Summer 1999 | grtedit 24-Oct-2009