New Musical Express | August 1967

No. 1073 5 August, 1967  
Cover Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Jane Asher 1
Smith, Alan Tamla’s Happy Sound Can Unite Detroit [Stevie Wonder] 2
Evans, Allen LPs
Invitation to the Movies, Matt Monro (Capitol)
Without Reservations, Simon Dupree and the Big Sound (Parlophone)
Right Now, Mel Torme (Atlantic)
Best of the Lovin’ Spoonful, Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)
Sincerely, Nat “King” Cole (Capitol)
Dawn, Nina and Frederick (Columbia)
Two of a Kind, Paul and Barry Ryan (Decca)
Altham, Keith I’m No Professional Flower Child [Scott McKenzie] 3
Johnson, Derek Singles Reviews
Monkees: “Pleasant Valley Sunday” / “Words” (RCA)
Young Rascals: “A Girl Like You” / “It’s Love” (Atlantic)
The Spectrum: “Portobello Road” / “Comes the Dawn” (RCA)
Mike Berry: “Raining in My Heart” / “Eyes” (Polydor)
Billy Forest: “Hallo Lover” / “You Gave Me Somebody to Love” (Decca)
Elvis Presley: “Long Legged Girl (with the Short Dress on)” / “That’s Someone You Never Forget” (RCA)
Solomon Burke: “Just as I Am” / “I Stayed away Too Long” (Atlantic)
Truly Smith: “I Wanna Go Back There Again” / “Window Cleaner” (Decca)
Flower Pot Men: “Let’s Go to San Francisco (Parts I and II)” (Deram)
Acker Bilk: “Tarzan’s March” / “Acker’s Personal Jungle” (Columbia)
Critters: “Don’t Let the Rain Fall down on Me” / “Walk Like a Man Again” (London)
Albert King: “Born Under a Bad Sign” / “Personal Manager” (Stax)
Cliff Richard: “The Day I Met Marie” / “Our Story Book” (Columbia)
Small Faces: “Itchycoo Park” / “I’m Only Dreaming” (Immediate)
Electric Prunes: “The Great Banana Hoax” / “Wind-Up Toys” (Reprise)
Neil Diamond: “Thank the Lord for the Night Time” / “The Long Way Home,” (London)
Madeline Bell: “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” / “It Makes No Difference Now” (Philips)
David Bowie: “Love You Till Tuesday” / “Did You Ever Have a Dream” (Deram)
N.A. Potted Pops
Red Squares: “True Love Story” (Columbia)
Brian Connell and the Round Sound: “The Same Things Happened to Me” (Mercury)
Edwick Rumbold: “Shades of Grey” (Parlophone)
Vanilla Fudge: “You Keep Me Hanging On” (Atlantic)
Johnnie Young: “Craise Finton Kirk” (Polydor)
New Formula: “I Want to Go Back There Again” (Piccadilly)
The Fairytale: “Guess I Was Dreaming” (Decca)
Mertens Brothers Style: “Ta, Ta, Ta, Ta” (CBS)
Charles Lloyd Quartet: “Sombrero Sam” (Atlantic)
Shiralee: “I’ll Stay by Your Side” (Fontana)
B.B. King: “The Jungle” (Polydor)
Jamie Jon and Jerry: “You’ve Still Got a Place in My Heart” (Decca)
Barry Benson: “I Can’t Wait” (Page One)
Karol Keves: “Can’t You Hear the Music” (Fontana)
Maynell Wilson: “Mean Ole World” (Ember)
Junior Senior: “Face on the Wall” (Mercury)
NME Top Thirty
1. “All You Need Is Love,” Beatles (Parlophone)
2. “ San Francisco,” Scott McKenzie (CBS)
3. “It Must Be Him,” Vikki Carr (Liberty)
4. “Death of a Clown,” Dave Davies (Pye)
5. “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” Tom Jones (Decca)
NME Britain’s Top 15 LPs
1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beatles (Parlophone)
2. The Monkees! Headquarters, Monkees (RCA)
3. Sound of Music, Soundtrack (RCA)
4. Are You Experienced, Jimi Hendrix (Track)
5. Tom Jones at the Talk of the Town, Tom Jones (Decca)
NME Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. Light My Fire, The Doors
2. I Was Made to Love Her, Stevie Wonder
3. You Need Is Love, Beatles
4. Windy, The Association
5. A Whiter Shade of Pale, Procol Harum
NME 5 Years Ago
1. “I Remember You,” Frank Ifield (Columbia)
2. “Speedy Gonzales,” Pat Boone (London)
3. “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” Ray Charles (HMV)
4. “Picture of You,” Joe Brown (Piccadilly)
5. “Don’t Ever Change,” Crickets (Liberty)
NME 10 Years Ago
1. “All Shook Up,” Elvis Presley (HMV)
2. “We Will Make Love,” Russ Hamilton (Oriole)
3. “Teddy Bear,” Elvis Presley (RCA)
4. “Puttin’ On the Style / Gamblin’ Man,” Lonnie Donegan (Pye-Nixa)
5. “Little Darlin’,” Diamonds (Mercury)
N.A. Host of Pop Stars for TV
BBC One-derful - 8 Hours of Pop Daily
And Meanwhile, Pop Galore on the Light
Stones Choose Next Release, Marianne Lands Film Role
Floyd Split Is Denied
Gerry Sings for Sammy
Southern-TV Plans New Releases Show
Scott, Paul: Separate Tours
N.A. Hollywood Want Anita; Panto, Las Vegas Plans Tony Hall Signs with Who-Hendrix Track Label 6-7
N.A. Manfreds Big Movie Deal, TV Jingles, New Single
Proby Is Coming Back to Britain
Dave Davies Cuts Solo LP, U.S. Promotional Trip Soon
Gees Aussie Return
...And Other New Releases Include Supremes, Fame, Paul Jones, Topol, Sinatra, Old Hendrix Single
New One from Monkees
Donovan Film Project
Amen Drop U.S.-Home Dates
Smith, Alan Tom Jones Stops Being Afraid 8
Altham, Keith Am I a Musician? [Davy Jones] 10
Bromley, Tony From You to Us 10
Alley Cat Tailpieces 12
Altham, Keith Keith Altham Goes to the Love-in Plus... 12
Gray, Andy Vince Hill’s Dodd Is Big Surprise 12
Lepingwell, Vernon Frankie Vaughan Gives ‘Em the Lot! 12
  Jeff Sands, October 2009  
No. 1074 12 August 1966  
Cover A Hit One the Fortunes: “The Idol” 1
n.a. Kink Dave Embarrassed by “Clown” Hit 2
Drummond, Norrie Johnny Mann Full of Questions 2
Smith, Alan Bob Rafelson—Man behind the Monkees 3
n.a. The Hitmakers
Cliff Richard: “The Day I Met Marie”
Paul Jones: “Thinkin’ Ain’t for Me”
Frankie Vaughan: “There Must Be a Way”
Derek Johnson Singles Reviewed
Beach Boys Weirdly Fascinating.  Beach Boys: “Heroes and Villains” / “You’re Welcome” (Capitol)
Aretha Franklin: “Baby I Love You” / “Going Down Slow” (Atlantic)
Frankie Vaughan: “There Must Be a Way” / “You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Loves You,” (Capitol)
Moby Grape: “Omaha” / “Hey Grandma” (CBS)
Wonder Who: “Lonesome Road” / “Around and Around” (Phillips)
Ikettes: “I’m So Thankful” / “Don’t Feel Sorry for Me,” (Polyder)
NME Top Thirty
1.  “San Francisco,” Scott McKenzie (CBS)
2.  “All You Need Is Love,” Beatles (Parlaphone)
3.  “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” Tom Jones (Decca)
4.  “Death of a Clown,” Dave Davies (Pye)
5.  “I Was Made to Love Her,” Stevie Wonder (Tamla-Motown)
n.a. Nine British Discs Strike US Gold
Gac Grades Return
Procol Row Is Over; Single
Brian Wilson Goes ‘Live’ with the Beach Boys
Stones Film ‘Love You’ TV Clip in Colour
Spence-Winwood Movie, Ray Charles Revival
Airplane Flying in
Bee Gees to Quit
n.a. Engelbert Set for Autumn Tour with Anita and Lulu
Amen Package
Hollies Plan ‘Young Fan’ Concert Tour The guidelines say 8-10 items for EACH center page.
Smith, Alan Glad Loses Pip 8
n.a. First Pic of Elvis and Nancy 8
Bromley, Tony From Us to You 8
n.a. Spencer-Davis Replies to Hungarian Critic 8
n.a. Re-formed Group Gets First 8
Various A 4 page Special: Sensational Rolling Stones 9
n.a. Shots from the secret Stones film you may not see! 9
n.a. Latest Single Is ‘We Love You’ 10
n.a. Big Dates in the Life of the Stones 10
n.a. Scott Walker Breaks away from His Brother Image in Solo Act 10
Drummond, Norrie “Flowers are so feminine,” says Anita Harris 10
Drummond, Norrie “Hair is so, so important,” says John Walker 10
The Alley Cat Tailpieces 11
n.a. All you need is Zorba’s Dance 11
  Sam Smith, October 2009  
No. 1075 19 August 1967  
Cover Jimi Hendrix: Burning of the Midnight Lamp
Tom Jones
Lennon Mystery
Keith Altham and Norrie Drummond Windsor Fesitval [Photos: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Donovan, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Arthur Brown, Carl Wayne, Geno Washington, Paul Jones, the Small Faces] 2
Advertisement Now Hear the Beach Boys New Single “Heroes and Villians” (Capitol) 2
Advertisement A 3-Day Non-Stop Happening “Festival of the Flower Children” 2
Chris Slade There’s Nothing Big-Time about Our Tom Jones 3
Advertisement New Singles by Ken Dodd and Jimmy Ruffin (EMI) 3
Derek Johnson Singles Review:
Jimi Hendrix: “Burning of the Midnight Lamp” / “The Stars that Play with Laughing Sam’s Dice” (Track)
Jimmy Ruffin: “Don’t You Miss Me a Little Bit Baby” / “I Want Her Love” (Tamla-Motown)
Dubliners: “Black Velvet Band” / “Maloney Wants a Drink” (Major Minor)
Helen Shapiro: “She Needs Company” / “Stop” (Columbia)
The Cuppa T: “Miss Pinkerton” / “Brand New World” (Deram)
Eric Burdon and the Animals: “Good Times” / “Ain’t That So” (MGM)
The Smoke: “If the Weather’s Sunny” / “I Would if I Could But I Can’t” (Columbia)
Tom Rush: “Love’s Made a Food of You” / “The Road Again” (Electra)
David Garrick: “Don’t Go Out Into the Rain” / “Theme for a Wishing Heart” (Piccadilly)
Doddy: “Mine (Kiss Me Goodnight)” / “When There Was You” (Columbia)
Engelbert Humperdinck: “The Last Waltz” / “That Promise” (Decca)
N.A. Potted Pops:
Chocolate Watch Band: “The Sound of Summer” (Decca)
Dead Sea Fruit: “Love at the Hippiedrome” (Camp)
Kenny Bernard: “Somebody” (CBS)
Vicky: “Sunshine Boy” (Phillips)
Two Much: “Wonderland of Love” (Fontana)
Ivor Cutler Trio: “The Great Grey Grasshopper” (Parlophone)
Thor Baldursson: “Arlene Chatreaux” (Decca)
Jon: “Is It Love” (Columbia)
Don Spencer: “Uproar in the House” (Talus)
Advertisement Good Times Eric Burdon 4
NME Top Thirty:
1.  “San Francisco,” Scott McKenzie (CBS)
2.  “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” Tom Jones (Decca)
3.  “All You Need Is Love,” Beatles (Parlophone)
4.  “Death of a Clown,” Dave Davies (Pye)
5.  “Up-Up and Away,” Johnny Mann Singers (Liberty)
Advertisement Frank Sinatra, the World We Knew 5
Advertisement Orbinson on Monument, his latest LP 5
N.A. BBC-I Seekers Own TV Series Next Spring; P.J. Proby, Jimi Hendrix in “Dee Time;” Novelty Show with Anita, Paul Jones
Major TV Series Set for Engelbert Humperdinck
New Look ‘As You Like It’ Return [Pop request series is returning for 13-week run]
Hendrix Solo Date
Kinks Record Plans; Film for Ray and Dave [Recording a Kinks single and Dave Davies solo single]
Cliff Holiday, Then Movie [Cliff Richard beginning work on fifth film musical with the Shadows]
Traffic Debut [Traffic’s first public appearance in U.K. four months after its chart debut]
Price, Paul Jones, Mann, Hump, Anita, Cat Trems on Radio [Guest stars for Sunday morning “Easy Beat” series]
N.A. Bee Gees to Become Spanish to Stay Here? [Bee Gees trying to overcome Home Office directive ordering two band members to leave Britain]
Amen Jet-Hop to Australia, Far East, U.S. – Home Dates
Move Set for Salvation Army Label – Procol Too? [EMI reactivating its Regal-Zonophone label]
Who Package Puzzle – Tour with Turtles?
New Releases from Vikki, S & G, Proby, Gaye; Walkers souvenir album
Dreamers – From Panto to Vegas [Freddie and the Dreamers starring in pantomime “Cinderella” then heading to U.S.]
Scott Walker LP Next Week
Sandie Italy TV Series? [Sandie Shaw considering offer to star in Italian show]
Twin Tonsils Out [Paul and Berry Ryan having tonsils removed]
Dusty Album Due [Dusty Springfield, “Where Am I Going?]
Alan Smith How Did John Lennon Win Star Billing? 8
Norrie Drummond Cat Is Sad [Cat Steven’s stage musical turned down, latest single, “A Bad Night,” failed to meet his expectations 8
Andy Gray Fun with the Bachelors 9
Tony Bromley From You to Us 9
Advertisement Davy Jones: Why he means so much to me by the girl who’s travelling with him on his American tour 9
N.A. Life-lines of Pink Floyd 10
Keith Altham “‘Jack’ a Now or Never Hit,” Says Alan Price 10
Advertisement A Fabulous New Single from David Garrick, “Don’t Go Out into the Rain Sugar” 10
  Joshua Stone, October 2009  
No. 1876 August 26, 1967  
Cover Monkee Davy by girl-friend Lynne
Helen’s chart bound!
Keith Altham Youth has saved Faces 2
Alan Smith Nancy (Sinatra) talks on the transatlantic phone to Alan Smith about…little boy Elvis! 2
Alan Smith Lynne and Davy: ‘Just good (kissing) friends’ 3
Derek Johnson Singles Reviews
Traffic: “Hole in My Shoe” / “Smiling Phases” (Island)
Vikki Carr: “There I Go” / “One More Mountain” (Liberty)
Joyce’s Angels: “Flowers for My Friends” (Major Minor)
John Williams: “Flowers in Your Hair” (Columbia)
Manfred Mann: “So Long Dad” / “Funniest Gig” (Fontana)
Derek Morgan and the Aces: “Tougher than Tough” (Pyramid)
Rolando Al and Beverly’s All Stars: “Song for My Father” (Pyramid)
Dean Martin: “Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me” / “I Can’t Help Remembering You” (Reprise)
Simon and Garfunkel: “You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies” / “Fakin’ It” (CBS)
Georgie Fame: “Try My World” / “No Thanks” (CBS)
The Swinging Blue Jeans: “Don’t Go out into the Rain” / “One Woman Man” (HMV)
Roger Whittaker: “Handful of Dreams” / “Don’t Make Promises” (Columbia)
The Platters: “Washed Ashore” / “What Name Shall I Give You My Love” (Stateside)
Marvin Gaye: “Your Unchanging Love” / “I’ll Take Care of You” (Tamla-Motown)
Jay and the Techniques: “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” / “Stronger than Dirt” (Phillips)
The Loot: “Whenever You’re Ready” / “I Got What You Want” (CBS)
Larry Alder: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem” (RCA)
Bella and Me: “Whatever Happened to the 7-Day Week” (Columbia)
John Scott Orch: “When the World Is Ready” (Polydor)
Linda Jones: “Hypnotised” (Warner)
Willie Amos Hunt: “Would You Believe” (Camp)
John Cortez: “If I Should Ever Lose Your Love” (President)
Danny Street: “My Love of a Lifetime” (CBS)
Our Plastic Dream: “A Little Bit of Shangri-La” (Go)
David Houston and Tammy Wynette: “My Elusive Dreams” (Columbia)
NME NME Top Thirty
1. “San Francisco,” Scott McKenzie (CBS)
2. “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” Tom Jones (Decca)
3. “I Was Made to Love Her,” Stevie Wonder (Tamla-Motown)
4. “The House that Jack Built,” Alan Price Set (Decca)
5. “Even the Bad Times Are Good,” Tremeloes (CBS)
NME Best Selling LPS in Britain
1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Parlophone)
2. Sound of Music, Soundtrack (RCA)
3. The Monkees I Headquarters, The Monkees (RCA)
4. Piper at the Gates Of Dawn, Pink Floyd (Columbia) 5.  What’s the fifth top LP?
NME Top Selling Pop Records (in U.S.)
1. “Ode to Billie Joe,” Bobbie Gentry
2. “All You Need Is Love,” The Beatles
3. “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” The Monkees
4. “Light My Fire,” The Doors
5. “Baby I Love You,” Aretha Franklin
N.A. NEMS man Moscow-bound for talks
Lulu on-screen…
And Anita in cabaret
Dave Dee U.S. return, panto?
Stevie Wonder due (British concert)
Paul-Trems-Amen tour?
Jr. Walker dates, Temps. Mystery
Amen to Ireland (Amen Corner tour)
Tent ban switches Pink Floyd test (UFO festival venue)
Flying out…, the Cream (American tour)
N.A. Another Dolenz solo
Flying in…, Jimi Hendrix (British tour)
Lulu movie release
Herman down Mexico way (Herman’s Hermits to South/Central America)
Cream EP, Sweden
Dave Berry abroad
Traffic week sooner (British concerts)
Pop line-up on the light (“Saturday Club” additions)
ATV pop parade
Saturday JBJ axed, Dee in (TV switch)
Keith Altham Beach Boys ‘Heroes’ leaps in at No. 16 and…Bruce’s trip pays off! 8
June Harris New York (celebrity news) 9
N.A. Amen Corner are happy to escape from the wails of Wales 9
N.A. Proby back! 9
Norrie Drummond Engelbert is a real raver at heart! 10
Allen Evans LP Reviews
Elvis: Double Trouble by Elvis Presley (RCA, Victor)
Happiness Is Dean Martin (Reprise)
N.A. At music instrument fair-organ via guitar! 10
Keith Altham North-south love match! (weddings) 12
John Reed Marian clicks with ‘Alfie’ 12
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces (singles) 12
  Maddie Tucci, October 2009  

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