The Early Radio London Fab Forties

Sunday 31st October 1965

Marianne and Matt jointly hold the #3 position. But in the UK nationals, it was Matt who reached #8 with the much-covered Beatles song from 'Help!'. Marianne remained stuck at #36.
In the US, the Fab Four's own version of 'Yesterday' was released as a single, coupled with 'Act Naturally' and enjoyed the #1 slot for four weeks.

 


Last
This
 
Week
Week
12
1
Get Off Of My Cloud Rolling Stones
6
2
Love Is Strange Everly Brothers
13
3
Yesterday Matt Monro / Marianne Faithfull
3
4
Here It Comes Again Fortunes
4
5
Still I'm Sad / Evil Hearted You Yardbirds
37
6
It's My Life Animals
2
7
Treat Her Right Roy Head
1
8
Yesterday Man Chris Andrews
30
9
The Carnival Is Over Seekers
14
10
But You're Mine Sonny & Cher
20
11
Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches Paul & Barry Ryan
16
12
I Know How It Feels To Be Loved Nashville Teens
15
13
On The Horizon Syndicats
8
14
Keep A Hold Of What You've Got Shots
5
15
It's Good News Week Hedgehoppers Anonymous
16
1-2-3 Len Barry
28
17
Value For Love Bobby Rio & the Revelles
10
18
Our Love Is Slipping Away Ivy League
9
19
Untrue, Unfaithful Nita Rossi
26
20
Something Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames
21
Baby I'm Yours Peter & Gordon
22
Positively 4th Street Bob Dylan
36
23
Everyday Moody Blues
29
24
Come And Get It Clayton Squares
40
25
Where Do You Go Cher
38
26
Over And Over Dave Clark Five
27
Is It Really Over? Jim Reeves
28
You've Got What I Want Sorrows
29
A Lover's Concerto Toys
30
My Generation Who
31
Walk Hand In Hand Gerry & the Pacemakers
7
32
Well Respected Man (EP) Kinks
33
Crawling Back Roy Orbison
17
34
Message Understood Sandie Shaw
35
Until It's Time For You To Go Four Pennies
36
It's Alright Uglys
37
Princess In Rags Gene Pitney
35
38
Run Baby Run Newbeats
39
Gonna Get Burned Chantelles
40
Cara-Lin Strangeloves

4
5
Still I'm Sad / Evil Hearted You Yardbirds Columbia DB 7706

Alan Field's Fab Notes:

Most reference books and UK charts based on sales list this record as the double A-sided hit Evil Hearted You / Still I'm Sad (that way round). According to Brian Long's sources, the Radio London Fab 40 had so far listed Still I'm Sad, by itself. This week, as the record begins to fall, Evil Hearted You is listed after it for the first time.

22
Positively 4th Street Bob Dylan CBS 201824

Positively 4th Street was recorded in New York City on 29th July 1965, four days after the Newport Folk Festival. To Dylan's critics – and there were many – "going electric" at that gig marked the completion of his transformation from folk singer to pop star, and his abandonment of the protest song movement.

West 4th Street lies at the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City. 71 West 4th Street was home to one of the seminal folk clubs on the Village scene, Gerde's Folk City, where Dylan's reputation was made: It was here in February 1961, a few weeks after breezing in from Minnesota, that Dylan began playing at the legendary Monday night hootenanny showcases. Two months later he played his first professional gig at Gerde's supporting John Lee Hooker, and at the same venue in September 1961, Dylan made the headlining appearance that earned him a career-boosting review in the New York Times.

It was on West 4th Street, in mid-December 1961 shortly after recording his first album, that Dylan moved into his first rented apartment – a tiny place above Bruno's Spaghetti Shop at No.161. In February 1963, West 4th Street provided the backdrop when Dylan and girlfriend Suze Rotolo were photographed together in the snow for the cover of the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan album.

When Dylan suffered the backlash from the critics and those who had championed him during his early Village days, he used 4th Street as a symbol for the scene he'd left behind. Although a number of specific targets have been suggested, it's said that Dylan's self-penned Positively 4th Street is a caustic put-down of all the people who felt he'd betrayed them.

The Caroline 'Sounds of '65' chart (south ship) for this week is here

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