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“The sooner it ends the better” (record execs’ lament of the Beatles’ invasion of America)

The headline for the Feb. 29, 1964, edition of Billboard (The International Music-Record Newsweekly) was:  Beatles Business Booms But Blessings Mixed. On the left column of the front page was an article about the band grossing more than $17 million … Continue reading

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Christmas Day, 1965, The Dave Clark Five tops the US singles chart

On Dec. 25, 1965, the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 was “Over and Over” by The Dave Clark Five (DC5). The song was a remake of a 1958 single by Bobby Day, who also wrote “Little Bitty Pretty … Continue reading

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