Friday, July 29, 2016

Discography: Carpenters

This group was one of the hottest in the world in the early to mid-70's.  Here is the Discography* for the Carpenters:

Studio Albums:
1969:  Ticket to Ride (#150, #20 U.K., #19 Australia)
1970:  Close to You (#2, #23 U.K., #1 Canada, #16 Australia)
1971:  Carpenters (#2, #12 U.K., #6 Canada, #16 Australia)




1972:  A Song for You (#4, #13 U.K., #5 Canada, #6 Australia)
1973:  Now & Then (#2, #2 U.K., #2 Canada, #3 Australia)
1975:  Horizon (#13, #1 U.K., #4 Canada, #21 Australia)
1976:  A Kind of Hush (#33, #3 U.K., #22 Canada, #57 Australia)
1977:  Passage (#49, #12 U.K., #57 Canada, #48 Australia)
1978:  Christmas Portrait (#93, #104 U.K.)
1981:  Made in America (#52, #12 U.K., #50 Australia)
1983:  Voice of the Heart (#46, #6 U.K., #54 Australia)
1984:  An Old-Fashioned Christmas (#190)
1989:  Lovelines (#73 U.K.)
2001:  As Time Goes By

Live Albums:
1975:  Live in Japan
1976:  Live at the Palladium (#28 U.K.)

Compilations:
1973:  The Singles:  1969-1973 (#1, #1 U.K.)
1985:  Yesterday Once More (#144, #10 U.K.)
1991:  From the Top (Box Set)
1995:  Interpretations (#29 U.K.)
1997:  Love Songs (#106, #47 U.K.)
1998:  Reflections
2000:  The Singles:  1969-1981 (#45, #65 U.K.)
2002:  The Essential Collection:  1965-1997
2003:  Carpenters Perform Carpenter
2004:  Gold:  35th Anniversary Edition (#101, #4 U.K.)
2006:  The Ultimate Collection
2009:  40/40 (#21 U.K.)
2014:  Icon
2015:  The Complete Singles

Thursday, July 28, 2016

This Date in Rock Music History: July 29

1963:  Elvis Presley had the top U.K. Song with "(You're The ) Devil In Disguise".
1965:  The Beatles' movie Help! premiered at the Pavilion in London.
1966:  Bob Dylan suffered a serious accident when he crashed his motorcycle near Woodstock, New York.
1966:  Cream made their live debut at The Twisted Wheel in Manchester, England.
1966:  The Small Faces and Spencer Davis helped usher in the National Jazz and Blues Festival in England, being held for the first time at the Royal Windsor Racecourse in Windsor. 
1967:  The International Love-In Festival took place at Alexandra Palace in London with Pink Floyd, the Animals and the Crazy World of Arthur Brown among others.  
1967:  Petula Clark's "Don't Sleep In The Subway" continued to set the pace for a third week on the Easy Listening chart.  
1967:  "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles moved up from #71 to #29 on this date.
1967:  Another of the famous dates in the Rock Era as the Doors moved to #1 with "Light My Fire".  Stevie Wonder had a nice move (6-2) with "I Was Made to Love Her".  "Windy" by the Association finally relinquished its spot at #1, followed by Frankie Valli's solo hit "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and Procol Harum at #5 with "A Whiter Shade Of Pale".  The rest of the Top 10:  The Music Explosion with "Little Bit O' Soul", the Buckinghams had song #7--"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", Jefferson Airplane's first big hit "White Rabbit" reached the Top 10, the 5th Dimension were at #9 with "Up-Up and Away" and the 4 Seasons were at 10 with "C'mon Marianne".


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

This Date in Rock Music History: July 28

1954:  The first interview with Elvis Presley was published in the Memphis Press-Scimitar.
1956:  Elvis Presley appeared on television for the first time on the CBS program Dorsey Brothers Stage Show.
1956:  Gene Vincent appeared on The Perry Como Show.
1957:  Jerry Lee Lewis appeared on the television program The Steve Allen Show.
1960:  Cliff Richard and the Shadows topped the competition in the U.K. with "Please Don't Tease".