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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:10 PM
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Quick! Name this rock star from the 60's!
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 04:11 PM by hippywife
He was the lead singer of a group who pushed the Beatles out of the number one spot 3 times.

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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:16 PM
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1. Herman? of Herman's Hermits?
But it doesn't look like him

Chad ? of Chad and Jeremy

Great Britain charts or American charts?
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:17 PM
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2. I don't know!
A friend's son sent this to her so I'm helping her out. It's not Roger McGuinn. I already checked pics of him.

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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:42 PM
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5. That would be Peter Noone!
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 04:44 PM by El Fuego
I don't think there was a Herman in Herman's Hermits.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:46 PM
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6. Yes, you are right , she said quick couldn't think of his name.
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 04:48 PM by IChing
"I'm henry the eighth I am "

knocked the beatles off the british charts but not the american charts

I don't know if the Lovin Spoonful did three times.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:18 PM
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3. John Sebastian?
Just a guess...
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:25 PM
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4. looks like John Sebastian to me, too
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:51 PM
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7. You may be right!
LEt me check that out and I appreciate all the responses!
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:54 PM
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8. I was all set to say "Google is your friend" but it isn't
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 05:49 PM by undisclosedlocation
Some random Internet person here http://music.mylounge.com/printthread.php?t=187559&pp=4...
says these are the songs that knocked the Beatles out of #1:
"Hello Dolly" by Louis Armstrong
"Chapel of Love" by the Dixie Cups
"Everybody Loves Somebody" by Dean Martin
"Downtown" *and* "My Love" by Petula Clark
"Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire
"Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
"Ode to Billie Joe" by Bobbie Gentry
"Judy in Disguise" by John Fred and His Playboy Band
"Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet" by Henry Mancini
but he doesn't specify US or UK charts either. I'm assuming that he meant US and the person sending you the email meant UK and that the earlier suggestion of Chad & Jeremy is probably the correct one.

Edit: Chad of Chad & Jeremy looks a great deal like that, though you have to scroll halfway down the page to find a clear caption: http://www.chadandjeremy.net/cj/obligatory.htm

Editedit: Unfortunately, Chad & Jeremy never had any #1 hits anywhere. Maybe Peter & Gordon? :D

Editeditedit: Nobody knocked the Beatles out of #1 three times either in the UK or the US
UK charts: http://www.theofficialcharts.com/all_the_no1_songs.php?...
I found the US charts and found that the list above headed by Hello Dolly was accurate; I can't find the list again and I'm rather tired of the search. Somebody's pulling somebody's chain.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:49 PM
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9. Thanks for looking.
It is very difficult to find. I thought it would be easier, too. I've also pretty much decided that it's not John Sebastian, either, based on the nose.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:55 PM
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10. what about Dave Clark Five?
dunno what the guy's name is though :shrug:


would it be stoopid to say Dave Clark :P
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:57 PM
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11. No, same thing I was going to say n/t
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:02 PM
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12. GMTA
;) :hi:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:19 PM
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15. From what I can find,
the lead singer of the Dave Clark Five was Mike Smith and it isn't him either.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:09 PM
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13. Ooh - ooh, I know he was in Oasis. n/t
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:15 PM
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14. Now why did I just know
that someone was going to say that? :hi:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:21 PM
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16. Fankie Valie and the Four Seasons...
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:23 PM
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18. Nope. Not him either.
I'm getting totally stumped!
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:22 PM
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17. Wow, Diana Ross sure has changed
I have no clue ........
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:26 PM
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19. It's Fucking Peter Tork from the Monkees....
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:35 PM
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20. Nope. Maddening isn't it?
I've looked at pics of everyone I can think of. John Sebastian comes closest of anyone but I don't think it's him.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:59 PM
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22. The Spoonful realy only had two possibly three Number one
hits...

What about the Mamas and the Papas
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:08 PM
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23. I'm ready to give up.
John is dead and that ain't Denny.

I've checked out every "band" (within reasonable possibility) on this list and I can't come up with it.

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_artists60s.h...
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:09 PM
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24. Okay! I figured it out, I think!
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:51 PM
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21. Mike Love
Of the Beach Boys. :shrug:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:10 PM
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25. the face is SOOO familiar...this is maddening!!!
who the fuck is it???
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:14 PM
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26. See up thread.
It's Gary Puckett! That about drove me nuts!

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masshole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:23 PM
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27. but the question was wrong then
I agree, i thinks it's Gary Puckett, but The Union Gap only had one #1 song in the sixties, "Young Girl".
This site lists every #1 in the UK and US through the 60's, month by month.
http://www.alienwebshop.com/~david/charts/60s.htm
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:30 PM
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30. Apparently
the person who posed the question, or riddle in this case, got some wrong facts.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:25 PM
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28. i think you are right that that is gary puckett
but he and the union gap only had one number one hit, and that was in the UK

so either someone asking the question doesn't know their music history or they sent the wrong picture...who knows :shrug:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:27 PM
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29. I think you may be right
about how the question was posed. But then it got sent to me. I didn't make up the details. Oh, well. At least the mystery is solved. It was driving me crazy!
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:31 PM
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31. OMG!!! that is Gary Puckett?? i feel so fucking old
i think i will cry now :cry:
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:33 PM
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32. It is I think also, but three #1s?
He was so pop back then wasn't he?
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:39 PM
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33. yep!! its him. this might be of some help:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:39 PM
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34. I agree!
I was thinking more along the lines of mainstream rock but back in the days of AM radio when I was listening to him, this was classified as rock, I suppose.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:40 PM
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35. You want to feel really old?
Check out Dan Fogelberg these days!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:03 PM
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36. Dan Folgerberg...
Screw that....

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap...

Didn;t they sing Young Girl
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:05 PM
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37. Yep. And Lady Willpower.
Among others. I remember listening to their 45's when I was a kid.

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:06 PM
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38. Lady Willpower....
Oh yea, A song about a drug addict....
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:07 PM
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39. yes, and this girl is a woman now
and keep the customer satisfied

I don't know if those are the three they are referring to in the question :shrug:
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:08 PM
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40. Sucky pop songs back then.
Never liked the group.

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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:13 PM
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41. I was such a bubble-gum popping teeny bopper...
i loved it all...i loved loved loved the 60's in all its glorious wackiness...ALL OF IT

except you know ...that fucking war...it sucked
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:20 PM
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42. I always liked them.
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 09:20 PM by hippywife
Still do now that I have the songs playing as earworms in my head.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:29 PM
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43. It's Gary Puckett. My dad went to high school with him.
He was in the high school choir, and he had a great voice. (Puckett, not my dad.)
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