Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18th

"Penny Lane" by The Beatles is certified gold.  

The timeless and extremely popular Pirates of the Caribbean exhibit / attraction officially opens at Disneyland in California.  

The Monkees take a crack at the Nilsson song "The Story Of Rock And Roll".  It doesn't really go anywhere but Producer Chip Douglas will remember the track and bring it to The Turtles after the "Headquarters" sessions have been completed.

"Oh, That's Good, No, That's Bad," the eighth chart record by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, premiered on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 18, 1967. 
The song was written by Dewayne Blackwell. Stan Kesler produced the session for MGM Records. A female trio called the Sham-Ettes (at times also spelled Sham-ettes or Shamettes) joined the five Pharaohs on the recording. The single peaked at No. 54, and remained on the chart for six weeks. 
Group leader Domingo "Sam" Samudio had acquired his "Sam the Sham" nickname four years earlier, in early 1963, after a band named Andy and the Night Riders hired him as their keyboard player and thought he had more experience playing the instrument than he did. "The musicians started introducing me as Sam the Sham because they knew I couldn't play the organ. Shamming also refers to cutting up, and I did a lot of that," Sam told authors Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March for their first book, "Echoes of the Sixties."