Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 17th

Big movers this week include "Tramp" by Otis and Carla (#62 to #43), "Alfie" by Dionne Warwick (#57 to #44), "Do It Again A Little Bit Slower" by Jon and Robin (#64 to #45), "She'd Rather Be With Me" by The Turtles (up 43 places from #91 to #48!), "Come On Down To My Boat" by Every Mother's Son (#75 to #58), "Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)" by Elvis Presley (#85 to #62), "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli (#90 to #67) and "Let's Live For Today" by The Grass Roots (#94 to #73).  

The Bob Dylan documentary "Don't Look Back" premiers at The Presidio Theater in San Francisco.  It features his conceptual video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" as well as footage of him being booed off the stage for performing electric versions of some of his earlier folk tunes.  The film would top the box office by the end of the week and is still considered to be a landmark rock documentary.  

The Beatles begin work on "You Know My Name", a song that wouldn't officially see the light of day until March of 1970 when it was released as the B-Side to their "Let It Be" single.

Originally planned for inclusion in the new animated film "Yellow Submarine", "You Know My Name" has to be one of the strangest tracks The Beatles ever recorded ... I love it!  It is so COMPLETELY out of character from their "perfect sound" they worked so diligently on this year.  George Martin must have had memories of working with Peter Sellers and The Goon Show when The Beatles cut this track!