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When You Walk in the Room
by The Searchers
One of those bands who were place firmly on the four-piece beat group bandwagon which had started rolling after 'The Beatles' hit the charts. Many many music impresarios, not just Brian Epstein, began thinking they could be on to a good thing if they just went out and spotted the right group to tweak and present mainly in the Fab Four's image.

They were authentic Scousers too. (Actually from Liverpool, if you're not familiar with that colloquialism.) They too started out in 'skiffle', the late-Fifties penchant for grabbing a guitar and any other everyday item you could play a note on (a washboard, a tea chest with a broom handle sticking out of it, you know the kind of thing), and playing a gig or two off the cuff in small halls and cafe bars. However, unlike 'The Beatles', mainstays John McNally and Mike Pender pretty much stuck to pop ballads and avoided anything too "rock heavy". Witness the selection featured today.

'The Searchers':
:: The band emerged from memberships of three groups who had featured heavily during the 'skiffle' craze - namely, 'The Wreckers', 'The Confederates and 'The Martinis'. ...
:: Their No. 2 hit record "Sugar and Spice" was actually written by producer Tony Hatch while using the pseudonym 'Fred Nightingale'. ...
:: Their final attempt at a hit, "Have You Ever Loved Somebody", barely cracked the UK Top 50 in October of 1966, but the group kept working, with different versions and line-ups eventually making profitable livings playing the clubs and cabarets of England and Europe.

In #1964 :
:: On February 6th, France and Great Britain signed an accord agreeing to build a channel tunnel. (This would not be completed for another 30 years, and operators Eurotunnel were already £925m in debt even as the trains started running.) ...
:: When Peru hosted Argentina at the Estadio Nacional in Lima on May 24th for a qualifying round match prior to the Tokyo Olympics football tournament, a disputed disallowed goal caused Peru fans to invade the pitch. When police fired tear gas into the rest of the crowd, it caused a stampede towards the badly-built exits. More than 300 people died. ...
:: In March 1964, King Saud of Saudi Arabia had named his brother, Prince Faisal, as "regent with full executive powers" after a wide-ranging campaign against his weak and corrupt rule. In November of that year, the Islamic elite scholars and Government cabinet, along with senior members of the ruling family, forced him to abdicate altogether, creating the new King Faisal.

US: No. 35 - UK: No. 3
1964 - Pye Records - United Kingdom - Not blocked anywhere
Posted: 13th September 2019
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For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool, reflecting all things hip and fashionable which had been growing in the popular British imagination throughout the decade. Music was also a huge part of London's swing - Liverpool had 'The Beatles' and the London sound was a mix of bands like 'The Who', 'The Kinks', the 'Small Faces' and 'The Rolling Stones'. Hopefully, you'll catch a flavour of all this from my posts here.
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