Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 58. Today’s three singles entered the chart on April 5, 1969 and none of them came close to making the Top 40. ‘Love Is All I Have To Give”- The Checkmates LTD, “Where Do You Go To [My Lovely}- Peter Sarstedt and “When You Dance”- Jay & The Americans.
171. “Love Is All I Have To Give”- The Checkmates LTD. A&M. Soul. Written by Bobby Stevens and Phil Spector. B-Side ” Never Should Have Lied.” The Checkmates LTD were an R&B group from Fort Wayne, Indiana fronted by Bobby Charles. They were discovered by singer Nancy Wilson. They would have 4 Top 100 hits between 1968-82 with 2 going into the Top 40. “Love Is All I Have”- peaked at #65 and spent 7 weeks in the Hot 100. It was produced by Phil Spector who also produced the album it was on. The Checkmates LTD had a part in one of the greatest sporting events of the 20th Century- they sang the National Anthem at The Thrilla In Manila fight Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier in 1975. Grade: B
172. Where Do You Go To [My Lovely}- Peter Sarstedt. World Pacific. Pop. Written by Peter Sarstedt. B: Side” Morning Mountain.” This is the only Hot 100 hit by British singer Peter Sarstedt it peaked at #70 and spent 6 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: B-
173. “When You Dance”- Jay & The Americans. United Artists. Pop Rock. Written by Andrew Jones. B-Side”No, I Don’t Know Her.” Jay & The American’s had 18 Hot 100 singles and 10 Top 40 hits from 1962-70. The band was formed in 1959 among New York University students. Their biggest hit was in 1965 a #3 hit “Come A Little Bit Closer.” “When You Dance” peaked at #70 and spent 5 weeks on the chart. Grade: C