Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 91. The following three singles all entered the chart on May 31, 1969. “NO Matter What Sign You Are”-Diana Ross and The Supremes, “The Minotaur” Dick Hyman and His Electric Eclectics and “Tomorrow Tomorrow”- The Bee Gees.
284. “No Matter What Sign You Are”- Diana Ross & The Supremes. Motown. Soul. Written by Barry Gordy Jr and Henry Cosby. B-side: “The Young Folks.” The end was nearing for Diana Ross and The Supremes- with Diana Ross in the group. This was the 4th of 7 Hot 100 singles they had in 1969- it peaked at #31 and spent 6 weeks on the chart. The b-side “The Young Folks” also charted peaking at #69. Later in the year they would have their final #1- “Someday We’ll Be Together.” Grade: C+
285. The Minotaur” -Dick Hyman & His Electric Eclectics. Command. Electronic Pop. Written by Dick Hyman. B-side: ‘Topless Dancers Of Corfu.” Dick Hyman was a pianist, composer, conductor and arranger from New York City. In 1950 he toured with Benny Goodman and from 1958-62 he was the music director for Arthur Godfrey and His Friends. As far as the charts go- he had 3 Hot 100 singles – his biggest being 1956’s “Moritat” which went to #8. “The Minotaur” a trippy instrumental made history it was the first hit using the Moog synthesizer – peaked at #38 and spent 8 weeks in the Hot 100. Dick Hyman is still alive he is now 92. Grade: B.
286. “Tomorrow Tomorrow”- The Bee Gees. Atco. Pop. Written by Barry and Maurice Gibb. B-side: “Sun In My Morning.” The song was originally intended to be recorded by Joe Cocker. The Bee Gees had a big 1968 on the charts but 1969 wasn’t as kind. They had 3 Hot 100 singles in 1969 with only one barely cracking the Top 40. “Tomorrow Tomorrow” peaked at #54 and spent 6 weeks on the chart. The Bee Gees also around this time broke up to pursue solo careers but that didn’t last long- they wisely got back together and the rest as they say is history. Grade: B