UK Hit Singles and Albums (An incomplete listing of his hits - if you know of any others please email me at overzeal@btinternet.com)

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1962

The UK Entries in the Charts continued to be dire but The Beatles entered the Charts for the first time.
1962 was very similar to 1960 and 1961 for BJS.
(that is spells with a variety of Bands (e.g. Russ Sainty & The Nu-Notes and Nero & The Gladiators) and some Session work)

Cliff Richard and The Shadows dominated the UK Pop Scene.
(In April Brian Locking replaced Jet Harris in the Shadows)
(Jet's wife, Carol Costa, seduced Cliff Richard)
(Carol was coincidentially BJS's near neighbour)

BJS played on the Seminal Album "R'n'B At The Marquee".
(Mick, Keith, Brian, Bill and Charlie were regulars at the Ealing Club)

In this year BJS played on 3 Number One Records.

For more details please view BJS's Wikipedia page.
Date Entered UK Chart Artist Title UK Highest Chart Position Label Producer Guitar Rating Comments Did BJS play the lead ?
04/01/1962 Thursday Doug Sheldon Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night 29 Decca . Inspiration for Dave Clark .
18/01/1962 Thursday Danny Williams Jeannie 14 HMV Norman Newell # .
18/01/1962 Thursday Eden Kane Forget Me Not 3 Decca Bunny Lewis Pleasant guitar playing .
18/01/1962 Thursday Adam Faith Lonesome 12 Parlophone John Burgess Delightful guitar in the background. .
01/02/1962 Thursday Miki And Griff Little Bitty Tear 16 Pye Tony Hatch Written by Burl Ives. Nice electric guitar in the background. .
01/02/1962 Thursday Frankie Vaughan Donít Stop Twist 22 Phillips Johnny Franz Terrible .
08/02/1962 Thursday Petula Clark I'm Counting On You 41 Pye Alan Freeman Pleasant .
08/02/1962 Thursday Matt Monro Softly As I Leave You 10 Parlophone Norman Newell # .
15/02/1962 Thursday Allisons Lessons In Love 30 Fontana Jack Baverstock Vigorous strumming .
17/02/1962 Saturday Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey 14 Columbia Norman Newell Album
22/02/1962 Thursday Tommy Bruce Babette 50 Columbia Knownman Lively .
22/02/1962 Thursday Russ Conway Lesson One 21 Columbia Norman Newell # .
01/03/1962 Thursday Johnnie Spence Theme From Dr Kildare 15 Parlophone Knownman Richard Chamberlain starred .
01/03/1962 Thursday Johnny Keating Theme From Z Cars 8 Piccadilly Knownman Based on a Northumberland tune .
08/03/1962 Thursday Clinton Ford Fanlight Fanny 22 Oriole John Schroeder George Formby song .
10/03/1962 Saturday Helen Shapiro Tops With Me 2 Columbia Norrie Paramor Album
15/03/1962 Thursday John Leyton Lone Rider 40 HMV Joe Meek Similar to the others .
22/03/1962 Thursday Craig Douglas When My Little Girl Is Smiling 9 Top Rank Bunny Lewis The singing milkman. .
29/03/1962 Thursday Jimmy Justice When My Little Girl Is Smiling 9 Pye Tony Hatch Covered by many .
29/03/1962 Thursday Joe Loss The Maigret Theme 20 HMV . Original by Ron Grainger .
05/04/1962 Thursday Shane Fenton Its All Over Now 29 Parlophone Knownman Great guitar. Became Alvin Stardust. .
03/05/1962 Thursday John Leyton Lonely City 14 HMV Joe Meek Constant strumming. .
03/05/1962 Thursday Billy Fury Last Night Was Made For Love 4 Decca . # .
03/05/1962 Thursday Adam Faith As You Like It 5 Parlophone John Burgess Usual Faith stuff. .
10/05/1962 Thursday Mike Sarne Come Outside 1 Parlophone Charles Blackwell With Wendy Richard. .
10/05/1962 Thursday Eden Kane I Dont Know Why 7 Decca Bunny Lewis A delightful guitar break. There is also a deep sounding guitar. .
24/05/1962 Thursday Marty Wilde Jezebel 19 Phillips Johnny Franz # .
24/05/1962 Thursday Jet Harris Besame Mucho 22 Decca Jack Good BJS suggested that the Fender VI six-string bass could be used as a lead Duane Eddy style .
07/06/1962 Thursday Vince Hill The Rivers Run Dry 41 Piccadilly . Vince in a mean mood ! .
14/06/1962 Thursday Matt Monro When Love Comes Along 46 Parlophone Norman Newell Average .
14/06/1962 Thursday Jimmy Justice Ainít That Funny 8 Pye Tony Hatch Good .
28/06/1962 Thursday Craig Douglas Our Favourite Melodies 9 Columbia Bunny Lewis A Gary Criss original .
28/06/1962 Thursday Petula Clark Ya Ya Twist 14 Pye Alan Freeman # .
05/07/1962 Thursday Frank Ifield I Remember You 1 Columbia Norrie Paramor First million seller in the UK .
05/07/1962 Thursday Carol Deene Johnny Get Angry 32 HMV Walter Ridley # .
19/07/1962 Thursday Billy Fury Once Upon A Dream 7 Decca Mike Smith # .
02/08/1962 Thursday Ronnie Carroll Roses Are Red 3 Phillips Johnny Frank # .
16/08/1962 Thursday Jet Harris Man With The Golden Gun 12 Decca Jack Good # .
23/08/1962 Thursday Carol Deene Some People 25 HMV Walter Ridley Nice Wind Instrument ! .
23/08/1962 Thursday Jimmy Justice Spanish Harlem 20 Pye Tony Hatch Faithful copy of the classic .
23/08/1962 Thursday John Leyton Down The River Nile 42 HMV Joe Meek Average .
30/08/1962 Thursday Adam Faith Dont That Beat All 8 Parlophone John Burgess Impressive violin .
30/08/1962 Thursday Shirley Bassey What Now My Love 5 Columbia Norman Newell Becaud. Ravels Bolero. Disciplined strumming. .
30/08/1962 Thursday Mike Sarne Will I What 18 Parlophone Charles Blackwell With Billie Davis. .
06/09/1962 Thursday Vernon Girls Loco motion 47 Decca Jack Good Ghastly .
27/09/1962 Thursday Frankie Vaughan Hercules 42 Phillips Johnny Franz Average .
04/10/1962 Thursday Tony Hatch Out Of This World 50 Pye . Guitar kicks in after 60 seconds. TV Sci Fi Themw. .
11/10/1962 Thursday Jess Conrad Pretty Jenny 50 Decca . # .
11/10/1962 Thursday Susan Maughan Bobbys Girl 3 Phillips Johnny Franz # .
18/10/1962 Thursday Craig Douglas Oh Lonesome Me 15 Decca Bunny Lewis Energetic strumming. Excellent guitar break but did BJS play it. .
25/10/1962 Thursday Billy Fury Because Of Love 18 Decca Knownman # .
25/10/1962 Thursday Frank Ifield Lovesick Blues 1 Columbia Norrie Paramor # .
25/10/1962 Thursday Rolf Harris Sun Arise 3 Columbia George Martin Struth ! .
01/11/1962 Thursday John Barry James Bond Theme 13 Columbia John Burgess Vic Flick played the lead guitar. Jim played acoustic. NO
01/11/1962 Thursday Joe Loss Must Be Madison 20 HMV . # .
08/11/1962 Thursday Peter Jay Can Can 62 31 Decca Joe Meek Tres beau ! Amazing drumming ! .
08/11/1962 Thursday Matt Monro My Love And Devotion 29 Parlophone Norman Newell Standard stuff. .
15/11/1962 Thursday Ronnie Carroll If Only Tomorrow 33 Phillips Johnny Franz # .
06/12/1962 Thursday Kenny Lynch Up On The Roof 10 HMV Walter Ridley # .
13/12/1962 Thursday Mark Wynter Go Away Little Girl 6 Pye Tony Hatch Steady strumming. .
13/12/1962 Thursday Springfields Island Of Dreams 5 Phillips Johnny Franz # .


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