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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1966

British Groups could have been classified as follows :-

The "Cabaret" Groups who used Session Musicians
Freddie & The Dreamers (they may have played on their first couple of hits)
Dave Dee
Merseybeats
Hermans & The Hermits (Mickey Most used Session Musicians)
Love Affair (famously used Session Musicians although they were competent musicians)
Dave Clark Five (certainly drummer Bobby Graham was used extensively)
Marmalade
The Fortunes
Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes (Brian Poole denies Session Musician involvement)

The "Cabaret" Groups who didn't use Session Musicians
Hollies (unless somebody knows otherwise)
The Searchers (although BJS was on a couple of albums)

The Beat Groups who used Session Musicians
Them (while Drummer Bobby Graham's involvement is not doubted
there is a mystery about contributions made by other Session Musicians)
Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds

The Beat Groups who didn't use Session Musicians
Manfred Mann (although they used BJS on later recordings)
Small Faces (although BJS played on a small number of records)
Spencer Davis Group
Moody Blues
Jimmy Page joined The Yardbirds in June.
(there was less demand for Session Guitarists)
(Alan Parker replaced Jimmy)

In this year BJS played on 28 Top Ten Records (including 5 Number Ones).

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 ?
06/01/1966 Thursday Bachelors Hello Dolly 38 Decca . # .
06/01/1966 Thursday Vince Hill Take Me To Your Heart Again 13 Columbia . La Vie En Rose .
06/01/1966 Thursday Rockin Berries The Water Is Over My Head 43 Piccadilly John Schroeder Guitar dominated. .
06/01/1966 Thursday Crispian St Peters You Were On My Mind 2 Decca Knownman With Jimmy Page. Good copy of the Ian (Tyson) & Sylvia song. .
13/01/1966 Thursday Mindbenders A Groovy Kind Of Love 2 Fontana . Nice short guitar break but was it BJS ? .
13/01/1966 Thursday Overlanders Michelle 1 Pye Tony Hatch Variety of guitars. .
13/01/1966 Thursday Pinkertons Assorted Colours Mirror Mirror 9 Decca . Did BJS play the electric autoharp ? .
13/01/1966 Thursday Cilla Black Loveís Just A Broken Heart 5 Parlophone George Martin # .
13/01/1966 Thursday Tom Jones Thunderball 35 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
27/01/1966 Thursday Sandie Shaw Tomorrow 9 Pye Knownman Average. .
27/01/1966 Thursday Dusty Springfield Little By Little 17 Phillips Johnny Franz Great drumming .
03/02/1966 Thursday Fortunes This Golden Ring 15 Decca Knownman Ker-chink .
03/02/1966 Thursday Paul And Barry Ryan Have Pity On The Boy 18 Decca Les Reed Ker-chink .
10/02/1966 Thursday Petula Clark My Love 4 Pye Tony Hatch This is the work of The Wrecking Crew. NO
10/02/1966 Thursday P.J. Proby Youíve Come Back 25 Liberty . This is good .
10/02/1966 Thursday Billy Fury Iíll Never Quite Get Over You 35 Decca . Nice key changes. .
17/02/1966 Thursday Four Pennies Trouble Is My Middle Name 32 Phillips Johnny Franz Guitar dominated .
24/02/1966 Thursday Peter And Gordon Woman 28 Columbia Norman Newell Was it a Beatles composition ? Short guitar break. .
24/02/1966 Thursday Gary Walker You Dont Love Me 26 CBS . Alan Parker or BJS on prominant guitar. .
03/03/1966 Thursday Walker Brothers The Sun Ainít Gonna Shine Anymore 1 Phillips Johnny Franz Vic Flick was also on this record. Dougie Wright on drums. .
10/03/1966 Thursday Kenneth McKellar A Man Without Love 30 Decca . Eurovision .
17/03/1966 Thursday Bachelors The Sound Of Silence 3 Decca . A Paul Simon song .
17/03/1966 Thursday Val Doonican Elusive Butterfly 5 Decca Roger Richards Excellent version of the Bob Lind classic song. .
17/03/1966 Thursday Vince Hill Heartaches 28 Columbia . Famous Song .
24/03/1966 Thursday Seekers Someday One Day 11 Columbia Tom Springfield Average fare. .
24/03/1966 Thursday Graham Bonney Supergirl 19 Columbia Tony Palmer German Number One .
24/03/1966 Thursday Hermans Hermits You Wonít Be Leaving 20 Columbia Mickie Most # .
31/03/1966 Thursday Crispian St Peters Pied Piper 5 Decca Knownman Dominant bass but nice electric guitar in the background. With Jimmy Page. .
31/03/1966 Thursday Alan Price I Put A Spell On You 9 Decca Knownman Great organ. A Screaming Jay Hawkins number. .
31/03/1966 Thursday Cilla Black Alfie 9 Parlophone George Martin Vic Flick was also on this record. .
31/03/1966 Thursday Dusty Springfield You Donít Have To Say You Love Me 1 Phillips Johnny Franz big jim sullivan (thanks). Cowritten by Simon Napier-Bell - great man. .
02/04/1966 Saturday Chris Farlowe 14 Things To Talk About 19 Immediate . Album
14/04/1966 Thursday Master Singers Highway Code 25 Parlophone George Martin # .
14/04/1966 Thursday David McCallum Communication 32 Capitol . The Man From Uncle .
14/04/1966 Thursday Chris Andrews To Whom It Concerns 13 Decca Mike Smith Chris wrote a lot of Sandie Shaw hits. With Jimmy Page. .
21/04/1966 Thursday Petula Clark A Sign Of The Times 49 Pye Tony Hatch # .
21/04/1966 Thursday Quiet Five Homeward Bound 44 Parlophone . The group had their own fine guitarist .
21/04/1966 Thursday Pinkertons Assorted Colours Dont Stop Loving Me 50 Decca . A couple of guitars make a contribution .
05/05/1966 Thursday Mindbenders Canít Live Without You 28 Fontana . Excellent guitar. Song title used by U2 many years later. .
12/05/1966 Thursday Paul And Barry Ryan I Love Her 17 Decca Les Reed # .
12/05/1966 Thursday Ken Dodd Promises 6 Columbia Norman Newell Standard doddy stuff. .
19/05/1966 Thursday Sandie Shaw Nothing Comes Easy 14 Pye Knownman # .
19/05/1966 Thursday Tom Jones Once There Was A Time 18 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
26/05/1966 Thursday Gary Walker Twinkie Lee 26 CBS . Impressive Brass .
02/06/1966 Thursday Vince Hill Merci Cheri 36 Columbia . Average
09/06/1966 Thursday Cilla Black Donít Answer Me 6 Parlophone George Martin Pleasant .
09/06/1966 Thursday David Garrick Lady Jane 28 Piccadilly John Schroeder What instruments is that ? .
16/06/1966 Thursday P.J. Proby To Make A Big Man Cry 34 Liberty . # .
23/06/1966 Thursday Chris Farlowe Out Of Time 1 Immediate Mick Jagger Joe Moretti probably played the Spanish guitar. Jimmy Page is there and so are others. Dougie Wright on drums. .
23/06/1966 Thursday Hermans Hermits This Door Swings Both Ways 18 Columbia Mickie Most Great introduction and good throughout. .
23/06/1966 Thursday Frank Ifield No One Will Ever Know 25 Columbia Norrie Paramor # .
25/06/1966 Saturday Mindbenders The Mindbenders 28 Fontana . Album
30/06/1966 Thursday Dave Berry Mama 5 Decca Mike Smith Dreary ! With Jimmy Page ! .
30/06/1966 Thursday Los Bravos Black Is Black 2 Decca . Dominant main guitar. Vic Flick was also on this record. .
30/06/1966 Thursday Petula Clark I Couldnít Live Without Your Love 6 Pye Tony Hatch # .
02/07/1966 Saturday Dave Dee Dave Dee 11 Fontana . Album
07/07/1966 Thursday Bachelors Can I Trust You 26 Decca . Average .
07/07/1966 Thursday Dusty Springfield Going Back 10 Phillips Johnny Franz # .
09/07/1966 Saturday Bachelors Hits Of The Sixties 12 Decca . Album
14/07/1966 Thursday Walker Brothers (Baby) You Dont Have To Tell Me 13 Phillips Johnny Franz # .
14/07/1966 Thursday Ivy League Willow Tree 50 Piccadilly John Schroeder # .
14/07/1966 Thursday Paul And Barry Ryan I Love How You Love Me 21 Decca Les Reed Bagpipes ! A funny noise in the middle and at the end (is it a guitar ?). .
14/07/1966 Thursday Alan Price Hi Lili Hi Lo 11 Decca Knownman Brass. .
23/07/1966 Saturday Ken Dodd Hits For Now And Always 14 Columbia . Album
30/07/1966 Saturday Petula Clark I Couldnít Live Without Your Love 11 Pye Tony Hatch Album
04/08/1966 Thursday Billy Fury Give Me Your Word 27 Decca . With Jimmy Page. .
04/08/1966 Thursday Ken Dodd More Than Love 14 Columbia Norman Newell This is based on a famous melody. Dunno which one though. .
11/08/1966 Thursday Cliff Bennett Got To Get You Into My Life 6 Parlophone Paul McCartney Dominated by brass. .
18/08/1966 Thursday Tom Jones This And That 44 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
25/08/1966 Thursday Mindbenders Ashes To Ashes 14 Fontana . Delightful guitar break .
27/08/1966 Saturday Shirley Bassey Iíve Got A Song For You 26 United Artists Norman Newell Album
03/09/1966 Saturday Walker Brothers Portrait 3 Phillips Johnny Franz Album
08/09/1966 Thursday Los Bravos I Don't Care 16 Decca Knownman Great drumming .
08/09/1966 Thursday Sandie Shaw Run 32 Pye Knownman Stalker's Anthem .
10/09/1966 Saturday Julie Felix Changes 27 Fontana . Album
15/09/1966 Thursday Dusty Springfield All I See Is You 9 Phillips Johnny Franz Typical Dusty track. .
15/09/1966 Thursday Crispian St Peters Changes 47 Decca Knownman Written by Phil Ochs. .
15/09/1966 Thursday Mike Sammes Singers Somewhere My Love 14 HMV Walter Ridley Dr Zhivago's Theme .
17/09/1966 Saturday Matt Monro This Is The Life 25 Capitol . Album
22/09/1966 Thursday David Garrick Dear Mrs Applebee 22 Piccadilly John Schroeder Does BJS play the ukuele ? .
22/09/1966 Thursday Peter And Gordon Lady Godiver 16 Columbia Norman Newell Horns and piano. .
22/09/1966 Thursday Walker Brothers Another Tear Falls 12 Phillips Johnny Franz Dougie Wright on drums. .
29/09/1966 Thursday Paul And Barry Ryan Have You Ever Loved Somebody 49 Decca Les Reed Hollies written. Fuzz guitar. .
06/10/1966 Thursday Hermans Hermits No Milk Today 7 Columbia Mickie Most Great Introduction. John McLaughlin and Jimmy Page were present. Dougie Wright on drums. .
08/10/1966 Saturday Tom Jones From The Heart 23 Decca Peter Sullivan Album
20/10/1966 Thursday Adam Faith Cheryls Home Going 66 Parlophone . Busy guitars .
20/10/1966 Thursday Cat Stevens I Love My Dog 28 Deram Mike Hurst Mike Hurst informed me that BJS was not on the record. It was Cat playing the acoustic guitar. Deep sounding guitar. NO
20/10/1966 Thursday Cilla Black A Fool Am I 13 Parlophone George Martin Average .
22/10/1966 Saturday Dusty Springfield Golden Hits 2 Phillips . Album
27/10/1966 Thursday Chris Farlowe Ride On Baby 31 Immediate Mick Jagger # .
27/10/1966 Thursday Ken Dodd Its Love 36 Columbia Norman Newell # .
27/10/1966 Thursday P.J. Proby I Canít Make It Alone 37 Liberty . A bit like - Youve Lost That Loving Feeling .
03/11/1966 Thursday Val Doonican What Would I Be 2 Decca Roger Richards Catchy. .
05/11/1966 Saturday Bachelors Bachelors' Girls 24 Decca . Album
10/11/1966 Thursday Tom Jones Green Green Grass Of Home 1 Decca Peter Sullivan Vic Flick was also on this record. .
17/11/1966 Thursday Master Singers Weather Forecast 50 Parlophone George Martin # .
19/11/1966 Saturday Seekers Come The Day 3 Columbia . Album
24/11/1966 Thursday Seekers Morningtown Ride 2 Columbia Tom Springfield Steady strumming .
01/12/1966 Thursday Hermans Hermits East West 37 Columbia Mickie Most # .
01/12/1966 Thursday Bachelors Walk With Faith In Your Heart 22 Decca Knownman Steady strumming .
08/12/1966 Thursday Frank Ifield Call Her Your Sweetheart 24 Columbia Norrie Paramor # .
08/12/1966 Thursday Paul And Barry Ryan Missy Missy 43 Decca Les Reed Bango ? .
08/12/1966 Thursday Donovan Sunshine Superman 3 Pye Mickie Most Eric Ford and Jimmy Page are credited on the album cover but what did Jim play. .
10/12/1966 Saturday Chris Farlowe The Art Of Chris Farlowe 37 Immediate . Album
10/12/1966 Saturday Mrs Mills Come To My Party 17 Parlophone . Album
15/12/1966 Thursday Walker Brothers Deadlier Than The Male 34 Phillips Johnny Franz # .


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