CHRONICLES: THE YEAR 1967
After having succeded in Great-Britain in 1966, Dave Dee & Co. topped The Beatles to become the N°1 Beat Group in Germany this year.
Der Musikmarkt: Heft 12/1967 – Single-Hitparade 1967
Best-selling Beat groups:
1) Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
2) The Rolling Stones
3) The Beatles
4) The Kinks
5) The Monkees
6) The Bee Gees
7) The Who
8) The Troggs
9) The Beach Boys
10) The Hollies
Best-selling Singles: 13) Okay! 21) Save Me 29) Bend It
(“Bend It” had charted at n°43 for the Year 1966, splitting its sales over two years)
After Teenage “BRAVO” Magazine naming them the Best Beat group in Germany in the Spring, in December “Der Musikmarkt” (trade newspaper counting up actual sales to build the fortnightly official German Hit-Parade) is crowning the group Best Sellers for 1967, a jump up from n°3 in December 1966.
German Top Fifty of the Year:
“Okay!” was the biggest success for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich that year. They beat The Beatles, Procol Harum, The Who, The Kinks and many more… The Monkees, The Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits and Manfred Mann all place their biggest hit higher than “Okay!” – but each placed only one hit in this Top Fifty.
David Garrick (n°5), The Creation (n°34), The Smoke (n°36), Graham Bonney (n°45) and The Equals (n°48) were all British artists practically unknown in England in 1967. (The Smoke even relocated in Germany for one and a half year). Especially noteworthy is that “Baby Come Back” would reach the Number One position in the UK in June 68, one full year after it charted in Germany!