50 Years Ago This Week Selections from Billboard's Hot 100 for the week: Leaving the chart: "Amazing Grace," Judy Collins (15 weeks) "Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone," Johnnie Taylor (10 weeks) "Knock Three Times," Dawn (18 weeks) "Rose Garden," Lynn Anderson (17 weeks) "Superstar," Murray Head w/ The Trinidad Singers (19 weeks total; 12 weeks this run) "Watching Scotty Grow," Bobby Goldsboro (13 weeks) New on the chart: "Layla," Derek & The Dominos (#51 US; #7 UK; #27 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time) "Sweet and Innocent," Donny Osmond of The Osmonds (#7 US) "If," Bread (#4 US; #1 AC) "I Am...I Said," Neil Diamond (#4 US; #2 AC; #4 UK) And new on the boob tube: Hogan's Heroes, "Look at the Pretty Snowflakes" The Ed Sullivan Show, Season 23, episode 24 All in the Family, "Gloria Discovers Women's Lib" The Odd Couple, "Trapped" (season finale) _______ This song in particular, heard in isolation, doesn't make as much of an impression on me as the upcoming album in its entirety. He maybe coulda opened up with something a little stronger. Advance singles from Blonde on Blonde and Pet Sounds coming up in the same week! This one has the novelty of having been released as a Brian Wilson solo single, though it would be appearing on a Beach Boys album; and having been released only a couple of weeks before an advance single from the album credited to the band...which, as I recall, is somebody's favorite Beach Boys song... I'm afraid that Ray Charles from this era doesn't really grab me. It's alright. Geez...I never even realized the cheesy weather theme connection... I'd give Petula a little more credit for song diversity than that.