Sunday, 7 August 2011

UK Singles Chart (1971)

These are the hits for the year 1971.

9th Jan
Clive Dunn
Only UK No 1 for this "Dad's Army" star who tapped a rich vein of seasonal sentimentality that Christmas & New Year.
30th Jan
George Harrison
My Sweet Lord
First UK No 1 for this ex-Beatle, who was sued for plagiarism a few years later.
6th Mar
Mungo Jerry
Baby Jump
Second and last UK No 1 for Mungo Jerry. Written by leader Ray Dorset
20th Mar
T Rex
Hot Love
First UK No 1 for Marc Bolan, an acoustic folk hero who turned electric and became a glam rock star with his band, T Rex.
1st May
Dave & Ansil Collins
Double Barrel
Jamaican duo who provided only the second West Indian reggae chart topper. This was their only UK No 1.
15th May
Knock Three Times
First UK No 1 for Dawn. Tony Orlando had retired from singing when he was persuaded to front Dawn for studio recordings.
19th Jun
Middle Of The Road
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
Only ever UK no 1 for this Scottish foursome.
24th Jul
T Rex
Get It On
A second UK No 1 for the reinvented glam rocker Marc Bolan with the infectious "Get it On".
21st Aug
Diana Ross
I'm Still Waiting
A first solo No 1 for Diana Ross, having previously hit the top stop with The Supremes.
18th Sep
Hey Girl Don't Bother Me
Only ever UK no 1 for this American act whose US chart career was already over. This was a reissue of a 1964 US hit
9th Oct
Rod Stewart
Maggie May
First UK No 1 for this veteran of several bands, most notably The Faces.
13th Nov
Coz I Love You
First UK No 1 for the Wolverhampton glam rockers who launched a long and successful career with this.
11th Dec
Benny Hill
Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
Popular TV comic who recorded novelty songs over a number of years. Thankfully, this was the only one to hit the top of the charts.
Clive Dunn,Grandad Requests Permission To Sing Sir,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,458676
George Harrison,My Sweet Lord,Japan,Promo,Deleted,Withdrawn,5
Tony Orlando & Dawn,Knock Three Times,UK,Promo,Deleted,7
Diana Ross,I'm Still Waiting,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,521739
Benny Hill,Ernie,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,373216

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