But it stalled at #6, where it remained for 3 of its 5 weeks in the top 10. Other observations: The Four Top and Neil Diamond continue their slumps. What does Elvets Rednow spell backwards?
Once upon a time, national breakout status was awarded to a single that debuted at #70 or higher on the Hot 100. "White Room debuted at #58 but didn't reach the top 10 until week 5.
Jack Bruce, Cream's Adventurous Bassist, Dies at 71. (The New York Times,
Ginger Baker: 'I’m not an easy person to get on with' – a classic interview from the vaults. (The Guardian, 8/19/2015)
Eric Clapton Talks Addiction, Cream’s Brilliance, the Future of the Guitar. (Rolling Stone, 12/4/2017)
Aretha Franklin's two-sided hit single among the newcomers on Billboard Hot 100 for the week
ending August 17, 1968.
Iron Butterfly makes its first appearance on Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending August 24, 1968.
Big Brother and the Holding Company makes its first two appearances on Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending August 31, 1968.
Fire! The Crazy World of Arthur Brown debuts with its only single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. ( For the week ending September 7, 1968)
The Beatles "Hey Jude" debuts in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending September 14, 1968
Jimi Hendrix Experience: "All Along the Watchtower" debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending September 21, 1968
Run for your lives, here come the Archies: Bang-shang-a-lang debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending September 28, 1968