Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 02:39 pm:
Wichita Lineman song INFO continued!
LP: Billboard Top-100 Albums list, the debut of 16th November, highest position #no. 1.
Keeps this position for 5 weeks.
46 weeks on the list.
LP: Billboard Country Albums list, the highest position, #no. 1.
LP: Cash Box Country Album list debut on 23th November, highest position # no. 1.
42 weeks on the list.
11 weeks in first place.
Gold Records Certifications (RIAA), 18th November.
Achieves twice Multi Platinum status, 4,000,000 ex. sold.
45 vinyl: "Wichita Lineman" single, recorded on 27th May and 14th August.
Billboard Pop List, Hot-100, debut the 2th November.
Highest position #no. 3, 11th January 1969, the last day, 8th February 1969.
Billboard Easy Listening list, debut the 2th November.
Highest position #no. 1, 14th, 21th and 28th December and the 4th, 11th and 18th January 1969.
The last day of the 1th March 1969.
Billboard Country list also debut the 2th November, highest position #no. 1, 21th and 28th December, last day, 8th March 1969.
Gold Records Certifications (RIAA), 22th January 1969.
Reviewed in Billboard magazine as a single extract, 26th October.
#no. 7. location in the United Kingdom, debut on the list, 29th January 1969, a total of 13 weeks on the list.
Eminent singer, songwriter, David Gates, ex. Bread, said to Record Collector, United Kingdom, #no. 219, 1998:
"When I wrote the number "Make It With You", I had G.C.s version of "Wichita Lineman" in my mind".
Can just say, that in the city of Wichita in the state of Kansas, USA, 1th October 2006, gives the group the Rolling Stones concert at Cessna Stadium and play short clips from "Wichita Lineman", as their fifth number that night.
Can ad extra:
Lovely Carol Kaye, born 24th March 1935, is one of the world's best ever female musicians, pop, rock music through the ages.
Legendary guitarist and bassist, known among other things from his time at Phil Spector`s The Wrecking Crew. Carol started also to record with Sam Cooke in 1957, later also Beach Boys, Motown artists, plus more that we can believe.
She said to me back in 2005 in an e-mail, that J.W. played piano on the title track "Wichita Lineman", Al Casey, guitar, Jim Gordon, drums and Glen had lent Carol`s DANELECTRO baritone 6-string bass guitar to play the famous bass solo piece.
Carol Kaye contributed to this number on electric bass.
The super nice intro to the track is also something which Kaye has done.
erik "the Dane"