Archive for July 7th, 2011

FIRST GOLD RECORD ALBUM ON THIS DATE IN 1958

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The first certified gold record album was presented by the Recording Industry
Association of America (RIAA).The award went to the original soundtrack album
of the 1955 Academy Award winning film Oklahoma! The soundtrack charted #1
on the Billboard Pop Album Chart in 1956 and went “multi-platinum” in 1992.

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CHART NEWCOMER ON THIS DATE IN 1958

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“Poor Little Fool” holds the distinction of being the first number-one
song on Billboard magazine’s then newly-created Hot-100 chart,
replacing the magazine’s Jockeys and Top 100 charts. It spent two
weeks at the number-one spot. The record also reached the top ten
on the Billboard Country and Rhythm and Blues charts.

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THIS TYPEWRITER LIFTS OFF MISTAKES!

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THE #1 RECORD ON THIS DATE IN 1962

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"The Stripper" was composed by David Rose and recorded in 1958. It 
was originally used as the B-side to his single, “Ebb Tide”.

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RINGO STARR TURNED 71 TODAY

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Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor who gained
worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles. When the band formed in
1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool band, Rory Storm and the
Hurricanes. He became The Beatles’ drummer in August 1962, taking the
place of Pete Best.  In addition to his contribution as drummer, Starr featured
as lead vocals on a number of successful Beatles songs (in particular, "With
a Little Help from My Friends”, “Yellow Submarine”, and The Beatles version
of " Act Naturally”. Starr was picked as the fifth-best drummer of all-time by
Rolling Stone readers. He currently tours with the All-Starr Band. 
 

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