1959 – Billboard Magazine Splits Chart – One For Mono & One For Stereo

June 3, 1959

Billboard Magazine responds to the growing popularity of stereophonic recordings by splitting its album chart in two: one chart for mono, one for stereo.


1967:The Doors, “Light My Fire”
1972:The Eagles, “Take It Easy”
1972:Pink Floyd, Obscured By Clouds


1952:Frank Sinatra, “Birth Of The Blues”
1965:Gary Lewis and the Playboys, “Save Your Heart For Me”
1966:The Beatles, “I Want To Tell You”
1970:Bob Dylan: “Kingston Town (Jamaica),” “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” “Long Black Veil,” “Lily Of The West,” “One More Weekend”


1950:Perry Como’s “Hoop-Dee-Doo” hits #1
1957:Pat Boone’s “Love Letters In The Sand” hits #1
1967:Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” hits #1
1972:The Staple Singers’ “I’ll Take You There” hits #1
1972:Jethro Tull’s LP Thick As A Brick hits #1
1978:Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams’ “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” hits #1

Source – about entertainment.com

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