Billboard issues its first chart detailing what records are selling the most copies. Titled “National List of Best Selling Retail Records,” it’s a precursor to the Hot 100 and the first to count record sales (the existing charts are for sheet music sales, jukebox play and radio plugs). It’s not an exact science, as Billboard polls record stores to find out what is selling – a practice that stays in effect until the ’90s, when call-a-clerk is replaced with Soundscan technology. The first chart is dominated by big band hits,
Peggy Lee recorded “Why Don’t You Do Right” with Benny Goodman.
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan entered the R&B hit list with “Petootie Pie,” reaching #3—pretty good for a B-side. The A-side was the huge #1 hit “Stone Cold Dead in the Market.”
July 27, 1958
Fan’s of rock & roll music were warned that tuning into music on the car radio could cost you more money. Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel.
July 27, 1973
The self-titled debut by the New York Dolls is released via Mercury Records (and produced by Todd Rundgren). The album spawns such glam/proto-punk classics as “Personality Crisis,” “Looking for a Kiss,” “Trash,” and “Jet Boy.”
Elton John’s“Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” was number two on the USA song chart
Joy Division performed at the Roots Club, Leeds, England.
Madonna released her debut album on Sire Records. which included songs like “Holiday,” “Lucky Star” and “Borderline.” Rolling Stone reviewer Don Shewey opined that Madonna “has a voice that takes some getting used to” but praised her for writing “good tunes — catchy and bare to the bone.” The album peaked at No. 16 in Canada and No. 8 in the U.S.
Whitney Houston’s solo single debut, “You Give Good Love” peaked at #3. A year earlier, the then-unknown singer recorded a duet with Teddy Pendergrass, “Hold Me,” which only reached #46.
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The Eurythmics had the #1 song in the U.K. with “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)”.
Queen became the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Easten Europe when they played at Budapest’s Nepstadion, Hungary, the gig was filmed and released as ‘Queen Magic in Budapest’.
Whitney Houston released her single “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.
When Natalie Cole brought the idea of singing a duet album with her late father Nat King Cole’s old recordings to her label, EMI refused. She signed with Electra Records, recorded the album, titled Unforgettable. . .With Love, and today topped the album charts. Natalie Cole moved to #1 on the Album chart with Unforgettable With Love.
Faux Lesbian marketing helps The Spice Girls score their first UK number one single with “Wannabe,” spending seven weeks at number one. The song won Best British-Written Single at the 1997 Ivor Novello Awards and Best Single at the 1997 Brit Awards.
The “NSYNC Live” performance at Madison Square Garden was shown on HBO.
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