Musical Milestones

1957 – “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” by Elvis Presley begins a seven-week run on top of the singles chart. Two months earlier, Elvis was king of the pop chart with “All Shook Up,” which spent eight weeks at No. 1.

1958 – The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards the first official Gold album (for achieving sales of $1 million). It goes to the cast album for the stage production of “Oklahoma!” featuring Gordon MacRae. 

1967 – The Monkees begin a 29-date concert tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as the opening act. However, Hendrix is dropped after eight performances because the producers felt his act was not suitable for their “teeny-bopper” audiences.

1970 – “The Everly Brothers Show” starts an 11-week prime-time run on ABC- TV. 

1972 – Bill Withers scores the first and only No. 1 hit of his career when “Lean On Me” reaches the top of the pop chart. It holds that position for three weeks. 

1978 – Gerry Rafferty’s “City To City” reaches the top of the Billboard album chart, dethroning the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack which occupied that spot for nearly six months.

1989 – “Good Thing,” by Fine Young Cannibals, begins a week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track is the second chart-topper from the band’s “The Raw & The Cooked” album. Three months earlier, “She Drives Me Crazy” claimed the top spot.

1995 – TLC flows to the top of the Billboard pop chart with “Waterfalls.” The song remains at No. 1 for seven weeks.

2000 – Enrique Iglesias begins his third and final week on top of the singles chart with “Be With You.”

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Fine Young Cannibals

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Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt

Operation Overflight: A Memoir of the U-2 Incident

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Starring Kevin BaconLori Singer and John Lithgow, and directed by Herbert Ross

The Karate Kid

Starring Jaden SmithJackie Chan, and directed by Harald Zwart

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Hey Jude: The U.S. Album

The Beatles

The Essential James Taylor

James Taylor

Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program

David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek

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Starring Wesley Snipes, Ice-T and Allen Payne, and directed by Mario Van Peebles

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Starring Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and B.J. Novak

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Yesterday...And Today

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Revolutions: The Very Best Of Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood

LBJ's Neglected Legacy

Robert H. Wilson, Norman J. Glickman and Laurence E., Jr. Lynn

Volkswagen Beetle: A Celebration of the World's Most Popular Car

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Starring Clint EastwoodHilary Swank and Morgan Freeman, and directed by Clint Eastwood

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The Very Best of Gilbert O'Sullivan: A Singer and His Songs

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Grease: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Frankie Valli and others

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Robert Stone and Alan Andres

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Starring Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan

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Elvis Presley

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The Band

The Empire State Building: The History of New York City's Most Iconic Landmark

Charles River Editors

National Lampoon’s Animal House

Starring Tom HulceJohn Belushi andKaren Allen, and directed by John Landis

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Clint Hill

Garfield's Sunday Finest: 35 Years of My Best Sunday Funnies

Jim Davis

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The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits

Joel Whitburn

Waking Up the Neighbours

Bryan Adams

Bugs Bunny: Fifty Years and Only One Grey Hare

Joe Adamson

Hope: Entertainer of the Century

Richard Zoglin

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Starring Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers

The Poseidon Adventure

Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Burttons, and directed by Ronald Neame

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The Hustle & The Best of Van McCoy

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Peter Gabriel

Enemies: A History of the FBI

Tim Weiner

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

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Starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce, and directed by Curtis Hanson

The Blind Side

Starring Sandra BullockTim McGraw and Quinton Aaron, and directed by John Lee Hancock

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Dylan Goes Electric!: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties

Elijah Wald

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Stevie Nicks has her first solo chart success when “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” reaches No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by Tom Petty, who assists on vocals.

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Pierette Simpson

The Golden Girls: The Ultimate Viewing Guide

Harry Huryk

Episodes: Seasons 1 & 2

Starring Matt LeBlanc and Tamsin Greig 

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Survivor

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That's All Folks: The Art of Warner Bros. Animation

Steve Schneider

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb

Starring Peter SellersPeter Bull and George C. Scott, and directed by Stanley Kubrick

An Unfinished Life

Starring Robert RedfordJennifer Lopez and Morgan Freeman, and directed by Lasse Hallström

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas

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Iron Butterfly

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Starring Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb, and directed by Alex Cox

The Plots Against Hitler

Danny Orbach

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This documentary features never-before-seen Apollo 11 footage; directed by Todd Douglas Miller

Splendor in the Grass

Starring Natalie WoodWarren BeattyPat Hingle, and directed by Elia Kazan

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Starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh, and directed by Alexander Payne