Musical Milestones

1963 – High school freshman Little Peggy March (born Margaret Annemarie Battavio) marches to the top of the singles chart with “I Will Follow Him.” The song remains there for three weeks. 

1967 – Motown Records releases the Marvin Gaye-Tammi Terrell duet, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” which becomes a Top 20 hit. Diana Ross’ 1970 version rockets to the top of the pop chart, becoming her first No. 1 since leaving The Supremes. 

1974 – “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia),” by MFSB and The Three Degrees, is the No. 1 single. 

1981 – Singer-songwriter and legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr weds actress Barbara Bach, best known for her roles in the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Force 10 from Navarone.”

1985 – “We Are The World,” the musical collaboration produced under the baton of Quincy Jones as a fundraiser for African famine relief, is in the middle of a four-week reign over the Billboard Hot 100.

1991 – Amy Grant’s “Baby Baby begins two weeks as the most popular single in the U.S.

1999 – British rockers The Verve, best known for their Grammy-nominated hit “Bitter Sweet Symphony” and the chart-topping singles “The Drugs Don’t Work” and “Lucky Man,” announce their second breakup. The band re-forms in 2007, but by 2009, the musicians truly go their separate ways.

2002 – “Foolish,” off Ashanti’s self-titled debut album, tops the Billboard Hot 100 and remains at No. 1 for 10 weeks. The accompanying music video features actor Terrence Howard.

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The Complete Duets

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Greatest Hits

Amy Grant

Remember the Sultana

Narrated by Sean Astin, and directed and produced by Mike Marshall and Mark Marshall

Rocky Marciano: A LIfe Story

Narrated by Robert Loggia and directed by Marino Amoruso

The Complete Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Coretta Scott King

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The Best of Diana Ross & The Supremes: The Millennium Collection

Diana Ross & The Supremes

Greatest Hits

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

Bad Friday: The Great & Terrible 1964 Alaska Earthquake

Lew Freedman

Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine

Thomas Hager

The Fugitive: The Complete Series

Starring William Conrad and David Janssen

Pulp Fiction

Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and directed by Quentin Tarantino

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Pearl

Janis Joplin

Faith

George Michael

New Orleans Carnival Krewes: The History, Spirit & Secrets of Mardi Gras

Rosary O’Neill

A Brief History of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Piero Pierotti

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives, and directed by Richard Brooks

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Peppermint Twist

Joey Dee & The Starliters

Talking Book

Stevie Wonder

Flushed With Pride: The Story of Thomas Crapper

Wallace Reyburn

Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

Gene Kranz

The Donna Reed Show

Joanne Morreale

Star Trek VIII: First Contact

Starring Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner and James Cromwell, and directed by Jonathan Frakes

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Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin

Double Fantasy

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Saving Radio City Music Hall: A Dancer's True Story

Rosemary Novellino-Mearns

The Best of Howdy Doody

Starring Bob Keeshan and Bob Smith 

Roots: 30th Anniversary Edition Box Set

Starring LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson and John Amos, and directed by David Greene and Marvin J. Chomsky

Green Card

Starring Gerard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell, directed by Peter Weir

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Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles

Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf

American Experience: The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

PBS

Milk

Starring Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch and Josh Brolin, and directed by Gus Van Sant

Tao of Jeet Kune Do: New Expanded Edition

Bruce Lee

Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World

Bill Nye

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The Very Best of Ben E. King

Ben E. King

Imagination

Gladys Knight & the Pips

Evolution of New York City Subways

Gene Sansone

Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

Neal Gabler

So, Anyway...

John Cleese

Greatest

Duran Duran

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The Essential John Denver

This collection captures the breadth of John Denver’s incredible musical legacy. It opens with his ’60s folk period with “Leaving on a Jet Plane. Then there’s the down-home side with the back-porch ballad “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and the fiddle-flecked foot-stomper “Thank God I’m a Country Boy.” And of course, soaring pop ballads like “Sunshine on My Shoulders” and “Rocky Mountain High” are included.

Fore! / Huey Lewis & The News

Released in 1986, Huey Lewis & the News’ fourth album sailed to No. 1 on the strength of five Top 10 singles: “Stuck with You,” “Hip to Be Square,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “I Know What I Like,” and “Doing It All for My Baby.” You’ve tapped your foot to at least one of these tunes over the years. Now tap to them all!

Inventing Late Night

Based on exclusive interviews, author Ben Alba has produced this wonderful history of the first “Tonight” show, complete with terrific photos from the program and revealing insights from more 30 entertainment legends who knew and worked with Steve Allen — including Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts, and many more.

Breach of Trust

The Warren Commission’s major conclusion was that Lee Harvey Oswald was the “lone assassin” of President John F. Kennedy. Author Gerald McKnight rebuts that view in this meticulous and devastating dissection of the Commission’s work.

Bat Out of Hell / Meat Loaf

A revving Harley of operatic rock purrs at the heart of this 1977 epic that proved to be the career catapult for Meat Loaf’s brand of piano-hammering emotion. This album contains such classics as “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Lights.”

Shaun Cassidy - Greatest Hits

A teen idol of the late ’70s, actor and singer Shaun Cassidy rocketed to fame both on the pop charts and on television (“The Hardy Boys Mysteries”), much as his half-brother David Cassidy had earlier in the decade. This collection contains such fan favorites as “Da Doo Ron Ron” and “That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll.”

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The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story

“The Fifth Beatle” is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided the Beatles, from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom.

Synchronicity / The Police

This Grammy-winning final album by The Police was one of the most talked about musical achievements of the 80s, delivering such classic hits as “Wrapped Around Your Finger,” “King of Pain” and “Every Breath You Take.”

Roman Holiday

“Roman Holiday” was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, and Audrey Hepburn captured one of them for her portrayal of a bored and sheltered princess that escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Co-starring Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert.

The Lonely Sea and the Sky

In 1967, Sir Francis Chichester became the first person to sail around the world solo from west to east via the great capes. Here, his entire life — including his greatest failures and successes — are told by the man who experienced it all firsthand.

The Best of Captain & Tennille

The perfect collection of the Captain & Tennille’s signature hits, including “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “Musrat Love,” “The Way I Want to Touch You,” and “Shop Around.”

Once Upon a Time in America

Robert De Niro and James Woods play lifelong Lower East Side pals whose wary partnership unravels in death and mystery. Co-starring Joe Pesci, Elizabeth Mc Govern, Danny Aiello and Tuesday Weld.

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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

All in the Family

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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