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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Nashville Skyline

Bob Dylan

GOLD: Greatest Hits

ABBA

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

Gene Kranz

West Side Story

Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer and Russ Tamblyn, and directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise

Paul Robeson: A Biography

Martin Duberman

Panic Room

Starring Jodie Foster, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker and Kristen Stewart, and directed by David Fincher

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American Pie

Don McLean

Car Wash

Rose Royce

Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Zev Chafets

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

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

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, and directed by Thurl Ravenscroft and Jorge Russek

Magnum P.I.: The Complete First Season

Starring Tom Selleck and John Hillerman

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The Platters: All-Time Greatest Hits

The Platters

The Wall

Pink Floyd

Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness

Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele

The Best of I Love Lucy

Starring Lucille Ball

All in the Family: Complete First Season

Starring Jean Stapleton and Carroll O’Connor

The Birds

Starring Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette and Rod Taylor, and directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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White Christmas

Bing Crosby

Dino The Essential Dean Martin

Dean Martin

Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life

Peter Ackroyd

Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius

Bill Pennington

The Twilight Zone (Season 1)

Created by Rod Serling

Coal Miner's Daughter

Starring Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones and Levon Helm, and directed by Michael Apted

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The Essential Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley is king of the singles chart with “Don’t Be Cruel.” The song remains at No. 1 for 11 weeks.

Let's Get It On / Marvin Gaye

Let’s Get it On by Marvin Gaye returns to the top of the singles chart for a second week.

Charlie's Angels

“Charlie’s Angels” premieres on ABC with Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and the late Farrah Fawcett as a trio of detectives working for their unseen boss, Charlie, who telephoned in their assignments.

A. Lincoln: A Biography

President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than three million black slaves in the U.S. and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.

Tommy Lasorda: My Way

Retired Los Angeles Dodgers manager and National Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda

Greatest Hits: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Rock guitarist-singer and 2015 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett

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Appetite for Destruction / Guns N' Roses

At a time when pop was dominated by dance music and pop-metal, Guns N’ Roses brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts.

II / Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men’s rich harmonies shine on their second album, and so do their new jack swing grooves.

M*A*S*H (TV Milestones Series)

Few American TV series are as deeply entrenched in twentieth-century popular culture as “M*A*S*H,” a Korean War medical comedy characterized by its dark tone and finesse in tackling serious social and political issues. Author David Scott Diffrient analyzes the series’ contextual issues—such as its creation, reception, and circulation—as well as textual issues like its formal innovations, narrative strategies and themes.

Landscape Turned Red

At the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and Union General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac fight to a standstill along a Maryland creek. More than 3,600 men are killed during the bloodiest day in American history.

The Complete Hank Williams

Hank Williams recorded professionally for about six years and left behind a catalog so emotionally rich and varied that it takes this “complete” collection to fully grasp the depths and range of his talents. Though new radio performances pop up from time to time, this contains all of Williams’ studio work and the radio performances that were known at the time of this release.

The Graduate

Nominated for seven Academy Awards and Winner for Best Directing, this groundbreaking film classic launched the career of two-time Oscar Winner Dustin Hoffman. Co-starring Anne Bancroft.

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Revolver

The Beatles

Some Girls

The Rolling Stones

Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters

Marilyn Monroe

Risky Business

Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca DeMornay and Joe Pantoliano, and directed by Paul Brickman

The Imitation Game

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong, and directed by Morten Tyldem

Solid Gold Hits

Beastie Boys

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Ultimate Manilow

Barry Manilow

Synchronicity

The Police

The Great Uprising: Race Riots in Urban America During the 1960s

Peter B. Levy

You Have No Idea

Vanessa Williams

White Men Can't Jump

Starring Woody HarrelsonWesley Snipes andRosie Perez, and directed by Ron Shelton

Capote

Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper and Bruce Greenwood, and directed by Bennett Miller

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20 Greatest Hits

The Coasters

Appetite for Destruction

Guns N’ Roses

The Scopes Monkey Trial

Randy Moore and William McComas

Liberty Bell 7: The Suborbital Mercury Flight of Virgil I. Grissom

Colin Burgess

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Good Will Hunting

Starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Minnie Driver, and directed by Gus Van Sant

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