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May 23, 1960: The Everly Brothers start a five-week run at #1 with “Cathy’s Clown”, a song inspired by one of Don Everly’s ex-girlfriends. While it was #1 in the U.S., it was also at the top of the charts in the U.K. at the same time, something no other song had ever done! It would be their biggest hit as well as their third and final chart-topper.
The Everly Brothers—“Cathy’s Clown”
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May 23, 1970: Paul McCartney’s first solo album, “McCartney” started a three-week run at #1. The album received mostly negative reviews from critics, many of whom resented McCartney role in officially ending The Beatles, but was a commercial success nonetheless.
Paul McCartney—“Maybe I’m Amazed”
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40 years ago today, Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” was certified Gold! The track would become the group’s “signature song”, as well as the theme song for the 1979 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates.
Sister Sledge—“We Are Family”
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50 years ago today, The Who released their fourth studio album, “Tommy”, a double-album about a “deaf, dumb, and blind kid” that popularizes the concept of the “Rock Opera”. The album is a commercial and critical success and goes on to be certified double-Platinum!
The Who—“Pinball Wizard” (Live)
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May 22, 1965: The Beatles score their eighth #1 hit when “Ticket To Ride” tops the charts! This was the first song by the fab four to exceed three minutes in length, starting a trend for “longer” songs to be heard on the radio.
The Beatles—“Ticket To Ride” (Live)
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