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music trivia question

Postby gh » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:04 pm

which U.S. artist had the first album to top the UK album charts?

hint, it was 1960.
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Conor Dary » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:12 pm

Bobby Darin?
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Flumpy » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:24 pm

The UK album chart started in 1956.

Frank Sinatra was the first #1 with 'Music For Swinging Lovers'.

Teh first #1 album of the 60's was the soundtrack to South Pacific which had been in that position since the end of '58 and was there for 115 weeks in total.

The first new album to reach #1 in the 60's was 'The Explosive Freddy Cannon'.
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Re: music trivia question

Postby gh » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:28 pm

errr, that looks more like internet research than playing trivia
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Conor Dary » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:31 pm

gh wrote:errr, that looks more like internet research than playing trivia


Yes, that does spoil it. An idiot can use Google.
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Re: music trivia question

Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:34 pm

Conor Dary wrote:
gh wrote:errr, that looks more like internet research than playing trivia


Yes, that does spoil it. An idiot can use Google.


Ban him ! Ban him !
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Re: music trivia question

Postby bambam » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:00 pm

Don't ban him. Hell, everybody knew that one.
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Conor Dary » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:12 pm

dukehjsteve wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:
gh wrote:errr, that looks more like internet research than playing trivia


Yes, that does spoil it. An idiot can use Google.


Ban him ! Ban him !


Off to Elba!

Able was I ere I saw Elba.
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Flumpy » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:27 am

gh wrote:errr, that looks more like internet research than playing trivia


Nope. Guinness Book Of Hit Records. It sits by my bed.

The only reason I looked it up was that I knew the chart didn't start in 1960.

There was a lot of talk when Adele's '21' album was doing so well recently that however many weeks it spent at #1 it could never overtake South Pacific which was #1 for over a year in the late 50's.

Sorry.
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Re: music trivia question

Postby DoubleRBar » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:39 pm

The chart may have started in 1956, however that was not the question. The question was which U.S. artist was the first to top the UK album charts? GH said it was in 1960. That would mean that no U.S. artist topped the album charts in the UK before 1960.
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Flumpy » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:21 pm

But they did.

The very first album to top the UK album chart was by Frank Sinatra in 1956.
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Brian » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:22 pm

Conor Dary wrote:
gh wrote:errr, that looks more like internet research than playing trivia


Yes, that does spoil it. An idiot can use Google.



Aww, and here I was all set to guess "Slim Witman"...!

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slim_Whitman


P.S. = Chris Issak...love-child/bastard son...?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uw4V5yt1-w
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Re: music trivia question

Postby gh » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:28 pm

Flumpy wrote:But they did.

The very first album to top the UK album chart was by Frank Sinatra in 1956.



oops, left out the word "rock'n'roll"
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Per Andersen » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:01 pm

gh wrote:
Flumpy wrote:But they did.

The very first album to top the UK album chart was by Frank Sinatra in 1956.




oops, left out the word "rock'n'roll"

Let's go with Little Richard then.
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:03 pm

Elvis ?
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Per Andersen » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:55 pm

Neil Sedaka, Roy Orbison or Duane Eddy?
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Re: music trivia question

Postby aaronk » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:02 am

I might have guessed Fats Domino, Roy Orbison, or the Everly Brothers.
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Jim Rorick » Fri May 03, 2013 3:57 pm

Maybe it was that album by Freddy Cannon that Flumpy mentioned (if his statement that Cannon's album was the 1st of the 1960s)? Cannon was a rocker.
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Re: music trivia question

Postby Flumpy » Sat May 04, 2013 3:29 am

I think the problem is that the initial question is flawed.

Sorry to be a spoilsport but neither the first American or the first "rock'n'roll" album to reach #1 in the UK chart happened in 1960. Both of these feats had been achieved years before.

I don't think anyone can get the correct answer, because there isn't a correct answer.
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