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[1975] The fifth Beatle helps Joe Cocker get to #5 on the singles chart

On Jan. 11, 1975, Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #85 (it was the highest ranking debut for a single on the week’s chart). The song is from Cocker’s fourth album, 1974’s I Can … Continue reading

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Family Affair — Sly Stone in 1971

On Dec. 4, 1971, Sly Stone knocked Isaac Hayes’ “Theme from Shaft” from the top position on the Billboard Hot 100. It would be his last #1 single. Sly Stone had been a popular disc jockey in the Bay Area … Continue reading

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The first triple album from a solo artist: George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass (1970)

In the UK, on Nov. 27, 1970, Apple Records released George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, a three-record set of music (two discs were songs, the third record was simply titled Apple Jam, four jam sessions that included Eric Clapton, … Continue reading

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