Welcome To Every Chart Entry Of 1964

Welcome to the Story Of 1964


Top Of The Pops is first broadcast on Wednesday January 1, based around a Top 20. The Rolling Stones open the show with their Number 13 hit I Wanna Be Your Man, but The Beatles have six records in the Top 20 including I Want To Hold Your Hand at Number 1.

It all started in a warehouse in the backstreets of Greater Manchester introduced by the infamous Jimmy Saville and was the first time anything in relation to the music chart was ever seen on T.V. A show where at last you could see the D.J. present the chart and some of the record buyers perform their record. Yet it was a test show to see the public opinion and was not expected to last. But, when it shown it's popularity it was commisioned as a weekly show and moved to London.


In 1964 The Beatles took the world by storm and firmly placed Great Britain on the map in the music business.

On 4th April The Beatles occupy all five top positions on Billboard's Hot 100 with their singles "Can't Buy Me Love", "Twist and Shout", "She Loves You", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", and "Please Please Me".

On 11th April The Beatles hold 14 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Previously, the highest number of concurrent singles by one artist on the Hot 100 was nine by Elvis Presley, December 19, 1956.

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