Category: Billboard

From 1982-1983, three men in Allentown PA competed in a radio contest in which they lived on top of a billboard in tents. Whoever stayed up longest would win a house. Due to economic pressure from the recession, none of the contestants wanted to give up, so the contest lasted almost 9 months.

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album was on the Billboard charts for a total of 741 consecutive weeks from 1973 to 1988.

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Willie Nelson sold his first song for only $50 and the cost of a restaurant bill that he couldn’t afford. “Family Bible” went on to reach #7 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles Chart, but Nelson had no regrets about the sale saying, “l felt if I could write one hit song, I could write another.”

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