Steaming pig - 50 years of the UK album chart
By The Carpenters reached number 1 for the first time on February 2nd 1974, spending a total of 16 weeks at the top of the chart in the year. It stayed on the chart for 125 weeks. Topped the chart for 10 weeks from July 24th, staying on the chart for 86. Reached number 1 on January 15th for a week and charted for 92 weeks. It returned to number 1 on April 16th for 9 weeks.
Steaming pig - The Soundtrack To Our Lives - 1956
The number one single at the time was Why do fools fall in love by The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon. The singles chart had only recently been increased to a Top 30 (in April 1956). Bill Haley and the Comets had a number one in November 1955 with. Replaced it for three weeks over Christmas but by January Haley was back at number one. This was the year that Rock 'n' Roll took over the world. Was elected for a second term as president in the USA. Celebrities born this year include actor Tom Hanks.