See also: Grieg’s music in popular culture
Philadelphia doo-wop group The Silhouettes (originally ‘The Thunderbirds’) clever self-penned song Get a Job rocks to US#1.
The ‘publication, bible and conscience’ of the industry lasts until November 13, 2000. One of its accomplishments is the formation of the Juno Awards; the first ceremony in Toronto on Feb. 23, 1970 was called the Gold Leaf Awards.
The first Canadian pop-music charts were started on May 27, 1957 when Toronto AM radio station CHUM began charting Top 10 hits (later Top 50) on its Weekly Hit Parade, published for 1,512 consecutive weeks until 1986. (*) ( Juno site )
See also: Music of Canada, 4-CD box set Oh What a Feeling: A Vital Collection of Canadian Music.
Released on 2nd album Disraeli Gears (UK#5,AU#1,US#4), the single rises to US#36, leaves the charts, and returns in July to reach US#5. Rolling Stone ranks the album #112 of its Top 500 songs. Another popular single is White Room, from August followup, double album Wheels of Fire (US,CA,AU#1,UK#3).
While they disband after 4 albums, the ‘disappointing supergroup’ sells 15 million records. The customer’s always right.
The UK#4 album is almost ignored in the US. It isn’t until 1975 that the band gets it’s first US#1 — and 3 top-20 singles — with its eponymous TENTH album (after it climbs the chart for a year). Rhiannon
FM follows that up with 5 more US top-ten albums. It breaks up in acrimony in 1991.
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From their 2nd, US#4 album, it tops the US charts in April (UK#8); the other single The Love You Save does likewise in July. (UK#4) (The group’s first single Big Boy was released on Jan. 30, 1968.) All told the group makes 22 top-40 singles.