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 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Phil567   (Member)

Sad news. I have several of Joel Whitburn's books about the various Billboard charts.

https://bestclassicbands.com/joel-whitburn-obituary-6-14-22/

"According to his website, Whitburn owned a copy of every charted Billboard Hot 100 and pop single (back to 1936), every charted pop album (back to 1945), and collections of nearly every charted country, R&B, Bubbling Under The “Hot 100” and Adult Contemporary records."

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2022 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

This is pretty damn sad.
Of course the world needs those who create music, but there is also a need for those who document and curate.
The "librarians" of the art form, if you will.
This man was a true authority on such things.

RIP.
frown

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2022 - 2:10 AM   
 By:   Phil567   (Member)

Here's a nice article about Joel Whitburn in Billboard. Personally, I received my first Joel Whitburn Billboard book nearly 40 years ago as a gift and I've referred to his books constantly since then.

https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/joel-whitburn-appreciation-chart-historian-1235088275/

"Steve Greenberg is the founder/CEO of S-Curve Records and manager of the band AJR. He is a two-time Grammy winner, and host of the Speed of Sound pop music history podcast. Like many music executives and music fans, historian Joel Whitburn’s game-changing Top Pop Singles book series were a constant companion — and, to this day, remain an immediate go-to resource. Whitburn died June 14 at the age of 82. Below, he shares in his own words his experiences with Whitburn’s work, and the enormous impact it had on him and so many other music obsessives."

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2022 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   annissteversonfir57   (Member)

Here's a nice article about Joel Whitburn in Billboard. Personally, I received my first Joel Whitburn Billboard book nearly 40 years ago as a gift and I've referred to his books constantly since then.

https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/joel-whitburn-appreciation-chart-historian-1235088275/

"Steve Greenberg is the founder/CEO of S-Curve Records and manager of the band AJR. He is a two-time Grammy winner, and host of the Speed of Sound pop music history podcast. Like many music executives and music fans, historian Joel Whitburn’s game-changing Top Pop Singles book series were a constant companion — and, to this day, remain an immediate go-to resource. Whitburn died June 14 at the age of 82. Below, he shares in his own words his experiences with Whitburn’s work, and the enormous impact it had on him and so many other music obsessives."
I loved this author like no other. Joel Whitburn's books were a masterpiece. I was just asked to write in college about the author. I found an essay writing service using https://writix.com/ for this. Then I will add something of my own, because I also have my own opinion about it. You will also need to re-read his essays, of course it’s sad at heart, but nothing can be done!


I will definitely read it today or tomorrow. The news is certainly sad.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2022 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I owned two of Whitburn's books ("Billboard's Top Pop Singles", "The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Hits") and they were two of the best researched books on singles charts, even if there were occasional errors (such as miscrediting Haywood Hardy's "Homecoming" as the main theme for the television film that was the pilot for "The Waltons" when in fact the film was scored by Jerry Goldsmith). Otherwise, he certainly was the authority on the Hot 100 singles chart. R.I.P. Joel Whitburn.

 
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