LOUIS ARMSTRONG BECOMES OLDEST PERSON TO TOP THE BILLBOARD TOP 100 SINGLES CHART- THIS DAY IN 1964

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On this day- May 9th, 1964 the legendary Louis Armstrong aka “Pops” became the oldest person to top the Billboard Top 100 chart when “Hello ,Dolly” hit #1. Armstrong was 62 years and 279 days old. That record still stands over 53 years later.

Louis Armstrong and “Hello,Dolly” ended a 14 week streak of Beatles at #1- first with “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, then “She Loves You” and “Can’t Buy Me Love.”  Four years later Armstrong would set the record for oldest #1 in the UK when “What A Wonderful World” hit #1.

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2 responses to “LOUIS ARMSTRONG BECOMES OLDEST PERSON TO TOP THE BILLBOARD TOP 100 SINGLES CHART- THIS DAY IN 1964

    • I think the youth prevail as far as the Top 100 go- and the older the artist is- the more they aren’t attempting to appeal to the young. I was kind of surprised i thought Satchmo was older than that when “Hello, Dolly” came out but your right 62 isn’t 62 nowadays.

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