Today in history: May 5th

Music 05/05/2016
1900: The Billboard (known today as Billboard), in its sixth year, switched production to weekly rather than monthly.

1956: The Elvis Presley album Elvis becomes the first rock LP to top the Album chart.

1956: Elvis scored the first #1 of his career with "Heartbreak Hotel".

1958: Elvis Presley had the top R&B song with "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck".

1962: Chris Montez recorded "Last Dance".

1962: One of the great folk rock artists enjoyed their first hit on this date as Peter, Paul & Mary debuted on the chart with their first single--"Lemon Tree".

1962: Dee Dee Sharp was #1 on the R&B chart with "Mashed Potato Time".

1962: Mr. Acker Bilk had a huge Easy Listening hit with "Stranger On The Shore". It was atop the Adult chart for the third out of seven weeks in a row.

1969: The Beatles released the single "Get Back" on Apple Records.

1969: United States President Richard Nixon awarded Stevie Wonder with the Distinguished Service Award for Wonder's commitment to employment of the handicapped.

1973: Paul Simon released the album There Goes Rhymin' Simon on Columbia Records.1973: Aloha from Hawai'i via Satellite by Elvis Presley was the new #1 album in the land. Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin was at #2 with The Best of Bread at #3.