December 14 Rock And Roll History
We've got some interesting trivia this morning on ZOZ!
On this day in 1959, a study conducted by the Ohio State University Research Center found that even though rock and roll was the favorite of a majority of kids surveyed who were between 14 and 18 years of age, adults fro ages 19 to 70 listed it as their least favorite genre.
In 1963, "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles started the first of five weeks at the top of the U.K. charts, taking the place of their other hit, "She Loves You," which had spent two weeks there.
In 1971, Led Zeppelin IV was in the top 10 on the album charts in the U.S. The album has sold more than 23 million copies in the U.S. alone. In 2006, Classic Rock magazine's readers ranked it at #1 for the "100 Greatest British Albums" poll. Another poll conducted by Guitar World placed it at #1, as well.
In 1972, the movie that Ringo Starr directed, "Born to Boogie," premiered in London. The film was about a concert held at Wembley Empire Pool in London and starred Ringo Starr, Marc Bolan, and T. Rex. It was released on the Beatles' Apple Films label.
And in 1997, "Candle in the Wind 1997," Elton John's tribute to Princess Diana, was entering its ninth week at #1 on the Billboard chart. It became the largest selling single of all time in the U.S. and the U.K. It's second only to Bing Crosby's recording of "White Christmas" as the best selling record around the world.