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Joel Whitburn

From pastime to passion to profitable enterprise, the growth of Record Research has been the outgrowth of Joel Whitburn’s hobby. Joel began collecting records as a teenager in the 1950s. As his collection grew, he began to sort, categorize and file each record according to the highest position it reached on Billboard magazine's charts. He went on to publish this information — first on individual artists’ cards, then in book form in 1970 — and a business was born.

Today, Joel leads a team of researchers who delve into all of Billboard’s music charts to an unmatched degree of depth and detail. Widely recognized as the most authoritative historian on charted music, Joel has also collaborated with Warner/Rhino Records in creating a series of 150 CD albums, plus five CD albums with Curb Records. Joel’s own record collection remains unrivaled the world over and includes every charted Hot 100 and pop single (back to 1936), every charted pop album (back to 1945), collections of nearly every charted Country, R&B, Bubbling Under The Hot 100 and Adult Contemporaryrecords. Ever the consummate collector, Joel also owns one of the world’s largest picture sleeve collections, many of which he displays in the series of books (Top 40 Hits, Top 40 Albums, Top 40 Country Hits, Top 40 R&B Hits) he writes for Billboard’s book division. To date, Record Research has published nearly 200 books, over 50 of which are currently in the catalog.

Joel's site, www.recordresearch.com, brought his enormous database online in 2009. The MusicVault, complete with chart data and record photos, has proved to be an immediate, reliable wellspring of data

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Joel Whitburn Presents - Billboard Singles Reviews 1958
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280 pages/Seiten, 30.5x22.5 cm, Paperback: This is a collection of all the reviews of 45s that were published in `Billboard'in 1958. Included are cross-check listings by artists-name and song title. - I am thrilled to introduce one of...
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Joel Whitburn Presents - Cash Box - Regional Hits 1956
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80 pages/Seiten, 28 x 21,6 x 0,5 cm, Paperback, English Joel & David aboard their vessel Some things in life remain a mystery — like where is that treasure chest my brother David buried in our backyard on Main Street? The pair of us...
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Pop Annual, 1955-1982
Pop Annual, 1955-1982: Pop Annual, 1955-1982 Art-Nr.: 00810490

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Paperback, 3,5 x 15,4 x 23,5 cm, 678 pages/pages, English, 2nd Edition These books are new, but since they date back to 1983, they have slight bearing damage! AUTHOR'S NOTE This is the second edition of the Pop Annual which was first...
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Joel Whitburn Presents - Cash Box - Regional Hits 1958
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112 pages/Seiten, 28 x 21,6 x 0,5 cm, Paperback, English It's the third edition in our new series covering the thousands of 45 rpm records that appeared on regional charts across America. The record business was booming in 1958, and the...
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Top Pop Playlists 1955-1969
Joel Whitburn Presents: Top Pop Playlists 1955-1969 Art-Nr.: 00712106

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(Record Research) 64 pages, Softcover 28 x 21,5 x 0,5 cm, Englisch Joel's first all-color print book is designed to bring you back to the golden age of Top 40 radio - a time when disc jockeys with distinctive personalities ruled the AM...
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The Whitburn Book Of Top 10 Hits 1950-2020
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184 pages/Seiten, 23,5 x 15,5 x 1,5 cm, Hardcover, English First-ever Record Research book to include EVERY Top 10 hit from Billboard, Cash Box, Music Vendor/Record World and Radio & Records! This is THE definitive book of Top 10 hits,...
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Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Album Tracks 1993-1996
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Hit Records 1954 - 1982 Joel Whitburn (Music Vendor & Record World)
Hit Records 1954-1982: Hit Records 1954 - 1982 Joel Whitburn (Music... Art-Nr.: 0081478

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(Record Research) Hardback, 22x28 cm, 416 pages. Hit Records is the first-ever complete history of the Music Vendor and Record World charts! This new book dives deep into the golden age of rock'n'roll, Top 40 radio, and 45 rpm records...
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Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955-1996
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Gebundene Ausgabe - 1060 Seiten- Record Research Inc. - 1996 - Englisch AUTHOR'S NOTE How do you condense several tons of record albums and CDs, plus 41 years of weekly Billboard charts and an extensive artist biography file into...
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Pop Singles Annual 1955-1990
Pop Singles Annual 1955-99: Pop Singles Annual 1955-1990 Art-Nr.: 00810911

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Paperback, 3.2 x 17.8 x 23.5 cm , 710 pages/Seiten, Record Research, First Edition edition AUTHOR'S NOTE The 36 years of the rock era, covered in the Pop Singles Annual, span much of the life of the vinyl single. In the early Fifties,...
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Joel Whitburn Presents - Cash Box - Regional Hits 1957
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112 pages/Seiten, 28 x 21,5 x 0,5 cm, Paperback, English AUTHOR'S NOTE The treasure hunt continues into 1957! I had so much fun digging though the 1956 Cash Box regional record charts, finding so many long lost buried nuggets of musical...
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Top Pop Playlists 1970-1984
Joes Whitburn Presents: Top Pop Playlists 1970-1984 Art-Nr.: 00712120

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(Record Research) 64 pages/Seiten, 28 x 21,6 x 0,5 cm, Paperback, English This beautiful, glossy book is a music lover's delight! Volume 2 of this all-new series richly displays in context soft rock, funk, country, disco, new wave and...
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Joel Whitburn Presents - Cash Box - Top 100 Charts 70's
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560 pages/Seiten, 28,5 x 21,5 x 3,3 cm, Hardcover, English Looking just as they were within the pages of Cash Box magazine are the 522 weekly "Top 100" charts of the 1970s! Each chart was carefully scanned straight from the magazine and...
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Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual 1955-2016
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784 pages/Seiten, 28,5 x 21,5 x 3,6 cm, Hardcover, English 62 Years of ALL the charted hits! The 9th edition of Pop Annual is the ULTIMATE song ranking, using chart performance (peak position) as the main component, with weeks at peak...
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Joel Whitburn Presents The Billboard Hot 100 Charts - The Sixties
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Gebundene Ausgabe -504 Seiten - Record Research Inc - 1990 - Englisch Woche für Woche die Abbildungen der Original-BILLBOARD-Charts der Jahre 1960-1969. Keine Auswertung, sondern die Reproduktion der in der Zeitschrift BILLBOARD...
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Joel Whitburn Presents The Billboard Hot 100 Charts - The Seventies
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Gebundene Ausgabe - Record Research Inc - 1990 -Englisch The Seventies Woche für Woch die Abbildungen der Original-BILLBOARD-Charts der Jahre 1970-1979. Keine Auswertung, sondern die Reproduktion der in der Zeitschrift BILLBOARD...
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Joel Whitburn Presents The Billboard Hot 100 Charts - The Eighties
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Gebundene Ausgabe - Record Research Inc - 1991 -Englisch Joel Whitburn Presents The Billboard Hot 100 Charts The Eighties Woche für Woch die Abbildungen der Original-BILLBOARD-Charts der Jahre. Keine Auswertung, sondern die Reproduktion...
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Top Country Singles - 1944-1993 by Joel Whitburn
Joel Whitburn: Top Country Singles - 1944-1993 by Joel Whitburn Art-Nr.: 0081082

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607 pages/Seiten; 24x18cm; Hardcover/gebunden: In the best Whitburn tradition this is the ultimate country music reference book for the statisticians among the fans. An incredible number of details has been collected for this most...
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Billboard POP Charts 1955-1959 (Hardcover)
Joel Whitburn: Billboard POP Charts 1955-1959 (Hardcover) Art-Nr.: 0081234

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(1992/Record Research) Hardcover, Size: 9x12 inches. Straight from the pages of Billboard—this half decade's "Hot 100" and Pop singles music charts, with every weekly chart reproduced in black and white at about 70% of its original size....
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Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955-1992
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(1993/Record Research) 1968 pages, Hardcover. An artist-by-artist history of the over 18,300 albums that ever appeared on Billboard's pop albums charts, with a complete A-Z listing below each artist of every track from every charted...
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Top R&B Singles 1942-2016 - Hardcover
Top R&B Singles 1942-2004: Top R&B Singles 1942-2016 - Hardcover Art-Nr.: 0081445

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(2017/Record Research) 700 pages - hardcover. More than 23,500 single titles from the 'Rhythm + Blues' charts of the magazine Billboard. With detailed biographical details about the performers. Also with title index and various special...
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Billboard Pop Album Charts 1965-1969 (Hardback)
Joel Whitburn: Billboard Pop Album Charts 1965-1969 (Hardback) Art-Nr.: 0081457

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(1993/Record Research) 496 pages A complete collection of actual reproductions of every weekly Billboard "Top LP's" Pop albums chart from January 2, 1965 through December 27, 1969—each shown in its entirety, in black and white.
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Hot Country Songs 1944-2008
Hot Country Songs 1944-2008: Hot Country Songs 1944-2008 Art-Nr.: 0081469

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(2008/RECORD RESEARCH) Hardcover, 18x24 cm, 672 pages, over 2.400 artists, over 19.000 Country Songs.
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Hot R&b Songs 1942-2010
Hot R&B Songs 1942-2010: Hot R&b Songs 1942-2010 Art-Nr.: 0081472

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(2010/RECORD RESEARCH) Hardcover, 18x24 cm, 910 pages.
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Hit Records 101 -150 (1959 - 1982 Music Vendor & Record World)
Joel Whitburn: Hit Records 101 -150 (1959 - 1982 Music Vendor... Art-Nr.: 0081479

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(Record Research) Hardcover, 22,5x28,5x1,5 cm, 176 pages, english.​ Limited Print Edition On February 23, 1959, Music Vendor magazine introduced "Beat of the Week...And Heading For the Top 100 - Popular" chart. This was 15 weeks prior to...
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