28/6/2017 12:55 am  #1

Do You Hear What I Hear?

I notice that Richard Baker is interested in Bing's chart performance, so I thought I'd post an addition to his "official" UK chart hits (from 1952 onwards as published by Guinness). Other magazines compiled their own charts, and it wasn't until 1969 that the record industry settled on one "official" chart. So Bing's 1950s hits are from New Musical Express, who launched the UK chart in 1952. The 'official' chart states that Bing didn't have any UK hit records from Around The World in 1957 until That's What Life Is All About in 1975. However, you may (I say may, as I doubt there's much you all don't know) not be aware that during the 1960s, two other magazines listed another hit for him in their charts:

Disc Magazine 28 Dec 1963 Do You Hear What I Hear? (Capitol CL 15326) #23, 2 weeks on chart
Melody Maker  04 Jan 1964 Do You Hear What I Hear? (Capitol CL 15326) #49, 1 week on chart

Interesting to know he did register on the pop charts with a single during those 18 years!


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