Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: Not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4!

Quiz time!

In 1959 The Kingston Trio had four albums in the Top 10 Billboard Album Chart at the same time. It’s only happened once since then. Who did it?

A) The Eagles

B) The Rolling Stones

C) Frank Sinatra

D) Billy Joel

E) Elvis

F) Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

G) Led Zeppelin

H) The Beatles

I) Bon Jovi

J) Britney Spears

K) None of the above

During the week of April 2, 1966, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass  had these LPs in the Top Ten:

Lonely Bull at #10

South of the Border at #9

Whipped Cream & Other Delights at #3

!!Going Places!! at #2

In July of 1968, another Top Ten album, “Beat of the Brass” went to #1.


Alpert is the Energizer Bunny.

More than 50 years after the above recording, he just released a remake.

One more significant trivia note about Alpert. he’s the only artist to ever have #1 singles as a vocalist (“This Guy’s In Love With You”) and instrumentalist (“Rise”).

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