Daily Dose of Music History (July 20, 2015). On this day in 1940, Billboard’s first comprehensive record chart was published. The magazine had previously published best-seller lists submitted by the individual record companies, but the new chart combined the top sellers from all major labels. Their first number one song was ‘I’ll Never Smile Again’ by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
Happy Birthday: Buddy Knox, Kim Carnes, Carlos Santana, Jay Jay French, and Chris Cornell.