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On this day 20/07/1940

On this day 20/07/1940: Billboard published their first comprehensive record chart. The first number one song was ‘I'll Never Smile Again’ by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. The magazine had previously published best-seller lists submitted by the individual record companies. The new chart combined the top sellers from all major labels.

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