The Top 500 of The Top 40
500 of the best and most historically relevant albums to make the top 40 album charts from 1964 to the present - chosen by Tom Ryan and presented chronologically.
Frank Sinatra: In The Wee Small Hours
Album #1 - April 1955
One distinct advantage of the new long-playing format was its ability to hold a series of songs so they would be heard in a distinct playing order.