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Cash Box magazine was a weekly publication devoted to the music and coin-operated machine industry. It published from July, 1942 to November 16, 1996. July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... This article is about the year. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

It was one of two magazines that published charts of song popularity in the United States of America (the other being Billboard). Unlike Billboard, Cash Box combined all currently available recordings of a song into one chart position. Artist and label information was shown for each version, alphabetized by label. Originally, no indication of which version was the biggest seller was given. Beginning October 25, 1952, a star was placed next to the names of the most important artist. A chart is a graphic whore of some data. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Separate charts were presented for juke box popularity and record sales, again differing from Billboard's methodology, which attempted to combine all measures of popularity, including radio airplay as well as sales and juke box play. In addition, chart data were presented for specific genres such as country music. A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that can play specially selected songs from self-contained media. ... Country music, formerly called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ...

External links

  • Popular record sales chart rankings from Cash Box magazine
  • Rhythm & blues chart #1 songs from Cash Box magazine



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