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Encyclopedia > Joel Whitburn

Joel Carver Whitburn (born November 29, 1939 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin) is an American author and music historian. For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see number 29. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Wauwatosa is a city located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ... State nickname: Badger State State motto: Forward Other U.S. States Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Official languages None Area 169,790 km² (23rd)  - Land 140,787 km²  - Water 28,006 km² (17%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,453,896 (18th)  - Density 38. ...


Whitburn founded Record Research Inc. in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin in 1970. He put together a team of researchers to examine in detail all of Billboard's music and video charts. Record Research publishes compendia of data from the various popular music charts and to date has published 86 books, 40 of which are currently in the Billboard catalog. Menomonee Falls is a village located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ...


Whitburn is an also an avid collector of phonograph records with one of the world's largest collections. His collection includes a copy of nearly every 45 rpm single, LP, and compact disc to appear on the Billboard Magazine charts. Manufacturers put records inside protective and decorative cardboard jackets and an inner paper sleeve to protect the grooves from dust and scratches. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... 33â…“ LP vinyl record album The vinyl record is a type of gramophone record, most popular from the 1950s to the 1990s, that was most commonly used for mass-produced recordings of music. ... Interference colors. ...


In collaboration with Rhino Records, Whitburn has produced over 100 CD compilations of various music styles.


External links

  • Joel Whitburn's Record Research Inc. website

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Joel Carver Whitburn (born November 29, 1939 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin) is an American author and music historian.
Whitburn founded Record Research Inc. in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin in 1970.
Whitburn is an also an avid collector of phonograph records with one of the world's largest collections.
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