Brief LP Chart History.....
LP Chart issued by 'Melody Maker' containing ten entries
'Record Retailer' began issuing charts featuring 20 entries
Chart listing increased to top 30
Chart listing increased to top 40
Chart listing reduced to top 15
Budget chart / full price chart combined for 1 week only
Chart listing increased to top 20
June to 4th October 1969
Listing increased to top 40
(only 32 LPs listed
on 9th August)
October 1969 through 31st December 1969
Chart listing fluctuated between 20 and 25 discs
Artists are listed alphabetically by the first letter of the
artist's name ( excluding 'A' and 'The' ). Where a title appears
to be repeated, it is a different release with the same title.
Re-releases and re-entries are NOT included although they ARE
in the calculated statistics.
The year given is the original release year and the position
stated indicates the highest the record achieved at ANY time
on the chart.
Some albums were issued in both stereo and mono. The chart rating
treated both as the same version although they had different
For statistical purposes, if no chart was issued for a particular
week the previous week's positions have been used. Also, all
statistics are calculated from the Saturday of the week in which
a particular chart was published.
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