July 6 - 12 | This Week in Music History
(2020) - 4 min
Rock & roll strikes gold for the first time, Bill Withers & The Police hit #1, and new music from Fleetwood Mac & Barenaked Ladies. Here's everything that went down this week in music history! 1958 - July 8th, Oklahoma! became the first album to be certified "gold" by the RIAA. 1972 - July 8th, Bill Withers started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Lean On Me'. 1975 - July 11th, Fleetwood Mac released their tenth studio album often referred to as The White Album. 1983 - July 9th, The Police started an eight week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “Every Breath You Take”. 1998 - July 7th, Barenaked Ladies release their fourth studio album, Stunt. 2008 - July 10th, the music app Shazam was released. 2019 - July 6th, "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X breaks the record for longest-running hip-hop song on the Hot 100.