kingofskiffle wrote:The plan is
1950's official charts (available now)
1960's official charts (scheduelled for May this year). Includes breakers
1970's official charts (August or September)
1980's official charts (Christmas)
1990's official charts (2018. I need to decide how to list the 1990's singles and whether to include the Top 200 or not)
2000's official charts (2019)
2010's official charts (January 2020)
1956-1969 (or possibly 1979) (scheduelled for September). Requires significant checking as almost all the titles in the database are wrong in some way and will list album tracks. That data I have to gather. Will include breakers but I need to type these up.
1970-1979 (about three months after the first book)
1980-1989 including compilation chats Top 50 not issued anywhere.
1990-1999 (again I need to decide how large I go and may include compilation charts Top 100 from 1994.)
That last is easy.... if a Top 100. Less so if a Top 200.
Record Mirror - 1955-1962 (available now)
Disc - 1958-1967 (coming soon including full charts and albums and breakers
Comparison - Disc, NME, Melody Maker and Record Retailer from 1952-1969. Singles only and includes all charts side by side.
A few follow-up questions if I may:
--you show breakers included in your 1960s official singles chart book, but not in your 1970s book. Will the 1970s breakers be included as well?
--is your 1956-69 albums book only including the official album charts?
--if so, I’d like to suggest a comparison book of ALL the major album charts, RM, MM, RR, NME, and Disc, 1956-69. Either all charts every week, or one listing of albums with chart positions in 5 columns. Plus breakers.
--or, perhaps list the album charts in their separate singles books, like what you’re doing for your Disc book, all Disc singles and album charts in 1 book. One way or another, I’d like to get all 5 album charts 1956-69 in your books.
--for your comparison singles book, is this all separate charts side by side, or one listing of all singles with all chart positions in columns?
--also for your comparison book, you didn’t mention Record Mirror or BBC, will you be including them as well?
--also, the 3 minor charts are not mentioned, though you mentioned one of them before, are you leaving them out? They’re not a high priority with me, just thought I’d ask…