Youngest artist ever to hit No. 1 was... -- How to top The Stones... -- Prog-rock flute-man celebrates...

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, April 2011. (Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

8/10/1963 (55 years ago today) - 13 year old "Little" Stevie Wonder starts a three week run at No. 1 with the classic single "Fingertips (Part 2)", making him the youngest singer to ever top the charts, a feat that has not been bested yet by any other artist! -- Tiffany comes in at an almost close second with her cover of Tommy James & The Shondells' "I Think We're Alone Now" in 1987 when she was just 16...

8/10/1976 (42 years ago today) - A reminder that (back then) he was mega-mega-mega!!!: Elton John plays the first of ten consecutive sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden -- By '70's standards, this was alotta dough: the $1.25 million generated from that run of performances broke the record set by none other than The Rolling Stones just one year earlier!

8/10/1947 - Happy Birthday to Jethro Tull master-mind Ian Anderson, 71 years old today. What Herbie Mann did for jazz, Ian did for prog-rock with his uncanny flute playing talent -- Rather under-estimated as a songwriter and musical arranger/producer, too: go back and check their hey-day run of "Benefit" (1970), "Aqualung" (1971), and "Thick As A Brick" (1972), all splendidly insane and extremely convincing classic rock albums. Tull were rather unique for awhile there...

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