Stevie was the first one to do this... -- If you listen, a birth can make you sick... -- How many overdubs did Queen put in?

Freddie Mercury and Brian May (guitar); Queen concert, Sept. 1984. (Photo: Rogers/Express/Getty Images)

8/24/1963 (55 years ago today) - Stevie Wonder became the first artist ever to score a U.S. No. 1 album and single in the same week!: "Little Stevie Wonder / The 12 Year Old Genius" was at the top of the LP chart, while "Fingertips (Part 2)" occupied the Numero Uno spot for singles. Fact: "Fingertips" was also the first ever live recording to make it to No. 1. A pretty good week for Mr. Stevland Hardaway Morris-Judkins...

8/24/1974 (44 years ago today) - Funny how a song about the miracle of life can make you want to kill yourself...: Paul Anka started three very-long-and-excruciating weeks at No. 1 with his 40th U.S. hit single, the subtle-as-a-nuclear-missile missive un-surprisingly titled "(You're) Having My Baby". This one sold a lot, a lot of copies at the record store I worked at back in high school, and the clientele that purchased them were never seen or heard from again. It was one of those records, straight out of a "Twilight Zone" episode...

8/24/1975 (43 years ago today) - Queen began recording "Bohemian Rhapsody" on this date at Rockfield studio's in Wales -- The track (exclusively) took three weeks from start-to-finish: Freddie directed the band throughout the sessions, translating what was in his head to the other band members who sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours each day(!!!), resulting in a grand total of 180 separate overdubs for just this one song. Amazing, really, considering the almost-primitive-like conditions of recording studios then compared with what you can get away with today...

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