Today it's a quick look at some LP's that stayed on the charts for a long-long time, and we'll remember one of the most influential American blues artists to ever pick up a guitar...

(Courtesy of Capitol Records)
(Courtesy of Capitol Records)

12/21/1968 (50 years ago today) - Glen Campbell topped the Billboard album chart with "Wichita Lineman" -- Slightly weird factoid: Although the album was an enormous success, staying on the chart for 46 consecutive weeks(!), it would turn out to be Glen's only No. 1 album at the height of his career. The title track is an absolute stunner still:

12/21/1985 (33 years ago today) - Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The U.S.A." surpasses Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to become the second longest lasting album in the Billboard Top Ten, where it hung around for 79 weeks! Only one LP stayed in the Top Ten longer: "The Sound Of Music" (1965) wins with a jaw-dropping total of 109 weeks!!! A well-deserved/king-size "Yowza!!!" for Julie Andrews by the way...

12/21/1992 (26 years ago today) - One of the "Three Kings Of The Blues" {the other two being B.B. King and Freddie King}, the genuinely legendary guitarist-singer-songwriter Albert King, passed away from a heart attack on this date in Memphis, Tennessee; he was 69 years old -- Probably best known for his 1957 signature tune "Born Under A Bad Sign" (famously covered by Eric Clapton and Cream), Albert left behind one of the most dynamic and inspiring catalogs in American music: "Pride And Joy", "Stormy Monday", "I'll Play the Blues For You", "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'", "The Sky Is Crying" yourself a tremendous favor and pick up an Albert King anthology and discover what "the real deal" means, yessir; check this video to have yer brains blown out:

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