Zimmy's first "actual hit" -- CSN&Y peak...?... -- Proof you only need one side of an album to go mega...

Asia - debut album cover, artwork by Roger Dean; March 1982. (Courtesy of Geffen Records)

5/15/1965 (54 years ago today) - "Johnny's in the basement/Mixing up the medicine...": Bob Dylan scores his first Top 40 "hit" when "Subterranean Homesick Blues" peaks at No. 39 on the Billboard Top 40 singles chart -- Oh, it made an impression all right: John Lennon found the track so captivating he was quoted as saying that he had no idea how he would be able to write a song that could even begin to compete with it! Somewhat weirdly, Zimmy's shadow always loomed in the distance for The Fab Four...

5/15/1971 (48 years ago today) - ...and it didn't really catch them at their best: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young score their second consecutive No. 1 album with the double-live set "4 Way Street" -- Featuring performances recorded at legendary venues The Fillmore East, New York City and L.A.'s Forum, this live-in-concert release was always a tad disjointed, with each member of the band taking acoustic-solo turns {although Stephen and Neil do shine rather nicely here}, but that's followed by some monotonous electric jamming which we guess was supposed to be cool, man -- Considering CSN&Y's reputation, by 2019 standards it sounds like an uncomfortable time piece...

5/15/1982 (37 years ago today) - Asia's self-titled debut album went to No. 1 and stayed there for the next nine weeks in a row -- By the end of the year, it turned out to be the biggest selling album of 1982! -- We were wondering two things: how in the heck did this album get to be almost 40 years old so quickly, and has anyone ever listened to Side Two?

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