‘Hello, I Love You’ By THE DOORS Topped US Singles Chart 51 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

2 August 2019

Today 51 years ago, on 2 August 1968 eternal rock icons THE DOORS landed on the top spot of the US Singles Chart with ‘HELLO, I LOVE YOU‘. It sold over a million copies. It also hit number one in Canada and peaked at #15 in the UK.

At the time of the single’s release, stereo 45 rpm records were almost unknown. ‘Hello, I Love You’ was promoted as the first rock 45 rpm record in stereo. Along with The Rascals‘ hit ‘A Beautiful Morning‘ the song was credited for initiating the industry changeover to stereo recordings as the norm for 45 rpm singles.

Hello, here we go…

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