Beatle George Harrison cited Whitman as an early influence: "The first person I ever saw playing a guitar was Slim Whitman, either a photo of him in a magazine or live on television. Guitars were definitely coming in." Paul McCartney credited a poster of Whitman with giving him the idea of playing his guitar left-handed with his guitar strung the opposite way to a right-handed player's.
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"His 1955 hit single "Rose Marie" held the Guinness World Record for the longest time at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart until Bryan Adams broke the record in 1991 after 36 years" That's pretty damn impressive. I think he knocked The Beatles off the charts at some point, too.
Total Releases: 15 Chart Appearances: 138 Highest Chart Entry: 1 First Chart Appearance: 16/07/1955 Number One Singles: 1 Number One Albums: 2 Total Top 10 Singles: 4 Total Top 10 Albums: 3 Total Top 40 Singles: 8 Total Top 40 Albums: 5
How much of that skit is true I wonder? He knew how to maintain tension. If they'd just started screaming at each other you'd know it was all staged for sure. Elayne Boosler, there was a name I had forgotten.
_________________________ We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle
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