1972 saw a number of artists who began charting during the infancy of Rock and Roll in the 1950’s. Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson and Chuck Berry. Berry’s ‘My Ding-A-Ling’ was the only Number 1 by the 50’s rocker. It began a two week run at Number 1 on the US singles chart on October 21, 1972. It was his first and only US and UK No.1, 17 years after his first chart hit.
Also on October 21, 1972, Curtis Mayfield soundtrack to the movie “Superfly began a a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.