His eight entries saw him break a record set by Elvis Presley in 1957, when he had seven songs in the top 40 singles chart.
The singer later recalled, “Ed Sullivan said that I was one of the first colored boys to ever double-cross him.
was involved in a car accident in which he lost his left eye.
Sammy had released a number of singles which were mostly ignored until he signed with Decca Records in 1955, where he scored hits with “Something’s Gotta Give”, “Love Me or Leave Me” and “That Old Black Magic”.
Naked” (minus the Phil Spector Wall of Sound embellishments on the original album). In a poll compiled by the Official UK Charts Company, “Queen’s Greatest Hits” was named as the most popular album of all time in Britain.
According to the list, the album has sold around 5.4 million copies, beating the Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, which has sold 4.8 million copies.