From that point in time till May 9, the Fab Four earned three consecutive #1 singles (a record); held all five spots in the top five in early April (a record); and had a total of 14 songs in the Billboard Hot 100 in mid-April (yet another record).
But then that reign was ended by one of the least likely American stars imaginable. Who was it/them?
Answer: Louis Armstrong
Yes, on May 9, 1964, the great Louis Armstrong, age 63, broke the Beatles’ stranglehold on the U.S. pop charts with the #1 hit “Hello Dolly.”