Sixty Years Ago Today, the 1st #1 Hit on BILLBOARD’S Hot 100, POOR LITTLE FOOL
Billboard Magazine began its Hot 100 chart listing exactly 60 years ago this week. Ricky Nelson has the unique distinction of having the first #1 hit ever on that chart that is still used today - "POOR LITTLE FOOL," written by Eddie Cochran's girlfriend, Sharon Sheely. Nelson hit #1 again in 1961 with his biggest hit, "TRAVELIN' MAN." Enjoy that first charttopper again by clicking below.