Magpie Direct Music


all the British Number One records of the 1940s

chart bookOne of the most fascinating of our projects was working with the late Colin Brown on a project of his that had frustrated him since the Forties. He had become obsessed with the idea of recording the actual sales of records and calculating a chart from these figures, this was being done in America at the time and he found it very interesting.

Decades later after numerous printers had gone bust on him and all the technology had changed we were able to help him, by collecting together all this sales data that he had managed to persuade the record companies to let him have and building a big master spread sheet, which Magpie editor Steve Waters has turned into a fabulous hard backed book. You can learn more about the story here