From pastime to passion to profitable enterprise, the growth of Record Research has been the outgrowth of Joel Whitburn’s hobby.
Joel began collecting records as a teenager in the 1950s. As his collection grew, he began to sort, categorize and file each record according to the highest position it reached on Billboard magazine’s charts.
Over the past 50 years, Joel Whitburn's Record Research has published nearly 300 books.
Joel’s lifelong passion for music, old and new, and his penchant for accurate detail is ever constant. Week in and week out, his research continues ....