For Mix's 25th anniversary this year, we begin looking back at where we started. Here are the Number One albums and singles from Billboard, January 1977, the month of Mix's debut, with special props to the engineers and producers who make the magic.
NUMBER ONE ALBUMS
The Eagles Hotel California.
Producer: Bill Szymczyk.
Engineers: Allan Blazek, Bruce Hensal, Ed Marshal, Bill Szymczyk. Mixer: Bill Szymczyk.
Wings Wings Over America.
Producer: Paul McCartney. Engineers: Jack Maxson, Phil McDonald, Mark Vigars, Tom Walsh.
NUMBER ONE SINGLES
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. “You Don't Have To Be a Star (To Be in My Show).” Producer: Don Davis. Engineers: Reginald Dozier, Ken Sands, Jim Vitti. Remixing: Ellis Bishop. Assistant engineer: Billy Davis Jr.
Rose Royce “Car Wash.” Producer: Norman Whitfield. Engineers: Baker Bigsby, Clay McMurray, Norman Whitfield, Cal Harris.
Leo Sayer “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.” Engineers: Bill Schnee, Howard Steele.
Stevie Wonder “I Wish.” Produced by Stevie Wonder. Engineers: John Fisch-bach and Gary Olazabal.
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