May 9, 1964 Louis Armstrong was the oldest artist to hit No.1

May 09, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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On May 9, 1964 Louis Armstrong went to No.1 on the US singles chart with his tune Hello Dolly. Being No. 1 on the charts made him the oldest artist to achieve this feat (he was 62).

That record was not beat until 2011, when 85-year-old Tony Bennett broke this record when his duets album topped the US album chart.

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