60 years ago the UK No 1 Album was the Original Broadway Cast Recording of My Fair Lady

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The Broadway cast recording of the musical My Fair Lady was released as an album in 1956. The songs were composed by Frederick Loewe with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and conducted by Franz Allers, while the cast included stars Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison. The album became a massive seller, topping the charts on the US Billboard 200 for 15 weeks at different times in 1956-1959. In the UK, upon its release in 1958, the album reached No.1 for 19 consecutive weeks from May 10, 1958 and became the biggest-selling album of the year.  The album was later re-issued on Compact disc in 1988 and containing bonus tracks.