And prior to 1964, how often was that #1 a Rock 'n Roll act, and not something like Pat Boone, Patti Page, or Mitch Miller?
rock has always had to compete with different genres.
that is part of it.
this list shows that rock started with Chuck and Elvis and ended with Nirvana and Meltallica.
??? Boston was a good band. They qualify as rock and roll.
so was Huey Lewis, but Huey is not going on the list.
if we get more support for Boston, then they are in.