TIL that Bob Newhart album “The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart ” was the first comedy album to hit number one on the Billboard charts, won the 1961Grammy for album of the Year and earned him The award for best new Artist. It was a recording of his first professional gig as a comedian.

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  1. Groundbreaking, and his routines are still classics. There were already comedy records for little kids and there were adult “party records” like Rusty Warren and Gene Tracey but hip stand-up aimed at young adults had been launched on television, and every house had a record player. Nobody cashed in on the comedy record craze like Bill Cosby though.

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