28 July-31 Dec 2006. Fifty years of the album charts are celebrated in the British Librarys audio display Pop goes the library, with over 10,000 tracks on offer at special listening stations in the entrance hall at St Pancras. Music fans can select any album that has reached number one in the album charts, from Frank Sinatras Songs for Swinging Lovers (1956) to the latest hit albums from the Arctic Monkeys and Gnarls Barkley (2006) and everything in between, including The Beatles, Elvis, Bill Haley, David Bowie, the Spice Girls and the Rolling Stones. Exploring changing musical tastes over the last half century, this exhibition is sponsored by the Official Chart Company. Admission free. Mon and Weds-Fri 09.30-18.00, Tues 09.30-20.00, Sat 09.30-17.00, Sun & public holidays 11.00-17.00.
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Top of the Pops at the British Library.
The British Library is at 96 Euston Road, London. By train to St Pancras, King's Cross, King's Cross Thameslink and Euston Stations. By Underground to King's Cross/St Pancras, Euston and Euston Square. By bus lines 10, 30, 73 and 91 Tel. +44 (0)20 741273