Billboard,_November_1,_1894_first_issue-horz

The Billboard Music Awards are on, so I want to pay homage to their history. Their origins are closely tied to Freak Shows. When I stumbled onto an article about a gathering of circus folk, in Gibsonton, I didn’t realize it was the origin of what became Billboard Music. They started charting the top playing records in jukeboxes and grew from there. They should do a commemoration show to their Freak Show origin. It is possible to do it tastefully and instructively.

I suspect my novel will have a mention of the magazine and the images come from Wikimedia.

File:Billboard01 FirstIssue.jpg

DescriptionBillboard01 FirstIssue.jpg en:Billboard first issue 1894 Date 1894 Source the actual magazine Author Billboard Magazine

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File:Billboard03 1896.jpg

DescriptionBillboard03 1896.jpg en:Billboard xmas 1896 Date xmas 1896 Source the actual magazine Author Billboard Magazine

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