Association History

1950s

1959

Buddy Holly dies in plane crash.

1959

Motown Records founded.

1959

First GRAMMY Awards presented.

1959

First NARM Convention held in Chicago.

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1958

Jim Tiedjens elected first NARM President.

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1958

NARM, CMA, Recording Academy founded.

1958

A few record labels attend the Toiletry Merchandisers Association Convention to persuade TMA rack jobber members to consider servicing their accounts with records.

1958

First RIAA-certified Gold Record (Perry Como’s hit single “Catch a Falling Star”).

1958

Stereo LP introduced.