1964: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ soundtrack by the original Broadway cast


While many adolescents in 1964 were in the throes of Beatlemania, young rock ‘n’ roll didn’t diminish album sales of Broadway and film soundtracks. For proof, look no further than the resounding success of the “Hello, Dolly!” Broadway cast recording. With music and lyrics by Jerry Sherman, the play is sometimes pointed to as the “Hamilton” of its time, namely due to its status as the hottest ticket in town for a number of years in a row.