South Pacific reached number 1 on November 8th 1958. It stayed there for an incredible 70 weeks. During 1960 and 1961 it clocked up another 45 weeks on top.The Sound Of Music soundtrack spent a massive 381 weeks - over 7 years - on the chart. It spent 10 weeks at number 1 in 1965 andreturned to top spot on February 19th 1966 for 10 more weeks. It spent 13 weeks at number 1 in 1967 in 5 spells.
The first album by The Beatles - Please Please Me was released in April 1963, spending 70 weeks on the chart - 30 of them at number 1.The Monkees debut album, The Monkees, reached number 1 on February 4th. It stayed for 7 weeks and spent 36 weeks on the chart. In total it spent 26 weeks at number 1 in 1967 in three spells. Perhaps the most iconic album of the Sixties, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles went to number 1 on June 10th and stayed for 23 weeks with a chart run of 149.
The Beatles third album, A Hard Day's Night reached number 1 on July 25th 1964 and stayed for 21 weeks out of 38 on the chart.
Elvis Presley spent a total of 18 weeks at number 1 in 1962 with another film soundtrack - Blue Hawaii. It stayed on the chart for 65 weeks in all.