October 27 1970 Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber release Jesus Christ Superstar


I saw that in London in 1980, brilliant!

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On October 27th 1970, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who would go on to become the most successful composer-lyricist team in modern theatre history, released a double-LP “concept” album called Jesus Christ Superstar, which only later would become the smash-hit Broadway musical of the same name.

From the late 1950s to the mid 1960s, it was common for original cast recordings of successful Broadway musicals to find their way up near the top of the pop album charts.

Hit shows like West Side Story, The Sound of Music and Funny Girl, among several others, all spun off million-selling albums during this era, but by the late 1960s, the pop album charts had been decisively taken over by rock.

It was in this environment that a young British composer and his lyricist partner managed to achieve a massive success by precisely reversing the old formula.

Jesus Christ…

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