Thanks to @Kegsy we have news of an archive that may be of interest to a fair few on here
Record World was a music industry trade magazine published from 1946 to April of 1982. Until 1964 it was called "Music Vendor"
'it's a goldmine of info. Seems like every issue of Record World by date is included'
Watch out though cause as he warns 'The problem is, if you're like me, it will draw you in for hours'
Link follows below...