How did Joel Whitburn Die? Cause of death explained#whodied #whodiedtoday

Joel Carver Whitburn was an author and music historian from the United States. He passed away at the age of 82.
He was one of the most well-known chart historians of the last five decades, died at the age of 82.

According to Billboard, his longtime friend and coworker at Record Research, Paul Haney, confirmed the awful news on Facebook.
On 14th June 2022, the historian died “peacefully overnight,” according to him. Whitburn has been suffering from “some major health concerns recently,” he added.

The protégé didn’t go into detail about the author of the reference book’s medical condition.
Whitburn was born in the Wisconsin town of Wauwatosa. In his teens, he began collecting records and keeping track of their Billboard chart positions.

In 1970, he established Record Research Inc. in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and assembled a team of researchers to investigate all of Billboard’s music and video charts in depth.
He has almost 100 entries in several series such as Top 40 Albums, Hits, Pop Singles, and others.

His works were a significant aid in the music industry because they offered reliable chart information on figures and records because the internet didn’t exist back then.

Record label executives, DJs, and musicians were all familiar with Whitburn’s work.

Because his work was so accurate, publicists and labels had a hard time falsifying their musicians’ chart achievements, which was a frequent practice in the 1970s.

Whitburn launched Record Research Inc. in 1970, according to the outlet. After producing multiple reference volumes on the Billboard charts, he has continued to make significant contributions


Fred Bronson said,

Sad news for chart fans everywhere. The world’s foremost chart historian, Joel Whitburn, has died at age 82. Condolences to his family and work colleagues. This is a big loss for anyone who loves the #Billboard charts and Joel’s excellent work over many decades.

James L Neibaur said,

SAD FAREWELL Fellow Wisconsinite Joel Whitburn, whose reference books on music, chart histories, etc, were incredibly helpful to those of us who do showbiz research has died at age 82. Fortunately I had the honor of meeting Mr. Whitburn and thanking him for his hard work. RIP.

Tom Lane said,

RIP the great Joel Whitburn. His chart books were more than just a run down of titles that appeared on the Billboard charts. These books are an invaluable resource of music history and facts told through chart stats. #AT40

Chris Molanphy said,

It’s a sad day in chartland today. Joel Whitburn was a titan in our field. I use his books
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