The RPM database includes all charts represented in the full publication run of RPM Weekly, from 1964 to 2000. There are currently three ways to search the RPM database: simple keyword searching, advanced searching and browsing. The charts have been digitized in their entirety, and users can view full-page images or zoom in to take a closer look.
This site uses the LizardTech DjVu software plug-in for viewing RPM chart images. DjVu offers the ability to magnify, reduce and manipulate an RPM chart image. Without the plug-in, the page display appears in a standard image format that cannot be manipulated. We recommend that you download DjVu for enhanced viewing of the charts.
Library and Archives Canada gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the AV Preservation Trust in the development of this project. We thank Richard Green, Acting Director of the Music Division, Library and Archives Canada, for the conceptualization and supervision of the project.
Special thanks to Stan Klees for generously sharing his time, his memories and his personal photographs, and to the late Walt Grealis, for his boundless enthusiasm and unerring belief in Canadian music.
We also gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (CIHM). Established in 1978, CIHM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and providing access to early Canadian publications, first on microfiche and now online. CIHM provided quality control and optical character recognition (OCR) services for the RPM charts. For more information about CIHM, visit the CIHM Web site at www.canadiana.org/cihm/index.html.