The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
|The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart|
|Live album by Bob Newhart|
|Released||May 6, 1960|
|Bob Newhart chronology|
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart is a 1960 live album by comedian Bob Newhart. Recorded at the Tidelands Club in Houston, Texas, the debut album by Newhart was number one on the Billboard pop album chart and won Album of the Year at the 1961 Grammy Awards, where Newhart was named Best New Artist. It was the first comedy album to win Album of the Year and the only time a comedian had won Best New Artist.
The album was a 2006 entry into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. According to an NPR interview with Newhart, it is the 20th-best-selling of all time on Billboard's charts.
In popular culture
In 1993 the San Diego based band Cranial Vacancy used audio portions of "Driving Instructor" in their song titled "Quoting Bob & More".
- "Abe Lincoln vs. Madison Avenue" – 7:31
- "The Cruise of the U.S.S. Codfish" – 5:01
- "Merchandising the Wright Brothers" – 3:12
- "The Krushchev Landing Rehearsal" – 4:47
- "Driving Instructor" – 8:03
- "Nobody Will Ever Play Baseball" – 3:21
|1961||Billboard Pop Albums (Billboard 200) (mono)||1|
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January 1 – January 15, 1961
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