Beginning in 1920 a band leader named Paul Whiteman had a series of hits starting with his VICTOR RECORD release of WHISPERING, an eleven-week U.S. No. 1 hit, which remained 20 weeks in the charts and sold in excess of 2,000.000 copies. This tune would be recorded 100's of times and would hit the charts again in the early 1960's twice. Another was WANG WANG BLUES of the same year. Paul Whiteman would remain popular throughout the decade. There is no saying that Whiteman was not a innovator. He was not limited to a particular "sound," and he certainly promoted variety --- as this hit also of 1920 will testify.