Ranking the '70s
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Bill is an industrial chemist and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He is a past president of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest single-discipline scientific organization. Thirty-six years after his doctorate and a career which included numerous scientific publications, he returned to his first love: popular music, charts, and Top 40 radio, utilizing physical science data-reduction techniques to develop music chart analytics.
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Dann has been fascinated by the charting of pop music and its ties to popular culture for more than fifty years. Born and raised in Southern California, Dann has spent the past thirty-five years in Taiwan, where he teaches in the Department of English at National Central University. He is the author of the book, Ranking the ‘60s: A Comprehensive Listing of the Top Songs and Acts from Pop’s Golden Decade.