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This Week In Music History Apr 25-May 8

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! APR 30: Today in 1983, "Beat It" from Michael Jackson's Thriller album was at #1! The song features a guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen, which Eddie reportedly contributed to the track for free. MAY 5: Happy birthday to Steve Stevens, born today in 1959! The rocking guitarist is known best for being a part of Billy Idol's band and a co-writer on many of his songs. Photo courtesy of Weatherman90 [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine...

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Rock & Roll Hall Announces 2022 Inductees

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has announced their 2022 Inductees. Performer inductees are Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon. The "Musical Excellence" category includes Judas Priest and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.   The "Early Influence" category included Harry Belefonte and Elizabeth Cotten, while music execs Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine and Sylvia Robinson also get nods with Ahmet Ertegun awards.To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Inductees on...

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This Week In Music History Apr 11-24

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! APR 16: Happy birthday to Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, born today in 1964! Photo courtesy: Daniel Schwen [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en] APR 20: Today in 1986, Prince was at #1 with "Kiss". It would stay up top for two weeks and go on to sell over 1M copies! Who sang "Kiss" in a popular 1990 movie? Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter which comes out every two weeks. Go here to sign up. Be the envy of all your friends!...

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Queen's Amazing Vocals On "Bohemian Rhapsody"

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Queen's iconic "Bohemian "Rhapsody" is probably their most famous hit (although soccer/football fans might argue it's "We Are The Champions"). Below you can hear the group's vocal-only tracks from the record, synched with a video of them performing the tune. These isolated tracks unearth interesting detail behind the recordings. Here they reveal Freddie Mercury's soaring range and power, but also the equally amazing harmony vocals of Mercury along with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor (who sang the highest parts). The group recorded the tune in summer 1975, with Roy Thomas Baker at the helm as producer, in a...

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This Week In Music History Mar 28-Apr 10

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! MAR 30: Today in 1967, The Turtles were at #1 with "Happy Together". It was the band’s  only trip to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. APR 8: Today in 1967, John Lennon had his Rolls Royce customized in a psychedelic color scheme and fit with interior/exterior sound system, television, telephone, and refrigerator! The extravagance came in at $2,600 - over $22,000 in today's dollars. Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter which comes out every two...

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