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This Week In Music History Aug 16-29

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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! AUG 17: Happy birthday to Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go’s, born today in 1958! Not only did she front one of the most successful all-female bands of all-time, but she also had a stellar solo career. This year she, along with her band mates, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Photo courtesy: Andrew Hurley [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en] AUG 23: Happy birthday to Rick Springfield, born today in 1949! The musician-singer and actor made in big in the 80s with...

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MusicGoldmine Guides: Great Info For Collectors

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Did you know here at MusicGoldmine.com we have articles and guides that can help you become a better-informed music memorabilia collector? From tips for autographed item collectors to factual information about top prices attained by guitars and record awards, to comprehensive guides about awards, check out all our guides here.

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This Week In Music History Aug 2-15

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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! AUG 7: Sadly, today Dennis Thomas of Kool & the Gang passed away at age 70. Thomas was a founding member of the group. He also was saxophonist, flutist, wardrobe designer, and remained with the band until his death. RIP Photo courtesy: Andreas Lawen [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en] Aug 12: Happy birthday to Mark Knopfler, born today in 1949! The singer-songwriter, musician, and producer is best known for Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his brother. Mark has been solo since 1987. In 2018, he was...

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RIP Charlie Watts, Stones Founding Drummer

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Sad news today as Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, died on August 24 at age 80. Earlier this month the Stones had announced that Watts would not perform on the band's upcoming North American No Filter tour dates due to unannounced medical reasons. Watts joined the group in 1962 with a line up that included singer Mick Jagger, multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, guitarist Keith Richards, bassist Bill Wyman.  Born in London, Watts' first love was jazz. His parents bought him a drum kit when he was 14. Early on he played in a band with Alexis Korner, the "founding father" of the British blues...

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This Week In Music History July 19 - Aug 1

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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! JULY 28: Sadly, today Dusty Hill of ZZ Top passed away. He was a founder of the blues rock band that was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. He was 72. Photo courtesy of: Ralph Arvesen [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] JULY 31: Today in 1983, The Police were at #1 with “Every Breath You Take”. It stayed at the top for 8 weeks! P.S. It’s not a love song. Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter...

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