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This Week In Music History Aug 30 - Sept 5

Posted by Lilly Duncan on

The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! SEPT 1: Happy birthday to Gloria Estefan, born today in 1957!🎂🎤 She began her performing career in the mid-1970’s when she and her cousin met Emilio Estefan. He had started a band and Gloria and her cousin were asked to join. She and the band would go in to international fame selling an estimated 120 million records worldwide! SEPT 4: Today in 1966, The Troggs were at #1 with “Wild Thing”. It would stay at the top for just two weeks, but it...

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1970 Elton John Debut RIAA Award To Elton Up For Sale

Posted by James Duncan on

An iconic RIAA Gold Album award has come onto the market for Elton John's April 1970 American debut. The award sports the special -- are rare -- feature that it is presented to Sir Elton himself. This is the album that started it all for Elton in the USA since his U.K.-released debut album Empty Sky was not released in the U.S. until 1975.  This also made his self-titled album his first RIAA Gold record in the USA. The album's track list included iconic breakthrough hit "Your Song", arguably he and Bernie Taupin's finest composition, and reportedly Elton's personal favorite. The...

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This Week In Music History Aug 23-29

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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 24: Today in 1963, Stevie Wonder became the first artist to go to the top of the charts on the US album and singles charts in the same week!🎶🎤🎶 The LP was Little Stevie Wonder/The 12 Year Old Genuis and the single at #1 was “Fingertips Part 2”. AUG 27: Happy birthday to Alex Lifeson of Rush, born today in 1953!🎂🎸 In 1968, Lifeson co-founded the band that would go on to international rock fame - Rush. The band along with Lifeson were...

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This Week In Music History Aug 16-22

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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 16: Today in 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead in his home.😢 The King became one of the most influential figures in music, not just for his singing, but for his style of performing and crossing over in different genres. RIP AUG 17: Today in 1969, the festival of all festivals, Woodstock, was in the midst of its last night! 🎶🎸🎶🎤🎶 And, what a last night it was - CSN&Y, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Jimi Hendrix, and more performed until Monday...

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This Week In Music History Aug 9-15

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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 10: Happy birthday to Ronnie Spector, born today in 1943! Spector along with her sister and cousin formed the Ronettes in the early 1960’s. In 2007, Ronnie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Ronettes. AUG 13: Today in 1965, Jefferson Airplane made their live debut in San Francisco. The current carnation of the band recently put out new music! Be the envy of all your friends! Get MusicGoldmine.com Music History in your Facebook feed each...

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