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Who Was Awarded The First Gold Record?

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Who captured the first music industry gold record? Well, it depends on which type of gold record you're talking about. The earliest gold records were given out by recording companies who wanted to recognize and celebrate the achievements of artists whose music they had released. It's commonly thought that the first of these was awarded by RCA Victor's imprint Bluebird Records to Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in February 1942 to celebrate the sale of over 1 million copies of their single "Chattanooga Choo Choo":  That said, there were probably many other such awards created around this period and certainly many more when Elvis...

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This Week In Music History Aug 11-17

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. AUG 11: Today in 1979, Led Zeppelin would play their last U.K. concert. They played an incredible set list: The Song Remains The Same, Celebration Day, Black Dog, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over The Hills And Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Hot Dog, The Rain Song, White Summer/Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Trampled Under Foot, Sick Again, Achilles' Last Stand, In The Evening, Stairway To Heaven Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love and Communication Breakdown. What's your favorite?🎸📀 📷: Dina Regine [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en] AUG 12: Happy 70th birthday to Mark...

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Woodstock's 50th: Peace, Love and... Music!

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Just this past week on August 15, 50 years ago, the legendary Woodstock festival kicked off. Held on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains just northwest of New York City from August 15–18, 1969, it made a lasting impression on its attendees and also led the way for festivals that followed. While the security issues, weather and sporadic sound problems informed concert promoters on how to produce future fests, the largely peace-loving crowd enjoyed an amazing and once-in-a lifetime experience either way. Outdoor festivals create a magical feeling no matter who is playing and one might say that this magical feeling began with the...

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This Week In Music History Aug 4-10

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. AUG 4: On this day in 1975, Robert Plant and his family were involved in a car crash while on vacation in Greece. Led Zeppelin had to cancel their upcoming US tour while Plant recovered. His recovery would take about two years! 📷: Dina Regine [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en] AUG 5: Today in 1957, American Bandstand began its national television run! 📺🎶It aired from 1952 (local markets) until 1989 with Dick Clark hosting from 1956 until the end. Who remembers watching? 🙋🏻‍♀️ AUG 6: Today in 1960, Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on American Bandstand. The song would go on...

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This Week In Music History July 28-Aug 3

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. JULY 28: Richard Wright of Pink Floyd was born today in 1943. He was a founding member, keyboardist, and vocalist with the band. Wright was on all but one album and played on all of their tours! His contributions have often been overlooked as he was the quietest member of the progressive rock band. In 2008, he passed away after a battle with cancer. RIP😢 📷: Deep Schism [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] JULY 29: Today in 1967, The Doors were at #1 with “Light My Fire”. It would stay at the top for three weeks. It would...

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