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This Week In Music Nov 3 - 9

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. NOV 3: On this day in 1972, James Taylor and Carly Simon were married. That night Simon would join Taylor on stage to announce their union to an excited crowd. The union would last 11 years and they would have two children together. NOV 4: On this day in 1967, Pink Floyd made their US live debut at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco! NOV 5: Today in 1988, The Beach Boys reach the top spot with "Kokomo" from the movie Cocktail. They last had a #1 in 1966 making them the artist with...

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10 Highest RIAA Gold/Platinum Record Sales: $68K Anyone?

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Check out this list of the top 10 highest prices attained by RIAA awards in the marketplace. These pieces of music memorabilia have clearly become very popular with collectors.

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This Week In Music Oct 27 - Nov 2

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. OCT 27: Today in 2013, Lou Reed passed away due to liver disease. 😢 The singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the Velvet Underground was a ground-breaking performer that should have been a little more appreciated during his lifetime. His five decade career included his time with the Velvet Underground and solo work. He released an astounding 20 solo albums after the band broke up in 1970. In 2015, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fun Fact: A spider recently discovered in Spain was named Loureedia because of its...

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Kurt Cobain "Unplugged" Sweater Sets Auction Record

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Over this past weekend, the pale green sweater worn by Kurt Cobain at Nirvana's legendary MTV "Unplugged" taping in 1993 sold for $334,000 at an auction staged by Julien's in New York City. The sale makes it the most expensive sweater ever sold at auction. Cobain tragically took his own life at the age of 27 in Spring of 1994 not long after the famous televised gig. The record-setting memorabilia sale reflects the growing market for collector's items that capture a piece of music history. Interestingly, it was the second time the unwashed, stained sweater had been auctioned. Its previous sale was...

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This Week In Music History Oct 20-26

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. OCT 20: Today in 1977, a plane crash would take the life of Lynyrd Skynyrd members and crew, while injuring many other passengers. Ronnie Van Zant, Stevie Gaines, Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray perished in the crash. The plane had previously experienced issues and another band's - Aerosmith - crew had rejected possibly using the plane due to the plane not being up to standard. RIP😢 OCT 20: Tom Petty was born today in 1950 in Gainesville, Florida. Petty would become the frontman...

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