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This Week In Music History Nov 8-21

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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! NOV 13: Today in 1982, Men At Work began at 15 run at No. 1 on the album chart with their debut effort, Business as Usual. The album would spawn the hits, "Who Can It Be Now?", "Down Under", and "Be Good Johnny". NOV 15: Happy birthday to ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad, also known by Frida, born today in 1945! She is one of the founding members of the group who have just released their first album in 40 years! Frida was inducted...

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Immortal Album Covers: The Story of Hipgnosis

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Album art helped define the arrival of new music during its heyday, which ran roughly from the later 60s to the 80s when vinyl albums ruled music sales worldwide. While smaller formats such as cassettes, CDs and later streaming imposed size and format limitations on artwork since then, the contributions of visual artists to herald the arrival of new music is still fondly remembered by many. One of the most prolific groups of artists worked under the name Hipgnosis. The main partners behind Hipgnosis were Peter Christopherson, Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson. Freelance designers Richard Evans, George Hardie and Richard Manning...

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This Week In Music History Oct 25-Nov 7

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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! NOV 1: Happy birthday to Red Hot Chili Peppers front man, Anthony Kiedis, born today in 1962! The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Kiedis and crew begin their first stadium tour ever June 2022, which will coincide with their twelfth studio album's release. Photo courtesy: Stefan Brending [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] NOV 7: On this day in 1976, Rod Stewart topped the charts with "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)". It was Stewart's second time at No....

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History of The Beatles Book: Fab 4 Time Capsules From 1963 On

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The Beatles Book was a series of magazines about the Beatles that was published from 1963 through 2003, which some interruptions along the way. The magazines contained photos and stories of the group from its earliest days and helped drive the mania that surrounded the Beatles as their popularity grew. The publication was founded in 1963 by Sean O'Mahony (1932-2020), who had worked in the music business since the 1950s after first running a coffee bar. By the early 1960s he had become the advertising manager at Pop Weekly, which was a magazine published by Robert Stigwood (who later went on to sign the...

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This Week In Music History Oct 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! OCT 15: On this day in 1955, an unknown Buddy Holly performing as Buddy & Bob opened for Elvis Presley in Lubbock, Texas. A Nashville talent scout was in the audience and arranged for Holly to audition and record demos for Decca. OCT 21: Happy birthday to Steve Lukather from Toto, born today in 1957! Lukather has led Toto since forming the band in 1976 and has been the sole continuous member. In addition to his work with Toto, he has...

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