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This Week In Music History Jan 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! JAN 2: Today in 1989, Poison was at #1 with "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". It is their only #1 single in the U.S. Who saw Poison on the stadium tour this past summer?! JAN 11: Jeff Beck has passed away at age 78 after a short illness. In 1965, he joined The Yardbirds to replace Eric Clapton. By 1967, he was out of the band and formed his own group The Jeff Beck Group, which would include Rod Steward and Ronnie...

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This Week In Music History Dec 19-Jan 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! DEC 26: Happy birthday to Lars Ulrich of Metallica, born today in 1963! In 1981, he met James Hetfield and the two formed Metallica. They are the two sole remaining original members. Ulrich along with his bandmates was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Photo courtesy: Raph_PH [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en]   DEC 31: Happy 80th birthday to Andy Summers of The Police, born today in 1942!He began his career in the mid-60s as a guitarist in London for Zoot...

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This Week In Music History Dec 5-18

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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! DEC 13: Today in 1967, The Monkees were at #1 with "Daydream Believer". It stayed up top for four weeks and was their last #1 in the U.S. RIP Davy, Michael, and Peter. DEC 18: Happy birthday to Elliot Easton of The Cars, born today in 1953! The lead guitarist is also one of the iconic band's founding members. After the band broke up in 1988, Easton went on to work with various artists and released his own solo work. In 2018,...

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This Week In Music History Nov 21-Dec 4

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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 21: Today in 1987, Tiffany was knocked out of the #1 spot by Billy Idol - why is this noteworthy? Well, Tiffany had been at #1 with the Tommy James hit "I Think We're Alone Now" and Billy took over the top spot with a Tommy James hit "Mony Mony". A great piece of trivia! NOV 30: Sad day today, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac has passed away at age 79. She wrote some of the bands biggest hits and had...

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This Week In History Nov 7-20

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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 15: Today in 1981, Olivia Newton-John was at the top of the charts with "Physical". The song would stay at #1 for 10 weeks - making it ONJ's biggest U.S. hit! How about that video?!!! NOV 18: Happy 60th birthday to Kirk Hammett of Metallica, born today in 1962!The guitarist has been with Metallica since 1983 and can often be found at the top of multiple best guitarist lists. Hammett is an avid horror film buff and collects horror memorabilia! Photo...

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