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This Week In Music History Aug 15-28

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! AUG 18: Today in 1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with the Beatles at a gig in Birkenhead, England! This is the quartet that would soon become known around the world: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. AUG 27: Happy birthday to Alex Lifeson of Rush, born today in 1953! Lifeson co-founded the band that would become Rush in 1968. The guitarist has also dabbled in other areas of the arts as a painter and actor. Until the bands...

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This Week In Music History Aug 1-14

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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 1: Today in 1985, Tears for Fears was at #1 with "Shout", their second U.S. number one! It would stay there for three weeks and became one of the standout songs of 1985. AUG 9: Today in 1995, legendary frontman Jerry Garcia of the rock band Grateful Dead died from a heart attack at age 53. Garcia was one of the founding members and performed with the band from their 1965 beginning until his passing in 1995. Not only was...

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This Week In Music History July 18-31

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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! JUL 19: Today in 1970, The Carpenters were at the top spot with "(They Long To Be) Close To You", written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It became the groups breakthrough hit and would spend four weeks at number one, also earning them their first Grammy Award. JUL 26: Born today in 1949, Roger Taylor of Queen! Best known as the drummer of one of the most iconic bands in history, however Taylor was also a co-writer or writer of at...

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Quick: Who Recorded It First?

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Who put the song down on tape -- mostly tape for sure -- first? Answers down below but no cheating before you take a shot! Here we go:   "Love Hurts" A. Nazareth B. The Everly Brothers "It's My Life" A. Talk Talk B. No Doubt "Knockin' On Heaven's Door"  A. Guns N' Roses B. Bob Dylan "I Love Rock N' Roll"  A. The Arrows B. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Okay those were easy ones, let's make them a bit tougher: "Piece Of My Heart"  A. Janis Joplin B.Aretha Franklin "Self Control" A. Laura Branigan B. Raf "Don't Turn...

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This Week In Music History June 20-July 3

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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! JUNE 24: Happy 75th birthday to Mick Fleetwood, born today in 1947! He would go on to co-found Fleetwood Mac in the late 1960's and he's been with them ever since. Photo by: Joe Bielawa [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] JULY 2: Today in 1993, Janet Jackson was at #1 with "That's The Way Love Goes". It stayed at the top for eight weeks, but even more impressive it holds the distinction of being the single to stay at the top the longest of anyone in...

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