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This Week In Music History Apr 25-May 8

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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! APR 30: Today in 1983, "Beat It" from Michael Jackson's Thriller album was at #1! The song features a guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen, which Eddie reportedly contributed to the track for free. MAY 5: Happy birthday to Steve Stevens, born today in 1959! The rocking guitarist is known best for being a part of Billy Idol's band and a co-writer on many of his songs. Photo courtesy of Weatherman90 [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine...

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This Week In Music History Apr 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! APR 16: Happy birthday to Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, born today in 1964! Photo courtesy: Daniel Schwen [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en] APR 20: Today in 1986, Prince was at #1 with "Kiss". It would stay up top for two weeks and go on to sell over 1M copies! Who sang "Kiss" in a popular 1990 movie? Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter which comes out every two weeks. Go here to sign up. Be the envy of all your friends!...

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This Week In Music History Mar 28-Apr 10

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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! MAR 30: Today in 1967, The Turtles were at #1 with "Happy Together". It was the band’s  only trip to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. APR 8: Today in 1967, John Lennon had his Rolls Royce customized in a psychedelic color scheme and fit with interior/exterior sound system, television, telephone, and refrigerator! The extravagance came in at $2,600 - over $22,000 in today's dollars. Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter which comes out every two...

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This Week In Music History Mar 14-27

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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! MAR 20: Today in 1986, Heart was at #1 with "These Dreams". The song had been offered to Stevie Nicks who passed. It would become Heart's first number one on the Billboard Hot 100! Bonus fact: It was co-written by Bernie Taupin. MAR 25: Sadly, it was just announced that Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the Foo Fighters, has passed away at age 50. RIP Photo courtesy of Raph_PH [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter which comes...

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This Week In Music History Feb 28-Mar 13

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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! MAR 5: Happy birthday to Eddy Grant, born today in 1948! Best known for his huge solo hits "Electric Avenue" and "Romancing the Stone", Grant also was a founding member of The Equals. Photo courtesy of Stuart Sevastos [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] FEB 28: Happy birthday to Cindy Wilson of the B-52's, born today in 1957!Wilson is one of the founding members of the New Wave group and remains with the band today. Photo courtesy of Alterna2 [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free...

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