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This Week In Music History Sept 27-Oct 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! SEPT 30: Sadly, the music world lost Helen Reddy and Mac Davis yesterday. Both singers were 78. Each contributed to music in the early 70’s, Reddy with her empowerment anthem “I Am Woman” and Davis with his songwriting crossover hits like “In The Ghetto”, written for Elvis. RIP😢 OCT 1: Today in 1984, Prince was at #1 with “Let’s Go Crazy”. 💜 It became his second time at the top of the charts! Be the envy of all your friends! Get MusicGoldmine.com Music History...

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This Week In Music History Sept 20-26

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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! SEPT 22: Happy birthday to Joan Jett, born today in 1958!🎂🎸🎤 The rocker was rejected by 23 labels for her self-debut, so she formed her own label with Kenny Laguna. Photo credit: Jessie Pearl [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] SEPT 25: Sadly today in 1980, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin died. The legendary drummer has been an influence on the generation of drummers that followed him. RIP😢 Photo credit: Dina Regine [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en] Be the envy of all your friends! Get MusicGoldmine.com Music History in your Facebook feed...

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This Week In Music History Sept 13-19

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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! SEPT 15: Today in 1985, Dire Straits were at #1 with “Money For Nothing”. A song that was perfect for the blossoming video age in the mid-80’s its not surprising that it went to the top of the charts. It was the first video to air when MTV Europe debuted in 1987. SEPT 19: Happy birthday to Lita Ford, born today in 1958! 🎂🎸🎤 Ford was the lead guitarist for the all-female group The Runaways before going solo. She continues to rock today -...

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This Week In Music History Sept 6-12

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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! SEPT 7: Happy birthday to Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, born today in 1951!🎂🎤🎸 The singer-songwriter and musician is one of the founders of the rock band the Pretenders, as well as the only constant member of the group. In 2005, Hynde along with her band mates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Photo credit: Harmony Gerber [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] SEPT 9: Today in 1956, Elvis made his first appearance in The Ed Sullivan Show. He performed his hits “Don’t Be...

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This Week In Music History Aug 30 - Sept 5

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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! SEPT 1: Happy birthday to Gloria Estefan, born today in 1957!🎂🎤 She began her performing career in the mid-1970’s when she and her cousin met Emilio Estefan. He had started a band and Gloria and her cousin were asked to join. She and the band would go in to international fame selling an estimated 120 million records worldwide! SEPT 4: Today in 1966, The Troggs were at #1 with “Wild Thing”. It would stay at the top for just two weeks, but it...

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