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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 18: Today in 1981, REO Speedwagon were at #1 with “Keep On Loving You”. The song has been a mainstay in 80s channels for four decades! MAR 25: Happy birthday to Elton John, born today in 1947! John has been collaborating with Bernie Taupin for over 50 years and has sold over 300 million records worldwide! Elton continues to perform and record today. Photo credit: George Baird [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] MAR 27: Today in 1968, Otis Redding had the first posthumous #1 single, “(Sittin’...

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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 1: Happy 94th birthday to Harry Belafonte, born today in 1927! The singer, songwriter, actor, and activist had the first million selling LP by a single artist with his 1956 album Calypso. MAR 5: Today in 1963, Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins were killed in a plane crash. Cline was one of the first country artist to successfully crossover into the pop genre. RIP MAR 10: Today in 1956, a half page ad in Billboard Magazine was placed by RCA...

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This Week In Music History Feb 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! FEB 17: Happy birthday to Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, both were born on this day in 1972!  Photo credits: Raph_PH (Hawkins) [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] and Daniel Ahs Karlsson (Armstrong)[https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en] FEB 20: Today in 1980, Queen was at #1 with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. It was their first U.S. #1 and stayed there for 4 weeks. FEB 25: Today in 1975, the Eagles were at #1 with “Best Of My Love”. It was the band’s first number one. Be...

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This Week In Music History Jan 31 - Feb 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! JAN 31: Today in 1985, Foreigner was at #1 with the rock ballad “I Want To Know What Live Is”. It remains their biggest hit to date. FEB 9: Sadly, Mary Wilson on The Supremes has passed away at age 76. She was a co-founder of the ground breaking all-female group. Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with her fellow Supremes in 1988. RIP FEB 10: Today in 1973, Elton John was at #1 with “Crocodile Rock”. It...

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This Week In Music History Jan 17-30

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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 19: Happy 75th birthday to Dolly Parton, born today in 1946! Her debut album was released in 1967 and she never looked back. Not only is Parton known for her music, but also her philanthropy. She has sold over 100 million records worldwide! JAN 25: Today in 1961, the all-girl group The Shirelles were at #1 with “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”. The Carole King and Gerry Goffin penned song was the first song to go to the top by a...

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