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This Week In Music History June 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! JUNE 10: Today in 1962, Ray Charles was at #1 with “I Can’t Stop Loving You”. It was first released in 1957 by its songwriter, Don Gibson. JUNE 18: Happy birthday Sir Paul McCartney, born today in 1942! The iconic singer-songwriter, musician, and activist continues to make music and entertain crowds around the world. Photo credit: Ralph_PH [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en]. JUNE 20: Happy birthday to John Taylor of Duran Duran, born today in 1960! The co-founder and bassist has been with the group since 1978....

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This Week In Music History May 24 - June 6

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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! MAY 26: Today in 1981, Kim Carnes was at #1 with “Bette Davis Eyes”. It would stay at the top and end as 1981’s #1 song! JUNE 2: Happy 80th birthday to Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones, born today in 1941! He joined the group in 1963 as not only their drummer, but also as the designer of their record sleeves and tour stages. JUNE 6: Happy birthday to Steve Vai, born today in 1960! He began his music career in an...

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This Week In Music History May 10-23

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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! MAY 13: Happy birthday to Stevie Wonder, born today in 1950! He is one of the most successful singer-songwriters of all-time. Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at age 11. He has won 22 Grammys, sold over 100 million records worldwide, and has been inducted to every Hall of Fame available! MAY 14: Today in 1985, Simple Minds were at #1 with “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”. The song was featured during the opening and closing credits of the iconic movie The...

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This Week In Music History May 3-10

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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! May 4:  Happy 70th birthday to Mick Mars of Motley Crue, born today in 1951! He’s the lead guitarist and one of the co-founders of the rock band. Photo courtesy: Toglenn [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] May 8: Happy birthday to Alex Van Halen, born today in 1953! He is best known as the drummer and one of the co-founders of the iconic band Van Halen. Photo courtesy: Craig O'Neal [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] May 10:  Happy birthday to Bono of U2, born today in 1960! As the frontman of...

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This Week In Music History Apr 25-May 2

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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 23: Happy birthday to Roger Taylor of Duran Duran, born today in 1961! He joined the band in 1979 and even though he has left a couple of times he has Photo courtesy Earl McGehee [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] APR 29: Happy birthday to Willie Nelson, born today in 1933! The music legend is also an actor and activist. During the past year, Nelson has live streamed several concerts to raise money for various charities. Photo courtesy Robbiework [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] MAY 2: Happy birthday...

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