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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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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 13: Today in 1982, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were at #1 with the enduring rock anthem “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”. The song was first recorded in 1975 by The Arrows. Jett’s cover version stayed at #1 for seven weeks!  APR 17: Today in 1970, The Beatles were at #1 with “Let It Be”. It was the group’s final single before Paul McCartney announced his departure from the group. APR 21: In 2016, Prince was found dead at his home at...

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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 31: Today in 1967, Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar live in stage for the first time! The Fender Stratocaster that he burnt that night would go on to sell for over $350,000 at auction in 2008! APR 2: Today in 1981, Blondie was at #1 with “Rapture”. Famously, it was the first song to go to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with rap vocals. APR 7: Happy birthday to John Oates, born today in 1948! Best known as...

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