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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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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 18: Happy birthday to Juice Newton, born today in 1952!The pop and country singer has been nominated five times for a Grammy - winning one in 1983 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. She is one of the rare artists to have many of her hits crossover between the pop and country charts. FEB 21: Today in 1978, the Bee Gees were at #1 with "Stayin' Alive". It was their second of what would become six consecutive number ones - tying...

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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! FEB 5: Today in 1983, Def Leppard began a 92 week run on the Billboard 200 chart! Despite the album selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. and spawning 5 hits, it only got to #2. Who owned this iconic 80s rock album? FEB 12: Happy 70th birthday to Michael McDonald, born today in 1952! The singer-songwriter, musician, and producer is best known for his tenure with The Doobie Brothers (1975-82, 87, and 2019-present) and his successful solo run. He also...

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