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This Week In Music History Oct 24-Nov 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! OCT 26: Happy birthday to Natalie Merchant, born today in 1963! Best known as the original lead singer of the indie-pop band 10,000 Maniacs, Merchant left in 1993 to pursue a solo career. Photo courtesy: Justin Higuchi [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] NOV 3: Happy Birthday to Adam Ant, born today in 1954! Stuart Leslie Goddard's first band was Bazooka Joe and the idea of becoming Adam Ant came to him after seeing the Sex Pistols. In 1977, he formed Adam and the Ants with drummer Paul...

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This Week In Music History Oct 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! OCT 12: Today in 1974, the group Blondie performed for the first time as Blondie at CBGB's in NYC! Originally, they were billed as Angel and the Snake before renaming themselves Blondie - supposedly derived from the catcalls of truck drivers directed at Debbie Harry of "Hey, Blondie!" OCT 15: Today in 1988, UB40 was at #1 with "Red Red Wine". The song went to #1 in several countries and is the writer and original performer's favorite cover of any of his...

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This Week In Music History Sept 26-Oct 9

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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! OCT 7: Today in 1995, Alanis Morrissette was at the top of the U.S. album charts with one of the best-selling albums of all-time, Jagged Little Pill. The album has sold over 33 million copies worldwide and won five of the nine Grammys that it was nominated for in 1996! SEPT 28: Today, rapper Coolio passed away at the age of 59. Coolio gained prominence with the theme song "Gangsta's Paradise" from the hit movie Dangerous Minds. The song would win Coolio...

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This Week In Music History Sept 12-25

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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 20: Today in 1984, John Waite topped the charts with "Missing You". Ironically, one of the most recognizable songs from the 80s only spent one week at #1 - the only song to do so in all of 1984! It also gave the Brit a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance Male. SEPT 13: Happy birthday to Peter Cetera, born today in 1944!🎂🎤Cetera is best known as the lead singer and bassist for Chicago, which he joined in...

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This Week In Music History Aug 15-28

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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! AUG 18: Today in 1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with the Beatles at a gig in Birkenhead, England! This is the quartet that would soon become known around the world: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. AUG 27: Happy birthday to Alex Lifeson of Rush, born today in 1953! Lifeson co-founded the band that would become Rush in 1968. The guitarist has also dabbled in other areas of the arts as a painter and actor. Until the bands...

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