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This Week In Music History Jun 6-19

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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 8: Happy birthday to Bonnie Tyler, born today in 1951! She began her path to stardom after coming in second in a talent show in 1969. Tyler would go on to have one of the biggest hits of the 80s, "Total Eclipe Of The Heart," which has sold over 6 million copies worldwide! Photo by: Albin Olsson [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] JUNE 14: Today in 1988, Rick Astley was at #1 with "Together Forever." It was his second trip to the top...

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This Week in Music History May 23-June 5

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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 23: Today in 1970, the Grateful Dead played their first gig outside of the U.S. in England. The Hollywood Rock Music Festival featured rock heavyweights Black Sabbath and Free. MAY 28: Happy birthday to Gladys Knight, born today in 1944! She has won seven Grammys and in 1996 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Pips. Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter which comes out every two weeks. Go here to...

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This Week In Music History May 9-22

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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 12: On this day in 1975, Jefferson Starship gave a free concert for over 60,000 fans in Central Park! The band and promoter had to pay $14,000 for clean up after the show. MAY 18: Happy birthday to Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, born today in 1950! The co-founder, lead singer, and keyboardist for the new wave band has been at the helm since the early 70s. Photo courtesy: Corentin Lamy [https://musicgoldmine.myshopify.com/admin/articles/587917099240] Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter...

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This Week In Music History Apr 25-May 8

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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 30: Today in 1983, "Beat It" from Michael Jackson's Thriller album was at #1! The song features a guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen, which Eddie reportedly contributed to the track for free. MAY 5: Happy birthday to Steve Stevens, born today in 1959! The rocking guitarist is known best for being a part of Billy Idol's band and a co-writer on many of his songs. Photo courtesy of Weatherman90 [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine...

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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 16: Happy birthday to Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, born today in 1964! Photo courtesy: Daniel Schwen [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en] APR 20: Today in 1986, Prince was at #1 with "Kiss". It would stay up top for two weeks and go on to sell over 1M copies! Who sang "Kiss" in a popular 1990 movie? Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter which comes out every two weeks. Go here to sign up. Be the envy of all your friends!...

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