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This Week In Music History Aug 30-Sept 12

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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 30: Today in 1981, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross were at #1 with "Endless Love" from the movie of the same name. The song was written, produced, and performed by Richie along with his duet partner, Diana Ross. Who remembers slow dancing to this one?! SEPT 7: Happy 70th birthday to Chrissie Hynde, born today in 1951! Hynde is best known as the front woman of the Pretenders, which she co-founded in 1978. She was inducted along with her bandmates into...

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This Week In Music History Aug 16-29

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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 17: Happy birthday to Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go’s, born today in 1958! Not only did she front one of the most successful all-female bands of all-time, but she also had a stellar solo career. This year she, along with her band mates, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Photo courtesy: Andrew Hurley [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en] AUG 23: Happy birthday to Rick Springfield, born today in 1949! The musician-singer and actor made in big in the 80s with...

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This Week In Music History Aug 2-15

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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 7: Sadly, today Dennis Thomas of Kool & the Gang passed away at age 70. Thomas was a founding member of the group. He also was saxophonist, flutist, wardrobe designer, and remained with the band until his death. RIP Photo courtesy: Andreas Lawen [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en] Aug 12: Happy birthday to Mark Knopfler, born today in 1949! The singer-songwriter, musician, and producer is best known for Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his brother. Mark has been solo since 1987. In 2018, he was...

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This Week In Music History July 19 - Aug 1

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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! JULY 28: Sadly, today Dusty Hill of ZZ Top passed away. He was a founder of the blues rock band that was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. He was 72. Photo courtesy of: Ralph Arvesen [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] JULY 31: Today in 1983, The Police were at #1 with “Every Breath You Take”. It stayed at the top for 8 weeks! P.S. It’s not a love song. Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter...

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This Week In Music History July 5-18

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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! JULY 15: Happy birthday to Linda Ronstadt, born today in 1946! The retired singer earned many awards during her long career, including 10 Grammys. In 2014, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Photo courtesy of: Carl Lender [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] JULY 17: Happy birthday to Geezer Butler, born today in 1949! He is best known as the primary lyricist and bassist of Black Sabbath. He continues to play today. Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine...

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