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This Week In Music History Jun 19-July 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! JUN 24: Happy birthday to Mick Fleetwood, born today 1947. Fleetwood is best known as the co-founder of the rock band Fleetwood Mac. As the band's drummer, he has contributed to their distinctive sound and success. Fleetwood's rhythmic style and solid beats have been a driving force behind many of their hits, including "Go Your Own Way" and "Rhiannon." Photo courtesy: Raphael Pour-Hashemi [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] JUN 27: Today in 1974, the album "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot was at the top of the Billboard...

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This Week In Music History Jun 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! JUNE 9: Today in 1986, Madonna was at the top of the charts with "Live to Tell". The ballad is from Madonna's third studio album, "True Blue." The song, known for its introspective lyrics and emotive vocals, became Madonna's third chart-topping single on the Billboard Hot 100. It further solidified her status as a pop icon and showcased her ability to delve into different musical styles while maintaining her commercial success. JUNE 18: Happy birthday to Sir Paul McCartney, born today in...

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This Week In Music History May 22-June 4

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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 24: Very sad news today, the legendary Tina Turner has passed away at age 83. What can be said about this extraordinary talent - singer, actress, and survivor. Not many artists can make a comeback in their 40s, but Tina did just that with “What’s Love Got to Do With It”. RIP Photo courtesy: Don Grierson [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/] JUN 3: Happy birthday to Suzi Quatro, born today in 1950! Quatro is an American-born singer-songwriter and bass guitarist who gained prominence in the...

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This Week In Music History May 8-21

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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 9: Happy birthday to American singer-songwriter and pianist Billy Joel, born today in 1949! Joel has sold over 150 million records worldwide. He is known for his catchy melodies, introspective lyrics, and blend of rock, pop, and classical music. Some of his biggest hits include "Piano Man", "Uptown Girl", and "We Didn't Start the Fire". Joel is also a prolific songwriter and has released over 20 studio albums throughout his career. MAY 20: Today in 1985, Simple Minds was at the...

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This Week In Music History Apr 24-May 7

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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 1: Sad news today - Gordon Lightfoot passed away age 84. He was a Canadian singer-songwriter known for his melodic folk and country music. He was born on November 17, 1938, in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lightfoot began his career in the 1960s and released many successful albums throughout the years, including "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown," and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." His music often explored themes of love, loss, and the Canadian landscape. Lightfoot won numerous...

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