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This Week In Music History Apr 10-23

Posted by Lilly Duncan on

The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! APR 12: Born today in 1940, Herbie Hancock celebrates his 83rd birthday! The American pianist, keyboardist, and composer known for his contributions to jazz and hits like "Rockit" and "Watermelon Man."  APR 20: Today in 1974, ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with "Waterloo." It paved the way for the group to become international sensations!  Photo courtesy: AVRO [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en] Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter which comes out every two weeks. Go here to sign up. Be the...

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This Day In Music History Mar 27-Apr 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! MAR 27: Today in 1985, Phil Collins was at the top of the charts with "One More Night". It was his second solo #1 in the U.S., following "Against All Odds". APR 5: Today in 1979, Duran Duran made their live debut as a band at The Lecture Theatre, Birmingham Polytechnic. The band would go on to sell over 100 million records worldwide and earn themselves a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Want more content like this?...

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This Week In Music History Mar 13-27

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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 18: Happy birthday to Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, born today in 1966! The band's founder, co-lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and main songwriter hit it big in the grunge scene of the 1990s. Cantrell has continued performing Alice in Chains material along with his solo work. Photo courtesy: Rex Aran Emrick [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] MAR 16: Today in 1964, the Beatles set a new record by selling 2.1M advance copies of their latest single, "Can't Buy Me Love". It would stay at...

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Looking Back At Those We Lost In 2022

Posted by James Duncan on

Some great musical talents left us in 2022, and it's worth taking a minute to remember them and the musical gifts they left us with. Many are missing here for sure and this is not meant to be an exhaustive list but here are some of the most notable deaths from last year in alpha order (name/known for/date of death in '22): Rick Anderson: The Tubes bassist (Dec. 16) Barry Bailey: Atlanta Rhythm Section guitarist (Mar. 12) Thom Bell: Producer/arranger/songwriter-- Philly sound (Dec. 22) Marilyn Bergman: Lyricist "The Way We Were" etc., past Chair of ASCAP (Jan. 8) Jet Black: Stranglers...

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This Week In Music History Feb 27-Mar 12

Posted by Lilly Duncan on

The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! MAR 8: Happy birthday to Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees, born today in 1945! Dolenz is the only surviving member of the pop group. He was the only member to be a part of every inception of the band. 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! Get MusicGoldmine.com Music History in your Facebook feed each day. Just follow us on...

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