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This Week In Music History Jul 31-Aug 13

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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 1: Happy birthday to Joe Elliott, born today in 1959! Elliott is the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the iconic British rock band Def Leppard. He co-founded the band in 1977. With his distinctive raspy yet melodic voice, Elliott has been a driving force behind Def Leppard's success, helping them achieve global fame with albums like "Pyromania" and "Hysteria." Known for their arena-filling anthems and enduring hits, Def Leppard's music has left an indelible mark on the rock genre....

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This Week In Music History Jul 17-30

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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! JUL 27: Today it was announced that Randy Meisner passed away yesterday at age 77. The musician was born on March 8, 1946. He rose to fame as a founding member and bassist of the legendary rock band Eagles after stints with Poco and the Stone Canyon Band. Meisner's smooth tenor voice and melodic bass lines contributed to the band's distinctive sound. He sang lead on hits like "Take It to the Limit" and co-wrote "Take It Easy." After leaving Eagles...

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This Week In Music History Jul 3-16

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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! li JULY 6: Happy birthday to Ringo Starr, born today in 1940. The English musician, singer, and actor is best known as the drummer for The Beatles. Starr's energetic and innovative drumming style helped shape the sound of the band and contributed to their success. Following the Beatles' breakup, Starr pursued a successful solo career and released several hit songs. He remains a beloved figure in the rock music industry and continues to perform and record music to this day. Photo...

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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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