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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 13: Today in 1982, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were at #1 with the enduring rock anthem “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”. The song was first recorded in 1975 by The Arrows. Jett’s cover version stayed at #1 for seven weeks!  APR 17: Today in 1970, The Beatles were at #1 with “Let It Be”. It was the group’s final single before Paul McCartney announced his departure from the group. APR 21: In 2016, Prince was found dead at his home at...

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This Week In Music History Mar 28 - Apr 10

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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 31: Today in 1967, Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar live in stage for the first time! The Fender Stratocaster that he burnt that night would go on to sell for over $350,000 at auction in 2008! APR 2: Today in 1981, Blondie was at #1 with “Rapture”. Famously, it was the first song to go to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with rap vocals. APR 7: Happy birthday to John Oates, born today in 1948! Best known as...

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This Week In Music History Mar 14-27

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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: Today in 1981, REO Speedwagon were at #1 with “Keep On Loving You”. The song has been a mainstay in 80s channels for four decades! MAR 25: Happy birthday to Elton John, born today in 1947! John has been collaborating with Bernie Taupin for over 50 years and has sold over 300 million records worldwide! Elton continues to perform and record today. Photo credit: George Baird [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] MAR 27: Today in 1968, Otis Redding had the first posthumous #1 single, “(Sittin’...

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This Week In Music History Feb 28 - Mar 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! MAR 1: Happy 94th birthday to Harry Belafonte, born today in 1927! The singer, songwriter, actor, and activist had the first million selling LP by a single artist with his 1956 album Calypso. MAR 5: Today in 1963, Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins were killed in a plane crash. Cline was one of the first country artist to successfully crossover into the pop genre. RIP MAR 10: Today in 1956, a half page ad in Billboard Magazine was placed by RCA...

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This Week In Music History Feb 14-27

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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! FEB 17: Happy birthday to Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, both were born on this day in 1972!  Photo credits: Raph_PH (Hawkins) [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] and Daniel Ahs Karlsson (Armstrong)[https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en] FEB 20: Today in 1980, Queen was at #1 with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. It was their first U.S. #1 and stayed there for 4 weeks. FEB 25: Today in 1975, the Eagles were at #1 with “Best Of My Love”. It was the band’s first number one. Be...

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