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This Week In Music History Aug 23-29

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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 24: Today in 1963, Stevie Wonder became the first artist to go to the top of the charts on the US album and singles charts in the same week!🎶🎤🎶 The LP was Little Stevie Wonder/The 12 Year Old Genuis and the single at #1 was “Fingertips Part 2”. AUG 27: Happy birthday to Alex Lifeson of Rush, born today in 1953!🎂🎸 In 1968, Lifeson co-founded the band that would go on to international rock fame - Rush. The band along with Lifeson were...

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The Week In Music History Jan 6-12, '19

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com JAN 6: On Jan. 6. 1958, Gibson guitars launched it's "Flying V" electric guitar. This guitar has been played most famously by Jimmy Hendrix, Randy Rhoads, Marc Bolan, and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Happiest of birthdays to Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds (68), Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge (60), Mark O'Toole of Frankie Goes to Hollywood (55), and Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys (33). Randy Rhoads "Flying V" photo courtesy Keenanrocks - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link JAN 7: On this date in 1994, Oasis began recording their debut album Definitely...

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The Week In Music History Jan 27-Feb 2, '19

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com JAN 27: On this day in 1956, "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis was released by RCA Records. The song would sell 300,000 copies in its first week and would go on to sell over a million copies. It was Elvis' first Gold RIAA Award! JAN 28: Today in 2009, Billy Powell, longtime keyboardist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, passed away from a heart attack at age 56. Powell became a roadie for the band in 1970. During a break at a 1972 show, Powell sat down at the piano and performed a piano version of...

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The Week In Music History Jan 20-26, '19

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com JAN 20: Happiest of birthdays to Paul Stanley of KISS! Stanley was born in 1952. As writer and co-writer, he has penned many of KISS' highest-charting singles.Stanley joined Gene Simmons' band Wicked Lester in the early 1970s and the rest is history, or is it KISStory? 🎉💥  JAN 21: Born on this day in 1938, DJ Wolfman Jack! He became interested in radio as a child after he received a radio from his father. In 1960, he began his career as a disc jockey. He created the Wolfman Jack persona after moving...

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The Week In Music History Jan 13-19, '19

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com JAN 13: Eric Clapton played his comeback concert today in 1973 at the Rainbow Theatre in London. Pete Townsend of The Who had helped organize the two night concert to help Clapton kick his heroin habit. Others who performed at the concert were Stevie Wonder, Pete Townsend, Ronnie Wood, and others with support from The Average White Band. Clapton did later beat his drug and alcohol addictions and has played many concerts in support of organizations to help others with addiction issues.🎸  JAN 14: On this day in 1966, David Jones...

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