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This Week In History Sept 8-14

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SEPT 9: Today in 1954, Elvis would play at the opening of a shopping center. None other than Johnny Cash was in the audience! The two future legends would meet for the first time.
SEPT 10: Happy birthday to Joe Perry, born today in 1950!🎂🎸 He is a founding member and lead guitarist of Aerosmith. Perry is also a member of Hollywood Vampires. In the mid-1970s, Aerosmith became a success before the band would decline due to in fighting and drug use. He would take a break from the band in 1979 and form The Joe Perry Project. Perry and his band mates would find themselves back together in the mid-1980s where they would resurrect their careers. Currently, Aerosmith has a residency on the Las Vegas Strip.
SEPT 11: Today in 1982, John Cougar Mellencamp (less the Cougar now) set a first. He became the first male solo artist to have the #1 album and two singles in the Top 10! The album American Fool would stay at #1 for 9 weeks. When the album went to #1, the singles "Jack And Diane" (would go to #1) and "Hurts So Good" were are #4 and #8. Mellencamp would also win the Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for "Hurts So Good".
SEPT 12: Sadly on this day in 2003, legend Johnny Cash passed away of complications due to diabetes. As one of the best-selling artists of all-time, Cash crossed over many genres of music during his lengthy career. He sold over 90 million records worldwide! RIP😢
SEPT 13: Sadly, Eddie Money (“The Money Man”) passed away today after a short battle with cancer.😢 He was one of our favorite performers. Money always put on an entertaining and fun show. He will be missed. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family, friends, and many fans around the world. RIP😢
SEPT 14: On this day in 1974, Eric Clapton was at #1 with "I Shot The Sheriff". The song was written by Bob Marley and would become Clapton's only song to go to the top of the charts.
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