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This Week In Music History Apr 24-May 7

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Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history!

Gordon Lightfoot

MAY 1: Sad news today - Gordon Lightfoot passed away age 84. He was a Canadian singer-songwriter known for his melodic folk and country music. He was born on November 17, 1938, in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lightfoot began his career in the 1960s and released many successful albums throughout the years, including "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown," and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." His music often explored themes of love, loss, and the Canadian landscape. Lightfoot won numerous awards, including 16 Juno Awards and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986. He will be missed by generations of fans. RIP

Heartbreak Hotel sheet music

MAY 7: Today in 1956, Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" hit number one on the charts. It was his first number one hit and became a classic rock 'n' roll song. The song was written by Mae Boren Axton, a friend of Elvis, and inspired by a suicide note in a newspaper.

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