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This Week In Music History Aug 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!

John Deacon

AUG 19: Happy birthday to John Deacon the British musician best known as the bass guitarist for the legendary rock band Queen, born today in 1951! He was a crucial member of the band, contributing to their iconic sound with hits like "Another One Bites the Dust" and "You're My Best Friend." Deacon's melodic bass lines and songwriting skills played a significant role in Queen's success. He retired from music after Freddie Mercury's death in 1991 and has maintained a private life, staying away from the public eye and the music industry.

Elvis Costello

AUG 25: Happy birthday to Elvis Costello, born Declan Patrick MacManus today in 1954. The British singer-songwriter is known for his eclectic musical style, blending rock, new wave, punk, and folk influences. He rose to prominence in the late 1970s with his band, The Attractions, releasing hits like "Pump It Up" and "Oliver's Army." Throughout his career, Costello has showcased his lyrical prowess and versatility, continually experimenting with various genres. His unique voice and thought-provoking lyrics have solidified his place as a revered figure in the music industry.

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