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This Week In Music History Aug 2-15

Posted by Lilly Duncan on

The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com.

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

kool and the gang

AUG 7: Sadly, today Dennis Thomas of Kool & the Gang passed away at age 70. Thomas was a founding member of the group. He also was saxophonist, flutist, wardrobe designer, and remained with the band until his death. RIP😥 Photo courtesy: Andreas Lawen [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en]

mark knopfler

Aug 12: Happy birthday to Mark Knopfler, born today in 1949! 🎂🎤🎸 The singer-songwriter, musician, and producer is best known for Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his brother. Mark has been solo since 1987. In 2018, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Dire Straits. Photo courtesy: Joachim Mullerchen [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en]

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