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This Week In Music History Aug 28-Sept 10

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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!

Jimmy Buffett

SEPT 2: Very sad news today, Jimmy Buffett has passed away at age 76, The iconic American musician was renowned for his laid-back, coastal-inspired music often referred to as "Gulf and Western." His hit songs like "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" capture a carefree beach lifestyle. Beyond music, he was an author, businessman, and the driving force behind the Margaritaville brand, encompassing restaurants, merchandise, and more. His devoted fanbase, known as "Parrotheads," passionately embraced his island-influenced tunes, making him a cultural phenomenon. With his unique blend of music and lifestyle, Jimmy Buffett has left an enduring mark on the world of entertainment. RIP

Gary Wright

SEPT 4: Sadly, Gary Wright has passed away at age 80. The British-American musician gained fame in the 1970s with his hit singles like "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive" and was known for their distinctive synthesizer sound. Wright's fusion of rock and electronic elements was innovative for its time and left a lasting impact on the music industry. His versatile career includes collaborations with renowned artists and a body of work that continues to resonate with fans, cementing his legacy as a pioneering musician in the realm of progressive and electronic rock. RIP

Chrissie Hynde

SEPT 7: Happy birthday to Chrissie Hynde the charismatic frontwoman of The Pretenders, born today in 1951. With her distinctive voice and songwriting prowess, she led the band to international acclaim in the late 1970s and '80s. Hits like "Brass in Pocket" and "Back on the Chain Gang" showcased her unique blend of rock and punk influences. Hynde's enduring career and contributions to the rock genre solidify her status as an iconic figure in the music industry.

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