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This Week In Music History Aug 4-10

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AUG 4: On this day in 1975, Robert Plant and his family were involved in a car crash while on vacation in Greece. Led Zeppelin had to cancel their upcoming US tour while Plant recovered. His recovery would take about two years!
AUG 5: Today in 1957, American Bandstand began its national television run! 📺🎶It aired from 1952 (local markets) until 1989 with Dick Clark hosting from 1956 until the end. Who remembers watching? 🙋🏻‍♀️
AUG 6: Today in 1960, Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on American Bandstand. The song would go on to make history as the only song to go to #1 on two separate occasions by the same artist! 
AUG 7: Happy birthday to B.J. Thomas, born today in 1942!🎂🎶 He is best known for his hits “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and his version of “Hooked On A Feeling”. Thomas is still out touring!
AUG 8: Today in 1981, MTV aired their first in stereo concert - REO Speedwagon! they had just released their hit album Hi Infidelity. Hope this helps come trivia night!🎶💿🎸🎶 
AUG 9: On this day in 1995, Jerry Garcia passed away from a heart attack .😢 The Grateful Dead singer and guitarist was just 53. RIP
AUG 10: Happy birthday to Ronnie Spector, born today in 1943!🎂🎤 Best known as the lead singer of the girl group The Ronettes they had some of the biggest hits of the mid-1960s. Who can forget "Be My Baby"?! Spector has also pursued a solo career. In 2007, she along with The Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. *Ronnie is in the middle of the photo.
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