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Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history!
DEC 25: Happy birthday to Annie Lennox, born today in 1954! The Scottish singer, songwriter, and political activist gained international fame as one half of the Eurythmics, a musical duo she formed with musician Dave Stewart.
Eurythmics achieved massive success in the 1980s with a string of hit albums and singles. Some of their most well-known songs include "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," "Here Comes the Rain Again," and "Would I Lie to You?" The duo's music often blended new
wave, synth-pop, and other genres, and Annie Lennox's distinctive and soulful voice contributed significantly to their sound.
After Eurythmics, Annie Lennox embarked on a successful solo career. Her solo debut album, "Diva," released in 1992, was a critical and commercial success. The album featured hits like "Why" and "Walking on Broken Glass." Lennox continued to release solo albums, showcasing her versatility as a singer and her ability to explore various musical styles.
Annie Lennox is known for her powerful and emotive voice, her philanthropic work, and her advocacy for social and humanitarian causes. She has received numerous awards, including Grammy Awards for both her work with Eurythmics and her solo career and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. Annie Lennox is widely recognized as one of the greatest voices in contemporary pop and rock music.
DEC 30: Happy birthday to Jeff Lynne, born today in 1947! The English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer is best known as the leader and co-founder of the rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). Lynne formed Electric Light Orchestra in 1970. ELO became known for its fusion of rock and classical music elements, incorporating orchestral instruments into a traditional rock band lineup. The band's symphonic sound and Lynne's melodic songwriting contributed to their commercial success.
Jeff Lynne was one of the members of the supergroup Traveling Wilburys, which also included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. The group released two albums in the late 1980s.
Jeff Lynne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 as a member of Electric Light Orchestra.
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