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

FEB 28: Happy birthday to Donnie Iris, born Dominic Ierace, born today in1943. The rock musician is best known for his work in the band The Jaggerz and his solo career. He hails from Pennsylvania and gained prominence in the late 1970s and early 1980s with his distinctive voice and catchy rock tunes.

One of his most famous songs is "Ah! Leah!", which became a hit in 1980 and remains a classic rock staple. The song features Iris's signature raspy vocals and a memorable guitar riff, earning it a place in rock music history.
Throughout his career, Iris has released several albums both as a solo artist and with The Jaggerz. While "Ah! Leah!" remains his most well-known song, he has produced a catalog of music that showcases his talents as a singer, songwriter, and performer.
Donnie Iris continues to have a dedicated fan base and occasionally performs live, keeping the spirit of his music alive for both longtime listeners and new generations of fans.
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MAR 10: Happy birthday to Tom Scholz, born today in 1947! The musician, songwriter, and inventor is best known as the founder and primary songwriter of the rock band Boston. Scholz grew up with a passion for music and engineering. He holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Scholz developed an interest in music during his college years, experimenting with recording equipment and creating his own sound. In the early 1970s, he formed the band Boston, which became one of the most successful rock bands of the era. Their self-titled debut album, released in 1976, became one of the best-selling debut albums in history, featuring hits like "More Than a Feeling" and "Peace of Mind."
Apart from his musical endeavors, Scholz is also an inventor and holds numerous patents related to musical equipment and sound processing technology. He has been recognized for his innovative contributions to the field of music technology.
Throughout his career, Tom Scholz has remained a prominent figure in the music industry, known for his distinctive guitar sound and meticulous approach to recording. His influence extends beyond his musical achievements, as he continues to inspire aspiring musicians and engineers alike.
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