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This Week In Music History Feb 28 - Mar 13

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

Harry Belafonte

MAR 1: Happy 94th birthday to Harry Belafonte, born today in 1927!🎂🎤 The singer, songwriter, actor, and activist had the first million selling LP by a single artist with his 1956 album Calypso.

patsy cline

MAR 5: Today in 1963, Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins were killed in a plane crash. Cline was one of the first country artist to successfully crossover into the pop genre. RIP

elvis presley debut album cover

MAR 10: Today in 1956, a half page ad in Billboard Magazine was placed by RCA Records stating that Elvis was “the new singing rage!”

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