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This Week In Music History Jan 15-28

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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!

Dolly Parton

JAN 19: Happy birthday to Dolly Parton, born today in 1946! The singer, songwriter, actress, author, and philanthropist is one of the most celebrated country music artists and has had a long and successful career spanning several decades.

Some of Dolly Parton's most well-known songs include "Jolene," "I Will Always Love You," "9 to 5," and "Coat of Many Colors." She has received numerous awards for her contributions to music, including multiple Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
In addition to her music career, Dolly Parton has also acted in films and television shows. She is known for her warm personality, distinctive voice, and philanthropic efforts, including her work promoting literacy through the Imagination Library.
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Eddie Van Halen

JAN 26: Born today in 1955, guitarist Eddie Van Halen! The Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer is best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen. Born in the Netherlands, Eddie Van Halen moved to the United States with his family in the early 1960s.

Eddie Van Halen was renowned for his innovative guitar playing and is often considered one of the greatest guitarists in the history of rock music. He was known for his virtuosity, technical skill, and the invention of the "tapping" technique, which became a signature element of his playing.
Van Halen, the band he co-founded with his brother Alex Van Halen, achieved immense success with albums like "Van Halen" (1978), "1984" (1984), and songs like "Jump," "Panama," and "Runnin' with the Devil."
Eddie Van Halen's impact on the world of rock music is immeasurable, and his influence extends well beyond his work with Van Halen. Unfortunately, Eddie Van Halen passed away on October 6, 2020, after battling cancer.

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