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This Week In Music History July 18-31

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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!

The Carpenters

JUL 19: Today in 1970, The Carpenters were at the top spot with "(They Long To Be) Close To You", written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It became the groups breakthrough hit and would spend four weeks at number one, also earning them their first Grammy Award.

JUL 26: Born today in 1949, Roger Taylor of Queen! Best known as the drummer of one of the most iconic bands in history, however Taylor was also a co-writer or writer of at least one song on every Queen album. The multi-instrumentalist has worked with everyone from Eric Clapton to Elton John! In 2001, Taylor along with his Qbandmates was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo courtesy: Kudlata.anka [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en])

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