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This Week In Music History July 28-Aug 3

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JULY 28: Richard Wright of Pink Floyd was born today in 1943. He was a founding member, keyboardist, and vocalist with the band. Wright was on all but one album and played on all of their tours! His contributions have often been overlooked as he was the quietest member of the progressive rock band. In 2008, he passed away after a battle with cancer. RIP😢 
JULY 29: Today in 1967, The Doors were at #1 with “Light My Fire”. It would stay at the top for three weeks. It would be certified gold in September 1967.
JULY 30: Happy 83rd birthday to Buddy Guy, born today in 1936!🎂🎸 In the early 1950s, Guy began playing with local bands in Louisiana, he soon moved to Chicago where he met up with Muddy Waters. Guy got his first recording contract in 1958. Amazingly, he still performs over 130 shows a year! 
JULY 31: Today in 1995, Jamaica issued commemorative postage stamps honoring their native son Bob Marley! 🇯🇲🎶 
AUG 1: Happy 60th birthday to Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, born today in 1959!🎂🎤He is one of two original members of the band that formed in 1977. In addition to being the lead singer, Elliott is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, drums, piano, and keyboards.
AUG 2: On this day in 1962, Robert Allen Zimmerman legally changed his name to Bob Dylan.
AUG 3: Happy 93rd birthday to Tony Bennett, born today in 1926!🎂🎤 He recorded his signature song, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco “, in 1962. It is difficult to sum up a nearly 75 year career, as Bennett has done it all. He has won 19 Grammys and two Emmys, has been named a Kennedy Center Honoree, and has sold over 50 million records worldwide.

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