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This Week In Music History Mar 11-24

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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!

MAR 15: Happy birthday to Bret Michaels, born today in 1963! The musician, singer-songwriter and actor is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Poison.

As the frontman of Poison, Michaels achieved considerable commercial success with hit songs like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "Talk Dirty to Me," and "Nothin' But a Good Time." The band's energetic performances, catchy melodies, and glam-rock image made them a staple of the era.
In addition to his work with Poison, Michaels has pursued a solo career, releasing several albums and singles. He's also ventured into television, appearing on reality shows such as "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels" and "The Celebrity Apprentice," where he won the competition in its third season.
Throughout his career, Bret Michaels has maintained a devoted fanbase and continues to tour and perform both with Poison and as a solo artist. He's known for his charismatic stage presence, songwriting talents, and enduring influence on the rock music landscape.

MAR 23: Happy birthday to Chaka Khan, born today in 1953! The iconic American singer, songwriter, and musician is often referred to as the "Queen of Funk" due to her powerful voice and her contributions to funk, soul, and R&B music.

Khan rose to fame in the 1970s as the lead singer of the funk band Rufus, known for hits like "Tell Me Something Good" and "Ain't Nobody." Her distinctive voice and energetic stage presence quickly made her a standout performer.
In the 1980s, Chaka Khan embarked on a successful solo career, releasing hit singles such as "I Feel for You," which won her a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Other popular songs from her solo career include "Through the Fire" and "I'm Every Woman."
Throughout her career, Chaka Khan has won numerous awards, including ten Grammy Awards. She has also been recognized for her contributions to music with inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Rufus and the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a solo artist.
Beyond her music career, Chaka Khan has been involved in various philanthropic efforts, particularly in the areas of women's rights, LGBTQ rights, and support for individuals struggling with addiction.

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