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

MAR 31: Happy birthday to Angus Young, born today in 1955! Young is best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the legendary rock band AC/DC. Alongside his brother Malcolm Young, he formed AC/DC in 1973, and the band went on to become one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time.

Angus is widely recognized for his energetic stage presence, distinctive schoolboy outfit, and his fiery guitar playing, characterized by his signature Gibson SG guitar and his dynamic blues-based solos. His style blends elements of blues, hard rock, and heavy metal, contributing to AC/DC's iconic sound.
Throughout his career, Angus has been acclaimed for his virtuosic guitar skills, and he's influenced countless musicians across various genres. Some of AC/DC's most famous tracks featuring Angus Young's guitar work include "Highway to Hell," "Back in Black," "Thunderstruck," and "You Shook Me All Night Long."
Despite changes in the band's lineup over the years, Angus Young has remained a constant figure in AC/DC, continuing to perform and record with the band. His contributions have solidified AC/DC's legacy as one of the greatest rock bands in history.

APR 2: Happy birthday to Emmylou Harris, born today in 1947! She has had a highly influential career spanning several decades. Harris emerged onto the music scene in the 1970s, initially gaining attention for her collaborations with Gram Parsons. Their duets, such as "Love Hurts," became iconic within the country-rock genre. Following Parsons' death in 1973, Harris embarked on a successful solo career.

Throughout her career, Emmylou Harris has released numerous albums, showcasing her distinctive soprano voice and her ability to interpret songs from various genres with authenticity and emotion. Some of her notable albums include "Pieces of the Sky" (1975), "Luxury Liner" (1977), "Roses in the Snow" (1980), and "Wrecking Ball" (1995), among many others.
Harris has received widespread acclaim for her contributions to music, winning multiple Grammy Awards and other accolades. She is also known for her collaborations with other artists, including Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, with whom she released several albums as a trio.
Beyond her musical career, Emmylou Harris is also recognized for her humanitarian efforts, particularly in advocating for animal rights and supporting various charitable causes.

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