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This Week In Music History May 26-June 1

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MAY 26: Happy birthday to Stevie Nicks, born today in 1948!🎂🎶 Best known for her songwriting and singing in the band Fleetwood Mac, Nicks also has had a successful solo career. Between her work with Fleetwood Mac and and solo material she has sold over 140 million records worldwide! She is the only woman to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.
MAY 27: On this day in 1983, Irene Cara was at #1 with “Flashdance...What A Feeling” from the movie Flashdance. It would be Cara’s only #1. However, it garnered Platinum RIAA status, the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, and have Cara a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. *Photo used for illustration purposes.
MAY 28: Today In 1979, Donna Summer was at the top of the charts with “Hot Stuff”.🔥 This disco song took a rock turn by including a guitar solo by Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan fame. It would stay at #1 for three weeks.

MAY 29: Today in 1971, fans at a Grateful Dead show unknowingly drank spiked apple juice at a San Francisco gig. Three dozen of them were treated for hallucinations caused by the LSD spiked juice! 🥤🥺😳

MAY 30: On this day in 1987, David Bowie started his Glass Spider Tour in Holland. Featuring a giant spider 60 feet tall and 64 feet wide with legs of colored lights, it was said to be one of the biggest stage sets of all time. It took 43 trunks to move the set!
MAY 31: Today in 1948, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was born. Regarded by many as the best drummer of all time, Bonham left a drumming legacy that is unmatched. He began drumming at age five with household materials and received his first proper drum kit at 15. In 1966, he joined the band called Crawling King Snakes, which just so happened to have Robert Plant as their frontman. Bonham left to return to a previous band, but kept in touch with Plant. Jimmy Page was forming a band after the Yardbirds broke up and recruited Plant who recruited Bonham, and the rest is history! On September 24, 1980 Bonham passed away after consuming a large quantity of alcohol.😢 
JUNE 1: Happy birthday to Alanis Morrissette, born today in 1974! 🎂🎤 🇨🇦 The Canadian singer-songwriter found fame in the 90’s with her albums Jagged Little Pill and Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie. Her first two albums in 1991 and 1992 were focused on pop. It wasn’t until she graduated high school that her writing and sound became more edgy. Worldwide she has sold over 75 million records!
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