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This Week In Music History May 8-21

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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!

Billy Joel

MAY 9: Happy birthday to American singer-songwriter and pianist Billy Joel, born today in 1949! Joel has sold over 150 million records worldwide. He is known for his catchy melodies, introspective lyrics, and blend of rock, pop, and classical music. Some of his biggest hits include "Piano Man", "Uptown Girl", and "We Didn't Start the Fire". Joel is also a prolific songwriter and has released over 20 studio albums throughout his career.

Don't You Forget About Me Simple Minds 45 sleeve

MAY 20: Today in 1985, Simple Minds was at the top of the charts with the iconic, "Don't You (Forget About Me)". The song was written by Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff while scoring for the film The Breakfast Club. They always wanted Simple Minds to record the track. The song almost went to Billy Idol, Cy Curnin, and Bryan Ferry among others before they finally got Simple Minds to record it.

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