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This Week In Music History Nov 6-19

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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!

Joni Mitchell

NOV 7: Happy birthday to Joni Mitchell, whose real name is Roberta Joan Anderson, born today in 1943. She is considered one of the most influential and talented artists in the world of folk and rock music. Mitchell's career has spanned several decades, and her work is known for its poetic lyrics, innovative songwriting, and her ability to blend various musical genres, including folk, rock, jazz, and pop. Some of her most famous songs include "Big Yellow Taxi," "Both Sides, Now," "A Case of You," and "Woodstock."

Throughout her career, Joni Mitchell released a series of critically acclaimed albums, including "Blue," "Court and Spark," and "Hejira." Her 1971 album "Blue" is often regarded as one of the greatest albums in the history of popular music.
Joni Mitchell's impact on the music industry and her influence on other musicians and songwriters is immeasurable. She has received numerous awards and honors, including multiple Grammy Awards, and her work continues to be celebrated and admired by music lovers and fellow artists alike.

Matt Sorum

NOV 19: Happy birthday to Matt Sorum, born today in 1960! The drummer and musician is known for his association with several rock bands. One of his most prominent roles was serving as the drummer for Guns N' Roses from 1990 to 1997, during a period when the band released the albums "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II." He also played with The Cult in the late 1980s and later joined Velvet Revolver, a supergroup formed in the early 2000s that included former Guns N' Roses members and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots.

In addition to his work with these bands, Sorum has been involved in various musical projects and collaborations. He has contributed to albums for other artists, and he released a solo album titled "Stratosphere" in 2014.

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