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This Week In Music History Sept 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!

Richard Marx

SEPT 16: Happy birthday to Richard Marx, born today in1963. The American singer, songwriter, and producer rose to prominence in the late '80s and '90s, Marx is known for his chart-topping ballads such as "Right Here Waiting" and "Now and Forever." He has the distinction of being the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the top 5 of the Billboard charts! With over 30 million records sold worldwide, his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics have left an enduring impact on the contemporary music landscape, solidifying his status as a revered artist.

Jimi Hendrix

SEPT 18: On this day in 1970, Jimi Hendrix the revolutionary American musician, singer, and songwriter whose groundbreaking work with the electric guitar forever changed the landscape of rock and roll passed away. Born on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix's unparalleled talent led him to international acclaim in the late 1960s. He pushed the boundaries of music, employing innovative techniques and effects, shaping a unique sound that blended rock, blues, and psychedelia. Hendrix's stage presence was equally mesmerizing, captivating audiences with his fiery performances. His albums, such as "Are You Experienced," "Axis: Bold as Love," and "Electric Ladyland," remain seminal works, showcasing his virtuosity and creativity. Tragically, Hendrix passed away at the young age of 27, but his enduring influence on music and culture is immeasurable. He is a timeless icon whose legacy lives on, inspiring countless musicians and continuing to captivate new generations.

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