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This Week In Music History May 9-22

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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! MAY 12: On this day in 1975, Jefferson Starship gave a free concert for over 60,000 fans in Central Park! The band and promoter had to pay $14,000 for clean up after the show. MAY 18: Happy birthday to Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, born today in 1950! The co-founder, lead singer, and keyboardist for the new wave band has been at the helm since the early 70s. Photo courtesy: Corentin Lamy [https://musicgoldmine.myshopify.com/admin/articles/587917099240] Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter...

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Vinyl Sales Outpace CDs and Continue Upward

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This week news comes that the latest album from Harry Styles, entitled Harry’s House, set a modern-era record for the highest sales in a week for a full length vinyl release in the U.S. The album sold over 146,000 copies in three days, stealing the title from Taylor Swift's 2021 release Red (Taylor's Version), which sold 114,000 copies.  It underlines the continuing trend of vinyl becoming the dominant form of physical album sales, surpassing all other formats including compact discs (CDs). Data from the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America) shows that vinyl sales increased 61% last year to $1 billion, making it...

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This Week In Music History Apr 25-May 8

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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! APR 30: Today in 1983, "Beat It" from Michael Jackson's Thriller album was at #1! The song features a guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen, which Eddie reportedly contributed to the track for free. MAY 5: Happy birthday to Steve Stevens, born today in 1959! The rocking guitarist is known best for being a part of Billy Idol's band and a co-writer on many of his songs. Photo courtesy of Weatherman90 [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en] Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine...

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Rock & Roll Hall Announces 2022 Inductees

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has announced their 2022 Inductees. Performer inductees are Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon. The "Musical Excellence" category includes Judas Priest and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.   The "Early Influence" category included Harry Belefonte and Elizabeth Cotten, while music execs Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine and Sylvia Robinson also get nods with Ahmet Ertegun awards.To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Inductees on...

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This Week In Music History Apr 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! APR 16: Happy birthday to Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, born today in 1964! Photo courtesy: Daniel Schwen [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en] APR 20: Today in 1986, Prince was at #1 with "Kiss". It would stay up top for two weeks and go on to sell over 1M copies! Who sang "Kiss" in a popular 1990 movie? Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter which comes out every two weeks. Go here to sign up. Be the envy of all your friends!...

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