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This Week In Music History Dec 5-18

Posted by Lilly Duncan on

The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! DEC 13: Today in 1967, The Monkees were at #1 with "Daydream Believer". It stayed up top for four weeks and was their last #1 in the U.S. RIP Davy, Michael, and Peter. DEC 18: Happy birthday to Elliot Easton of The Cars, born today in 1953! The lead guitarist is also one of the iconic band's founding members. After the band broke up in 1988, Easton went on to work with various artists and released his own solo work. In 2018,...

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This Week In Music History Nov 21-Dec 4

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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! NOV 21: Today in 1987, Tiffany was knocked out of the #1 spot by Billy Idol - why is this noteworthy? Well, Tiffany had been at #1 with the Tommy James hit "I Think We're Alone Now" and Billy took over the top spot with a Tommy James hit "Mony Mony". A great piece of trivia! NOV 30: Sad day today, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac has passed away at age 79. She wrote some of the bands biggest hits and had...

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This Week In History Nov 7-20

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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! NOV 15: Today in 1981, Olivia Newton-John was at the top of the charts with "Physical". The song would stay at #1 for 10 weeks - making it ONJ's biggest U.S. hit! How about that video?!!! NOV 18: Happy 60th birthday to Kirk Hammett of Metallica, born today in 1962!The guitarist has been with Metallica since 1983 and can often be found at the top of multiple best guitarist lists. Hammett is an avid horror film buff and collects horror memorabilia! Photo...

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Record Awards As Art: From Mild To Wild

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Record awards in their earliest days were pretty plain, starting with simple dark-stained wood framed affairs with white matte boards in the 60s and early 70s. The period of 1975 thru the mid-80s brought silver and gold painted frames and charcoal-colored mattes. This was followed by a graduation to some pretty pedestrian black plastic-covered frame/black matte awards from the mid-80s through late 90s.   Just before the millennium, however, the RIAA loosened up its' previously strict design standards. This opened up the creative floodgates for award designers, who responded with an explosion of new designs. The companies that designed these new award...

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This Week In Music History Oct 24-Nov 6

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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! OCT 26: Happy birthday to Natalie Merchant, born today in 1963! Best known as the original lead singer of the indie-pop band 10,000 Maniacs, Merchant left in 1993 to pursue a solo career. Photo courtesy: Justin Higuchi [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en] NOV 3: Happy Birthday to Adam Ant, born today in 1954! Stuart Leslie Goddard's first band was Bazooka Joe and the idea of becoming Adam Ant came to him after seeing the Sex Pistols. In 1977, he formed Adam and the Ants with drummer Paul...

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