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This Week In Music History May 26-June 1

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. MAY 26: Happy birthday to Stevie Nicks, born today in 1948!🎂🎶 Best known for her songwriting and singing in the band Fleetwood Mac, Nicks also has had a successful solo career. Between her work with Fleetwood Mac and and solo material she has sold over 140 million records worldwide! She is the only woman to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. MAY 27: On this day in 1983, Irene Cara was at #1 with “Flashdance...What A Feeling” from the movie Flashdance. It would be Cara’s only #1. However,...

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This Week In Music History May 19-25

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. MAY 19: Happy 70th Birthday to Dusty Hill of ZZ Too, born today in 1949!🎂🎸 Hill along with his brother Rocky and future ZZ Top bandmate Frank Beard played in local bands in the late 1960s. In 1968, Dusty and Frank moved to Houston and joined Billy Gibbons in the newly formed ZZ Top. Fast forward 50 years and Hill is still rocking with the band!🎶🎸🔥  MAY 20: Today in 2012, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees passed away from liver and kidney failure due to colorectal cancer at the age of 62. 😢 He was...

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It Was The Summer Of…

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What would summer be without a summer song? Speculation about which song will be that one hit that is heard over and over grows as June quickly approaches. Billboard magazine has gone as far as to initiate a “Songs of the Summer” chart that tracks the hottest hits deemed worthy of summer song status. The chart crosses all genres and uses radio airplay and audience impressions to gauge chart position. Some of the best summer songs are about summer, literally. Take, for example, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince’s “Summertime”, which just talks about hanging out during the summer and...

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This Week In Music History May 12-18

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. MAY 12: Happy Birthday to Steve Winwood, born today in 1948!🎂🎶 Winwood has been a member of The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, and Go. He has had a successful solo career, as well. He began performing with his father at age 8 and was so obviously underage that his piano was turned away from audience view during pub gigs! Winwood has won two Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Traffic in 2004.  MAY 13: Happy birthday to Stevie Wonder, born today in 1950!🎂🎹🎤 The child...

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This Week in Music History May 5 - 11

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. MAY 5: On this day in 1966, the Mamas & the Papas were at #1 with “Monday, Monday”. It would be the group’s only #1 hit in the U.S. John Phillips said that he wrote the song in about 20 minutes. They would go on to win the 1967 Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. MAY 6: Happy birthday to Bob Seger, born today in 1945!🎂 The Detroit rocker put his Silver Bullet Band together in 1973, which gave him more success on the national level. In addition...

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