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This Week in Music History July 7-13

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. JULY 7: Happy birthday to Ringo Starr, born today in 1940!🎂🥁 Ringo is the richest drummer in the world, as he has amassed a $350M fortune. He has beeen inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. In addition his time as a Beatle, he has formed Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band featuring a wide variety of musicians. It would be impossible to use this small space to go through all of his accomplishments! JULY 7: On this day in 1977, Styx uses the date 7-7-77 to tie in to the release of...

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This Week In Music History June 30-July 6

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com.  JUNE 30: Happy 70th birthday to Andy Scott of Sweet, born today in 1949!🎂🎸 He joined Sweet in 1970 as their lead guitarist and backing vocalist. He has recorded solo albums and was the organizer of Rock Against Cancer. Scott is a cancer survivor himself. In 1985, he and Mick Tucker re-formed Sweet with new members. It became “Andy Scott’s Sweet” after Tucker left in 1991.  JULY 1: Happy birthday to Debbie Harry, born today in 1945!🎂🎤 She began her music career in the late 60s as a backing singer. With the formation of Blondie,...

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First RIAA Gold Album Issued 63 Years Ago

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The RIAA in February 1958 ago issued its first Gold album award for the cast album recording of Oklahoma! sung by Gordon MacRae. The first Gold single went to Perry Como for "Catch A Falling Star" earlier that year. After that beginning, it wouldn't be long before one Elvis Presley would capture some gold with 146.5 million album awards over 101 separate Gold (or better) albums. Today, Elvis remains the artist who has earned the most Gold Album Awards of any artist in RIAA history. As the years went on the program gained prestige and it remains an important milestone marking commercial...

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This Week In Music History June 23-29

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. JUNE 23: Today in 1990, a Gibson acoustic owned by Buddy Holly went on the auction block. Sotheby’s sold it for $237,419! A tooled leather case handcrafted by Holly himself was included.😮🎸😮 JUNE 24: Happy birthday to Mick Fleetwood, born today in 1947! 🎂🥁 The drummer, co-founder, and de facto leader of the band bearing half of his name is still going strong. He is the only member to stay through the different lineups. Fleetwood along With Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. JUNE 25: Happy birthday to...

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New Film "Yesterday" To Create New Beatles Fans?

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Coming to theaters this week is a new comedy-drama entitled Yesterday. Music fans and, in particular, Beatles fans will be intrigued by its premise: The main character, struggling musician Jack Malik (played by British actor Himesh Patel) learns that after a mysterious global blackout -- during which he is involved in a bus accident -- he is the only one who remembers the Beatles and their music. This of course allows him to play their songs as if he himself has written them, which he discovers causes the same mass adulation that the Beatles experienced. Sure there are some romantic...

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