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Looking Back: Artists We Lost In 2021

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After losing music luminaries in 2020 ranging from Charlie Daniels, Little Richard and Neil Peart to John Prine, Kenny Rogers and Eddie Van Halen, 2021 was also not a kind one for many. This past year many beloved music artists, instrumentalists, songwriters and arrangers, producers and engineers were also lost. Here’s a look at some of the notable music talents that left us in 2021, along with the date they passed (where known) and a brief description. Compiled with the help of website bestclassicbands.com and other sources. If you know of any notable figures that might be missing here, please...

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This Week In Music History Dec 6-19

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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! DEC 11: Sadly, yesterday Mike Nesmith of The Monkees passed away at age 78. After the breakup of the band, he continued to create as a writer, performer, actor, producer, and novelist. RIP DEC 14: Today in 1973, Charlie Rich was at #1 with "The Most Beautiful Girl". The song hit the top of the pop, adult contemporary, and country charts! Want more content like this? Subscribe to our free MusicGoldmine newsletter which comes out every two weeks. Go here to sign up....

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This Week In Music History Nov 22-Dec 5

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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 27: Today in 1981, Olivia Newton-John was at #1 with "Physical." The song would spend 10 weeks up top of the Billboard Hot 100. One thing that everyone remembers is the accompanying video for the hit, which would go on to win the Grammy for Video of the Year. DEC 4: Happy 70th birthday to Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Rossington Collins Band, born today in 1951! The guitarist survived the airplane crash that claimed three of his bandmates...

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This Week In Music History Nov 8-21

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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 13: Today in 1982, Men At Work began at 15 run at No. 1 on the album chart with their debut effort, Business as Usual. The album would spawn the hits, "Who Can It Be Now?", "Down Under", and "Be Good Johnny". NOV 15: Happy birthday to ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad, also known by Frida, born today in 1945! She is one of the founding members of the group who have just released their first album in 40 years! Frida was inducted...

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Immortal Album Covers: The Story of Hipgnosis

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Album art helped define the arrival of new music during its heyday, which ran roughly from the later 60s to the 80s when vinyl albums ruled music sales worldwide. While smaller formats such as cassettes, CDs and later streaming imposed size and format limitations on artwork since then, the contributions of visual artists to herald the arrival of new music is still fondly remembered by many. One of the most prolific groups of artists worked under the name Hipgnosis. The main partners behind Hipgnosis were Peter Christopherson, Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson. Freelance designers Richard Evans, George Hardie and Richard Manning...

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