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Frankie Valli - Photo by David Levenson / Getty Images
Frankie Valli - Photo by David Levenson / Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have a new album, John and Yoko begin their eight day "bed in", and David Bowie appears as Ziggy Stardust. It all happened this week in music history.

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nglish rock group The Who, during their 1966 German/Swiss tour, from left to right; drummer Keith Moon (1947 - 1978), Roger Daltrey (vocals), John Entwistle (1944 - 2002, bass guitar) and Pete Townshend (guitar).
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This Week in Music History

March 26th, 1975 - The film 'Tommy' premieres in London theaters today. The movie is based on The Who's 1969 rock opera album by the same name. Later in the year the film would go on to win the award for 'Rock Movie of the Year'

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Genesis - Photo by Graham Wood / Getty Images
Genesis - Photo by Graham Wood / Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

February 13th, 1976Phil Collins takes the role of lead vocalist in Genesis since the departure of Peter Gabriel. A Trick of the Tail is released today it’s their first album with this new arrangement.

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Paul McCartney- Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images
Paul McCartney- Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

May 23rd, 1970 -  Rock legend Paul McCartney's solo album, 'McCartney', began it's tenure at No.1 on the U.S. charts.

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Mick Jagger in concert. (Photo by Graham Wood / Getty Images)
Mick Jagger in concert. (Photo by Graham Wood / Getty Images)
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This Week in Music History

May 24th, 1968 - The Rolling Stones release the single 'Jumpin Jack Flash' in the UK, the track would give them their 7th No.1 hit in the UK. The lyrics for this song were inspired by Jack Dyer, Keith Richards' gardener. One morning when Keith and Jagger were staying at Keith's country house, Jack had woken them up by walking past their window and Richards uttered the words "Oh, that's Jack - that's Jumpin' Jack."

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Bob Dylan - Photo by William Lovelace / Getty Images
Bob Dylan - Photo by William Lovelace / Getty Images
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This Weekend in Music History

March 29th, 1979 - At a Dire Straits show in L.A., Bob Dylan asked Mark Knopfler and drummer Pick Withers to play on the sessions for his next album, Slow Train Coming. Dylan had first heard Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler when his assistant played him the single ‘Sultans of Swing’.

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This Week in Music History

February 8th, 1964 - It's The Beatles first full day in New York. The Fab Four (minus George who had a sore throat), went for a walk/photo-shoot around Central Park. Over 400 female fans followed them and extra police were needed to control the every growing crowd. Later in the day The Ronettes interviewed The Beatles on the radio.

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Gloria Estefan - Photo by Nick Laham / Getty Images
Gloria Estefan - Photo by Nick Laham / Getty Images
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This Weekend in Music History

March 30th, 1991 - Gloria Estefan hits No.1 on the singles chart with 'Coming Out Of The Dark'. It is the first single released after Estefan's tragic accident where an 18-wheeler rammed her tour bus, nearly causing death.

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The Rolling Stones - Photo by Len Trievnor / Getty Images
The Rolling Stones - Photo by Len Trievnor / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

September 16th
1965 - The Rolling Stones help kick off the second season of the music variety show "Shindig!" by singing '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'. Also performing that night were The Kinks and The Byrds.

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"St. Elmo's Fire" soundtrack. (Craig Allen photo)
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Where’s ’80s Pop Singer John Parr-Man In Motion [VIDEOS]

John Parr scored a #1 hit in the USA (and New Jersey) in the summer of 1985! Afterwards, he seemed to disappear. Seemed. Actually, he's still a "man in motion."

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