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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.
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'
This Week in Music History
February 13th, 1976 – Phil 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.
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 h…
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&…
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…
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.
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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