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This Week in Music History
December 12th, 1970 – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles start a two week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Tears Of A Clown’. It was the group’s 26th Top 40 hit and first No.1.
This Week in Music History
July 11th, 1971 - Bruce Springsteen's band opens for Peter Frampton's band Humble Pie at the Sunshine Inn, Asbury Park. Afterward Frampton, impressed with Bruce offers to have them open for him on a national tour and audition for his record label, A & M records.
This Week in Music History
December 14th, 1998 - Billy Preston pleads guilty to insurance fraud in a LA court and agrees to testify against six others who allegedly participated in similar acts. Allegedly, Preston was part of a group who staged car crashes, thefts, and fires for a total of 18 fraudulent insurance claims...
This Weekend in Music History
August 10th, 1963 - Little Stevie Wonder starts his three week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Fingertips part II’. At the age of 13, this makes him the youngest singer to top the charts. It was also, the first live, non-studio recording to reach number one on the s…
This Weekend in Music History
December 15th, 1956 - A phrase is born when Elvis Presley gave his final performance on a live radio program in Louisiana. At the end of the show, the DJ uttered the now legendary phrase "Elvis has left the building."  Presley had made 50 appearances on that particular radio s…

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