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This Week in Music History

Bruce Springsteen
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This Week in Music History

July 19th 1975 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band has a marathon rehearsal session the day before kicking off their Born To Run tour. They practiced for a full 19 hours at The Record Plant in New York City to get ready.

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This Week in Music History

 

June 7th, 1972 - Elvis Presley makes history by performing four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. George Harrison, John Lennon, David Bowie, Bob Dylan were among music stars to attended the shows.

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Ed Sullivan smiles while standing with the Beatles on the set of his CBS variety show
Ed Sullivan smiles while standing with the Beatles on the set of his CBS variety show ( Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
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This Week in Music History

May 31st, 1968 - Working on what will become The White album, Yoko Ono attends her first session with The Beatles. Adding overdubs of bass and vocals on ‘Revolution’, and the final six minutes of the song evolving into chaotic jamming with John Lennon repeatedly shouting “alright” and Yoko speaking random phrases.

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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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The Chairman of the Board- Frank Sinatra
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May 20th, 1998 - Fank Sinatra's funeral is held at the Roman Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, California. Over 400 mourners came to pay respect along with hundreds of fans outside. Gregory Peck, Tony Bennett, and Sinat

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This Week in Music History

April 26th, 1980 - Blondie is at No.1 with 'Call Me'. It would be the band's biggest selling single to date and was used in the Richard Gere flick 'American Gigolo'. Originally, Stevie Nicks was asked to compose and perform a song for the movie, but when she backed out, the director chose the Blondie hit.

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This Week in Music History

April 12th, 1967 - Mick Jagger receives a punch to the face by an airport official at Le Bourget Airport in France. Jagger had lost his temper when The Rolling Stones were all searched for drugs. The ordeal resulted in The Stones missing their flight.

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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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George Harrison - Photo by Michael Webb / Getty Images
George Harrison - Photo by Michael Webb / Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

March 15th, 1967George Harrison records his first session for his new song ‘Within You Without You’ at Abbey Road. George played the swarmandal and tamboura on this track, and was the only one from the band to perform on this song, which at the time of recording was just called ‘Untitled’.

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Rod Stewart - Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Rod Stewart - Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

February 15th, 1991 - Rod Stewart learns of a $25 million palimony suit which has been filed by ex-girlfriend Kelly Emberg in L.A. They had lived together for 5 years in the late 80′s. Rod Stewart was later quoted say

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