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This Week in Music History

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

February 7th, 1969 - The Who record one of their biggest hits, 'Pinball Wizard' at Morgan Studio's, London, England. The track would be featured on their rock opera album, Tommy, and was released as a single in 1969 but only reached No. 19 in the US.

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December 20th, 1968 - The Beatles sixth Christmas record ‘The Beatles’ 1968 Christmas Record’, was sent to fan club members in the UK and the US. It included the song ‘Nowhere Man’ sung by Tiny Tim.

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December 6th, 1966 - The Beatles record Christmas greetings for two pirate radio stations. Radio Caroline and Radio London, both stations are broadcasting from ships anchored just off the British coastline.

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November 28th, 1992Whitney Houston starts a record-breaking 14 week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’, from the ‘Bodyguard’ soundtrack. The song was written by Dolly Parton.

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November 22nd, 1986The Human League goes to No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Human.’ It would become their second, million-selling number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 (after “Don’t You Want Me”) and was their second chart-topper in the U.S.

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November 15th, 1980 - Blondie has their fifth No.1 single in the UK with 'The Tide Is High,' written by reggae star John Holt. It's their third UK No.1 of this year and also a No.1 in the US.

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October 18th, 1949Joe Egan of Stealers Wheel is born on this day. Thirty-four years later, Joe Egan is enjoying success with his band’s 1973 hit, ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’.

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October 4th, 1970Janis Joplin is found dead on the floor beside her bed at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood California. The official cause of death was an overdose of heroin, possibly combined with the effects of alcohol.

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September 27th, 1964The Beach Boys perform ‘I Get Around’ and ‘Wendy’ on the Ed Sullivan Show, making their television debut.

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August 30th, 1995James Taylor and Carly Simon perform together for the first time in over 20 years. They each played their solo set for 10,000 fans before combining acts in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. It was all for a good cause, raising money for a local agricultural society.

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