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This Week in Music History

The Carpenters - Evening-Standard/Getty Images
The Carpenters - Evening-Standard/Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

July 25th, 1970 - The Carpenters start a four week run at No.1 on the singles chart with 'Close To You'. It's the first of three No.1's and 17 other Top 40 hits.

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Getty Images - Pascal Le Segretain
Getty Images - Pascal Le Segretain
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This Week in Music History

 

July 18th,1992 - Whitney Houston marries Bobby Brown at her estate right here in New Jersey. Those in attendance included Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, and Patti LaBelle.

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Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
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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.

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Steely Dan - Photo by Frazer Harrison - Getty Images
Steely Dan - Photo by Frazer Harrison - Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

July 4th, 1974 – The Steely Dan break-up is finalized as they play their last show in Santa Monica, California. They would not tour again for the next 18 years as a full band. All this despite the fact that they have the current No. 4 song ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’ and a Platinum album with ‘Pretzel Logic’.

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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

June 27th, 1967 - Mick Jagger is arrested for possession of drugs found in his jacket at a party hosted by Keith Richards. He was issued prison number 7856 and held overnight at Lewes Jail in England. While staying the night he requested books on Tibet and modern art, plus two packs of cigarettes.

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The Beatles With Ed Sullivan
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June 20th, 1948- The Ed Sullivan show premiered on CBS.

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Dolly Parton In Concert To Benefit Dolly's Imagination Library
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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. The shows were recorded and would become the albu

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Jason Merritt / Getty Images Entertainment
Jason Merritt / Getty Images Entertainment
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May 30th, 2004 - Madonna was found guilty in a lawsuit for duplicating content from French photographer Guy Burton, which she used for her 'Hollywood' music video. She was forced to pay nearly 500,000.

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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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U2 - Photo by: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
U2 - Photo by: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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May 16th,1987 - U2's 'With or Without You' from the band's 1987 album The Joshua Tree, starts a three week run at No.1 on the singles chart. It quickly becomes the group's most successful single to date.

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