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This Week in Music History

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This Week in Music History

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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This Week in Music History

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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This Week in Music History

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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This Week in Music History

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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Janis Joplin - Photo by Evening Standard / Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

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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The Beach Boys - Photo by Central Press / Getty Images
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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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Carly Simon Photo by Noel Vasquez - Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

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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Keith Moon - Photo by Jack Kay / Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

August 23rd, 1967 - While celebrating a wild birthday party at a Holiday Inn, The Who’s drummer Keith Moon accidentally drives a car into the hotel swimming pool. Moon was attempting to avoid having to talk to police

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Queen - Photo by Rogers / Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

August 9th, 1986 - Queen wraps up what will be their last live performance when they finished their set at Knebworth Park in England in front of 120,000 fans.

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