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UK: The Nokia Isle of Wight Festival 2004 - Day Three
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This Week in Music History

January 9th, 1997 – It’s the day after David Bowie’s 50th birthday and he’s throwing a ‘Birthday Bash’ at the Madison Square Garden with special guests Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure,The Foo Fighters, Lou Reed and Billy Corgan. Bowie is also performing and the proceeds would go to the Save The Children fund.

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George Harrison - Keystone / Getty Images
George Harrison - Keystone / Getty Images
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January 2nd, 1971 - George Harrison's album 'All Things Must Pass' starts a seven week run at the No.1 position on the album chart. It makes Harrison the first solo Beatle to score a No.1 album.

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Elton John - Photo by Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images
Elton John - Photo by Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images
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December 19th, 1970 - Elton John's first US hit single, ‘Your Song’ enters the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It would peak at number eight in the US and seven in the UK.

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The Miracles - Vince Bucci / Getty Images
The Miracles - Vince Bucci / Getty Images
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December 12th, 1970Smokey 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.

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The Beatles - Photo by Keystone Features / Getty Images
The Beatles - Photo by Keystone Features / Getty Images
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December 6th, 1966The 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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Whitney Houston
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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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Aerosmith (Jason Kirk/Getty Images)
Aerosmith (Jason Kirk/Getty Images)
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Aerosmith makes an animated guest appearance on the Simpsons show. They aren't the first musical act to appear in the animated comedy and they won't be the last either.

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Queen - Photo by Rogers / Getty Images
Queen - Photo by Rogers / Getty Images
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November 14th, 1975Queen plays the first of two nights at the Empire Theatre in England to kick off the first night of their 78-date ‘A Night at the Opera’ world tour.

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Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner - Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images
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November 7th, 1951Frank Sinatra marries his second wife, actress Ava Gardner, but it’s a bit short lived. The couple would split up in 1953 and divorce in 1957.

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Bow Wow Wow - Photo by Evan Agostini / Getty Images
Bow Wow Wow - Photo by Evan Agostini / Getty Images
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October 31st, 1980 - Bow Wow Wow appears at London's Rainbow Theatre with a backing singer going by the name 'Lieutenant Lush', a.k.a. Boy George.

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