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This Week in Music History

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This Week in Music History

January 11th, 2000Whitney Houston is now under investigation after allegedly trying to smuggle 15.2 grams of Marijuana out of Hawaii. A security officer found the drug in the singer’s handbag, Houston then walked away when he tried to detain her.

January 12th, 2003 – Singer

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The Who - Photo by Keystone / Getty Images
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January 4th, 1970 - Neil Boland, Chauffeur of The Who, was accidentally killed when drummer Keith Moon ran him over. Moon was trying to escape from an angry mob of skinheads after a fight broke out at a pub in Hatfield, England. Moon had never passed a driving test.

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Billy Preston - Photo by Ian Showell / Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

December 14th, 1998 - Billy Preston pleads guilty to insurance fraud in a LA court and agrees to testify against six others who allegedly participated in similar acts. Allegedly, Preston was part of a

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December 7th, 1991 - Michael Jackson starts his seven week run at No.1 on the singles chart with 'Black Or White', his 12th solo No.1, also a No.1 in the UK. It was the fastest chart topper since The Beatles'

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Queen - Photo by Rogers / Getty Images
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November 23rd, 1975 - Queen starts a 9 week run at No.1 in the UK with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ The promotional video for this song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video ever. When they first decided to relea

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November 16th, 1974 - John Lennon hits No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Whatever Gets You Through The Night.’ Elton John played on the session and had made a deal with Lennon that they would have to play live together if the song ever reached No.1. Lennon kept his promise and later played three

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This Week in Music History

November 9th, 1974 - Bachman Turner Overdrive goes to No.1 on the singles chart with 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet', the group's only No.1 hit. Not bad for a grammatically incorrect title.

November 10th, 1973 - Elton J

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

October 26th, 1970 - A wake is held in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin who had died of an accidental overdose and had left $2,500 in her will to throw a party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by close

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The Yardbirds - Photo by John Pratt / Getty Images
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This Week in Music History

October 19th, 1966 - The Yardbirds land in New York for their 1st US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. However, after only two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and had to quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, which would give Rod S

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Pink Floyd - Photo by Evening Standard
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This Week in Music History

October 12th, 1994 - Pink Floyd plays the first of a 15-night run at Earls Court, London, England. Less than a minute after the band started playing ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, scaffolding holding 1200 fans, collapsed, dropping hundreds of people 20 feet to the ground. It took over an hour to free eve

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