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Wham! - Photo by Express Newspapers / Getty Images
Wham! - Photo by Express Newspapers / Getty Images
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This Weekend in Music History

June 2nd, 1984Wham! had their first No.1 with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.’ Written and produced by George Michael. The song was born from a note which Andrew Ridgeley, the other half of Wham!, left for his parents reading “Wake me up up before you go.” The typo on the note inspired the duo to double up the “go”

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Elton John - Photo by Douglas Doig / Getty Images
Elton John - Photo by Douglas Doig / Getty Images
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May 17th, 1975 - Elton John's album 'Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy'  is officially a Platinum Record after selling a million copies on its release day. It was the first album in music

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Bob Dylan - Photo by William Lovelace / Getty Images
Bob Dylan - Photo by William Lovelace / Getty Images
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May 10th, 1963 - Bob Dylan walked off the set during rehearsal of The Ed Sullivan Show after being told he couldn't perform his song 'Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues'. The producers had decided this due to the song's

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The Beach Boys - Photo by Central Press / Getty Images
The Beach Boys - Photo by Central Press / Getty Images
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May 3rd, 1968 - The Beach Boys opened their US tour on which the co-headliner was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Half of the concert was Maharishi giving a lecture on spiritual regeneration.  The reaction from the audience was so negative over

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Blondie by Graham Morris - Getty Images
Blondie by Graham Morris - Getty Images
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April 26th, 1980 - Blondie is at No.1 with 'Call Me'. It would be the band's biggest selling single to date and was used in the Richard Gere flick 'American Gigolo'. Originally, Stevie Nicks

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Bruce Springsteen - Photo by Mike Coppola / Getty Images
Bruce Springsteen - Photo by Mike Coppola / Getty Images
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April 19th, 1974 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band appear at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. Tickets are only $4.50 and the promoter of the event takes a gamble that word-of-mouth will be enough to fill the 550 seats, however, only 250 attended.

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The Rolling Stones - Photo by Len Trievnor / Getty Images
The Rolling Stones - Photo by Len Trievnor / Getty Images
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April 12th, 1967 - Mick Jagger receives a punch to the face by an airport official at Le Bourget Airport in France. Jagger had lost his temper when The Rolling Stones were all searched for drugs.

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The Monkees - Photo by Keystone Features / Getty Images
The Monkees - Photo by Keystone Features / Getty Images
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April 5th, 1967 - Fans of the Monkees march in protest from London's Marble Arch all the way to the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square trying to get singer Davy Jones out of his scheduled draft.

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Gloria Estefan - Photo by Nick Laham / Getty Images
Gloria Estefan - Photo by Nick Laham / Getty Images
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This Weekend in Music History

March 30th, 1991 - Gloria Estefan hits No.1 on the singles chart with 'Coming Out Of The Dark'. It is the first single released after Estefan's tragic accident where an 18-wheeler rammed her tour bus, nearly causing death.

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Photo by Mike Coppola / Getty Images
Photo by Mike Coppola / Getty Images
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This Weekend In Music History

March 17th, 1978 - U2 wins a talent contest in Dublin. They won $850.00 and a chance to audition for CBS Ireland. The Limerick Civic Week Pop Competition was sponsored by The Evening Express and Guinness Harp Lager.

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