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June 17th

1971Carole King’s ‘Tapestry” album goes to No. 1 on the US album chart for the first of 15 weeks. The album contained the songs ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, ‘It’s Too Late’, and ‘You’ve Got a Friend’.

1978Andy Gibb makes history today when ‘Shadow Dancing’ hit No.1 on the US singles Chart. He became the first solo artist on US charts to have his first three releases reach No.1.  ‘Shadow Dancing’ would spend seven weeks at No.1 and become the best selling single 1978.

1989 – The brand new All-Starr band is unveiled and will feature Ringo Starr, Clarence Clemons, Rick Danko, Dr. John, Levon Helm, Nils Lofgren, Billy Preston, and Joe Walsh. To date there have been twelve variations of Ringo’s All-Starr Band where “everybody on stage is a star in their own right”.

2004 – Madonna adds the name “Esther” to her already long name and tells TV’s 20/20 “I wanted to attach myself to the energy of a different name.” She added that it’s the name of a Jewish queen which she has come to identify with during her Kabbalah studies.  Madonna Louise Veronica (Catholic Confirmation name) Ciccone Esther (Kabbalah name).

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