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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Live Album Is A Huge Hit 38 Years Ago [Video]

This week in 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd's double live album One More From The Road was #9 on the album charts. There’s a good chance if you were around back then you went out and bought it. Since its release it’s been certified 3x Platinum that means that at least 3 million copies have been sold.

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John Lennon Gets Down On Paul McCartney

This morning on The Beatles Breakfast Jam I featured a couple tunes from John Lennon’s Imagine album. It was this week in 1971, the Imagine collection went to #1 on the album charts here in the U.S.A. it took six weeks to make it to the top. The two tracks I played were Oh My Love that John wrote with Yoko and the other was How Do You Sleep

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The Beatles Are Bashed In Sweden 51 Years Ago [Video]

From The Beatles Breakfast Jam History Book this week in 1963, The Beatles started their first overseas tour with a stop in Sweden where they performed two shows in Karlstad, Sweden. Swedish newspaper critics weren’t impressed by the band. One writer had this to say “The Beatles should be grateful to their screaming fans for drowning out the group's terrible performance

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Monster Mash The Number One Song Nationwide 52 Years Ago [VIDEO]

Monster movies inspired a dance craze in 1962. Universal Studios had repackaged its classic monster films of the 1930s and 1940s for television and Mashed Potato Time by Dee Dee Sharp topped the charts. Hitting the scene is Bobby Pickett an aspiring Hollywood actor.

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Black Sabbath’s Has Their First Number One Album 44 Years Ago [Video]

This week was in 1970; saw the band Black Sabbath established themselves as a rock and roll powerhouse. Black Sabbath hit the # 1 spot on the United Kingdom music charts with the album Paranoid. The bands second album features some of Sabbath

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21 Years Ago Everybody Was Buying The New Pearl Jam Album

Pearl Jam released their second studio album Vs this week in 1993. The collection set the record for the most copies of an album sold in its first week, a record it held for five years and the album was number one on the Billboard 200 chart for five weeks.

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Ford Offers The Latest High Tech Audio 49 Years Ago

This week in 1965, The Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of vehicles on sale in the US. 8-track tapes were initially only available at auto parts stores.

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The Beatles Change Direction 48 Years Ago

 

This week in 1966, The Beatles had the #1 album in the U.S.A. Their collection Revolver would stay #1 for six weeks and introduce Beatle fans to a new chapter with the boys starting to experiment with different sounds and styles of music.

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Donovan Flashback With Sunshine Superman

Looking out the studio window right now this song feels perfect. It’s Donovan with 'Sunshine Superman' which was the #1 song here in the U.S.A. this week in 1966. Future members of Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are featured on the tune.

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Taking A Trip Back To Woodstock

It was this weekend in 1969, that three days of "Peace, Love and Music" happened at the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair located on Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York. Almost half a million people braved rainstorms and traffic jams

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Stiff Records Hits The Market 38 Years Ago

In England one of the coolest record companies debut this week in 1976 – The record label took on the name ‘Stiff’ and their first record was Nick Lowe’s ‘So It Goes’ single.

It’s quite the list of artist that would be part of Stiff records line-up.

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Deep Purple Establishes Heavy Metal Rock 43 Years Ago

This week in 1973, Deep Purple was riding high with success worldwide. Here in the U.S.A. on the album charts ‘Made In Japan’ was at #6 just above ‘Machine Head’ holding onto the #7 position. The band was kicking into gear Heavy Metal Rock that’s still alive well.

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