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George Harrison’s First #1 Album And Single

It was 46 years ago this week that George Harrison's album 'All Things Must Pass' hit the #1 position on the charts and would stay their for seven weeks. From the album the first single release 'My Sweet Lord' was resting in first place and would hold on to that slot for four weeks.

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The Beatles Release Rubber Soul 51 Years Ago

This week in 1965, The Beatles put out their 6th album Rubber Soul that would end up on the music charts holding on to the #1 spot for six weeks.

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Evening Standard/ Getty Images
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CCR Hot Stuff In The 1970’s [VIDEO]

Creedence Clearwater Revival cranked out a ton of top ten singles in the 1970's. It was 46 years ago this week that Lookin' Out My Back Door locked into the #2 spot on the singles chart nationwide.

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John Lennon
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50 Years Ago: John Lennon Apologizes for ‘More Popular Than Jesus’ Comment

On the precipice of a 1966 U.S. tour, the Beatles had a problem.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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45 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad Sell Out Shea Stadium Faster Than the Beatles

Grand Funk Railroad played to 55,000 people in New York on July 9, 1971.

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Capricorn Records
Capricorn Records
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45 Years Ago: Legendary Concert Venue the Fillmore East Closes

Bill Graham's famous New York club closed after a marathon show on June, 27, 1971.

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Alice Cooper
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40 Years Ago: Alice Cooper ‘Goes to Hell’

Alice Cooper released his second solo album, 'Alice Cooper Goes to Hell,' on June 25, 1976.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Cause Controversy With ‘Yesterday … and Today’

The Beatles delivered one of the most controversial album covers of all time with the 'Butcher' version of 'Yesterday... and Today,' released on June 20, 1966.

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Grateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead Records
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20 Years Ago: Jerry Garcia’s Last, Long Strange Trip

Wearing a garland of marigolds, bandmate Bob Weir waded out into the waters of India's sacred Ganges River twenty years ago and released some of the ashes of Jerry Garcia. He and Garcia's widow, Deborah Koons, traveled to India with the ashes, drawing objections from some of his family members.

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Peter Green’s ‘Black Magic Woman’ [VIDEOS]

On March 29, 1968, Fleetwood Mac released 'Black Magic Woman' two years before it became a big hit for Santana. The song was actually written and sung by original Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green.

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Early Days at The Cavern Club [VIDEO]

On March 21, 1961, The Beatles played the Cavern Club at night for the first time. “We used to play lunchtime dates” George Harrison recalled. “We’d get up and go down to the Cavern and play from noon till about two. It was very casual.

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BobDylanVEVO, YouTube
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Look Out Kid [VIDEO]

On March 8, 1965, Bob Dylan released the single, "Subterranean Homesick Blues." It was a beat poetry-inspired glimpse into the counterculture of the sixties. The song was featured in a film documentary about his 1965 tour of England and the clip, shot in an alley behind the Savoy Hotel in London, became one of the first music videos.

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