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One Of Rocks Greatest Live Albums

This week in 1970,The Who were on stage in concert at Leeds University in England. Tape recorders captured the show and the material was used to make The Who's album Live At Leeds. Since that time 45 years ago the album has been praised by critics and fans of The Who as best live album ever recorded.

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One Year Ago: Queen’s Greatest Hits Achieves Incredible Album Sales

Here's an amazing statistic from this week in 2014.The band Queen made music history in Great Briton when they became the first music artists to sell six million copies of an individual album. Queen's Greatest Hits album released in 1981, had for several years been Britain's top selling album.

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Ten Years Ago: Roger Daltry Awarded CBE by Queen Elizabeth

Saying “I didn’t expect to get this,” Roger Daltry received a royal honor at Buckingham Palace on this day in 2005. He was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Music, the Entertainment Industry and Charity by Queen Elizabeth.

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The Wall Concert Tour Kicks Off 35 Years Ago

This week in 1980, Pink Floyd presented the first live performance in concert of the album The Wall in Los Angeles at the Memorial Sports Arena. The wild multi-media production included a wall built on stage during the concert. The opening night show came to a short pause but got back up and running when fireworks set fire to the stage. The audience thought it was part of the show.

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Winter Diversion Time

If you’re looking for some warm audio relief from old man winter this should help. This week in 1968, Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" came out a few weeks after Otis was killed in a plane crash.

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Eric Clapton Unplugs His Guitar 23 Years Ago [Video]

This week in 1992, Eric Clapton’s career got kicked a notch up when he recorded his non-electric unplugged session for MTV. The set which included his current hit at the time Tears in Heaven and a acoustic Layla. This version of the song helped Eric earn six Grammy Awards for the album including Record of the Year.

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Freddie Mercury’s Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

The North American International Auto Show is kicking into to gear this week in Detroit. If you love cars here’s an automobile story for you from 2013. It was two years ago that the 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow used by Freddie Mercury until his death in November 1991, sold at auction for over $90,000

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Aerosmith Arrives 42 Years Ago

This week in 1973, Aerosmith came on the scene with their debut album which for the most part was over looked until the band had success with the second album Get Your Wings that was released in 1974.

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Pink Floyd’s The Wall Is 35 Years Old

This week in 1979, Pink Floyd let loose with their excellent collection The Wall. The album was a huge success, for 15 weeks it was #1. There’s a real good chance you have the LP in your collection over 23 million copies have been sold.

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The Beatles White Album Is 46 Years Old

This week in 1968, The Beatles put out their first and only double album with the official title The Beatles but known to the world as The White Album. The 30 songs on the collection would sell at last count worldwide 30 million copies with 19 million bought here in the U.S.A.

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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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