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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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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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