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This Week in History

Frank Micelotta, Hulton Archive
Frank Micelotta, Hulton Archive
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Pearl Jam Starts Their Road To Success

This week in 1992, Pearl Jam came on the scene big time with their debut album “Ten” entering the music charts. The collection would hit #2 and hold that position for four weeks and sell more than 12 million copies.

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Getty Images,Hulton Archive
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AC/DC Rock With Cannons

AC/DC was hot this week back in 1981, following up 1980's record breaking "Back in Black" their album “For Those About To Rock, We Salute You” came out and become the bands first #1 album selling an estimated seven million copies worldwide.

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Band Aid Christmas 29 Years Ago

This week in 1984, the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" was the #1 single in England on its way to the same position in the U.S.A. The tune was done by Band Aid, which was a band of musicians put together by Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof to raise money to feed the hungry in Ethiopia.

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This Album Is Probably In Your Collection

This week in 1976,The Eagles came out with their most successful studio album "Hotel California". It eventually spent eight weeks at #1 and sold over 21.5 million copies. By the way for the record.

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Springsteen’s Take On War

This week in 1986, Bruce Springsteen made a serious anti war statement with his cover of Edwin Starr's "War". Recorded in concert September 1985 at the L.A. Coliseum during the "Born In The U.S.A." tour.

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Neilson Barnard, Getty Images
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Love Those Pop Tarts

This week in 1963, Kellogg Pop Tarts hit the grocery store shelves. Post Cereal Company came up with the idea but due to a marketing error Kellogg grabbed the idea and ran with it. In the beginning there were only four flavors of Pop-Tarts

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Joe Cocker Is A Mad Dog In 1970

This week in 1970, the single "Cry Me A River" by Joe Cocker top out at #11 on the music charts. The tune was from the great double live album “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” recorded in March of 1970

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The Byrds Flying High In 1965

 

Here’s a flashback that goes way back. We’re talking 1965, an old folk song based on versus from Bible in the book Ecclesiastes the single “Turn, Turn, Turn” by The Byrds hits the music charts ends up at #1 for three weeks.

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25 Years Ago Guns N’ Roses Kick Into Gear

This was a big week back in 1988 for Guns N’ Roses when there song “Welcome to the Jungle” entered the music charts eventually it would make it to #7. The band would establish itself as a major act.

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Led Zeppelin II Takes Flight 44 Years Ago

This week in 1969, Led Zeppelin released their second album "Led Zeppelin II" just ten months after their debut album. “Led Zeppelin II” would solidify the bands worldwide popularity and would make them a major artistic force in rock and roll.

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1977 Things Start To Happen For Tom Petty

Let’s set the "Carl Coffey Rock and Roll Wayback Machine" to this week in 1977. "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" debut album bearing the band’s name finally enters the album charts after being released in the autumn of 1976. The LP peaked at #55.

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Mötley Crüe Sober And Number One In 1989

Let’s take a trip back in time with Mötley Crüe. This week in 1989, their fifth album “Dr. Feelgood” hit the music charts and became the first #1 album for the L.A. band.

"Dr. Feelgood" was ranked the No. 7 Greatest Air Guitar Song by VH1.

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