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This Week in History

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47 Years Ago The Beatles Make Music Video History

This week in 1967, The Beatles where making rock history by putting together what would eventually be called a music video. They filmed part of the promo for 'Penny Lane' in the streets of London.

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Ozzy Goes Bats

This week in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne made news by biting the head off a dead bat on stage at a concert in Des Moines, Iowa. After the show Ozzy was off to the local hospital for a round of rabies shots. According to a spokesperson for Ozzy, Mr. Osbourne thought the bat was a plastic toy bat.

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Beatles Take A Trip On Yellow Submarine

This week in 1969, The Beatles soundtrack album "Yellow Submarine" was released in the United States. The Beatles fourth film had songs by the band on it and also orchestral pieces, it would make it up to #2 on the charts.

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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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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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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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