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This Week in History

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1978 Boston’s Don’t Look Back Album Number One

It was this week back in 1978, Boston's second album, "Don't Look Back" made it to #1 on the national album charts and would stay there for three weeks. The much anticipated second album from Boston sold seven million copies

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Remembering The Last John Cougar Album

This week in 1982, was a good one for John Mellencamp's when his album "American Fool" made it to #1 nationwide. With the success John would finally get to drop the stage name "Cougar" and get to use his real name.

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Grand Funk Railroad Were Huge 43 Years Ago

1970 was a big year Grand Funk Railroad their third album “Closer to Home” became the group's third gold record in one year.The collection reached #6 this week 1970. Plus they would have two sold out concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1970.

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Jimi Hendrix Experience Takes Off 46 Years Ago

One of the top debut albums from 1967, the Jimi Hendrix Experiences first collection “Are You Experienced” entered the album charts. The initial tune released this week as a single was “Purple Haze” that made it up only to #65.

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Brian Johnson Joins AC/DC 33 Years Ago

This week in 1980 the second phase of AC/DC hit the charts with the album “Back In Black”. The album was the first release from the band after the death earlier in the year of Bon Scott featuring the new lead singer Brian Johnson.

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The Band Boston Debuts 37 Years Ago

It was this week in 1976 that one of most successful debut albums was released by Boston. Over 17 million copies have been sold and still counting. The album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the charts for 132 weeks.

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A New Chapter For The Beatles With Revolver

This week in 1966,The Beatles released their album “Revolver” this is the album where the band turns the corner and starts expanding and experimenting in the studio with new sounds and techniques. The collection has been labeled by some as The Beatles best album.

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The New Fleetwood Mac Debuts In 1975

A big change was happening for Fleetwood Mac this week in 1975. They hit the scene with a revamped band going from being a blues orientated band to more of a pop sound with addition of two new members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.

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John Mellencamp And The Family Farm

John Mellencamp this week in 1985 released is critically acclaimed album “Scarecrow”. The collection contains some great John Mellencamp story songs.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Arrives In 1983

One of my favorite musical artists Stevie Ray Vaughan hit the music charts this week in 1983 with his debut album “Texas Flood”. The album took just 3 days to record. The session was done at Jackson Browne’s home studio in Los Angeles.

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The Doors Part Of The Summer Of Love

The world of rock & roll changed big time in the summer of 1967 and one of the main driving forces was the debut album from The Doors. This week 46 years ago “Light My Fire” hit the Top 40 music charts eventually it would be #1 nationwide.

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ZZ Top Going Downtown

It was this week in 1975 that ZZ Top came on the scene with "Tush" a most tune for any rock& roll bar band. The story goes that the song was written during a concert sound check in Hawaii.

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