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A Beatles Record That Features None Of Them On Instruments

This week in 1966, The Beatles were in the recording studio in London laying down the vocal tracks for "Eleanor Rigby". This song features none of The Beatles playing an instrument.

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38 Years Ago Everbody Was Singing Oh Mama Mia, Mama Mia

It was this week in 1976, that one of the great rock & roll sing along tunes of all time Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody” was happening nationwide topping out at #9 on the record charts.

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Ozzy OsbourneTakes On The World Without Black Sabbath 33 Years Ago

It was this week in 1981, after leaving Black Sabbath; Ozzy Osbourne releases his first solo album, "Blizzard Of Ozz". Eventually the collection would make it up to #21 on the U.S. music charts and sell over four million copies.

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Buffalo Springfield Goes Public 48 Years Ago

This week in 1966, Buffalo Springfield the band that introduced us to Neil Young, and Stephen Stills performed for the first time in public when they opened in San Bernardino, California for The Byrds featuring David Crosby.

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44 Years Ago Fleetwood Mac Tells Peter Green Oh Well

This week in 1970, guitarist Peter Green part of the original line-up of Fleetwood Mac decides to quit the group to follow his religious beliefs. Because Fleetwood Mac had become so successful and making lots of money he asked the band to donate most of their earnings to charity.

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35 Years Ago Bob Seger Takes Those Old Records Off The Shelf

This week in 1979, Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock & Roll" hit the charts and would make it up to #28. The song came back on the scene in 1983, when it was featured in the movie "Risky Business", starring Tom Cruise.

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37 Years Ago The Eagles Check In To The Hotel California

This week in 1977, The Eagles “Hotel California” album hit #1 on the charts and would hold that position for eight weeks. At last count it’s sold over 20 million copies worldwide. This was the fifth album from The Eagles and would solidify their rock stardom.

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There’s A Good Chance You Own This Album

It was this week in 1973; Pink Floyd released their album “The Dark Side Of The Moon” in the United States. It would stayed on the music charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album continued on for another 759 weeks. In total that’s like over 28 years.

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36 Years Ago Van Halen Goes Nationwide

This week in 1978, after being released a month earlier to the world , Van Halen's self-titled debut album finally made it on to the music charts. The album would make it up to #11 and in the process, at last count sell over 10 million copies.

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Lou Reed Goes Doo Do Doo Do Doo Do In 1973

 

This week in 1973, Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side" hit the music charts and would make it up to number 16. The song is based on real characters in Lou’s life in the underground art world of New York City.

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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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