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This Week in History

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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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Turning Point For Bruce Springsteen In 1975

Bruce Springsteen’s career finally starting kicking in this week in 1975, with the release of his third album “Born to Run” and the single of the title track. Bruce’s first two albums were only successful in his home area of New Jersey and parts of the East coast.

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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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Al Messerschmidt, Getty Images
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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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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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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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