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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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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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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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