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The Eagles Number One Nationwide In 1977

Let’s flashback to this week in 1977 and the #1 single in the U.S.A. was the title track from The Eagles “Hotel California”.

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The Rolling Stones 49 Years Ago

Set the “Carl Coffey Rock and Roll Wayback Machine” to May 2, 1964.The Rolling Stones enter the music charts in the U.S.A. for the first time with their cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away".

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The Beatles Headline A Star Studded Concert

May 1st 1966, The Beatles performed their last concert in the United Kingdom, at London’s Wembley Arena for the NME Poll Winner’s Party.  Other groups on the bill included The Rolling Stones,The Who, The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield and The Walker Brothers.

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U2′s The Joshua Tree Released 26 Years Ago

April 26, 1987, U2’s fifth studio album "The Joshua Tree" album began the first of nine weeks at #1. The collection of songs has sold over 10 million copies. The album received the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year

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Bob Dylan Makes The Scene 52 Years Ago

On this day in 1961, Bob Dylan played his first professional gig. He was only 19 years old and on stage at Gerde's Folk City in New York City's Greenwich Village. Management at the club where impressed with the young man from Minnesota and asked him to come back and perform some more.

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The First Sighting Of Donald Duck

On this day in 1934, Donald Duck made his debut in the cartoon "The Wise Little Hen". Donald's outrageous temper made him audience favorite.There were 128 Donald Duck cartoons, but he also appeared in a number of others with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Chip & Dale.

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Today Is Girl Scout Day

In 1912 on March 12, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low from Savannah, Georgia gathered together a group of eighteen girls  for the first ever Girl Scout meeting. Daisy thought that  girls should have the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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Van Halen Kicks Into Gear 35 Years Ago

On this day in 1978, one of rock and roll's greatest debut albums Van Halen's self-titled album enters the music charts. The collection will end up selling at least 10 million copies.

Rock critics at the time greeted the album with negative reviews.  Rock dogs nationwide loved what they heard.

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George Harrison Born 70 Years Ago

Up until 1992, George Harrison took for granted that he was born on this day in 1943 February 25th. In 1992 he learned that his birth date was off by one calendar day by about a half hour. So in fact, George's birthday was really yesterday, February 24th.  But we still celebrate the occasion today. George would have been 70.

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Remembering The Beatles First Number One Hit In America

The British Invasion of rock and roll in the U.S.A. got kicked into high gear this week in 1964.The Beatles reached the #1 spot on the music charts, with the single, I Want to Hold Your Hand.

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The Beatles Take On America

On this day in 1964, Beatlemania got into kicked off in America! The Beatles "I Want To Hold Your Hand" entered the record charts on the way to a seven-week run at #1. Rock and Roll history was gettin

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Peter Frampton Becomes A Superstar 37 Years Ago

January 16,1976  the day Peter Frampton's career had a turning point big time with the release of "Frampton Comes Alive". The double LP went to number one spot on the album charts and stayed there for 17 weeks.

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