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Today In Music History: 07/20/17

Carlos Santana turns 70 today and Kim Carnes is 72, more on Santana later.

We start on this day in 1965. Bob Dylan releases “Like a Rolling Stone.” Rolling Stone Magazine has that song listed as the greatest song of all time. 180 more words


Today In Music History: 07/19/17

The Beatles released “Help!” on this day in 1965. The song is #29 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Frank Sinatra, at the age of 50,  got married to Mia Farrow on this day in 1966. 242 more words


Today In Music History: 07/11/17

On this day in 1969, “Space Oddity,” by David Bowie,  was released to coincide with the first lunar landing nine days later.

Three Dog Night started a two-week run at No.1 on this day in 1970 with their version of Randy Newman’s song “Mama Told Me Not To Come.” 193 more words


This Day in History...Bandstand premiers!

Dick Clark hosted American Bandstand for the first time in 1956.

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This Weekend: A Bandstand Boogie

We’ll have a Bandstand Boogie Saturday night on TheGrooveyard when host Alan Seltzer celebrates the anniversary of Dick Clark beginning host duties on the show that became “American Bandstand”. 128 more words


Today In Music History: 07/05/17

Happy birthday to Huey Lewis, who is turning 67 today. His band has sold over 30 millions records worldwide, with three #1’s and eleven top 10’s. 173 more words


The Age of Television Variety Shows, Panapets and Record Clubs

My third and final chapter of Memories of Old and AM Gold focuses on musical television shows, transistor radios, and mail order record clubs…

Often reflecting back upon the days when AM radio ruled the airwaves with infectious bubblegum earworms and Casey Kasem’s weekly… 121 more words

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