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Throwback Thursday: This Week In History

This week in history – all you need to know about this week’s musical past lives.
1957, The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released. It became his ninth US number one single and stayed on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. The film clip f

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

This week in history - all you need to know about this week's musical past lives.
1902: The Gibson Mandolin guitar company was formed. Gibson's first electric guitar the ES-150 was produced in 1936, and in 1946 Gibson introduced the P-90 single coil pickup, which was eventually used on the first Les Paul model made in 1952.

1964: The B

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

Here are the deets on what went down this week in music history:

1945 – Elvis Presley made his debut public appearance in a talent contest at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show. Ten-year-old Elvis sang 'Old Shep' and came in 2nd place, winning $5 and free carnival rides. Guess all the g

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

1931: The first long-playing record, a 33 1/3 rpm recording, was demonstrated at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York. The high price of record players ($95, $1140 in today's standards) doomed the technology, however, and it would not be revived for another 17 years.

1955: Little Richard enters

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
1958: The first Gold record album presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) was awarded to the soundtrack LP, 'Oklahoma'. The honor signified that the album had reached one million dollars in sales. The first Gold

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
1938: Don 'Sugarcane' Harris was born. US guitarist, pianist, 50's duo Don & Dewey. Worked with Little Richard, John Mayall and Frank Zappa. Died on 30th November 1999.

1942: Paul McCa

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

1942: Glenn Wallichs launched Capitol Records in the US. The label became home to such artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Glen Campbell, Steve Miller, Dr. Hook, Bob Seger

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

1964: Eleven boys were suspended from a school in Coventry, England for having Mick Jagger haircuts.

1964: Pirate radio station 'Sutch' was started by Screaming Lord Sutch, broadcasting from former army fort 'Shivering Sands' in The Thames Estuary.

1966: The Beatles recorded 'Y

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