Daily Dose of Music History – June 1, 2015

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Daily Dose of Music History (June 1, 2015): On this day in 1968, Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Mrs. Robinson’. Featured in the Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft film ‘The Graduate’, the song earned the duo a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1969.

Happy Birthday: Pat Boone; Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones); Graham Russell (Air Supply); and Alanis Morissette.

Daily Dose of Music History – May 29, 2015

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Daily Dose of Music History (May 29, 2015): On this day in 2007: A piano used by John Lennon on the night he died was put up for sale for $375,000 on The Moments in Time memorabilia website. The upright grand piano was part of the Record Plant Recording Studios in New York where the former Beatle recorded his 1971 “Imagine” album. Lennon was said to be so fond of the instrument that he had it moved to whichever studio he was working in and had used the piano hours before being shot on December 8, 1980.

Happy Birthday: Mike Pocaro (Bass, Toto); La Toya Jackson; Melanie Brown, (Mel B); Mel Gaynor (Drums, Simple Minds); and Marie Fredriksson (Roxette).

Daily Dose of Music History – May 28, 2015

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Daily Dose of Music History (May 28, 2015):  On this day in 1973: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon was on both the UK and US album charts. It remained in the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. (After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006).

Happy Birthday:  T- Bone Walker; Gladys Knight; John Fogerty; Wendy O. Williams; and Kylie Minogue.

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Blues Legend B.B. King Dies At 89!

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Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says.  Attorney Brent Bryson stated that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas.  The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar on songs such as “The Thrill Is Gone.”

King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  King played a Gibson guitar that he affectionately called Lucille and was not only the undisputed king of the blues but a mentor to scores of guitarists including Eric Clapton.  He was awarded his 15th Grammy in 2009 in the traditional blues album category for “One Kind Favor.”