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Today in Music History: Earth, Wind and Fire; Talking Heads

On this date sixty years ago, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind, and Fire is born in Denver and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads is born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  Here’s an EWF favorite from ’79:      

Today in Music History: TLC

On this date nine years ago today, TLC’S Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes is killed in a car crash in La Ceiba, Honduras.  She is thirty.  Here TLC perform their first big hit:       

Today in Music History: Prince

On this date twenty-five years ago, Prince’s Kiss starts a two-week run at the top of the charts.  This is his third number-one single after When Doves Cry and Let’s Go Crazy.  Here he performs Kiss on Ellen in ’04:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RhkQSjj_k
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Today in Music History: Bernard Edwards

On this date fifteen years ago, Chic bass guitarist and producer Bernard Edwards dies of pneumonia in a Tokyo hotel room.  He is forty-three.  In addition to Chic, he produced numerous other acts with partner Nile Rodgers (Diana Ross, ABC, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Deborah Harry, et al).  Here is their biggest hit performed on... Read more »

Today in Music History: Lisa Stansfield

On thisa date forty-five years ago, Lisa Stansfield is born in Manchester.  Here’s perhaps her most well-known song:      

Today in Music History: Gloria Gaynor

On this date thirty-two years ago, Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem and karaoke favorite “I Will Survive” kicks off a three-week reign at the top of the charts.  Here is a live version, also from ’79:      
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Today in Music History: George Michael

On this date twenty-three years ago, George Michael’s third single from his smash Faith album becomes his second chart-topping hit.  There would be two more   Here is the video:        

Today in Music History: Paula Abdul

On this date twenty-two years ago, former Lakers cheerleader and choreographer Paula Abdul was at the top of the singles charts for the first time with Straight Up.  In my humble opinion, this was one of the top pop singles of the eighties.  She would have a few more number one hits over the next... Read more »
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