We’re back at you again with another week in music history…

This week we go back to the ’60s as The Beatles take control of the music charts; the ’70s when ‘The Boss’ makes his big debut; the ’80s where we say farewell to the ‘King of Reggae’; the ’90s as the ‘Chairman of the Board’ takes his final bow; and back to 2002 when, on her way to San Jose, Dionne Warwick gets pinched!

 

The ’60s

OK here we go back this week in 1963 when The Beatles would start a 30 week run at # 1 on the UK album charts with their debut album Please Please Me, making it the longest running # 1 album by a group — ever! The bands follow up, With the Beatles, replaced it at the top of the charts on December 7, 1963, and stayed there for 21 weeks.

Talk about one incredible run!!!!

 


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(AP Photo/Jim Pozarik)

The ’70s

Remember this ’70s? I know it was a blur, but it was this week in 1974 when Bonnie Raitt played two shows at Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts the opening act was a newcomer by the name of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

After the show, Rolling Stone critic John Landau saw Springsteen and the band and wrote ‘I have seen rock & roll’s future and his name is Bruce Springsteen’.

And it began…

 


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The ’80s

It would be this week in 1981, Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley died of lung cancer at the age of 36.

In the same year he would give us his hit ‘No Woman No Cry’, plus over ten other Top 40 singles. Time magazine would choose Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century.

 


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The ’90s

It happened this week in 1998, one of Americas greatest singer and actor Frank Sinatra died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles aged 82.

The ‘Chairman of the Board’ had his first hit in 1940 and would go on to score over 25 Top 40 singles including his 1969 single ‘My Way’ that spent a total of 165 weeks on the UK charts.

 


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(Photo: Joe Cingrana/WCBS-FM)

The 2000’s

And finally, it would be this very week in 2002, Dionne Warwick was arrested at Miami International Airport for possession of marijuana after authorities found 11 joints in a lipstick.

The charges were dropped after she completed a drug program and made a contribution to charity.

 

Joe Causi/WCBS-FM

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