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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 18





In 1948, Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33rpm long player (LP). The new format could contain a maximum of 23 minutes of music per side versus the three minutes that could be squeezed on to a 78rpm disc.

In 1977, Fleetwood Mac went to #1 on the US singles chart with “Dreams,” the group’s first and only US #1. Stevie Nicks says she wrote the song at the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, in about 10 minutes.

In 2008, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles filed a lawsuit against Phil Spector for failing to pay more than $100,000 in outstanding bills rung up by lawyers and expert witnesses during Spector’s murder trial.

In 2010, John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles’ song “A Day In The Life” sold for $1.2 million at an auction at Sotheby’s in New York.

In 2011, After initially showing signs of recovery, Clarence Clemons of The E Street Band died from complications caused by a stroke he had suffered six days earlier.

Paul McCartney - The Long And Winding Road

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