This Week in Music – Vol 13

July 31st

Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult

You know what this week in music needs more than anything? More cowbell.

Blue Oyster Cult releases the song “Don’t fear the Reaper” on this date back in 1976.  

Zac Brown
Zac Brown

Happy Birthday to Country star Zac Brown of The Zac Brown Band, who turns 41 today.

This Week in Music – August 1st

The Buggles
The Buggles

At one minute after midnight in 1981, MTV debuted with “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.

Pretty appropriate choice if you ask me.


Happy Birthday to Coolio who turns 56 today.

Whatever happened to Coolio anyway?

August 2nd

Rick James
Rick James

Some disturbing news for this dates entry. Back in 1991, Rick James was arrested for the kidnapping, rape and torture of a 24 year old female.

This was apparently all because of a week-long heroin binge.

More on Rick James later.

Charlie XCX
Charlie XCX

Pop Star Charlie XCX turns 27 today. Wasn’t she just 20??

This Week in Music – August 3rd

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Dave Mustaine

Ever want to find out the real reason Dave Mustaine was kicked out of Metallica and formed the band Megadeth?

Well thanks to his autobiography released on this date back in 2010, that information can now be at your fingers.

For a price of course…

James Hetfield - This Week in Music
James Hetfield

Speaking of Metallica, Happy Birthday to James Hetfield who turns 56 today!

August 4th

The Kinks - This Week in Music
The Kinks

On this date in 1964, The Kinks released their hit song “You Really Got Me Now” in the UK.

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Louis Armstrong

I see skies of blue… and if you sang the next line, you probably have an idea who Jazz musician Louis Armstrong was.

If he were alive today, he would be celebrating his 118th birthday.

August 5th

Sebastien Bach - This Week in Music
Sebastien Bach

On this date back in 1999, music written by Sebastien Bach was found in the Ukraine.

It was thought that many of these compositions had been either lost or destroyed in World War II.

Terri Clark - This Week in Music
Terri Clark

This week in music would like to wish Canadian Country singer Terri Clark a big happy birthday!

She does Canada proud while still looking fabulous at 51.

This Week in Music – August 6th

Rick James - This Week in Music
Rick James

On this date in 2004, musician Rick James was found dead by his caretaker.

His system was found to have many different legal prescription drugs in it, as well as some illegal drugs, however none were determined to have been the reason for his heart attack.

Geri Halliwell - This Week in Music
Geri Halliwell

Can you believe that Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls is turning 47 today?  

It’s hard to imagine and only confirms that I am now old as shit.

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