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RCA Victor introduced the 45 rpm single record; Chuck Berry released "Johnny B. Goode"; an AC/DC guitarist celebrates his birthday; and Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire, Today in Music History.
This week, hear new music from U.K. acts Olivia Dean and Jungle, Australian post-punk outfit RVG, Boricua artist Ana Macho, and Minneapolis rock band Gully Boys. Plus, Jenny Lewis is back with another single from her forthcoming album Joy’All.
Lesley Gore recorded a breakthrough hit; the photo session for The Beatles' “Sgt. Pepper” album took place; R.E.M. began recording a big album; and Tracy Chapman was born, today in music history.
The Heavy Heavy continue to hold No. 1 with “Go Down River.” Meanwhile, Beck’s “Thinking About You” returns to the chart after some time away, and Phoenix’s “Winter Solstice” enters the Chart Show Hall of Fame.