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May 20 in Music History: Happy Birthday, Dan Wilson

Semisonic performing at First Avenue
Bill Haley and the Comets released a seminal song; Paul McCartney achieved his sixth solo U.S. No. 1 single; Frank Sinatra was commemorated in a couple of ways, 10 years apart; Finland won its first Eurovision Song Contest; and Dan Wilson was born, today in music history. Read more

May 19 in Music History: Happy Birthday, Sam Smith

Sam Smith performs on 'Austin City Limits'
The Beatles had a Gold record in one week; Stevie Wonder had a No. 1 with “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”; Paul Simon's song about film hit No. 1; Supertramp hit No. 1 with “Breakfast in America”; and Sam Smith was born, today in music history. Read more

May 18 in Music History: Remembering Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell performing in 2014
Chris Cornell died; Ray Stevens enjoyed a short “streak” on the charts with a novelty song; Gary Busey played Buddy Holly in a popular film; the Ting Tings topped the British charts with “That's Not My Name”; and Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh was born in Akron, Ohio, today in music history. Read more

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