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This Week In History: The Crystals, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Hanson, and J.Lo

Hey Guys, Joe Causi with another week in Music History. This week is truly an historic one — from an all-new ’60s sound, to ‘The King’ setting concert records. Also, ANOTHER King heads out to go door to door for religious reasons, and a boy band makes another record run.

All this and more, this week in history…

The ’60s

Talk about historic, it happened this week 1963, The Crystals’ hit ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ peaked at number 3 on the US charts.

The song, produced by Phil Spector, used a multi-track recording system to build the song layer upon layer to achieve a result that become known as a “wall of sound”.

Some of the amazing backing musicians would include Glen Campbell on guitar, Leon Russell on piano, Hal Blain on drums and Nino Tempo on sax.


 

(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

The ’70s

Make way for ‘The King’…

It happened this week in 1972, Elvis Presley made entertainment history by performing four sold-out shows at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.

The shows were recorded and became the album ‘Elvis as recorded at Madison Square Garden’.


 

(Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

The ’80s

Can you imagine it was this week ion 1987 the ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson announced that he was breaking all ties with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Jackson had been raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and would wear disguises and go door to door with the Watchtower message in cities where he was performing.

 


(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

 

The ’90s

It was this week in 1997, Three brothers out of Tulsa, Oklahoma called Hanson would start a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘MMMbop’.

They would go one to have one of the biggest debut singles of all time; reaching No.1 in 27 countries.

 


 

Jennifer Lopez (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

The 2000’s

Well she did it again this week in 2002, Jennifer Lopez separated from her second husband, dancer Cris Judd, after just nine months of marriage.

 

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