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December 16, 2017

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Today in Music.

On this Day December 17, 1982
Karen Carpenter made her last live appearance with The Carpenters when she performed in Sherman, California. Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder which was a little-known illness at the time. She died at the age of 32 from heart failure, on February 4, 1983 caused by complications related to her illness.

On this Day December 17, 1971
David Bowie released his fourth album Hunky Dory, which was the first to feature all the members of the band that would become known the following year as Ziggy Stardust's Spiders From Mars. Two singles were released from the album: 'Changes' / 'Andy Warhol' in January 1972 and 'Life on Mars' which was released late June 1973. Bowie himself considered the album to be one of the most important in his career.

On this Day December 17, 1963
James Carroll at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles record on American radio. Carroll played 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', which he had obtained from his stewardess girlfriend, who brought the single back from the UK. Due to listener demand, the song was played daily, every hour. Since it hadn't been released yet in the States, Capitol Records initially considered court action, but instead released the single earlier than planned.

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This weeks featured band

Sixty Nine Ave - ( 69 AVE )

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9 AVE is a 5 piece high energy, rock cover band with strong female lead vocals and a mix of male vocals as well. We're seasoned players with tons of passion for all kinds of rock whether it's hard, pop, classic or alternative. Kim Ryll burns on lead vocals, Terry Maruyama shreds lead guitar, Jason Fry rhythm shredder, Rod Harder kills on bass guitar and Heiko Ryll beats down the drums. Past projects between these players: 100 Watt Bulb, Crush, Rattpoison, HMB, A Little Bitter, Groovy Rudies and

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