This Week In Classic Rock History

JAN 31-FEB 6: Historic events this week from Roy Orbison, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

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JANUARY 31, 1989: MYSTERY GIRL
Roy Orbison completed his posthumous classic album one month before his death.

Featuring members of The Heartbreakers on 8 of 10 tracks, Orbison’s only Platinum album features the hit single “You Got It”.

Mystery Girl contains songs written by Bono & The Edge and Elvis Costello, as well as Orbison originals co-written with Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne.

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FEBRUARY 1, 1972: HARVEST
Considered to be Neil Young’s defining moment, Harvest remains his biggest album with 4 million sold in the US.

Containing classics such as “Old Man” and “Heart of Gold”, it is Neil Young’s only US #1 album.

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FEBRUARY 4, 1977: RUMOURS
With over 40 million sold, Rumours is the #5 best-selling studio album of all time, and spent 31 non-consecutive weeks at #1, less than a year after its release.

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FEBRUARY 4, 2007: PRINCE’S HALF-TIME SHOW
Prince performed one of the greatest and most memorable halftime shows in history.

The setlist included Purple Rain classics “Let’s Go Crazy”, “Baby I’m a Star” & “Purple Rain”, as well as Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, CCR’s “Proud Mary”, Foo Fighters’ “Best of You” and Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”.

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