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40 Years Ago: AC/DC Release Their First Masterpiece, ‘Let There Be Rock’

It might be difficult to wrap your head around this concept, but AC/DC's rise to global stardom was both deliberate and challenging.

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Neil Young Live at Massey Hall
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10 Years Ago: Neil Young Finally Releases Solo Acoustic ‘Live at Massey Hall’

Neil Young's 'Live at Massey Hall,' featuring a long-sought-after unplugged performance, had remained shelved for 36 years.

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30 Years Ago: The Beatles’ First CDs Arrive in Stores

A year-long campaign to issue the Beatles' records on compact disc began when their first four British albums were re-released on Feb. 26, 1987.

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Platt, third right, with Kansas
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Why Ronnie Platt Thought Twice About Joining Kansas

When Styx singer Lawrence Gowan spoke in a TV interview about his difficult early days with the band, it sent new Kansas vocalist Ronnie Platt’s stress levels through the roof

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RCA
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40 Years Ago: David Bowie Kicks Off a Fertile Era in Berlin With the Darkly Alluring ‘Low’

David Bowie's dark yet alluringly gorgeous 1977 album 'Low' couldn't have sounded less like "Fame" and "Golden Years," his most recent pair of Top 10 hits.

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
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25 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases ‘Tears in Heaven’

Eric Clapton turned to the healing power of music at one of his darkest personal moments.

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Rolling Stones Records
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45 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Members Release ‘Jamming With Edward!’

If you're the Rolling Stones in 1969, you use your downtime to cut a handful of impromptu jams that end up making the Top 40.

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Rhino
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The Doors Announce 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Debut Album

The Doors' self-titled debut, which was released 50 years ago today, will mark its golden anniversary with a three-disc deluxe edition.

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Bruce Springsteen Releases Last E Street Band Concert With Clarence Clemons

Bruce Springsteen has given an official release to his Nov. 22, 2009 concert from Buffalo, N.Y., his last show to feature Clarence Clemons.

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Celebrities Who Won't Perform at Donald Trump's Inauguration
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Celebrities Who Won’t Perform at Donald Trump’s Inauguration: Celine Dion, Elton John and More

Stars like Celine Dion, The Chainsmokers and Andrea Bocelli will not be ushering in Donald Trump's presidency on January 20.

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Paul McCartney Announces Expanded Reissue of ‘Flowers in the Dirt’

'Flowers in the Dirt' is the 10th installment in Paul McCartney's Grammy-winning Archive Collection.

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45 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases His First Masterpiece, ‘Hunky Dory’

David Bowie was already four years and four albums into his career when he issued 'Hunky Dory,' the first record to help secure his legend.

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