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1965 in Review: Rock's Biggest Stories
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1965 in Review: Rock’s 50 Biggest Stories

Nineteen sixty-five was one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking years in rock music history.

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Mick Fleetwood Imagines What Might Have Been With Original Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Peter Green

They've gone on to far greater success in the years since releasing their first few albums, but for some Fleetwood Mac fans, there's really never been any substitute for the band's original lineup.

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images
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You Think You Know Robert Plant?

In this edition of You Think You Know Classic Rock?, we make intriguing connections, uncover key inspirations and reveal a strange backstage request by former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.

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Capitol
Capitol
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40 Years Ago: Paul McCartney and Wings Release Uneven but Ultimately Charming ‘Venus and Mars’

Paul McCartney followed up the career-defining solo smash 'Band on the Run' with a Wings album populated by miniature delights and distracting whimsy.

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Vertigo
Vertigo
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Thin Lizzy Almost Didn’t Release ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’

Rock history is full of stories about songs that only became hit records after a few strange twists of fate — a rich tradition that apparently includes Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town."

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MCA
MCA
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You Think You Know Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Lynyrd Skynyrd rose fromtheir shared tragedy, first with a key sibling and a guitarist with an historical connection – and then a group of very famous new friends.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Grateful Dead Memorabilia Stolen After Auction

An assortment of one-of-a-kind Grateful Dead items auctioned off in April have been stolen from the auction house before they could be delivered to their new owners.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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36 Years Ago: Beatles Stage Partial Reunion for Eric Clapton’s Wedding

Pattie Boyd was also the catalyst for the first Beatles concert reunion.

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Van Morrison
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26 Years Ago: Van Morrison Gets His Groove Back on ‘Avalon Sunset’

Van Morrison continued his career rebirth when he released 'Avalon Sunset' on May 19, 1989.

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Pete Townshend The Who
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46 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Gets Arrested at the Fillmore East

On May 16, 1969, Pete Townshend kicked a man off the Who's stage. Turned out he was a plain clothes policeman. Oops.

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YouTube
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40 Years Ago: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham Play First Show With Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham played live with Fleetwood Mac for first time on May 15, 1975.

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What Does BB King Fan Eric Clapton Have To Say About His Mentor, See The Video

BB King passed away last night. To me he was one of the original guitarists. By that, I mean that he was old school, he didn't have someone ahead of him to do what he did, he didn't really have mentor, yet he was a mentor to many.

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