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45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Announces His Split From The Beatles

Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles on April 10, 1970.

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25 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Release ‘Behind the Mask’ Without Lindsey Buckingham

By the time they achieved massive mainstream success in the mid-'70s, Fleetwood Mac had already been through more lineup changes than most bands manage in their entire careers, and their best-selling album, Rumours, was partly inspired by a pair of collapsing relationships between bandmates.

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46 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Goes Country on ‘Nashville Skyline’

Having hinted as his intentions on the more rustic John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan dove head-long into deep country for 1969's Nashville Skyline.

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Who Is Better Live, Sammy Hagar or David Lee Roth, You Decide

Van Halen just released their first live album with David Lee Roth last Tuesday. I am a little disappointed. When I went to see them in Minneapolis, David Lee Roth seemed like he was calling in the show. He was talk singing and not even singing lyrics.

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Billboard
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51 Years Ago: The Beatles Hold The Top Five Positions On Billboard’s Hot 100

On April 4, 1964, the Beatles held the Top Five positions on the Billboard Hot 100.

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How David Lee Roth Really Left Van Halen

Like the histories of all great rock bands, Van Halen’s past includes some landmark dates.

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Everything You Need to Know About Norman Greenbaum and ‘Spirit in the Sky’

Norman Greenbaum's 1969 hit "Spirit in the Sky" is, along with Nena's "99 Luftballons" and Lipps, Inc.'s "Funkytown," one of the definitive one-hit wonders of the rock era.

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48 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Sets His Guitar on Fire for the First Time

Distinguishing yourself in the colorful musical climate of 1967 wasn't easy.

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Atlantic
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31 Years Ago: Ratt Crawl Out of the Cellar, Hit the Big Time

When ’80s glam metal titans Ratt came crawling Out of the Cellar with their debut on March 27, 1984, that title may as well have spoken for an entire generation of brash, ambitious wannabe stars, whose desperate drive for fame and glory had been fomented by years of neglect from the music industry at large.

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15 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Wins ‘Satanist’ Libel Lawsuit

In March of 2000, one of the uglier stories to surface in the wake of John Bonham's death ended in a legal victory for Jimmy Page.

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50 Years Ago: Jeff Beck Replaces Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds

In their brief five-year history, the Yardbirds gained a reputation as the breeding ground for three of classic rock’s most legendary guitarists.

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50 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Get Shocked Onstage

Bob Dylan went electric in 1965, musically speaking, but four out of the five Rolling Stones really did go electric with shocking accidents that happened the same year.

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