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Bill Thompson, Jefferson Airplane Manager, Dies at 70

Bill Thompson, who managed Jefferson Airplane, died of a heart attack in Mill Valley, Calif., yesterday.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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37 Years Ago: The Sex Pistols’ First (And Last) U.S. Tour Falls Apart

"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" asked a weary Johnny Rotten at the conclusion of the Sex Pistols' first (and last) U.S. tour.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Didn’t Sink Much Effort Into ‘Yellow Submarine’

The Beatles’ animated film ‘Yellow Submarine’ is widely heralded as a classic for its mixture of whimsy, subversive humor and psychedelic design.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Didn’t Sink Much Effort Into ‘Yellow Submarine’

The Beatles’ animated film ‘Yellow Submarine’ is widely heralded as a classic for its mixture of whimsy, subversive humor and psychedelic design.

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51 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Comes Into His Own With ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’

If Bob Dylan’s second album, ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,’ hadn’t done enough to earn him the tag of the voice of his generation, the follow-up solidified it.

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David Lee Roth Explains The “No Brown M&Ms” Legend For Van Halen

I will have to explain something before you watch this video. Every band has, what is called, a contract rider. The part of the contract that tells the person hiring the band what is needed for backstage, on stage, and extras. Van Halen had something in their rider that stated they were to have no brown M&Ms, and if the band found one, the show was over before it began.

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46 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin’s First Album Sets the Hard Rock Paradigm

This may seem obvious, but Led Zeppelin’s eponymous debut is an album full of firsts, beyond the ‘I’ frequently tacked onto its title nowadays.

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Mercury / Warner Bros. Records
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41 Years Ago: Faces Release Final Album, ‘Live – Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners’

Rod Stewart and Faces released their last album, 'Live - Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners,' on Jan. 10, 1974.

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By: Kevin Winter Getty Images Entertainment People: Paul McCartney
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney [VIDEO]

Paul McCartney wrote this song about his wife Linda, who died of breast cancer in 1998. McCartney never wavered in his love for Linda, and even made her part of his band so she could tour with him.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Love Her Madly by the Doors

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger wrote this song on a 12-string guitar. It is about the numerous times his girlfriend (and later, wife), Lynn, threatened to leave him.

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36 Years Ago: Rush Named Canada’s Official ‘Ambassadors of Music’

To the bemused surprise of many longtime fans (and the band members themselves), Rush has become "cool" in the States in recent years, receiving everything from their own well-reviewed documentary to the cover of Rolling Stone and enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Your Love by Outfield [VIDEO]

Your Love  became one of the most memorable hits of the '80s. When lead singer Tony Lewis declares, "Josie's on a vacation far away, come around and talk it over," we know he's up to something.

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