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41 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Launch Swan Song Records

Led Zeppelin weren't the first rock 'n' roll band to be given their own record label, but they were among the most successful.

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You Think You Know Def Leppard?

As justly famous as Def Leppard has become, there are still plenty of lesser-known facts hidden away in their platinum-plated career.

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The History of ‘Ohio’: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s Raw Reminder of the Kent State Massacre

On May 4, 1970, National Guardsmen squared off against anti-war demonstrators on the campus of Ohio’s Kent State University.

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43 Years Ago: The Jeff Beck Group Release Their Final Album

Only a few months after the second incarnation of the Jeff Beck Group had released their first album, Beck and friends were (rough and) ready to record again.

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Six Years Ago: Bob Dylan Gets Personal on ‘Together Through Life’

Bob Dylan, commissioned to do some soundtrack work in 2008, kept recording with the assembled group -- ultimately producing an idiosyncratic, powerfully personal album called 'Together Through Life.'

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35 Years Ago: Marshall Tucker Band’s Tommy Caldwell Dies

Tommy Caldwell's death after an April 1980 car accident didn't end the Marshall Tucker Band, but it changed things forever – in particular for his older brother Toy Caldwell.

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36 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Revisits His Past on Live ‘Budokan’ Album

With Bob Dylan at Budokan, released in April 1979, the singer began willfully deconstructing the legend that had built up around his work.

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Listen to Kurt Cobain Cover the Beatles in New Documentary

The documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will play on HBO in a couple weeks, but you can hear one of the previously unreleased songs from it right now.

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31 Years Ago: Styx Come to a Screeching Halt With Release of Live Album, ‘Caught in the Act’

Styx were on top of the world during the early '80s, with a string of multi-platinum albums and a growing collection of hit singles to their credit.

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How the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and David Bowie Ran From the Taxman

Tax season is unpleasant for everyone (except the IRS), but imagine the plight of many popular British bands in the '60s.

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Percy Sledge Dead At 73

Legendary Muscle Shoals soul performer Percy Sledge has passed away at the age of 73.  A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sledge was found in his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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16 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Barely Hold It Together on ‘Echo’

Everything Tom Petty touched turned to platinum during the '90s, starting with the sales carryover from his 1989 solo debut Full Moon Fever and continuing through a series of bestselling releases that included a pair of albums with the Heartbreakers, the solo Wildflowers LP and a greatest-hits record that boasted a couple new hits of its own.

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