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35 Years Ago: Bob Seger Releases His Only No. 1 Album, ‘Against the Wind’

Bob Seger achieved full-fledged rock stardom with 1976's Night Moves, but while his raspy howl may have been new to a generation of fans, he'd actually been chipping away at mainstream success for many years.

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Station Nightclub Fire
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12 Years Ago: Great White Concert Fire Kills 100

On Feb. 20, 2003, during a Great White show at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., 100 people lost their lives and over 200 were injured in a fire caused by the band's pyrotechnic display.

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Bon Scott's Grave
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35 Years Ago: Bon Scott Found Dead

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.

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Ozzy Osbourne
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33 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Arrested for Urinating on (Well, Really Near) the Alamo

Let's see: you're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city while wearing your girlfriend/manager's dress. You feel the call of nature and ...

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41 Years Ago: Kiss Release Their Debut Album

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and for Kiss, the journey to worldwide rock superstardom began with a single LP: 'Kiss,' released on Feb. 18, 1974.

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51 Years Ago: The Beatles Meet Cassius Clay

One of the perks of being a Beatle that the group had to get used to in the early days was getting to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.

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By: Ethan Miller
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Stop Draggin My Heart Around by Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks

Petty met Nicks and asked him half-jokingly if he could write her a song that she could record for her first solo album. Petty didn't take her request seriously at first. Nicks reiterated her request a year later .

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Rayman’s Song of the day-Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners

Written by Dexys lead singer Kevin Rowland, trombone player Jim Paterson and guitarist Al Archer, this song was an enormous hit, going to #1 in America, the UK and Australia.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett [VIDEO]

Buffett wrote this song in Key West, Florida after he finished a tour with his group, the Coral Reefer Band.

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By: Ethan Miller
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Raymans Song of the Day-Fields of Gold by Sting [VIDEO]

This song is about feeling joyous, but knowing that the joy is going to end someday. Sting wrote it after he bought a house near a barley field.

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51 Years Ago: The Beatles Arrive In America

The Beatles landed at Kennedy Airport on Feb. 7, 1964.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac [VIDEO]

Christine McVie wrote this about leaving the past behind. She and John McVie were splitting up, which inspired the lyrics. This caused some awkward moments, since John had to play a song written about him.

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