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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

40 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Plays His First Post-Beatles U.S. Concert

When Paul McCartney arrived on May 3, 1976 for a show at Fort Worth, Texas, he hadn't played an American concert in a decade.

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Columbia
Columbia

40 Years Ago: Aerosmith Hit Their Stride on ‘Rocks’

Aerosmith's appetite for self-destruction would send the band spiraling into implosion before the end of the '70s.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

35 Years Ago: James Hetfield Meets Lars Ulrich

Pinpointing any band’s precise day of inception is often impossible, even a band as well documented as Metallica.

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Reprise
Reprise

10 Years Ago: Neil Young Finds Protester’s Voice Again on ‘Living With War’

On 'Living with War,' Neil Young recaptured the eruptive sound of albums like 'Rust Never Sleeps' and first-take fury of "Ohio."

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Play Their Final Scheduled U.K. Concert

NME's Annual Poll Winners concert on May 1, 1966 was the last time the Beatles played a scheduled concert in the U.K.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

45 Years Ago: The Doobie Brothers Show Potential on Their Debut

The Doobie Brothers' debut didn't deliver the goods, but it showed what they were capable of.

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Capitol
Capitol

45 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad Fight for Their ‘Survival’

Grand Funk Railroad continued their blistering pace with 'Survival.'

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Arista
Arista

25 Years Ago: Yes Patch Together an Overstuffed ‘Union’

If Yes' 'Union' seemed a bit too good to be true, that's because it was.

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ABC
ABC

45 Years Ago: The James Gang Release ‘Thirds’

Released in April 1971, The James Gang's 'Thirds' contains their classic "Walk Away."

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RCA
RCA

20 Years Ago: Deep Purple Introduce Steve Morse on ‘Purpendicular’

For Deep Purple, the departure of Ritchie Blackmore amounted to addition by subtraction.

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