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25 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Gets His Groove Back With ‘Oh Mercy’

Frank Micelotta, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Frank Micelotta, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Of all the low points Bob Dylan somehow steered into throughout his long career -- the early '70s, the late '70s, the early '80s, etc. -- none was as low as the one he reached by the mid- and late-'80s.

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31 Years Ago: Kiss Remove Their Makeup

Kiss Unmasks
YouTube

On Sept. 18, 1983, an unthinkable event in Kiss-story took place: the world's most famous masked band removed their makeup and revealed their true faces.

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35 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Makes Another Pointed Political Statement on ‘Joe’s Garage Act I’

Gary Merrin, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Gary Merrin, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Frank Zappa once referred to 'Joe's Garage' as a "stupid little story about how the government is going to do away with music."

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‘Flat-Out, Ass-Kickin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll’: ‘Shindig!’ Debuts 50 Years Ago

ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images
ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images

‘Shindig!,’ TV's first prime-time rock music show, premiered on ABC on Sept. 16, 1964.

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35 Years Ago: Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, and Bonnie Raitt Lead ‘No Nukes’ Concerts

'No Nukes'
Warner Bros.

Some of rock's biggest names banded together to protest the nuclear energy industry in September of 1979.

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30 Years Ago: Deep Purple Makes an Improbable Return with ‘Perfect Strangers’

deep purple 1984

The celebrated Mark II lineup of Deep Purple had long refused to get back together simply to cash checks on a reunion tour.

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35 Years Ago: The Who’s ‘Quadrophenia’ Film Adaptation Becomes a Cult Classic

quadrophenia-movie

Co-written by Pete Townshend, the movie adaptation of the Who's 'Quadrophenia' marked a definitive departure from the earlier 'Tommy.'

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30 Years Ago: Classic Rock Cleans Up at the First-Ever MTV Video Music Awards

ZZ Top
YouTube

We know the video mania of the early '80s prompted many of our favorite rockers to make some ill-advised decisions, but the MTV era also produced some noteworthy triumphs.

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35 Years Ago: Jethro Tull End the ’70s With Underrated ‘Stormwatch’

Jethro Tull Stormwatch
Chrysalis

Jethro Tull's 12th studio album concludes with 'Elegy,' a quiet instrumental of pastoral acoustic guitar and melancholy strings. The title is appropriate.

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40 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Release ‘Heroes Are Hard To Find’

Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers

Fleetwood Mac released their ninth album in Sept. 1974.

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