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35 Years Ago: Randy Newman Confounds Expectations with ‘Born Again’

Randy Newman, 'Born Again'
Warner Bros.

You'd think Randy Newman would have been jumping for joy after scoring the first hit of his career with the No. 2 single 'Short People.'

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24 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Dies in Helicopter Crash

Annamaria DiSanto, Getty Images
Annamaria DiSanto, Getty Images

On May 4, 1989, Stevie Ray Vaughan kicked off a tour that ended up comprising three legs, 147 shows and 18 months.

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25 Years Ago: Izzy Stradlin Pees on a Plane

Marc S. Canter, Getty Images
Marc S. Canter, Getty Images

Being a member of one of the biggest rock bands in the world comes with many privileges: fame, fortune, women, etc.

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1989 MTV Video Music Awards: The Year of Classic Rock

U2 Neil Young Elvis Costello
George De Sota / Frank Micelotta / Gabe Palacio, Getty Images

Classic rockers dominated the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards.

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20 Years Ago: Tesla Pushes Back Against Grunge With ‘Bust A Nut’

Tesla-Psychotic-Supper-490520

When Tesla released its fourth studio album ‘Bust a Nut’ on Aug. 23, 1994, they were fighting for their very survival.

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20 Years Ago: ‘Natural Born Killers’ Soundtrack Released

Nothing / Interscope
Nothing / Interscope

When Trent Reznor curated the soundtrack to the Oliver Stone serial-killers-on-the-rampage movie 'Natural Born Killers' 20 years ago, he was still 17 years away from becoming an Oscar-winning composer.

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1989 MTV Video Music Awards: Neil Young Wins For Banned Video

Neil Young
YouTube

Neil Young's controversial clip for 'This Note's for You' won Video of the Year at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards.

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25 Years Ago: Vince Neil Punches Izzy Stradlin at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards

Vince Neil Izzy Stradlin
Peter Kramer / Scott Harrison, Getty Images

The 1989 MTV Video Music Awards took a violent turn when Motley Crue's Vince Neil introduced his fist to Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin’s face.

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30 Years Ago: Krokus Makes a Play for the Mainstream

Krokus Arista

Though it might have come as a surprise to anyone who purchased it on Aug. 22, 1984, 'The Blitz' was actually Krokus' eighth studio effort.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Pose for Their Final Photo Session

Beatles John Lennon George Harrison Paul McCartney Ringo Starr
Capitol Records

As with so many of their earlier photo shoots, the Beatles' final session tells you everything about where the band was in its evolution.

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