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30 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Stumbles Badly With ‘Give My Regards to Broad Street’

Columbia Records
Columbia Records

It should have worked, right?

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45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Release Their Rifftastic Second Album

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Song for song, there isn't an album out there that celebrates the power of the riff like 'Led Zeppelin II.'

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40 Years Ago: Kiss Release ‘Hotter than Hell’

Kiss Hotter Than Hell
Kiss Hotter Than Hell

On October 22, 1974 Kiss overcame a difficult recording session to release their second album, 'Hotter Than Hell.'

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50 Years Ago: Simon and Garfunkel Almost Derail With ‘Wednesday Morning, 3 AM’

Columbia
Columbia

'Wednesday Morning, 3 AM' arrived as Simon and Garfunkel were still finding their inner voice, if not their actual ones.

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37 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Plane Crashes, Killing Three Band Members

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YouTube

Lynyrd Skynyrd had established themselves as one of the most successful rock bands of the '70s by the time they released 'Street Survivors' in October 1977.

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35 Years Ago: Styx Lays Down A ‘Cornerstone’

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On Oct. 19, 1979, Styx laid down the ‘Cornerstone’ for what they hoped would be a brand new phase in a career that had already been underway for nearly a decade.

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35 Years Ago: Tom Petty Finally Hits the Big Time With ‘Damn the Torpedoes’

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YouTube

The signs were there, signaling that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third album, 'Damn the Torpedoes,' would be their breakthrough.

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45 Years Ago: Free Release Their Eponymous Second Album

Free
Island Records

Free continued their growth with their second album, 'Free,' which was released in October 1969.

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25 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Fires The E Street Band

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Anthony Correia, Getty Images

Bruce Springsteen temporarily ended his relationship with his longtime backup band on Oct. 18, 1989.

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Kiss’ ‘Hot in the Shade’ turns 25 – Bruce Kulick Breaks Down ‘Rise To It’

Kiss Hot in the Shade
Rick Gould

Bruce Kulick talks about 'Rise to It,' the leadoff track from Kiss' 1989 album 'Hot in the Shade.'

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