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40 Years Ago: John Lennon Makes His Last Live Appearance

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YouTube

Everything finally seemed to be coming together for John Lennon, as he took the stage for what would sadly become his last public performance on April 18, 1975.

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40 Years Ago: ZZ Top Return With ‘Fandango!’

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London

ZZ Top continued their winning ways on 'Fandango!,' which was released April 18, 1975.

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31 Years Ago: Styx Come to a Screeching Halt With Release of Live Album, ‘Caught in the Act’

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A&M

Styx were on top of the world during the early '80s, with a string of multi-platinum albums and a growing collection of hit singles to their credit.

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45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Ends the Beatles With the Release of His First Solo Album

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

George Harrison and John Lennon got there first, releasing albums under their own names in 1968.

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35 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ Proposed as ‘Unofficial Theme’ of New Jersey’s Youth

Bruce Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen has always worn his love of his home state on his sleeve, starting with the title of his debut album, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

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35 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Launch First Tour With Ronnie James Dio

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Fin-Costello,-Getty-Images

Heavy metal overlords Black Sabbath began the second chapter of their storied career in on April 17, 1980, in Aurich, Germany, when they hit the stage for their first show with Ozzy Osbourne’s replacement, Ronnie James Dio.

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51 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Release Their Debut Album

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Keystone Features, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Bands didn't mess around back in the first part of the '60s.

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24 Years Ago: Members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam Mourn a Friend With ‘Temple of the Dog’

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A&M

The world would soon know them as members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, but in the fall of 1990, the Seattle musicians making up the collective known as Temple of the Dog were bound together by grief instead of stardom.

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22 Years Ago – David Lee Roth Busted for Marijuana Possession

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On April 16, 1993, David Lee Roth was arrested in New York's Washington Square Park for attempting to score some drugs.

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46 Years Ago: MC5 Dropped by Elektra Records For Obscene Ad

Atlantic/Rhino Records
Atlantic/Rhino Records

Subtlety was not part of the MC5's mode of operation, and in April of 1969 their behavior cost them a record deal.

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