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35 Years Ago: Ronnie Wood Releases ‘Gimme Some Neck’

Ron Wood
Columbia Records

Ron Wood's third solo album, 'Gimme Some Neck,' was released on April 20, 1979.

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16 Years Ago: Robert Plant Opened for Dee Snider

Mike McGinnis, Stringer / Chris McGrath, Getty Images
Mike McGinnis, Stringer / Chris McGrath, Getty Images

Did Robert Plant once serve as Dee Snider's opening act? It sounds crazy, but it actually happened.

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25 Years Ago: Joe Jackson Releases ‘Blaze of Glory’

Joe Jackson, 'Blaze of Glory'
A&M

Joe Jackson's 1989 album 'Blaze of Glory' found the singer merging his many recent genre-hopping experiments into a cohesive whole.

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40 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Release ‘Secret Treaties’

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When Long Island, New York’s Blue Oyster Cult released ‘Secret Treaties,’ on March 15, 1974, their future standing as bona-fide hard rock legends was anything but guaranteed.

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30 Years Ago: Styx Release ‘Caught in the Act’

Styx, 'Caught in the Act'
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 -- but it was all about to come to a screeching halt.

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30 Years Ago: Saxon Release ‘Crusader’

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British heavy metal pioneers Saxon unleashed their sixth studio album on April 16, 1984.

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40 Years Ago: Queen Play Their First Show in America

Mick Rock/Queen Online
Mick Rock/Queen Online

On April 16, 1974, Queen played their first show in America, opening for Mott the Hoople in Denver, Colorado.

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45 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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40 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Release ‘Second Helping’

Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Second Helping'
MCA

Lynyrd Skynyrd's breakthrough second album, 'Second Helping,' was released on April 15, 1974.

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35 Years Ago: Thin Lizzy Release ‘Black Rose: A Rock Legend’

Vinyl records collectors

Thin Lizzy released 'Black Rose: A Rock Legend’' on April 13, 1979.

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