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Six Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Stumbles With Flawed ‘Working on a Dream’

Columbia
Columbia

After a decade that saw him reunite the E Street Band, release two strong albums of new material, an acclaimed folk music project and seemingly endless touring, Bruce Springsteen took a step backward with his next project.

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42 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder Steals a No. 1 Song From Jeff Beck

Larry Busacca / Ethan Miller, Getty Image
Larry Busacca / Ethan Miller, Getty Image

When Stevie Wonder scored a No. 1 hit with 'Superstition' on Jan. 27, 1973, it announced a new sound for the brilliantly talented full-service singer, songwriter and musician.

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35 Years Ago: Bon Scott Plays His Final Show With AC/DC

Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

On Jan. 27, 1980, AC/DC closed out its 'Highway to Hell' tour with a makeup date in Southampton, U.K.

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon Writes and Records ‘Instant Karma’

Apple
Apple

"I wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch and we're putting it out for dinner."

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25 Years Ago: Slaughter Release ‘Stick It to Ya’

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

It's often said that when one door closes, another opens, and that definitely ended up being the case for Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum after their gig with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion ended in a heap of hard feelings and shredded contracts.

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45 Years Ago: Simon & Garfunkel Release Their Masterpiece, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’

Columbia Records
Columbia Records

When Neil Young wrote "it's better to burn out than to fade away," he might as well have been talking about Simon & Garfunkel.

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38 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Founder Peter Green Arrested for Pulling Shotgun on His Accountant

YouTube
YouTube

Guitar great and Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green was not a man without troubles, and on Jan. 26, 1977, his struggles landed him in prison and committed to a mental hospital.

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27 Years Ago: David Lee Roth Divides Fans With ‘Skyscraper’

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

The spring and summer of 1986 bore witness to one of the most hostile public airings of dirty laundry in rock and roll history, courtesy of Van Halen and their recently departed lead vocalist, David Lee Roth, whom they had of course recently replaced with successful solo artist, Sammy Hagar.

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42 Years Ago: Elton John Releases His Second Straight No. 1 Album, ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player’

D. Morrison, Getty Images
D. Morrison, Getty Images

Oh, to be Elton John in the early '70!

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15 Years Ago: Warren Zevon Releases ‘Life’ll Kill Ya’

Artemis
Artemis

Warren Zevon got a fresh start on a new label on Jan. 25, 2000 with 'Life'll Kill Ya.'

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