With no album or tour, 1989 was a down year for Bruce Springsteen, and the majority of his public appearances involved sitting in with friends in bars on the Jersey Shore.
Long before he became the sharp-dressed star of a series of sleek MTV-era videos, Robert Palmer was an R&B savant.
Until 1974, the Electric Light Orchestra had managed only modest hits with 'Showdown' and a cover of Chuck Berry's 'Roll Over Beethoven.'
On Sept. 28, 1998, the original lineup of Kiss released their first studio album together in about 20 years. Well... sort of.
Metallica were on top of the metal world in 1986. But the band's year ended with a crushing blow after bassist Cliff Burton died in a bus accident while touring overseas.
Like most of John Lennon's solo albums, his fifth, 'Walls and Bridges,' came with its fair share of bumps along the way.
For one last shining moment, the Beatles were the Beatles again.
The Velvet Underground released a live album from five-year old tapes in Sept. 1974.
After honing their harmonies and polishing their country-rock grooves for half a decade, the Eagles scored a career-defining smash with 1976's 'Hotel California' -- and then spent the better part of the next three years trying to figure out how to follow it.
One of rock's most dramatic feuds boiled over on Sept. 24, 1989, when Starship's tour in support of 'Love Among the Cannibals' reached Scranton, Penn.