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Alice Cooper
Warner Bros.

40 Years Ago: Alice Cooper ‘Goes to Hell’

Alice Cooper released his second solo album, 'Alice Cooper Goes to Hell,' on June 25, 1976.

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Island
Island

30 Years Ago: Steve Winwood Enlists Friends, Hits It Big With ‘Back in the High Life’

An intensely interior solo artist to that point, Steve Winwood shifted to a more collaborative approach on 'Back in the High Life' – and it paid off.

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John Lennon Mark David Chapman
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

35 Years Ago: Mark David Chapman Pleads Guilty to Murdering John Lennon

Six months after killing John Lennon, Mark David Chapman entered a guilty plea in a New York courtroom.

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Reprise Records
Reprise Records

45 Years Ago: Joni Mitchell Sets the Singer-Songwriter Template With ‘Blue’

There were singer-songwriters before Joni Mitchell, but with her 1971 masterpiece Blue, she pretty much set the template for almost everything that came after it.

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Yardbirds Jimmy Page Jeff Beck
George Stroud, Express, Getty Images

50 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Plays First Gig With the Yardbirds

Jimmy Page had already turned down the Yardbirds … twice.

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Beatles
Capitol Records

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Cause Controversy With ‘Yesterday … and Today’

The Beatles delivered one of the most controversial album covers of all time with the 'Butcher' version of 'Yesterday... and Today,' released on June 20, 1966.

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Glastonbury Festival
Ian Tyas, Hulton Archive/Getty Images

45 Years Ago: First Glastonbury Festival Features David Bowie and Traffic

The first Glastonbury Festival began on June 20, 1971 and featured David Bowie, Traffic, Joan Baez, Fairport Convention and Hawkwind.

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Radio Records
Radio Records

35 Years Ago: Stars on 45 Hit No. 1 With ‘Stars on 45 Medley’

A Dutch act rode a medley of Beatles songs to a disco beat to the top of the chart.

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BOC
Columbia Records

35 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Storm Back With ‘Fire of Unknown Origin’

After a few commercial disappointments, "Burnin' for You" helped Blue Oyster Cult get back into the Top 40.

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Graham Morris, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Graham Morris, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

40 Years Ago: Rod Stewart Makes a Comeback With ‘A Night on the Town’

The years leading up to Rod Stewart's seventh album, 1976's 'A Night on the Town,' were a bit tough on one of rock's most magnetic singers.

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