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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

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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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

25 Years Ago: Van Halen Reach Back to Their Roots on ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’

It took more than a year for Van Halen to record 1991's 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,' but it paid off on the charts.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

30 Years Ago: Genesis Release Pop-Chart Smash ‘Invisible Touch’

If its smash title track was any true measure, 'Invisible Touch' represented the moment in which Genesis was consumed by frontman Phil Collins concurrent solo fame.

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Peter Still, Getty Images

35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Play Final Concert With Roger Waters

More than four years before founding member Roger Waters officially parted ways with Pink Floyd, the bassist played his last complete concert with the band.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

20 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar Splits From Van Halen

After four No. 1 studio albums and millions of records sold, Sammy Hagar's tenure with Van Halen came to an end with a single phone call on June 16, 1996.

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Express Newspapers, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Play Their Final TV Show

In the mid-'60s, the BBC's Top of the Pops was destination viewing for British rock fans.

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Island
Island

45 Years Ago: Emerson, Lake and Palmer Turn a Kooky Concept Into ‘Tarkus’

Emerson, Lake and Palmer released 'Tarkus' in June 1971.

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