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Yes Fragile
Atlantic

45 Years Ago: Yes Finds Its Classic Lineup on ‘Fragile’

In 1971, Yes expanded its sound by hiring keyboardist Rick Wakeman before making 'Fragile.' The single 'Roundabout' brought the band's sound to a new audience.

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love
Rhino

50 Years Ago: Love Push Boundaries With Their Second Album, ‘Da Capo’

Love were arguably the definitive mid-'60s Los Angeles rock 'n' roll band.

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The Kinks Muswell Hillbillies
RCA

45 Years Ago: The Kinks Embrace Country Music on ‘Muswell Hillbillies’

The Kinks had a rocky romance with the U.S. After the band’s initial burst of fame in the mid-’60s, it was banned from touring in the States for four years, due to “rowdy” performances...

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Atlantic
Atlantic

35 Years Ago: AC/DC Release Their First No. 1 Album, ‘For Those About to Rock We Salute You’

On Nov. 23, 1981, AC/DC were on their way to finally reaching the music industry's proverbial top of the mountain when For Those About to Rock We Salute You was released.

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YouTube
YouTube

40 Years Ago: The Band’s ‘Last Waltz’ Almost Didn’t Happen

An enormous undertaking, the Band's 'Last Waltz' was almost derailed time and again.

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Pink Floyd A Collection of Great Dance Songs
Columbia

35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s ‘A Collection of Great Dance Songs’ Sums Up the ’70s

Pink Floyd’s record labels in the U.K. and U.S. had gotten used to a schedule.

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Epic
Epic

45 Years Ago: Sly and the Family Stone Release Their Dark, Depressing Masterpiece, ‘There’s a Riot Goin’ On’

If one album summed up the mood of 1971 in 45 minutes, it was Sly & the Family Stone's 'There's a Riot Goin' On.'

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NBCUniversal, Getty Images
NBCUniversal, Getty Images

40 Years Ago: George Harrison Tries to Collect from Lorne Michaels on ‘SNL’

George Harrison appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' in 1976 with Paul Simon. In a sketch, he tried to collect the $3,000 Lorne Michaels had offered the Beatles.

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RCA Records and Tapes
RCA Records and Tapes

45 Years Ago: Harry Nilsson Finds the Promised Land on ‘Nilsson Schmilsson’

Harry Nilsson reached his commercial peak with 1971's 'Nilsson Schmilsson,'

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Island
Island

25 Years Ago: U2 Reinvent Themselves for the First Time on ‘Achtung Baby’

Up until the release of 'Achtung Baby,' U2 had been all about evolution, not reinvention.

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