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Warner Bros.

43 Years Ago: The Doobie Brothers Break Through With ‘Toulouse Street’

The Doobie Brothers had nowhere to go but up after their first album failed to chart in 1971 — and they didn't wait long to pick up momentum, notching their breakthrough hit with the follow-up, Toulouse Street.

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YouTube

46 Years Ago: John Lennon Learns He’s a Bad Driver the Hard Way

John Lennon was a brilliant songwriter, but not much of a driver.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

46 Years Ago: The Doors Stumble Through the Experimental ‘The Soft Parade’

'The Soft Parade,' a wildly uneven affair, went platinum anyway - but likely only because of the Doors' earlier successes.

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Capitol

47 Years Ago: The Band Release Their Debut Album, ‘Music From Big Pink’

In five seemingly short years, the Band went from backing a mostly obscure rockabilly singer to joining Bob Dylan on tour to becoming a super-popular group in its right.

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Troy Augusto, Getty Images

15 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Concert Ends in Tragedy at Roskilde Festival

On June 30, 2000, every band's worst nightmare came true for Pearl Jam.

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Bronze
Bronze

35 Years Ago: Girlschool Challenge the Heavy Metal Boys Club With ‘Demolition’

New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands came in a variety of styles, and in June 1980, it took on another form when the London-based, all-female quartet Girlschool released their debut album, Demolition.

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Casablanca
Casablanca

38 Years Ago: Kiss Reach a Turning Point on ‘Love Gun’

Love Gun, the sixth studio album from Kiss and a pinnacle of the band's first golden era, was released in June 1977.

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EMI
EMI

35 Years Ago: Queen Reach a Turning Point With ‘The Game’

After rampaging through the ‘70s, Queen were bona fide British rock royalty. All of that would begin to change with this album.

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Anthem
Anthem

11 Years Ago: Rush Explore Their Influences on ‘Feedback’ EP

Released on June 29, 2004, as part of a celebration of their 30th anniversary, the 'Feedback' EP did a little crate-digging to pay tribute to some of Rush's early influences.

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Express, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

46 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Break Up

On June 29, 1969, bassist Noel Redding quit the Jimi Hendix Experience, ending the all-too brief reign of one of rock's greatest trios.

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