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15 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Wins ‘Satanist’ Libel Lawsuit

Jimmy Page
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In March of 2000, one of the uglier stories to surface in the wake of John Bonham's death ended in a legal victory for Jimmy Page.

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30 Years Ago: Bon Jovi Build Toward Huge Success With ’7800 Degrees Fahrenheit’

Mercury
Mercury

Bon Jovi’s sophomore album – allegedly titled based on the melting point of rock (don’t ask us what kind of rock) – arrived on March 27, 1985 under immense pressure to perform.

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50 Years Ago: Jeff Beck Replaces Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds

Yardbirds
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In their brief five-year history, the Yardbirds gained a reputation as the breeding ground for three of classic rock’s most legendary guitarists.

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45 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Begins His Solo Career With a ‘Sentimental Journey’

Capitol
Capitol

If anything, the first few Beatles solo releases underscored the group's essential complexity.

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29 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar Plays His First Van Halen Concert

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Chris-Walter,-Getty-Images

On March 27, 1986, the city of Shreveport, La., bore witness to the very first public performance of Van Halen MKII.

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31 Years Ago: Ratt Crawl Out of the Cellar, Hit the Big Time

Atlantic
Atlantic

When ’80s glam metal titans Ratt came crawling Out of the Cellar with their debut on March 27, 1984, that title may as well have spoken for an entire generation of brash, ambitious wannabe stars, whose desperate drive for fame and glory had been fomented by years of neglect from the music industry at large.

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31 Years Ago: Scorpions Finally Hit Jackpot With Their Ninth Album, ‘Love at First Sting’

Mercury
Mercury

Not too many bands enjoy the greatest success of their career with their ninth studio album.

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36 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Marries Pattie Boyd

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Central Press, Getty Images

After years of delay, on March 27, 1979, Eric Clapton finally married Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife of his friend George Harrison and the inspiration for the songs "Something," "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight."

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45 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Show Glimpse of Future on Second Album Amid Commercial Indifference

Straight Records
Straight Records

In March 1970, a band bearing the curious name of Alice Cooper regaled the world with its second album, Easy Action.

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50 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Get Shocked Onstage

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Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Bob Dylan went electric in 1965, musically speaking, but four out of the five Rolling Stones really did go electric with shocking accidents that happened the same year.

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