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Six Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Pianist Billy Powell Dies

MCA
MCA

Lynyrd Skynyrd lost yet another seminal member when longtime keyboard player Billy Powell passed away suddenly on Jan. 28, 2009 at his home in Orange Park, Fla.

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35 Years Ago: The J. Geils Band Get an Overhaul on ‘Love Stinks’

EMI
EMI

Poster boys for the late, lamented record business model of actually sticking with an act over the long haul, the J. Geils Band lingered on the Atlantic Records roster for seven years and nine mostly sales-deprived albums before being invited to find another label home.

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30 Years Ago: David Lee Roth Goes ‘Crazy From the Heat’

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

For much of the northern hemisphere, Jan. 28, 1985 was a typically bone-chilling, mid-winter day, but maybe not so much if they dared venture outdoors to snap up a copy of ‘Crazy from the Heat.’

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45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Plays Final Show With Band of Gypsys

Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

"That's what happens when Earth f---s with space. Never forget that. That's what happens."

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Six Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Stumbles With Flawed ‘Working on a Dream’

Columbia
Columbia

After a decade that saw him reunite the E Street Band, release two strong albums of new material, an acclaimed folk music project and seemingly endless touring, Bruce Springsteen took a step backward with his next project.

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42 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder Steals a No. 1 Song From Jeff Beck

Larry Busacca / Ethan Miller, Getty Image
Larry Busacca / Ethan Miller, Getty Image

When Stevie Wonder scored a No. 1 hit with 'Superstition' on Jan. 27, 1973, it announced a new sound for the brilliantly talented full-service singer, songwriter and musician.

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35 Years Ago: Bon Scott Plays His Final Show With AC/DC

Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

On Jan. 27, 1980, AC/DC closed out its 'Highway to Hell' tour with a makeup date in Southampton, U.K.

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon Writes and Records ‘Instant Karma’

Apple
Apple

"I wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch and we're putting it out for dinner."

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25 Years Ago: Slaughter Release ‘Stick It to Ya’

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

It's often said that when one door closes, another opens, and that definitely ended up being the case for Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum after their gig with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion ended in a heap of hard feelings and shredded contracts.

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45 Years Ago: Simon & Garfunkel Release Their Masterpiece, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’

Columbia Records
Columbia Records

When Neil Young wrote "it's better to burn out than to fade away," he might as well have been talking about Simon & Garfunkel.

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