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40 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Release ‘Heroes Are Hard To Find’

Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers

Fleetwood Mac released their ninth album in Sept. 1974.

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30 Years Ago: Dokken Releases ‘Tooth and Nail’

Elektra

Dokken's second album, Tooth and Nail,' was released on Sept. 13, 1984.

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon Plays First-Ever Solo Concert

John Lennon
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

While the Beatles didn't officially break up until April 1970, one of the first signs that they were at least starting to think outside the constrictions of a group took place on Sept. 13, 1969, when John Lennon performed with the Plastic Ono Band (featuring Eric Clapton) at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival.

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30 Years Ago: Paul Stanley Becomes a One-Man Band on Kiss’ ‘Animalize’

Kiss Animalize
Mercury

For the first time in several trouble-plagued years, Kiss entered the recording sessions for 1984's 'Animalize' on both a commercial and a critical winning streak.

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25 Years Ago: Aerosmith’s ‘Pump’ Proves Their Comeback Was Real

Aerosmith 'Pump'
Geffen

Aerosmith nearly fell apart in the late '70s and early '80s, with guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford both leaving the lineup prior to 1982's disappointing 'Rock in a Hard Place' album.

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45 Years Ago: Janis Joplin Releases Her Debut Solo Album, ‘I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!’

Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Anyone who heard Janis Joplin's knockout performance on Big Brother and the Holding Company's 1968 album 'Cheap Thrills' knew she wouldn't be sticking around for long.

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45 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac ‘Play On’ With Their Third Album

Reprise
Reprise

Long before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks entered the picture, Fleetwood Mac were a triumph of British blues.

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30 Years Ago: Queensryche’s ‘The Warning’ Only Hints at Successes to Come

EMI
EMI

With 'The Warning,' Queensryche aimed to consolidate the gains made overseas by way of an initial EP.

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46 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Make Their Live Debut

Jorgen Angel/Redferns, Getty Images
Jorgen Angel/Redferns, Getty Images

Led Zeppelin performed together for the first time on Sept. 7, 1968, but not under that now-famous name.

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36 Years Ago: Keith Moon of the Who Dies

Keystone/Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Keystone/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

On Sept. 7, 1978, the world lost one of its most unique children when The Who's Keith Moon left us.

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