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Decca
Decca

How a Urine Shortage Almost Ruined the ‘Who’s Next’ Cover Shoot

The Who were traveling back from a show when they happened upon a huge slab of concrete. So, why not urinate on it, right?

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RCA Records

50 Years Ago: Jefferson Airplane Release Their Debut Album, ‘Takes Off’

The musical revolution ignited by the Beatles in the '60s exploded in many directions.

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Arista Records

35 Years Ago: The Kinks Enter the ’80s With ‘Give the People What They Want’

The Kinks released 'Give the People What They Want' in August 1981.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Story of the Kids Who Met the Beatles by Pretending to Be Their Opening Act

Only one group of Washington, D.C., teenagers had the smarts — and the chutzpah — to pull off impersonating the Fab Four's opening act.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

50 Years Ago: ‘Beatles Bonfire’ Radio Station Struck by Lightning

Just as some may have predicted, a bolt from the heavens struck after John Lennon said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus.

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Sire

35 Years Ago: Pretenders Rush Out ‘Pretenders II’ Then Fall Apart

'Pretenders II ' arrived on Aug. 15, 1981 with all of the built-in disadvantages of a sequel.

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Eel Pie

The Story of Pete Townshend’s ‘Lifehouse’

Any artist, if he pushes hard enough, will eventually reach a point where his creative reach exceeds his grasp.

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MCA
MCA

45 Years Ago: The Who Scale Back and Release the Classic ‘Who’s Next’

Pete Townshend was brimming with ideas as the '60s turned into the '70s.

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Elektra Records

The Story Behind the Cover of Metallica’s Black Album

When Metallica released their fifth, self-titled album — aka The Black Album — on Aug. 12, 1991, it signaled a new chapter for the band...

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Columbia

35 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases ‘Shot of Love’

Shot of Love is widely considered the last installment of Dylan’s “born-again” trilogy, yet the 1981 album found him already transitioning out of his religious phase.

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