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25 Years Ago: Billy Joel Emerges From Troubled Times with ‘Storm Front’

Billy Joel
Columbia Records

Billy Joel rose to prominence in the '70s, but it wasn't until the following decade that he truly came of age, writing and recording a series of albums that showcased his stylistic breadth as well as the melodic depth of his songwriting.

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50 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Start to Find Their Voice on ’12×5′

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones weren't prepared for success in the U.S.

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40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Get Back to Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

In October 1974, the Rolling Stones reminded fans, critics and possibly even themselves that it's only rock 'n' roll.

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30 Years Ago: Julian Lennon Joins the Family Business with ‘Valotte’

Julian Lennon, 'Valotte'
Atlantic

John Lennon's eldest son, Julian, had to know he'd be faced with a lot of unfair comparisons when he decided to start his own recording career.

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30 Years Ago: Talking Heads Release Their Electrifying Live Album, ‘Stop Making Sense’

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Richard E. Aaron,-Getty Images

From the start, Talking Heads never did things the way they were supposed to.

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30 Years Ago: AC/DC Catch Up With Their Past on ‘’74 Jailbreak’

Atlantic
Atlantic

On Oct. 15, 1984, a tiny treasure trove of long-lost AC/DC rarities ttiled ‘’74 Jailbreak’ arrived to help curb the seemingly insatiable consumer demand for the world’s hottest hard-rock heroes.

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40 Years Ago: Jethro Tull Respond to Critics and Strip Off the Excess

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Jethro Tull's seventh album, 1974's 'War Child,' was born during a particularly awkward transitional period.

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25 Years Ago: Ace Frehley Gets Back on Track with ‘Trouble Walkin”

Ace Frehley Trouble Walkin
Megaforce

On October 13, 1989, Ace Frehley owned up to his career-long reputation for finding misfortune at seemingly every turn by titling his third post-Kiss solo album ‘Trouble Walkin’.’

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35 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Tries Something New with ‘Tusk’

Tusk

How do you release a double album that goes multi-platinum, breaks the Top Five, spawns multiple hit singles, and spends months in the Top 40 while still being widely regarded as an artistic folly and a flop?

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35 Years Ago: Molly Hatchet Break Out with ‘Flirtin’ With Disaster’

Epic Records
Epic Records

At this point, years after Lynyrd Skynyrd’s tragic plane accident, the Southern-rock throne still sat uninhabited.

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