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45 Years Ago: The Band Dig Up Americana Roots on ‘The Band’

Capitol
Capitol

The rustic Americana that the Band had rubbed up against on their 1968 debut album 'Music From Big Pink' was just the start.

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30 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ Becomes First American-Made Compact Disc

Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA
eBay

On Sept. 21, 1984, Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the U.S.A.' became the first CD manufactured in America.

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35 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Dream Police’ Becomes a Belated Smash

Epic Records
Epic Records

By the time their fourth studio album 'Dream Police' arrived in September of 1979, Cheap Trick had gone from cult following to mega-stardom -- all within a year.

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40 Years Ago: Max Weinberg Plays His First Show With Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Max Weinberg
Richard E. Aaron, Getty Images

"No junior Ginger Bakers."

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25 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Gets His Groove Back With ‘Oh Mercy’

Frank Micelotta, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Frank Micelotta, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Of all the low points Bob Dylan somehow steered into throughout his long career -- the early '70s, the late '70s, the early '80s, etc. -- none was as low as the one he reached by the mid- and late-'80s.

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31 Years Ago: Kiss Remove Their Makeup

Kiss Unmasks
YouTube

On Sept. 18, 1983, an unthinkable event in Kiss-story took place: the world's most famous masked band removed their makeup and revealed their true faces.

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35 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Makes Another Pointed Political Statement on ‘Joe’s Garage Act I’

Gary Merrin, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Gary Merrin, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Frank Zappa once referred to 'Joe's Garage' as a "stupid little story about how the government is going to do away with music."

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‘Flat-Out, Ass-Kickin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll’: ‘Shindig!’ Debuts 50 Years Ago

ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images
ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images

‘Shindig!,’ TV's first prime-time rock music show, premiered on ABC on Sept. 16, 1964.

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35 Years Ago: Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, and Bonnie Raitt Lead ‘No Nukes’ Concerts

'No Nukes'
Warner Bros.

Some of rock's biggest names banded together to protest the nuclear energy industry in September of 1979.

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30 Years Ago: Deep Purple Makes an Improbable Return with ‘Perfect Strangers’

deep purple 1984

The celebrated Mark II lineup of Deep Purple had long refused to get back together simply to cash checks on a reunion tour.

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