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35 Years Ago: Tom Petty Finally Hits the Big Time With ‘Damn the Torpedoes’

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YouTube

The signs were there, signaling that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third album, 'Damn the Torpedoes,' would be their breakthrough.

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45 Years Ago: Free Release Their Eponymous Second Album

Free
Island Records

Free continued their growth with their second album, 'Free,' which was released in October 1969.

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25 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Fires The E Street Band

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Anthony Correia, Getty Images

Bruce Springsteen temporarily ended his relationship with his longtime backup band on Oct. 18, 1989.

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Kiss’ ‘Hot in the Shade’ turns 25 – Bruce Kulick Breaks Down ‘Rise To It’

Kiss Hot in the Shade
Rick Gould

Bruce Kulick talks about 'Rise to It,' the leadoff track from Kiss' 1989 album 'Hot in the Shade.'

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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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