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Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick
Reprise

45 Years Ago: Jethro Tull Try to ‘Out-Prog’ Everybody With ‘Thick as a Brick’

Ian Anderson wanted Jethro Tull's fifth studio album to act as a response to reviews which described 1971's 'Aqualung' as a concept album.

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Bob Riha Jr., Getty Images
Bob Riha Jr., Getty Images

10 Years Ago: Brad Delp’s Suicide Ends Celebrated Career With Boston

Without Brad Delp's soaring vocals, Boston's first album might have been just a bunch of really cool guitar-focused demos from Tom Scholz.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

40 Years Ago: Foreigner Release Their Debut Album

For guitarist Mick Jones, who ended up at loose ends in New York during the mid-'70s, stranded and jobless was merely a short-lived inconvenience that led to the gig of a lifetime.

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Wrecking Ball Bruce Springsteen
Columbia

5 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Gets Angry on ‘Wrecking Ball’

Around the time of the 2008 economic collapse, Bruce Springsteen was working on a gospel music album.

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Martin Philbey, Getty Images
Martin Philbey, Getty Images

15 Years Ago: Tommy Thayer Plays His First Kiss Show

On March 2, 2002, Kiss hit the stage for a private show in Jamaica with a brand new Spaceman behind the mask.

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Rolling Stones Charlie Watts Mick Jagger Keith Richards Ron Wood
Hulton Archive

40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Play Famous ‘Love You Live’ Club Shows

Amid a drug bust and a media circus, the Rolling Stones managed to keep secret their first club gig in 14 years when they played Toronto's El Mocambo in 1977.

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U2 Pop
Island

20 Years Ago: U2 Switch Gears Again With ‘Pop’

U2 continued to experiment on 'Pop,' embracing dance music and electronica on the album, which was released in March 1997.

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MCA
MCA

30 Years Ago: Night Ranger Struggle to Maintain Momentum With ‘Big Life’

Changing musical trends are eventually the enemy of any successful band, and as the '80s wore on, a number of radio-friendly rock bands saw their sales start to slow.

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Gijsbert Hanekroot, Getty Images
Gijsbert Hanekroot, Getty Images

40 Years Ago: Revisiting Keith Richards’ Infamous Heroin Bust

Keith Richards has made a lifelong habit of flirting with disaster and coming out on the winning end, but he's had a few close calls along the way.

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YouTube
YouTube

30 Years Ago: The Beatles’ First CDs Arrive in Stores

A year-long campaign to issue the Beatles' records on compact disc began when their first four British albums were re-released on Feb. 26, 1987.

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