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40 Years Ago: Judas Priest Play Their First U.S. Concert, Opening for REO Speedwagon

We spoke with REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin about when Judas Priest served as their opening act in 1977.

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Criterion
Criterion

50 Years Ago: The Monterey Pop Festival Changes Music Forever

While there's no denying the Woodstock festival's epochal place in the narrative of rock 'n' roll, the Monterey Pop Festival is the one that really altered the way pop culture worked from then on out.

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Columbia
Columbia

35 Years Ago: Eddie Money Rebounds With ‘No Control’

After three straight Top 40 albums, Eddie Money was riding high in the early '80s — in more ways than one.

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Metal Blade
Metal Blade

35 Years Ago: Metallica Release Their First Song on ‘Metal Massacre’ Compilation

Back in June 1982, one of history's seminal heavy-metal compilation albums, Metal Massacre, came out.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: Simon and Garfunkel Reunite for George McGovern

It had only been a year since Simon and Garfunkel called it quits, but they reunited for one time only — or so they thought — to support George McGovern’s presidential bid.

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Atco
Atco

35 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Turns Inward on the Experimental ‘All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes’

Adorned with new wave-influenced sounds, often thrillingly obtuse and utterly devoid of musical nostalgia, this was a Pete Townshend album for the modern age.

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Apple
Apple

45 Years Ago: John Lennon Goes Off the Deep End on ‘Some Time in New York City’

'Some Time in New York City' remains one of John Lennon's most determinedly topical, most critically reviled, and most often ignored solo albums.

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Jet / Warner Brothers
Jet / Warner Brothers

45 Years Ago: Why Roy Wood Really Left ELO

It seemed obvious that when Roy Wood walked out on the Electric Light Orchestra in June 1972, there had been an inevitable outbreak of “musical differences.”

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Moby Grape
Columbia

50 Years Ago: Moby Grape Rock San Francisco Scene With Debut LP

Even though Moby Grape’s musical peers were hallowed rock icons, many fans consider the quintet’s debut album to be the pinnacle of the San Francisco ’60s scene.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

15 Years Ago: Ratt Guitarist Robbin Crosby Dies

The hard-partying glam musicians who ruled the '80s escaped relatively unscathed, an exception being Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby, who died June 6, 2002.

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