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Harvest
Harvest

35 Years Ago: Bruce Dickinson’s Arrival Inspires Iron Maiden’s Metal Masterpiece ‘Number of the Beast’

Iron Maiden's path to creating one of metal's cornerstone albums was dotted with uncertainty.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

40 Years Ago: AC/DC Release Their First Masterpiece, ‘Let There Be Rock’

It might be difficult to wrap your head around this concept, but AC/DC's rise to global stardom was both deliberate and challenging.

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images
Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: The Lawsuits That Derailed Grand Funk Railroad

Grand Funk Railroad began 1972 as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most successful bands. But by March, the popular power trio found itself stuck in a legal quagmire.

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Columbia
Columbia

30 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Returns to the Vaults to Pay ‘Tribute’ to Randy Rhoads

Released by Ozzy Osbourne five years to the day after Randy Rhoads' death, 'Tribute' refocused grieving fans on his soaring guitar talent.

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Columbia
Columbia

55 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases His Self-Titled Debut Album

Bob Dylan wasn't born Bob Dylan.

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Aerosmith Nine Lives
Columbia

20 Years Ago: ‘Nine Lives’ Caps a Tumultuous Period for Aerosmith

Aerosmith endured mental illness, shifting producers, the departure of a manager and more while making 'Nine Lives,' released in March 1997.

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Geffen
Geffen

35 Years Ago: Asia Mixes Prog and Pop on Self-Titled Debut

Asia brought together former members of Yes, King Crimson and ELP for a multi-platinum smash in 1982.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

40 Years Ago: Emerson, Lake and Palmer Start to Split on ‘Works Volume 1′

Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Works Volume 1 represents the boldest move the band ever made and the beginning of its undoing.

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The Grateful Dead
Warner Bros.

50 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release Their Hastily Recorded Debut Album

The Grateful Dead’s debut album, in its original form, runs for 35 minutes. That’s about as much time as it would take the band to play “Dark Star” in concert.

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Metallica
Metallica

35 Years Ago: Metallica Play Their First-Ever Concert

They'd go on to bang a billion heads, but in the beginning, Metallica were just another rag-tag bunch of kids with their amps cranked into overdrive.

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