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Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Glenn Frey: One Year Later

In an age where costumes, makeup and dirty punk rock thrived across pop music, Glenn Frey succeeded by writing simple, memorable, hook-packed songs.

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Warner Bros.

25 Years Ago: Mick Jagger Returns to the Movies in ‘Freejack’

After Mick Jagger starred in two movies in 1970 – Ned Kelly and Performance – plenty of Rolling Stones fans thought the rock legend would become a fixture on the silver screen.

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Sotheby’s / Northern Songs / Daily Mail /Guinness / Hulton Archive, Getty Images (2)

50 Years Ago: Tragic News Inspires the Beatles’ ‘A Day in the Life’

Decades before Law & Order was “ripped from the headlines,” the Beatles did the same thing for “A Day in the Life.”

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Columbia
Columbia

45 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Gets Heavy on Self-Titled Debut

Blue Oyster Cult didn't emerge fully formed. Instead, their self-titled debut arrived as a sign post in their continuing development.

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RCA
RCA

40 Years Ago: David Bowie Cleans Up and Branches Out on ‘Low’

David Bowie was a mess in 1976.

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Mercury Records

30 Years Ago: Deep Purple Stumble With Second Reunion Album, ‘The House of Blue Light’

Though Deep Purple’s 1984 reunion effort Perfect Strangers was greeted with mixed reviews by critics, it was a triumph with fans.

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

25 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases ‘Tears in Heaven’

Eric Clapton turned to the healing power of music at one of his darkest personal moments.

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George Pimentel, Getty Images

David Bowie’s Death: One Year Later

On Jan. 8, 2016, David Bowie released Blackstar. On Jan. 10, 2016, David Bowie died.

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Colgems

50 Years Ago: The Monkees Storm the Charts With Their Second Album, ‘More of the Monkees’

At first, the music for the Monkees' TV show was meant to be background for the story, and the records were designed as no more than quick cash-ins to the program.

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Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

20 Years Ago: David Bowie Throws a Party for His 50th Birthday

There was a time when it was inconceivable that rock stars would ever get old.

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