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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

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

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

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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40 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel Gets Eclectic on His Debut

Peter Gabriel hopscotched between genres on his 1977 solo debut.

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EastWest
EastWest

25 Years Ago: Pantera Put On a ‘Vulgar Display of Power’

Pantera changed metal forever with 1992's 'Vulgar Display of Power.'

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Columbia
Columbia

40 Years Ago: Journey Begin Period of Dramatic Change With Transitional ‘Next’

Journey's shift toward a platinum-selling pop sensibility was already in motion when their third studio album arrived in February 1977

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RCA
RCA

35 Years Ago: Lou Reed Strips Down and Makes His Best Album in Years, ‘The Blue Mask’

Lou Reed's career was in a rut as the '70s turned into the '80s.

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Brain
Brain

45 Years Ago: Scorpions Release Their Debut Album, ‘Lonesome Crow’

Germany's Scorpions have been rocking like a hurricane for so long now, there are actually legions of fans who know them only by their hit '80s albums.

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35 Years Ago: Pat Benatar Marries Neil Giraldo in a Secret Ceremony

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have been bandmates since 1979, lovers since a little while after that and husband-and-wife since 1982.

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