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It’s Meat Loaf’s Yearbook Photo!

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Marvin Lee Aday graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas in 1965. After a spell in college, he headed to L.A. to begin his music career and found success fairly quickly, although his signature album 'Bat Out of Hell' wouldn't be released until 1977. It featured hits like 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' and 'Two Out of Three Ain't Bad.'

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It’s Jack Black’s Yearbook Photo!

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Jack Black is half of the comedy rock duo Tenacious D, and has had a starring role in two important rock movies. He stole every scene of 2000's 'High Fidelity,' his breakthrough role, but 2003's 'School of Rock' made him a star. 

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It’s Sting’s Yearbook Photo!

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He has a little less hair these days, but Sting still has those blue, deep-set eyes that pull you in like a Venus fly trap. The Police singer and bassist grew up in Wallsend, along the northeastern coast of England. Born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, people started calling him Sting because of a black and yellow sweater (which made him look like a giant bee) that he wore to his early shows. 

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It’s Ozzy Osbourne’s Yearbook Photo!

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The Prince of Darkness describes his childhood British village of Aston as a place without much color. "The only flowers we ever saw in Aston were on a coffin going to a cemetery," he told Esquire years ago. As as boy he enjoyed theater in school, but quit at age 15 and began working different trade jobs before doing six weeks in jail for burglary. Soon Ozzy Osbourne would help form Black Sabbath and live happily ever after. 

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No. 5: ‘Dazed and Confused’ – Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs

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Like many early Led Zeppelin songs, 'Dazed and Confused,' the centerpiece of their debut album and the No. 5 song on our list of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs, has a complicated history.

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No. 7: ‘Ramble On’ – Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs

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'Ramble On' was the standout track of side two of 'Led Zeppelin II,' perched perfectly between 'Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)' and 'Moby Dick.' The track, which is No. 7 on our list of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs, was a study in musical style shifts, moving from the contemplative, almost jazzy verses Robert Plant provided into the hard-hitting chorus where the full band kicked in with force and Plant's powerful voice was on display.

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No. 3: ‘Stairway to Heaven’ – Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs

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Like 'Free Bird' or 'Iron Man' or 'You Really Got Me,' Led Zeppelin's riff-tastic anthem 'Stairway to Heaven,' No. 3 on our countdown of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs, is so ingrained in the DNA of rock music that, ironically, it's often overlooked. We've heard these songs so many times in so many formats for so many years, they've become cliches and punchlines -- the kind of song you yell out for during a crappy band's encore when you're trying to snag a cheap laugh. 'Stairway to Heaven' isn't just a great rock song; it's the great rock song -- it can't be over-played if it deserves to be.

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No. 9: ‘How Many More Times’ – Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs

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The mighty Led Zeppelin essentially invented a new genre by recording 'How Many More Times,' which closed out their revolutionary first album and also many of their early live shows. It clocks in at No. 9 on our list of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs.

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No. 4: ‘Black Dog’ – Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs

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The first sound you hear on Led Zeppelin's fourth album, which begins the No. 4 song on our list of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs, comes from Jimmy Page's guitar prepping for action. Distorted and multitracked, Page's Les Paul takes tentative steps at first, like it's not quite sure what's coming next. It's a beguiling start to Led Zeppelin's best, most popular and, at the time, most assured album.

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No. 1, ‘Kashmir’ – Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs

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The top song on the list of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs is the sort of legendary epic that defies quick analysis in mortal terms, so forgive us if we resort to Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick’ for words big enough to describe ‘Kashmir.’ By this we mean that the climatic centerpiece of 1975’s ‘Physical Graffiti’ is the great white whale of classic rock: aspired to by all, but conquered by no one, or else you wouldn’t be able to count on one hand the artists who were daring (or reckless) enough to try and cover it.

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