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Everything You Need to Know About Norman Greenbaum and ‘Spirit in the Sky’

Norman Greenbaum
GAB Archive, Getty Images

Norman Greenbaum's 1969 hit "Spirit in the Sky" is, along with Nena's "99 Luftballons" and Lipps, Inc.'s "Funkytown," one of the definitive one-hit wonders of the rock era.

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The History of Van Halen on Late-Night TV

NBC
NBC

The news that Van Halen will perform over two nights on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live caps an interesting history of late-night television appearances by the group and its members.

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The History of John Lennon’s Five-Year Battle With the FBI

John Lennon J. Edgar Hoover
Hulton Archive (2), Getty Images

John Lennon was engaged in a five-year fight with the U.S. government due to his political activism.

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The History of AC/DC and the ‘Night Stalker’ Murders

NightProwler

Richard Ramirez, a transient based in Los Angeles, spent a terrifying portion of 1984 and 1985 slipping into windows and through unlocked doors in California, committing a string of unspeakable crimes under cover of darkness.

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Filed Under: Category: Longform, News, The History Of

The Complete History of Damn Yankees

Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records

We spoke with Ted Nugent, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Michael Cartellone. Ron Nevison and John Kalodner about the short-lived supergroup.

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‘Look Out, Kid’ — The History of Bob Dylan’s ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’

Bob Dylan
YouTube

Bob Dylan released the groundbreaking "Subterranean Homesick Blues" on March 8, 1965.

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Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, Longform, News, The History Of

The History of Joe Cocker and John Belushi’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Duet

YouTube
YouTube

Joe Cocker's recording career was in a bit of a lull in 1976, with his most recent release, Stingray, stalled at No. 70 on the U.S. chart.

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The History of Metallica’s ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’

Metallica
Metallica

Metallica will celebrate Record Store Day 2015 by releasing their widely circulated and legendary 1982 demo tape No Life ‘Til Leather on cassette.

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The History of Eddie Van Halen and Keyboards

YouTube
YouTube

Even the great ones get things wrong sometimes.

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The History of the Beatles’ Christmas Records

Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Classic Rock

'Wonderful Christmastime' and 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' tend to get all the airplay, but the Beatles were releasing Christmas records before anyone in the U.S. knew who they were.

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