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35 Years Ago: David Crosby Crashes Car, Found With Drugs and a Gun

The ’80s were a dark time for David Crosby.

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35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Unleash ‘The Number of the Beast’

On March 22, 1982, Iron Maiden changed heavy metal forever with the release of 'The Number of the Beast.' Get the story behind the album inside.

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

Bob Dylan wasn't born Bob Dylan.

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Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Classic Rock
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The Cars Albums Ranked Worst to Best

This list traces a supernova career, but the Cars started out on a much smaller scale.

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Metallica
Metallica
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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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YouTube
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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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CBS / Epic
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31 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Unleashes ‘The Ultimate Sin’

'The Ultimate Sin' was rife with inner turmoil and was the last to feature guitarist Jake E. Lee. Get the full story behind the Ozzy Osbourne album inside.

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45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Releases the Controversial ‘Give Ireland Back to the Irish’

In 1972 Paul McCartney released “Give Ireland Back to the Irish.” It seemed to be an act of honesty… was there more to it?

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Mercury
Mercury
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35 Years Ago: Van Morrison Returns to His Roots With ‘Beautiful Vision’

Van Morrison rode out the '70s on a hot sales streak that concluded with 1979's hit Into the Music, but commercial concerns moved to the back burner as the new decade dawned.

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Cheap Trick
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40 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Goes From Bowling Alleys to the Big Leagues on Their Debut

After paying plenty of dues in Midwestern venues, Cheap Trick made its Epic Records debut in February 1977.

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