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42 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Release ‘Houses of the Holy’

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant look back on Led Zeppelin's fifth and arguably most eclectic album, which was released on March 28, 1973.

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36 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Marries Pattie Boyd

After years of delay, on March 27, 1979, Eric Clapton finally married Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife of his friend George Harrison and the inspiration for the songs "Something," "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight."

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36 Years Ago: Van Halen Rushed Out Their Follow Up to Their Hit Debut With ‘Van Halen II’

"The '80s are coming and we're going to be the soundtrack. We're here to blow the bugles and jump on the horns and whistle it all in and usher it down the road and round the stretch and across the finish line."

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42 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Take Us to ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

Pink Floyd's era-defining 'The Dark Side of the Moon' was released in March 1973.

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32 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Final Cut’ Album Released

Is it Pink Floyd’s worst album or Roger Waters’ best solo LP? We explore the thorny history of this complicated album.

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17 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘III’ With New Singer Gary Cherone

On March 17, 1998, Van Halen's recording career hit its first (and so far only) road bump with the release of III, an album that debuted their third singer, former Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone.

After decades of amazing success with two very different frontma

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Start Your Genealogical Journey Tonight

My ancestors were a lot more interesting than I am. My grandmother’s brother enlisted as a Private in the Civil War , my mother’s grandfather was a blacksmith in the village of Columbiaville and my grandfather (photo) emigrated to Michigan from the family farm in County Westmeath, Ireland. The Lapeer County Genealogical Society is meeting tonight (3/10) at the First Presbyterian Church in Lapeer at 7 PM.

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32 Years Ago: Cliff Burton Plays First Show With Metallica

On March 5, 1983, a scruffy crew of acne-afflicted youths going by the conspicuous band name of Metallica took a major step toward becoming the kings of thrash metal when they mounted a stage for the first time alongside new bassist Cliff Burton.

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37 Years Ago: Whitesnake Play Their First Concert

On March 3, 1978, former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale and his new group Whitesnake performed their first concert at Lincoln Polytech.

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41 Years Ago: Aerosmith Avoid the Sophomore Jinx With ‘Get Your Wings’

Aerosmith released their second album on March 1, 1974.

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46 Years Ago: The Doors’ Jim Morrison Allegedly Exposes Himself on Stage

Did he or didn't he?

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32 Years Ago: Styx Come Apart with ‘Kilroy Was Here’

Styx's 'Kilroy Was Here' concept album was released on Feb. 28, 1983.

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