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How Joe Cocker’s ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ Set Him Up for Superstardom

Soon, Joe Cocker would become known as one of the most imaginative and distinctive interpretative singers of his generation.

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The Night Black Sabbath Launched Their First Tour With Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio's solid reputation fronting Rainbow and the underrated Elf obviously preceded him.

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That Time David Lee Roth Got Busted for Marijuana Possession

On April 16, 1993, David Lee Roth was arrested in New York's Washington Square Park for attempting to score some drugs.

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Defending Van Halen’s Much-Maligned ‘Diver Down’

Van Halen's fifth studio album is often dismissed as a hodge-podge of hastily assembled covers. Here's what's wrong with that line of thinking.

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The Day Ron Wood Was Saved From a Boat Fire by Paparazzi

On April 8, 1998, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood was rescued by paparazzi from a yacht fire.

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Why Does Easter Fall on Different Dates?

Easter isn’t like Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day. Have you noticed it seems to fall on a different day every year? Easter isn’t a fixed date on the Gregorian calendar (which follows the cycle of the sun and the seasons) because similar to Jewish holidays, it follows a lunisolar calendar. It was determined in the fourth century that Easter would always be calculated as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox or first day of spring.

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How Eric Clapton Ended Up Marrying His Best Friend’s Ex-Wife

On March 27, 1979, Eric Clapton married Pattie Boyd, ex-wife of George Harrison and inspiration for the songs "Something," "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight."

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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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How ‘Kilroy Was Here’ Tore Styx Apart

"I have many times bemoaned the fact that I, through my sheer will, dragged the group into that," Styx singer Dennis DeYoung later admitted.

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How Robert Plant Finally Embraced His Past on ‘Now and Zen’

In the eight years since Led Zeppelin's split, Robert Plant had worked hard to establish a separate solo body of work, even avoiding playing their hits at his concerts.

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Remembering Vietnam

 

On March 6, 7, and 8th the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 287 of Lapeer County will be hosting a 50th Anniversary of Vietnam Commemorative event. This is event is being held at the American Legion Post 16, on West Genesee in Lapeer, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.This event is to honor Vietnam Veterans and their families and show appreciation and solemnity of war and the losses suffered by many.

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Journey Through Oscar History With This Gallery of All 86 Best Picture Winners

This Sunday’s Oscars will be the 87th annual Academy Awards. In nearly a century of honoring Hollywood’s best, the Academy has sometimes has made some bold choices, and some dumb choices. This gallery has them all; the complete history of nine decades of Best Picture winners in pictures. Some are classics, still watched to this day. A few are almost totally forgotten to history. (Cavalcade, anyone?) But they all won. Even Crash, somehow.

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