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35 Years Ago: Aerosmith’s ‘Live! Bootleg’ Released

You could make a strong case that 1978 was “the year of the live album,” with a slew of now-legendary releases including AC/DC’s ‘If You Want Blood (You’ve Got it),’ The Band’s ‘Last Waltz,’ Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘Some Enchanted Evening,’ David Bowi

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40 Years Ago: ‘Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert’ Debuts

From his days at New York's famed Brill Building, through the behind-the-scenes power struggle with the Monkees and on through the years, Don Kirshner's position in the world or pop music in unquestionable. "The Man with the Golden Ear," as he was commonly known, built his legend as a maverick with his hands in music publishing as well as finding new talent. In late-1972, he embarked on a new venture, bringing live rock and roll music into living rooms across America with a show called 'In Concert' on ABC.

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30 Years Ago: Motley Crue’s ‘Shout at the Devil’ Released

When Motley Crue released its sophomore album, ‘Shout at the Devil,’ on Sept. 26, 1983, they already wanted to rule the world. But they’d endured such desperate living conditions while scratching and clawing their way out of the Hollywood gutter, that just earning enough money to buy a sandwich probably still felt pretty damn exciting.

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18 Years Ago: AC/DC’s ‘Ballbreaker’ Released

The 13th AC/DC album turned out to be lucky for the Australian hard rock legends, which is why we're celebrating the Sept. 26, 1995 release of 'Ballbreaker.' The album continued their return to form after 1990's 'The Razor's Edge.'

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36 Years Ago: Steely Dan Release ‘Aja’

'Aja,' Steely Dan's sixth studio album, which was the artistic pinnacle of the '70s jazz-rock movement, turns 36 years old this week.

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48 Years Ago: ‘The Beatles’ Animated Series Premieres

48 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play . . .

Actually, that's not true, but it was 48 years ago -- on Sept. 25, 1965 -- that ABC first broadcast 'The Beatles,' a 30-minute Saturday morning cartoon that became an instant ratings smash for the network. Several years before they all lived in a yellow submarine (or so the song claimed), the legendary British rockers were first immortalized in animated glory, lending their music -- but not their actual speaking voices -- to the show.

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33 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham Dies

On Sept. 25, 1980, at 32 years of age, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham passed away, inadvertently bringing an end to one of rock's greatest bands.

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Michigan And The Civil War At The Sloan Museum

Learn about the state of Michigan’s involvement with The Civil War at the Sloan Museum on East Kearsley Street in Flint’s Cultural Center. The program is called “The Brave and the Faithful: Michigan in the Civil War”.

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41 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Vol. 4′

Metal pioneers Black Sabbath were reaching beyond their heavy musical roots by the time they recorded their fourth album in 1972, coming up with an amalgam of classic heavy riffing, a growing sense of melody, and even some touches of progressive rock. The album endures as a classic today - even though it was almost derailed by the band's growing substance abuse.

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35 Years Ago: Blondie Release ‘Parallel Lines’

In 1978, Blondie began to skyrocket to the big time. When the band first appeared on the scene at famed NYC club CBGB in 1975, they were dismissed as a '60s throwback pop group. But they had the last laugh, becoming the most successful act to emerge form that rock 'n' roll underground.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Paul Is Dead’ Rumors Hit the Papers

'Paul Is Dead' rumors, which claimed the Beatle had died, showed up in newspapers on September 23, 1969.

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31 Years Ago: Billy Joel Releases ‘The Nylon Curtain’

It tends to get lost in the shuffle in a discussion of his most popular work, but 'The Nylon Curtain,' Billy Joel's underrated masterpiece, was released 31 years ago.

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