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46 Years Ago: Traffic’s ‘Mr. Fantasy’ Released

Traffic are rightly remembered today as titans of jazz-rock and soul -- but on their 1967 debut album, 'Mr. Fantasy,' released 46 years ago this month, Steve Winwood and company were busy riding the psychedelic coattails of 'Sgt. Pepper.'

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40 Years Ago: The Who Arrested in Montreal

Following an incendiary performance at The Forum in Montreal on Dec. 2, 1973, the Who attended an after-show party put on by executives from RCA. Would you be surprised if we told you that legal trouble and property damage ensued?

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How Aerosmith Got Back to Basics on ‘Draw the Line’

Aerosmith were coming off the peak of their success when they went into the studio for Draw the Line.

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41 Years Ago: The BBC Bans ‘Hi Hi Hi’ by Paul McCartney and Wings

While controversy seemed to follow John Lennon on a daily basis in the early-70s, it was not a foreign concept to his former Beatles band mate Paul McCartney either. In early 1972, McCartney and his band Wings, released the defiantly political single, 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish.' Dipping into controversial waters out of character for McCartney, and though the single was strong and hard-rocking, the BBC thought it was too much, and promptly banned it.

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How Black Sabbath Went Deeper With ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’

On Dec. 1, 1973, Black Sabbath unleashed their fifth, and final, universally adored masterpiece, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.

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How Guns N’ Roses Showed Off Both Sides on ‘G N’ R Lies’

Guns N' Roses half-acoustic, half-live album was released on Nov. 30, 1988.

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The History of Eddie Van Halen’s Guitar Solo on Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’

Eddie Van Halen talks about how he created his guitar solo on Michael Jackson's 'Beat It.'

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37 Years Ago: Paul Simon Wears a Turkey Suit on ‘Saturday Night Live’

If you can't help hearing the strains of Paul Simon's 1975 hit 'Still Crazy After All These Years' every time you look at a turkey, this anniversary post is for you.

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45 Years Ago: Cream Perform ‘Farewell Concert’

After just over two years as a band, Cream gave their final performance on Nov. 26, 1968. The concert was held at the Royal Albert Hall In England. Cream's decision to disband took fans by surprise, though simmering tensions within the band, primarily between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, came to a head, as Eric Clapton was losing interest in the band. They embarked on a 'farewell tour' of 19 cities in the U.S. before the two-night stand finale, Nov. 25 & 26, at the Royal Albert Hall.

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That Time a Ringo Starr Album Sorta Included a Beatles Reunion

The closest the Beatles ever got to reuniting in the studio during John Lennon's lifetime was on Ringo, Ringo Starr's third solo album. It was released in the U...

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45 Years Ago: The Kinks Release ‘Village Green Preservation Society’

‘The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society’ was both ahead of and behind the times when the British rockers released the album in November 1968. A critical success, but commercial disappointment at the time, the ‘Village Green’ LP eventually became the Kinks’ bestselling studio album, prompting frontman Ray Davies to once refer to it as “the most successful flop of all time.”

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The Story of Metallica’s Mainstream Makeover, Part Two, With ‘Reload’

Following 1996's Load, a divisive album in Metallica 's catalog, the metal titans unleashed another batch of songs supposedly culled from the same sessions, calling it Reload.

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