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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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Elektra
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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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35 Years Ago: Emerson Lake and Palmer Release ‘Love Beach’

As the end of the '70s neared, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer found themselves at a commercial and creative crossroads. Worn out from years of touring and increasingly at odds with one another over which direction their music should take, they needed a break to regroup. Unfortunately, their record company had other plans for the trio.

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Rhino Records
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46 Years Ago: ‘Buffalo Springfield Again’ Album Released

By the time Buffalo Springfield started recording their second album during the first half of 1967, the five members were barely speaking to each other. Neil Young wasn’t around much. Their bass player was battling drug problems. And a series of studio musicians was called in to help shape the three main writers’ songs.

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Columbia Records
Columbia Records
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36 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Released ‘Spectres’ Album

Released in November of 1977 and remembered mostly for the classic 'Godzilla,' 'Spectres' found Blue Oyster Cult trying to find their identity after finally hitting the big time.

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Apple Records
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10 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Let It Be…Naked’

In 1969, everybody had a hard year, and everybody had a good time. It was a year in which history seemed to be tripping over itself -- the moon landing, Woodstock and Altamont, and the slow disintegration of the Beatles.

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Atlantic
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John Oates Says Hall & Oates ‘Found Ourselves’ on ‘Abandoned Luncheonette’

We spoke with John Oates on the anniversary of the release of Hall & Oates' second album.

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YouTube
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21 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne ‘Retires’

Ozzy Osbourne’s lofty career achievements and shocking controversial episodes were known to almost anyone who loved and kept up on music throughout the '80s, so when the notorious singer announced he intended to retire from rock and roll on November 15, 1992, people listened!

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Atco Records
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46 Years Ago: Cream Release ‘Disraeli Gears’

'Disraeli Gears' was the second album Cream released in their ever so short career, and 46 years later, it still shines as their crowning achievement. Issued in November of 1967, the landmark LP saw Cream flipping the switch toward full-on psychedelia while remaining true to the blues roots of their 1966 debut.

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41 Years Ago: Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers Band Dies

Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is always quick to celebrate the importance of Berry Oakley's contributions to the legendary southern rock band. Before Oakley died on Nov. 11, 1972, he was responsible for some of the most iconic Allman riffs, including the opening of 'Whipping Post.' He's remembered for the way he died more often than the way he lived, and Betts works to fix that.

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George Freston, Fox Photos, Getty Images
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48 Years Ago: The Beatles Finish ‘Rubber Soul’

On Nov. 11, 1965, the Beatles convened to finish recording their sixth album, 'Rubber Soul.' Entering the studio at around 6PM, they realized they were a couple songs short of the 14 tracks slotted for the new record. Believe it or not, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were having trouble writing enough material for the album. So they "tossed off" a few new songs and resurrected a cast-off from the 'Help!' sessions. 

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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16 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin’s ‘BBC Sessions’ Released

For many diehards, Led Zeppelin were even more mind-blowing onstage than they were in the studio. With 1997's 'BBC Sessions,' that argument was strengthened considerably, as it showcased the most powerful quartet in rock music at their most playful and hard-hitting.

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