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Neil Young, 'Time Fades Away'
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40 Years Ago: Neil Young Releases ‘Time Fades Away’

There are so many albums in Neil Young's catalog that most fans wouldn't miss a stray out-of-print entry or two. But that isn't the case with his infamous "lost" 1973 live release, 'Time Fades Away.'

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35 Years Ago: Toto Release Their Debut Album

On their own, drummer Jeff Porcaro, keyboard player David Paich, bassist David Hungate, guitarist Steve Lukather and vocalist Bobby Kimball were some of the most in-demand session players of the '70s and '80s. Together, they formed Toto's original lineup -- and starting with the October 1978 release of their debut album, they kicked off a recording career that would soon see them topping the charts and selling millions of records on their own.

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45 Years Ago: Tyrannosaurus Rex Release ‘Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages’

After releasing their elegantly titled debut album, 'My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair ... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows,' in mid-1968, Tyrannosaurus Rex quickly became fixtures on the U.K. underground scene. Their engaging live performances, and support from the likes of John Peel on his radio show, helped spread their reputation.

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Edward Wing, Daily Express, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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50 Years Ago: ‘Beatlemania’ Is Born

When the Beatles took the stage fifty years ago today (Oct. 13 -- ignore the date on this video) to appear on the variety show 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium,' they were four lads armed with the simple tools of their early classics--a bass, two guitars, drum kit.

The psychedelia, the massive studio productions, the brilliance and adoration, suspicion and disintegration -- those were years away. In this moment, cited widely as the birth of Beatlemania, it was simply John, Paul, George and Ringo, setting their homeland on fire.

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30 Years Ago: Kiss Play Their First Show Without Makeup

On Oct. 11, 1983, Kiss performed the first-ever show without their trademark facepaint. The change helped revitalize the band's sagging commercial fortunes, but also marked the beginning of an extended "troubling time" for founding member Gene Simmons.

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25 Years Ago: U2 Cover Dylan and the Beatles on ‘Rattle and Hum’

A hybrid project that boasted gutsy live reworkings of tracks from their smash album 'The Joshua Tree,' cover songs honoring Bob Dylan and the Beatles and nine new cuts, U2's 'Rattle and Hum' tried to be everything to everybody. It didn't quite get there.

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Seven Years Ago: Paul McCartney Battles McDonald’s

McDonald's is famous for touting the billions and billions of customers who have passed through the golden arches, but on Oct. 8, 2008, the fast food empire found itself being served -- with some nasty words from former Beatle and famous vegetarian Paul McCartney...

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50 Years Ago: The Beach Boys Release ‘Little Deuce Coupe’

To fully appreciate the Beach Boys' 'Little Deuce Coupe,' which was released 50 years ago, you have to accept that it's possible to create a pop record with occasional moments of stunning beauty about the awesomeness of cars.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Road Rock 37 Years Ago

Back to October,1976 and rock and rollers across the land were running out and buying the new Lynyrd Skynyrd album "One More From The Road". This live collection would establish the bands success and then a year later the tragic plane crash

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Bob Seger Goes Nationwide In 1976

Welcome to October. It was in October 1976, Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band released the album "Night Moves". Kit Rachlis a critic for Rolling Stone Magazine at the time reviewed the new collection of Seger music.

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26 Years Ago: Joe Satriani’s ‘Surfing with the Alien’ Album Released

The future of guitar playing arrived in stores 26 years ago, courtesy of Joe Satriani’s epochal second album, and de facto public coming out party, 1987’s ‘Surfing with the Alien.’

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16 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases ‘Time Out of Mind’

As an artist who had already reinvented himself several times over the years, Bob Dylan’s 1997 rebirth turned out to be not only his greatest comeback but also the greatest third act in rock ‘n’ roll history...

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