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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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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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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 Bowie’s ‘Stage,’ Kansas’ ‘Two for the Show,’ Ted Nugent’s ‘Double Live Gonzo,’ Sammy Hagar’s ‘All Night Long,’ Jethro Tull’s ‘Bursting Out,’ the Outlaws’ ‘Bring it Back Alive,’ Thin Lizzy’s ‘Live and Dangerous,’ the Scorpions’ ‘Tokyo Tapes,’ Bob Dylan’s ‘At Budokan,’ Cheap Trick’s ‘At Budokan’ (released in ’78 in Japan), and Frank Zappa’s ‘Live in New York...

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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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