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35 Years Ago: Joe Walsh Releases ‘… But Seriously Folks’

Joe Walsh's fourth release '... But Seriously Folks,' issued 35 years ago this month in May of 1978, is best known for producing his iconic single 'Life's Been Good.' That's just the most obvious starting point, however, on a record that proved to be one of Walsh's most durable classics.

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35 Years Ago: David Gilmour’s Debut Album Released

As any crate digger can attest, it's easy to judge a rock album by its cover. Analyzing a gatefold sleeve can be an illuminating experience -- and there's no better example of this than David Gilmour's self-titled 1978 debut.

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35 Years Ago: AC/DC’s ‘Powerage’ Album Released

Australian rockers AC/DC were teetering on the brink of worldwide stardom when they released 'Powerage' on May 25, 1978, and though the album didn't quite get them there, it marked an important period of transition for the band and remains a favorite of many fans who feel it is an underrated classic.

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Epic Records
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35 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Heaven Tonight’ Album Released

In a span of less than six months, Cheap Trick released one of the all-time great debut albums and its terrific follow-up. The group then delivered a rock and roll triple play with the release of 'Heaven Tonight' in May of 1978.

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25 Years Ago: Van Halen’s ‘OU812′ Album Released

Changing lead singers midstream tends to have an adverse effect on most rock bands, but after original vocalist David Lee Roth left Van Halen in 1985, the group topped the charts with their next album, 1986's '5150.' Two years later, they released their eighth LP, 'OU812' -- and the hits kept right on coming.

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Small Faces
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45 Years Ago: Small Faces’ ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ Album Released

In May of 1968, the Small Faces released their final LP, 'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake' -- putting an exclamation point at the end of their short, but stimulating sentence of a career.

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Jefferson Airplane
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40 Years Ago: Jefferson Airplane Barred From Playing Free Hometown Concert

Forty years ago today, '60s flower-power icons Jefferson Airplane were denied permission to perform a free concert in their hometown of San Francisco. The slight cut much deeper than your average bummer in the summer; it was a huge insult to the band, which had been instrumental in making the City by the Bay an integral part of the counterculture, thanks to hit songs like 'White Rabbit' and 'Somebody to Love.'

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Bruce Springsteen
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35 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Launches ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ Tour

When the 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' tour kicked off at Shea Hall in Buffalo, N.Y. on May 23, 1978, Bruce Springsteen was looking to restart his career after nearly three years on the sidelines. By the time it ended seven months later, he had cemented his reputation as one of the most electrifying performers in the entirety of rock music.

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25 Years Ago: Rhino Records Release ‘Golden Throats: the Great Celebrity Sing Off’

On May 18, 1988, the fine folks at Rhino Records opened a door to a world few knew existed by releasing 'Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off.' The LP showcased the forgotten artifacts from a time when actors regularly put out records, cashing in on 'the sounds of today' or 'the now sounds of the jet set generation,' or some other such tag line. Say what you want about such boring things as 'artistic merit' and jab if you must about how these, um, 'vocalists' abused these songs, you would be hard pressed to find a more entertaining batch of tunes.

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20 Years Ago: Kiss Releases ‘Alive III’

The non-makeup version of Kiss got their one and only shot at strutting their stuff on a live album with the release of 1993's 'Alive III.'

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25 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases ‘You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1′

One of the most confounding musicians ever to grace the rock genre, Frank Zappa had a penchant for taking what essentially amounted to full-blown avant garde compositions and arranging them for rock ensemble playing. His bizarre, conceptual live performances were an astonishing mix of exceptional musicianship, onstage theatrics and pop culture satire. On May 16, 1988 Zappa showcased some of the standout live tracks from various eras of his development by releasing a career-spanning double live album titled 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol 1.'

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30 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Piece of Mind’

As of today (May 16, 2013), it's been thirty years since Iron Maiden’s lovable mascot, Eddie, lost his mind (not to mention his grizzled mane) and heavy metal fans across the globe lost theirs over one of the most beloved heavy metal albums of all time -- 1983’s 'Piece of Mind.'

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