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35 Years Ago: Blondie Release ‘Parallel Lines’

In 1978, Blondie began to skyrocket to the big time. When the band first appeared on the scene at famed NYC club CBGB in 1975, they were dismissed as a '60s throwback pop group. But they had the last laugh, becoming the most successful act to emerge form that rock 'n' roll underground.

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33 Years Ago: Billy Joel Channels the Beatles on ‘The Nylon Curtain’

Billy Joel released 'The Nylon Curtain' on Sept. 23, 1982.

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Mott the Hoople
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Mott the Hoople’s Mick Ralphs Remembers How David Bowie ‘Saved Our Bacon’

Scoring a big hit is a life-changing event for any artist, but for Mott the Hoople, their career-defining cover of David Bowie's 'All the Young Dudes' came at a particularly crucial moment.

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The Story of David Bowie’s ‘Reality’

It took David Bowie a mere 15 months to write and record his 23rd album, 2003's Reality.

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Frank Zappa
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37 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases ‘Studio Tan’

Frank Zappa's ‘Studio Tan’ album was released in September 1978.

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25 Years Ago: Dire Straits Break Up

Classic rock history is littered with unexpected tragedies and surprising reversals of fate, but other events can be seen coming from a mile away – case in point, the official break up of Dire Straits, which was announced by band leader, Mark Knopfler, precisely 25 years ago today...

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Bon Jovi
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The Story of Bon Jovi’s ‘New Jersey’

On Sept. 13, 1988, Bon Jovi released 'New Jersey.'

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Apples
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10 Years Ago: The Beatles Sue Apple

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Too many Apples in the music marketplace, however, can cause one heck of a messy lawsuit.

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Art Garfunkel, 'Angel Clare'
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40 Years Ago: Art Garfunkel’s ‘Angel Clare’ Album Released

He took his time striking out on his own after the conclusion of Simon & Garfunkel's years as a working partnership, but with 'Angel Clare,' Art Garfunkel got his solo career off to a promising start.

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Mick Jagger
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40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones’ ‘Star Star’ Gets Banned by the BBC

On Sept. 10, 1973, the Rolling Stones broke a 10-year history of clean, upstanding living when the BBC announced that 'Star Star,' a song off their then-new album 'Goats Head Soup,' was banned on account of its obscene lyrics.

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51 Years Ago: The Beatles Write a Song for the Rolling Stones

In the early days of the Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney often gave songs to their friends. Here's one they wrote for the Rolling Stones.

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47 Years Ago: The Beatles Record ‘Helter Skelter’

On Sept. 9, 1968, the Beatles recorded 'Helter Skelter.'

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