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Revisiting the End of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin” Sessions

Sessions for Bob Dylan's third album, The Times They Are A-Changin', began just a few months after the last tracks for his second LP, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, wrapped up.

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50 Years Ago – The Beatles Complete Their Second Album

As opposed to the marathon session that produced most most of the Beatles' first album, their follow-up, 'With the Beatles,' was recorded during a series of dates in the summer and fall of 1963. The final day of recording took place on the morning of Oct. 23, 1963 at Studio Two at Abbey Road.

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Grateful Dead Records
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Why the Grateful Dead’s ‘Wake of the Flood’ Failed to Live Up to Expectations

So many of these songs had been shaped and defined through appearances in the Grateful Dead's legendary live sets.

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35 Years Ago: The Police Play Their First U.S. Show

On Oct. 20, 1978, the Police played their first-ever concert in the United States of America, with two late night sets at New York City's famous (and now closed) CBGB's.

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Epic
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20 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Release ‘Vs.’

Selling millions of records has helped more than a few artists mellow out, but watching their debut album climb the charts only made Pearl Jam angrier. They took out their aggression on the follow-up, 1993's 'Vs.'

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Warner Bros.
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How Fleetwood Mac’s Commercial Fates Finally Began to Turn With ‘Mystery to Me’

Going into this album, Fleetwood Mac were in a state of flux, trying to find solid footing and an identity.

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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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Columbia
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Toto Steps Out on Their Own After Making Their Names as Sessions Aces

Even though Toto were a new band in 1978, most of the group had already been all over the radio.

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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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Phil Dent, Getty Images
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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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Island
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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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