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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
Warner Bros.
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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
Mercury
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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'
Columbia Records
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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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Keystone Features / Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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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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Jim Gray, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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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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35 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases ‘Stage’

When an artist releases a live album, it often closes one chapter in their career, and opens another. Such was the case with the 1978 release of 'Stage' by David Bowie.

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Sotheby's
Sotheby's
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25 Years Ago: Elton John Auctions Off $8.2 Million Worth of Memorabilia

Elton John has earned a ton of money -- and he's bought a ton of things with it. In fact, back in September of 1988, he had so many possessions crowding his four-story English mansion that he decided to sell off 2,000 of them in a massive four-day auction at Sotheby's in London.

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YouTube
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15 Years Ago: Aerosmith Get Their First No. 1 Single

It may have taken them 25 years to do it, but it finally happened. On Sept. 5, 1998, Aerosmith's 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It remains the group's only No. 1 single.

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