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30 Years Ago: Quiet Riot Release ‘Metal Health’

Quiet Riot took metal to the mainstream with the release of 'Metal Health' in March of 1983.

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40 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Busted for Growing Cannabis

Paul McCartney really is "mother nature's son," and he's got the arrest record to prove it. In early March of 1973, Scottish police made a discovery on the McCartney farm. It seems Sir Paul was growing marijuana plants on his property. An arrest was made, which would lead to a conviction for "illegal cultivation" and with it, a £100 fine (about $240 at the time).

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The Byrds
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40 Years Ago: The Byrds’ ‘Byrds’ Album Released

By 1972 the Byrds had pretty much become a vehicle for Roger McGuinn’s solo recordings. The original quintet began falling apart in 1966, after Gene Clark, who penned most of the group’s original early songs, left.

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30 Years Ago: Thin Lizzy Release Final Studio Album, ‘Thunder And Lightning’

On March 4, 1983, Thin Lizzy released what would end up being their final studio LP, 'Thunder And Lightning.' Two years earlier, band leader Phil Lynott brought in guitarist John Sykes to replace Snowy White and join the core band of Lynott, guitarist Scott Gorham and the ever-loyal Brian Downey on drums.

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Richard Manuel
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27 Years Ago: The Band’s Richard Manuel Found Dead

Early in the morning of March 4, 1986, Richard Manuel, one of the most recognizable and emotive voices in rock and roll, was silenced by his own hands. After a concert at the 'Cheek to Cheek' lounge in Winter Park, Fla., by the Band, who had re-formed without guitarist Robbie Robertson, a depressed and drug-abused Manuel returned to his hotel room and ended his life by hanging himself.

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Mothers of Invention
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45 Years Ago: The Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ Album Released

From the mocking cover art to the orchestral notes that grace the music to the loose thematic ties that link the songs, the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ turns ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ on its head. But it’s not so much the Beatles’ masterpiece -- which was released nine months before the Mothers album -- that Frank Zappa and his band of musical pranksters ruthlessly skewer; it’s the culture that fed and supported it.

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DDY Kilroy
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30 Years Ago – Styx Release ‘Kilroy Was Here’

Styx were one of the biggest American rock groups of the '70s, with a string of hit albums and songs including 'Lady,' 'Come Sail Away,' 'Renegade' and 'Blue Collar Man.' The group scored two of their biggest successes with concept albums -- 1977's 'The Grand Illusion,' and 'Paradise Theatre' in 1981. On Feb. 28, 1983, Styx released 'Kilroy Was Here,' their most ambitious concept album yet. But within a year, tensions in the group came to a breaking point, bringing the classic era of Styx to an end.

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40 Years Ago: Alice Cooper’s ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ Released

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

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Fleetwood Mac
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45 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac’s Self-Titled Debut Released

There have been many Fleetwood Macs over the years: the late '60s blues-rock titans, the transitional folk-rock successors, and the unexpected crossover pop-rock mega-stars of the late '70s. But this complex game of musical chairs begins way back in February of 1968. That's when the band released their fascinating debut album, defining a new era of British blues.

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David Coverdale
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35 Years Ago: Whitesnake Play Their First Show

On Feb. 23, 1978, Whitesnake, led by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, performed their first concert at the Sky Bird Club in Nottingham, U.K. 

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Tom Petty
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10 Years Ago: Howie Epstein, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Bassist, Dies

Howie Epstein (center, in the white shirt) could do it all -- until his addictions prevented him from doing anything. The former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bassist died of drug-related complications on February 23, 2003 at the age of 47.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Record (Most of) the ‘Please Please Me’ Album in 13 Hours

The notion of artists taking their time in the studio has become so ingrained in the recording process that it's hard to believe that musicians used to bang out killer albums in a hurry. There is perhaps no more famous example of that than the Beatles debut album, 'Please Please Me,' the bulk of which was recorded in less than 13 hours on Feb. 11, 1963.

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