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35 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Launch First Tour With Ronnie James Dio

Heavy metal overlords Black Sabbath began the second chapter of their storied career in on April 17, 1980, in Aurich, Germany, when they hit the stage for their first show with Ozzy Osbourne’s replacement, Ronnie James Dio.

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22 Years Ago – David Lee Roth Busted for Marijuana Possession

On April 16, 1993, David Lee Roth was arrested in New York's Washington Square Park for attempting to score some drugs.

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Defending Van Halen’s Much-Maligned ‘Diver Down’

Van Halen's fifth studio album is often dismissed as a hodge-podge of hastily assembled covers. Here's what's wrong with that line of thinking.

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17 Years Ago: Ron Wood Saved From Boat Fire

On April 8, 1998, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood was rescued by paparazzi from a yacht fire.

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Why Does Easter Fall on Different Dates?

Easter isn’t like Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day. Have you noticed it seems to fall on a different day every year? Easter isn’t a fixed date on the Gregorian calendar (which follows the cycle of the sun and the seasons) because similar to Jewish holidays, it follows a lunisolar calendar. It was determined in the fourth century that Easter would always be calculated as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox or first day of spring.

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42 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Release ‘Houses of the Holy’

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant look back on Led Zeppelin's fifth and arguably most eclectic album, which was released on March 28, 1973.

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36 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Marries Pattie Boyd

After years of delay, on March 27, 1979, Eric Clapton finally married Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife of his friend George Harrison and the inspiration for the songs "Something," "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight."

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36 Years Ago: Van Halen Rushed Out Their Follow Up to Their Hit Debut With ‘Van Halen II’

"The '80s are coming and we're going to be the soundtrack. We're here to blow the bugles and jump on the horns and whistle it all in and usher it down the road and round the stretch and across the finish line."

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42 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Take Us to ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

Pink Floyd's era-defining 'The Dark Side of the Moon' was released in March 1973.

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32 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Final Cut’ Album Released

Is it Pink Floyd’s worst album or Roger Waters’ best solo LP? We explore the thorny history of this complicated album.

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17 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘III’ With New Singer Gary Cherone

On March 17, 1998, Van Halen's recording career hit its first (and so far only) road bump with the release of III, an album that debuted their third singer, former Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone.

After decades of amazing success with two very different frontma

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Start Your Genealogical Journey Tonight

My ancestors were a lot more interesting than I am. My grandmother’s brother enlisted as a Private in the Civil War , my mother’s grandfather was a blacksmith in the village of Columbiaville and my grandfather (photo) emigrated to Michigan from the family farm in County Westmeath, Ireland. The Lapeer County Genealogical Society is meeting tonight (3/10) at the First Presbyterian Church in Lapeer at 7 PM.

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