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34 Years Ago: John Lennon Murdered

John Lennon died on Dec. 8, 1980.

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11 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Nearly Dies in ATV Accident

Ozzy Osbourne is nearly killed when an ATV flips over onto him.

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50 Years Ago: Brian Wilson’s Nervous Breakdown Changes Rock Music Forever

Brian Wilson's apparent nervous breakdown on a flight to a Houston concert by the Beach Boys in December 1964 ended his onstage appearances for more than a decade.

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Mick Jagger Altamont
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45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Concert Ends in Homicide

A murder at a Rollings Stones concert effectively brought the peace-and-love ethos of the '60s to a jarring end.

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Cincinnati Enquirer
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35 Years Ago: 11 Fans Die at The Who’s Cincinnati Concert

Eleven fans died on Dec. 3, 1979 during a stampede to the front of Riverfront Coliseum for a Who concert.

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38 Years Ago: The Band Stage Legendary Farewell Concert ‘The Last Waltz’

A wise man once said it's better to burn out than fade away, and on Thanksgiving Day of 1976, one of the best live acts of the rock era went out in a blaze of glory.

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23 Years Ago: Freddie Mercury Dies

Freddie Mercury was the face of Queen's wildly popular mixture of hard rock, pop, cabaret, glam and opera in the '70s, before becoming one the the AIDS virus' most well-known casualties in the '90s.

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Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland Banned Cover
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46 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix’s Album Cover Banned

In November 1968, a handful of British record stores banned the Jimi Hendrix Experience's new album from their shelves due to its cover art.

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Metallica 1986
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28 Years Ago: Metallica Plays First Show with Jason Newsted

Bassist Jason Newsted made his debut with Metallica on Nov. 8, 1986.

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Duane Allman
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43 Years Ago – Duane Allman Dies

Duane Allman died after a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971.

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26 Years Ago: U2 Debut ‘Rattle and Hum’ Film

During the last week of October 1988, U2‘s anticipated concert movie ‘Rattle and Hum’ was released in their native Ireland.

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39 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Appears on Covers of Both ‘Time’ and ‘Newsweek’

On Oct. 27, 1975, Bruce Springsteen made history by becoming the first rock star to land on the cover of Time and Newsweek in the same week.

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