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53 Years Ago: The Beatles Fire Pete Best

On Aug. 16, 1962, the Beatles fired their original drummer, Pete Best, and replaced him with Ringo Starr.

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32 Years Ago: Stray Cats Release ‘Rant N’ Rave With the Stray Cats’

In August 1983, the Stray Cats released 'Rant N' Rave With the Stray Cats.'

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47 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Together for the First Time

On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time.

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38 Years Ago: The Police Fire Their Original Guitarist

For most of 1977, the Police's guitarist was Henry Padovani, a former Jimi Hendrix disciple from Corsica who shaved off his hippie-length hair and beard and joined the punk flock after catching a Curved Air performance.

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36 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Final U.K. Shows With John Bonham

Led Zeppelin's Aug. 4, 1979 concert at the Knebworth Festival would mark their final U.K. appearance with John Bonham.

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32 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release Their Only Album With Ian Gillan, ‘Born Again’

In August 1983, Black Sabbath released Born Again, their 11th album and the only one to feature former Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan.

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27 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Finally Hits No. 1

Guns N' Roses' initial project didn't reach No. 1 in the U.S. until Aug. 6, 1988, more than a year after its release.

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32 Years Ago: David Crosby Sentenced to Prison

Given how frequently their illegal actions are reported, it's surprising that most rockers haven't served jail time. David Crosby was not one of the lucky ones.

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12 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Rush Rock Toronto

The Rolling Stones led a benefit concert in Toronto on July 30, 2003.

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42 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Robbed of $200,000

A large sum of money belonging to Led Zeppelin was taken from their New York hotel on July 29, 1973.

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42 Years Ago: ZZ Top Break Through With ‘Tres Hombres’

ZZ Top's 'Tres Hombres,' released on July 26, 1973, finally hurtled the Texas band to stardom.

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32 Years Ago: Metallica Transforms Metal With ‘Kill ‘Em All’

Thrash metal officially arrived on July 25, 1983 with the release of Metallica's debut album, 'Kill 'Em All.'

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