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Quiet Riot Brought Metal to the Mainstream With ‘Metal Health’

Released in March 1983, Quiet Riot's 'Metal Health became the first heavy metal disc to capture the top spot on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.

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Asylum Records
Asylum Records
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How the Original Byrds Got Back Together for One More Album

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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Brian Lew, Bazillion Points
Brian Lew, Bazillion Points
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When Cliff Burton Played His First Show With Metallica

On March 5, 1983, a scruffy crew of acne-afflicted youths going by the conspicuous band name of Metallica took a major step toward becoming the kings of thrash metal when they mounted a stage for the first time alongside new bassist Cliff Burton.

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Story of the Mothers of Invention’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’-Baiting ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’

From the mocking cover art to the orchestral notes that grace the music, the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ turns ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ on its head.

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Mercury Records
Mercury Records
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The Story of Thin Lizzy’s 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.

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YouTube
YouTube
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The Day Whitesnake Played Their First Concert

On March 3, 1978, former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale and his new group Whitesnake performed their first concert at Lincoln Polytech.

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Capitol Records
Capitol Records
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The Story of Pink Floyd’s ‘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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Dade County Public Safety
Dade County Public Safety
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The Day Jim Morrison Allegedly Exposed Himself Onstage

Did he or didn't he?

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USO/facebook.com
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Salute to the USO Show At The Pix Theatre

The USO became the GI's "home away from home" during World War II and began a tradition of entertaining the troops that continues today. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the USO Show at The Pix Theatre this Saturday (2/27) at 7:30 PM.

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Columbia
Columbia
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The Story of Journey’s State-of-the-Art ‘Frontiers,’ the Beginning of the End

When Journey started recording their eighth album, 'Frontiers' -- which was released in February 1983 -- they were coming off their biggest year ever.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The History of Fleetwood Mac’s Self-Titled Debut

Led by guitar wizard Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac announced their freedom from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with their self-titled debut.

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Lawrence Lucier, Getty Images
Lawrence Lucier, Getty Images
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The Day Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Bassist Howie Epstein Died

Howie Epstein could do it all -- until his addictions prevented him from doing anything.

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