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The Ramones’ Star-Studded Final Show 19 Years Ago [VIDEOS]

It’s hard to believe The Ramones never had a No. 1 hit. One of the greatest punk rock bands in the world performed over 2,000 live shows and on August 6, 1996, they played their final gig. They weren’t going out without a bang. The Ramones booked the Palace in Los Angeles and invited a Who’s Who of 90s rock. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell

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First Solo Project From Robert Plant

This week in 1982, Robert Plant released his first solo album, "Pictures At Eleven." The collection would top out at #5 on the charts. From the August 16, 1982 Rolling Stone Magazine a review of the album by Kurt Loder. Here's what Kurt had to say.

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The Rolling Stones First Concert Appearance In California 51 Years Ago

This week in 1964, The Rolling Stones had their first #1 record on the charts in England with song 'It's All Over Now'. Three months later they would be appearing in the U.S.A. at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and a concert called "T.A.M.I" which stands for "Teenage Awards Music International".

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‘Tonight’s The Night’: Neil Young Mourns Two Friends [VIDEO]

Tonight’s The Night, released forty years ago this week in 1975, stands as one of the most defining albums in Neil Young’s relentless zigzagging between acoustic and plugged-in, commercial and off-beat, hard and soft.

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Marc Bolan Looking For Freaky Lead Guitarist & Astral Flyers

An ad reading “Freaky lead guitarist, bass guitarist and drummer wanted for Marc Bolan’s new group. Also any other astral flyers like with cars, amplification and that which never grows in window boxes” appeared in Melody Maker forty eight years ago this week.

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A Bed-In For Peace [VIDEO]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace A Chance” 46 years ago today in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal during their second Bed-In For Peace (May 26, 1969 - June 2, 1969). Their first bed-in was staged during their honeymoon at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

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38 Special Catches On 33 Years Ago

This week in 1982, those good old boys 38 Special had their million selling album "Special Forces" hit the music charts and would eventually make it up to #10. The collection would be their biggest album ever.

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The Rolling Stones And Ford Mustang Debut 51 Years Ago

Two icons came on the scene 51 years ago this week.  April 17,1964 The Rolling Stones debut album in the U.S.A. came out called "England's Newest Hitmakers". On the same day Ford Motor Company introduced the Mustang. The Stones and the Mustang are still rocking today.

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Ultimate Heartbreak Song from J.Geils Band is 35 Years Old

 

 

This week in 1980 The J.Geils Band released the title track to their album "Love Stinks" and the song became an instant hit. The theme of the tune was one that everybody can relate to. Peter Wo

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31 Years Ago: Ian Gillan Leaves Black Sabbath

Ian Gillan’s vocal work with Deep Purple was known for its high-pitched screams and falsettos and a very wide vocal range. In 1983 Ian was invited to join Black Sabbath replacing Ronnie James Dio. It ends up that Mr. Gillian became dissatisfied, especially with the final mix of Born Again

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43 Years Ago: ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’ Released by Wings

In response to the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland January 30,1972, Paul and Linda McCartney wrote a song about the troubles. The song Give Ireland Back To The Irish was released as Wings’ debut single this week 43 years ago in the UK and was promptly banned by the BBC.

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The Rolling Stones 52 Years Ago

It's not been official but its a pretty good rumor that The Rolling Stones will be coming back to the U.S.A. this summer with their 50 And Counting tour. This week in 1963,The Stones started doing a Sunday night gig at the Station Hotel in Richmond, England and the band was paid $41.

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