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Rolling Stone Magazine Hits The Street 49 Years Ago

Rolling Stone magazine came on the scene today (11/9) in 1967. For 25 cents you got the latest news on rock, pop culture, politics and more. John Lennon was on the first cover dressed in his soldier outfit for the movie How I Won The War.

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Paul McCartney’s Mother Mary [VIDEO]

October 31,1956 was a heartbreaking day for Paul McCartney. His mother Mary who was a nurse and midwife died from breast cancer. She had warning signs with chest pains that she ignored.

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Springsteen’s Born to Run Then And Now [VIDEO]

Today in 1975, Bruce Springsteen released his album and single Born To Run. This would be the turning point for Bruce's career. Born to Run went up to #3 and remained on the charts for 60 weeks.

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Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
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The Who Explode On TV [Video]

On this day in 1967, The Who recorded a wild and crazy music set for the The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour TV show. Evidently Keith Moon didn't know that the studio production crew had already set a charge under his riser, he set up another flash explosion in his drum kit...

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Parlophone/Capitol records
Parlophone/Capitol records
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It Was 49 Years Ago Today [VIDEO]

March 30,1967 was a busy day for The Beatles. First they had a photo shoot for the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Then it was back into the Abbey Road studio and wrap up the final production on "With a Little Help From My Friends."

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Harvest / Capitol Records
Harvest / Capitol Records
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‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ Enters The Charts [VIDEO]

On this day in 1973, Pink Floyd's album 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' entered the charts and stayed there for over 700 weeks. Watch a video clip of the band working on the album at Abbey Road Studios.

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Rowland Scherman/National Archive/Newsmakers/Getty Images
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She Belongs To Me [VIDEO]

On March 22, 1965, Bob Dylan released 'Bringing It All Back Home': his first album featuring electric guitar. A majority of Bob's core audience at the time knew and loved him for his acoustic folk music so they were shocked and upset that he would do such a thing.

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Thirty Years Ago Ozzy Commits ‘The Ultimate Sin’ [VIDEO]

When faced with recording a new album shortly after a stay at the Betty Ford Clinic, Ozzy Osbourne found out there’s no rest for the wicked - not even for the Prince of Darkness.
His music thrived in the turbulence that surrounded his life but it did few favors for "The Ultimate Sin."

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Columbia Records
Columbia Records
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Budweiser Becomes Journey’s Beverage Of Choice 37 Years Ago[VIDEO]

February 22, 1979 was a big turning point moment in the world of Rock and Roll. Budweiser teamed up with Journey for the first sponsorship agreement between a rock band and a corporation.

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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The Beatles Take You Down [VIDEO]

The Beatles were expanding their musical and visual horizons into Psychedelia on this day in 1967. The Fab Four and a film crew took a trip to Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, England and spent the day filming in color the promotional video for "Strawberry Fields Forever".

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Celebrating The Crazy Diamond

Today would have been Syd Barrett's 70th birthday, original member of Pink Floyd and one of the most influential musicians to come out of England. Syd's life is being celebrated at new official website sydbarrett.com that was launched today.

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Phil Lynott
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Thin Lizzy Loses Their Lead Vocalist

Phil Lynott the lead singer for Thin Lizzy died today in 1986 at the Salisbury Infirmary in England. Phil's life came to an end at the age of 34. Death from kidney, liver and heart failure, blood poisoning and multiple internal abscesses caused by drug abuse.

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