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40 Years Ago: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Release Their Debut Album

August 1975 signaled a new beginning for one of hard rock’s greatest stars, Ritchie Blackmore, who unveiled the first fruits of his brand-new band, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.

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47 Years Ago: The Newport Pop Festival Brings Together Diverse Lineup

The era of the big rock festival is littered with the legendary, the local and the forgotten. Among the ruins of the rock-festival era sits an interesting curiosity known as the Newport Pop Festival.

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36 Years Ago: Talking Heads Mark a Turning Point on ‘Fear of Music’

Released on Aug. 3, 1979, the Talking Heads' Fear of Music found David Byrne's always-offbeat observations set to turbulent, often strikingly ominous music beds that grew out of loose, but ultimately uncredited full-band jams.

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47 Years Ago: Yes Play Their First Concert

Yes began their live career on a very inauspicious note, as they performed their first gig on Aug. 3, 1968, at the East Mersea Youth Camp in Essex.

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36 Years Ago: AC/DC Break Through With ‘Highway to Hell’

Despite its rather ominous name, Highway to Hell was the album that set AC/DC's career on a fast track to hard rock heaven when it was released on Aug. 3, 1979.

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52 Years Ago: The Beatles Play Their Final Cavern Show

Few clubs are as associated with one band's rise to stardom as Liverpool's Cavern Club is with the Beatles. On Aug. 3, 1963, they played the tiny basement club on Mathew Street for the 292nd and final time.

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21 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Kick Off ‘Voodoo Lounge’ Tour

The Rolling Stones began their 'Voodoo Lounge' tour on Aug. 1, 1994 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.

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35 Years Ago: The Eagles Implode

The Eagles' music has always had plenty of mellow grooves and beautiful harmonies, but behind the scenes, there have been plenty of times when peaceful, easy feelings between the band members were in decidedly short supply.

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45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Dare Their Label to Release ‘C—sucker Blues’

The Rolling Stones recorded a lewd single to complete their contractual obligation to Decca Records.

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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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50 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Inch Toward Greatness on ‘Out of Our Heads’

Up until the release of 'Out of Our Heads,' the Rolling Stones were primarily known as a group that reworked blues and R&B songs to fit their British background.

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13 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Reunites the E Street Band for ‘The Rising’

Bruce Springsteen released 'The Rising,' a commentary on the attacks of 9/11, on July 30, 2002.

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