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46 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Play Before 500,000 at London’s Hyde Park

One of the most highly anticipated gigs of 1969, the Rolling Stones' free concert in London’s Hyde Park on July 5 delivered on all the promise and then some.

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Funeral Of Brian Jones
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46 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Guitarist Brian Jones Found Dead

The multi-instrumentalist drowned in his swimming pool only a month after he was fired from the Rolling Stones.

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42 Years Ago: David Bowie Makes His Last Appearance As Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie retired the Ziggy Stardust persona on July 3, 1973.

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10 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Put Aside Their Differences (Mostly) for Live 8

Roger Waters' relationship with David Gilmour was so distant in the period before Pink Floyd's celebrated reunion at Live 8 that Waters had to ask organizer Bob Geldof for his former bandmate's phone number.

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31 Years Ago: Dio Release a Metal Masterpiece, ‘The Last in Line’

For Ronnie James Dio, the title of his band Dio's second album, The Last in Line, could very well have referenced the legendary singer's lengthy wait for much-deserved solo stardom after decades served as the ultimate team player.

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46 Years Ago: John Lennon Learns He’s a Bad Driver the Hard Way

John Lennon was a brilliant songwriter, but not much of a driver.

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46 Years Ago: The Doors Stumble Through the Experimental ‘The Soft Parade’

'The Soft Parade,' a wildly uneven affair, went platinum anyway - but likely only because of the Doors' earlier successes.

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Capitol
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47 Years Ago: The Band Release Their Debut Album, ‘Music From Big Pink’

In five seemingly short years, the Band went from backing a mostly obscure rockabilly singer to joining Bob Dylan on tour to becoming a super-popular group in its right.

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EMI
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35 Years Ago: Queen Reach a Turning Point With ‘The Game’

After rampaging through the ‘70s, Queen were bona fide British rock royalty. All of that would begin to change with this album.

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11 Years Ago: Rush Explore Their Influences on ‘Feedback’ EP

Released on June 29, 2004, as part of a celebration of their 30th anniversary, the 'Feedback' EP did a little crate-digging to pay tribute to some of Rush's early influences.

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46 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Break Up

On June 29, 1969, bassist Noel Redding quit the Jimi Hendix Experience, ending the all-too brief reign of one of rock's greatest trios.

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35 Years Ago: Brian Johnson Plays His First Show With AC/DC

Brian Johnson has long since earned his spot at the mic in AC/DC, but in the summer of 1980, he was still just starting out as the new guy in the band.

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