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56 Years Ago: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in Plane Crash

Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy.

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42 Years Ago: Keith Emerson Injures Hands at ELP Concert

The progressive-rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer were never really notable for their restraint, either in the complexity and execution of their music or in their over-the-top live shows.

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36 Years Ago: Sid Vicious Found Dead

On Feb. 2, 1979, the Sex Pistols' infamous bassist Sid Vicious was found dead. He was 21 years old.

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36 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Release ‘At Budokan’

The '70s were the decade of the live rock album, with a few concert sets, such as Kiss' 'Alive!' and Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive!,' helping trigger massive mainstream breakthroughs.

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51 Years Ago: The Kinks Play Their First Show

On Feb. 1, 1964, the Kinks made their official debut.

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45 Years Ago: The Doors Get Back To Basics With ‘Morrison Hotel’

The Doors had gotten sloppy, self-absorbed and a little off course by the time they released their fourth album, 'The Soft Parade,' in mid 1969.

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21 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Cross Purposes’

Black Sabbath endured yet another round of lineup changes to make the underrated album 'Cross Purposes.'

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37 Years Ago: The Doobie Brothers Appear on ‘What’s Happening!!’

The Doobie Brothers have played to countless crowds over the years, but one of their most memorable gigs got its start on Jan. 28, 1978, when the band tried to do a nice thing for some high school students and ended up being bootlegged by a kid wearing a trench coat and a beret.

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47 Years Ago: Blue Cheer Release ‘Vincebus Eruptum’

To describe Blue Cheer, the first word that comes to mind is ... loud! It was said that the band's sonic blast could "turn the air into cottage cheese." The classic "power trio" lineup of guitar, bass and drums is more th

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36 Years Ago: A School Shooting Inspires Boomtown Rats’ ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’

While Bob Geldof's philanthropic efforts remain his greatest contribution to humanity, it should be remembered that he also was the frontman for the Boomtown Rats.

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Six Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Pianist Billy Powell Dies

Lynyrd Skynyrd lost yet another seminal member when longtime keyboard player Billy Powell passed away suddenly on Jan. 28, 2009 at his home in Orange Park, Fla.

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45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Plays Final Show With Band of Gypsys

"That's what happens when Earth f---s with space. Never forget that. That's what happens."

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