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50 Years Ago: Buffalo Springfield Play Their First Show

On April 11, 1966, a band of unknowns fronted by Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay played an unbilled first gig, and ended up making rock ‘n’ roll history.

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33 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica

The end of Dave Mustaine's stay in Metallica came on April 11, 1983, and it came without warning.

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35 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli Tie the Knot

Most people probably wouldn't have pegged Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli for wedded bliss, but on April 11, 1981, the couple walked down the aisle.

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10 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Play Their First Show in China

More than 40 years into their career, the Rolling Stones played in China for the first time.

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Five Years Ago: Paul Simon Ponders Mortality on ‘So Beautiful or So What’

Paul Simon's 12th solo studio album, 'So Beautiful or So What' was released on April 8, 2011.

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35 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Begins First Major European Tour

Bruce Springsteen took his tour in support of 'The River' to Europe with a concert in Hamburg, West Germany on April 7, 1981.

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50 Years Ago: Beatles Kick Off ‘Revolver’ Sessions With ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’

The Beatles began the 'Revolver' sessions on April 6, 1966 by starting work on the song that became "Tomorrow Never Knows."

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35 Years Ago: Canned Heat Frontman Bob Hite Overdoses Between Sets

Bob Hite, who sang Canned Heat to blues-boogie fame after a breakout performance at Woodstock, died on April 5, 1981.

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15 Years Ago: Journey’s ‘Arrival’ Unfairly Suffers from Steve Perry Comparisons

For some fans of this band at its radio-ready zenith, there simply can be no Journey without Steve Perry – and that did no favors for replacement Steve Augeri.

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33 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica

On April 1, 1983, Kirk Hammett found out a phone call requesting him to audition for Metallica was not an April Fool's joke.

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50 Years Ago: Spinal Tap Begins Journey to Stardom as the Thamesmen

The Thamesmen, featuring future members of Spinal Tap, released "Gimme Some Money" b/w "Cups and Cakes" as their first – and only – single.

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35 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Reach Back to Their Roots on ‘Reckoning’

'Reckoning' was an opportunity to show the world beyond their faithful legions exactly what the Grateful Dead’s acoustic side was all about.

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