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45 Years Ago: The Guess Who Perform at the White House (But Don’t Play ‘American Woman’)

The Guess Who's 1970 hit "American Woman" is one of classic rock's most frequently misinterpreted songs, but its meaning wasn't lost on officials at the White House when the band was invited to perform for the Nixon family and its guests on July 17, 1970.

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25 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s Comeback Gets ‘Busted’

Cheap Trick's 1988 album Lap of Luxury sparked an unlikely comeback for the veteran band, giving them their first No. 1 single with "The Flame." Sadly, their newly regained commercial success would prove to be short-lived.

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22 Years Ago: Slash and Duff McKagan Play Their Last Guns N’ Roses Show

When Slash and Duff McKagan walked offstage following Guns N' Roses' July 17, 1993, concert in Buenos Aires, they had no idea it would be their last gig with the band they helped make famous.

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23 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Launch Stadium Tour

Guns N' Roses were about a year and a half into their two-and-a-half-year Use Your Illusion tour when they hooked up with Metallica for a two-and-a-half-month run of North America in the summer of 1992.

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43 Years Ago: A Bomb Goes Off at a Rolling Stones Show

Every Rolling Stones show comes with a certain amount of expected drama, but even by the band's elevated standards, their 1972 tour was especially crazy.

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12 Years Ago: Chrissie Hynde Arrested in Paris

A person's principles aren't worth much unless they're willing to fight for them, and on July 16, 2003, Pretenders founder Chrissie Hynde demonstrated her outspoken commitment to animal rights.

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31 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Joins Michael Jackson Onstage

We've all heard Eddie Van Halen's solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It" more times than we can count. Only a select few, however, have heard it performed live.

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30 Years Ago: Live Aid Unites the World

On July 13, 1985, Live Aid brought nearly every major figure in rock to London and Philadelphia to raise money for African famine relief.

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30 Years Ago: Queen Steal the Show at Live Aid

Queen followed one of Live Aid's signature moments and, more crucially, were taking the stage at London's Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, without much expectation.

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Disco Demolition Night
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‘It Was Like A Riot’: The History of Disco Demolition Night

An anti-disco promotion at Chicago's Comiskey Park turned insane on July 12, 1979.

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36 Years Ago: The Kinks Begin Their Late-Career Comeback With ‘Low Budget’

For all their mid-to-late-‘60s success in England, it never got as good for the Kinks in the U.S. as it did when they released Low Budget in July 1979.

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46 Years Ago: Brian Jones Laid to Rest

Brian Jones was buried in his hometown of Cheltenham on July 10, 1969.

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