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Quiet Riot Brought Metal to the Mainstream With ‘Metal Health’

Released in March 1983, Quiet Riot's 'Metal Health became the first heavy metal disc to capture the top spot on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.

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Columbia
Columbia
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The History of Billy Joel’s Tough ‘Glass Houses’

Billy Joel closed out the '70s with two of the bestselling albums of the decade in The Stranger and 52nd Street.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Story of Simon and Garfunkel’s First Masterpiece, ‘The Sounds of Silence’

Today, their acclaim is universal, but in 1964 Simon & Garfunkel’s debut LP ‘Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.’ flopped. S

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Elektra
Elektra
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The Story of Queen’s Second Album, ‘Queen II’

Queen released their second album 'Queen II' on March 8, 1974.

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Central Press, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Story of Steve Marriott’s Last Days With the Small Faces

By the beginning of 1969, Steve Marriott was really growing tired of what he saw as the limitations of the Small Faces.

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Jim Gray, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Jim Gray, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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When the Beatles Collected Their Singles and More on ‘Past Masters’

EMI's decision to overhaul the Beatles catalog in 1987, spurred by the CD revolution, was a long time coming.

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Asylum Records
Asylum Records
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How the Original Byrds Got Back Together for One More Album

By 1972 the Byrds had pretty much become a vehicle for Roger McGuinn’s solo recordings. The original quintet began falling apart in 1966, after Gene Clark, who penned most of the group’s original early songs, left.

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Decca / Universal
Decca / Universal
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The Story of Genesis’ Debut Album, ‘From Genesis to Revelation’

Genesis released their debut album, 'From Genesis to Revelation' in March 1969.

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Brian Lew, Bazillion Points
Brian Lew, Bazillion Points
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When Cliff Burton Played His First Show With Metallica

On March 5, 1983, a scruffy crew of acne-afflicted youths going by the conspicuous band name of Metallica took a major step toward becoming the kings of thrash metal when they mounted a stage for the first time alongside new bassist Cliff Burton.

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Keystone Features, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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50 Years Ago: John Lennon’s ‘Beatles More Popular Than Jesus’ Comment Published

On March 4, 1966, an article appeared in the London Evening Standard that would cause an uproar and ripple for some time.

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Elektra Records
Elektra Records
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30 Years Ago: Metallica Release Their Masterpiece, ‘Master of Puppets’

Heavy metal effectively came of age in the '80s, as it coalesced what had previously been a ragtag collective of bands into a bona fide rock 'n' roll subgenre capable of achieving Top 40 success.

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Rhino
Rhino
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50 Years Ago: Buffalo Springfield Form

The key for many an aspiring band in the mid-'60s was to take a few things from the Beatles playbook and mix in lessons learned from Bob Dylan.

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