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The Day the Beatles Recorded ‘Across the Universe’

At the start of February 1968, the Beatles found themselves, after a month-and-a-half break, back in Abbey Road studios to begin work on their next single, their first release of 1968.

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Hulton Archive
Hulton Archive
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The Story of Rock’s First Tragedy: 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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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
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The Story of Paul McCartney’s First Album of the ’90s, ‘Off the Ground’

Paul McCartney's solo albums can be hit-and-miss, to put it diplomatically.

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Epic
Epic
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The History of Cheap Trick’s Breakthrough ‘At Budokan’ LP

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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Virgin
Virgin
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The Day Sid Vicious Died

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

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YouTube
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The Story of Neil Young’s First Professional Gig

Neil Young has enjoyed one of the most influential careers of any contemporary musician.

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Elektra
Elektra
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The Story of the Doors’ Back-to-Basics ‘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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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Day the Kinks Played Their First Show

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

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How a School Shooting Inspired the 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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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Day Jimi Hendrix Played His 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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Larry Busacca / Ethan Miller, Getty Image
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The History of ‘Superstition,’ the No. 1 Song Stevie Wonder Stole From Jeff Beck

When Stevie Wonder scored a No. 1 hit with 'Superstition' on Jan. 27, 1973, it announced a new sound for the brilliantly talented full-service singer, songwriter and musician.

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Polydor
Polydor
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The Story of John Lennon’s Posthumous ‘Milk and Honey’

When John Lennon was killed on Dec. 8, 1980, he was in the middle of recording the follow-up to the recently released Double Fantasy.

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