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The Story of Van Halen’s Debut Album

Hard rock hadn’t really hatched a band like Van Halen before 1978.

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Atlantic Records
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The Story of Roger Daltrey’s First Post-Who Solo Album, ‘Parting Should Be Painless’

By the time the Who called it quits in 1983, singer Roger Daltrey had already been a part-time solo artist for a decade.

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Express Newspapers, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Day the Beatles Changed the World

On Feb. 9, 1964, the world of rock music -- and American culture in general -- was turned upside down by the Beatles' debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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15 Years Ago: The Eagles Fire Don Felder

Only two members of the Eagles had enjoyed longer tenures in the band when Don Felder was fired on Feb. 6, 2001.

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The Story of Billy Idol’s Motorcycle Accident

We enjoy a certain amount of bad behavior from our rock stars, but within limits.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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When George Harrison Joined John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Quarry Men

The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958.

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The Story of ‘Wings for Wheels,’ Bruce Springsteen’s Early Version of ‘Thunder Road’

It would soon become one of Bruce Springsteen's defining songs, but at the time, it didn’t even have its famous title.

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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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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
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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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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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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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