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5 Years Ago: Phil Spector Convicted of Murder

Phil Spector remains in prison today, convicted on April 13, 2009, for the second-degree murder of Lana Clarkson

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Doors Bass Players
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The Secret History of the Doors’ Bass Players

The Doors did not have a bass player.

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Jim Morrison
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45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Dragged Offstage in Boston – ‘Would You Like to See My Genitals?’

By the spring of 1970, Doors frontman Jim Morrison had already been through plenty of scrapes with the law, and the band had developed a reputation for a sometimes dangerously unpredictable live act.

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Columbia
Columbia
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46 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Goes Country on ‘Nashville Skyline’

Having hinted as his intentions on the more rustic John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan dove head-long into deep country for 1969's Nashville Skyline.

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Columbia
Columbia
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40 Years Ago: ‘Toys in the Attic’ Makes Aerosmith Legends

Aerosmith got off to a solid start with their debut album and avoided the sophomore jinx with their second.

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Van Halen
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How David Lee Roth Really Left Van Halen

Like the histories of all great rock bands, Van Halen’s past includes some landmark dates.

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Columbia
Columbia
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11 Years Ago: Aerosmith Head Straight Into the Blues for ‘Honkin’ on Bobo’

On March 30, 2004, Aerosmith decided to reward the loyalty of old-school fans who weren't thrilled with the band's recent pop-influenced material by releasing a straight blues cover record titled Honkin’ on Bobo.

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41 Years Ago: The Ramones Play Their First Show

When the Ramones’ eponymous first album was released in April 1976, it was so fresh and immediate that it was almost hard to believe that they had already been kicking around New York for about two years.

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Atlantic
Atlantic
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31 Years Ago: Ratt Crawl Out of the Cellar, Hit the Big Time

When ’80s glam metal titans Ratt came crawling Out of the Cellar with their debut on March 27, 1984, that title may as well have spoken for an entire generation of brash, ambitious wannabe stars, whose desperate drive for fame and glory had been fomented by years of neglect from the music industry at large.

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Mercury
Mercury
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31 Years Ago: Scorpions Finally Hit Jackpot With Their Ninth Album, ‘Love at First Sting’

Not too many bands enjoy the greatest success of their career with their ninth studio album.

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36 Years Ago: Van Halen Rushed Out Their Follow Up to Their Hit Debut With ‘Van Halen II’

"The '80s are coming and we're going to be the soundtrack. We're here to blow the bugles and jump on the horns and whistle it all in and usher it down the road and round the stretch and across the finish line."

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Pink Floyd
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42 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Take Us to ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

Pink Floyd's era-defining 'The Dark Side of the Moon' was released in March 1973.

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