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35 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases ‘Stage’

When an artist releases a live album, it often closes one chapter in their career, and opens another. Such was the case with the 1978 release of 'Stage' by David Bowie.

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Musical Performers at Super Bowl XXXV
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15 Years Ago: Aerosmith Get Their First No. 1 Single

It may have taken them 25 years to do it, but it finally happened. On Sept. 5, 1998, Aerosmith's 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It remains the group's only No. 1 single.

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Phil Lynott
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30 Years Ago: Phil Lynott Plays His Final Thin Lizzy Show

On Sept. 4, 1983, Phil Lynott gave his final performance with the band he created, the amazing Thin Lizzy. By the start of of the 1980s, things were exceptionally busy for the band. Leader Phil Lynott was married at the start of 1980; he released his debut solo album, 'Solo In Soho,' that spring; became a father that summer, and issued a new Lizzy album, 'Chinatown,' that fall.

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Fill the Silence
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Helpful Tumblr Teaches You How to Fill Awkward Silences

Want to be a hit at parties, or at least know what to say when the silent anger builds up to a point at the dinner table where everyone is just seething and glaring at each other? Have we got a Tumblr for you!!

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35 Years Ago: Styx Release ‘Pieces of Eight’

Styx had just broken through to superstardom when they released their eighth studio album, 'Pieces of Eight.' The album cemented their position as one of the biggest arena rock headlining groups in America -- but it also heralded a change that would ultimately help to pull the band apart.

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The Clash
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30 Years Ago: The Clash Fire Mick Jones

In 1983, “the only band that matters” was poised to become the biggest band in the world. Over the course of a few years, the Clash had gone from punk upstarts to a passionately eclectic band capable of rocking stadiums.

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Columbia Records
Columbia Records
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35 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Release ‘Some Enchanted Evening’

Blue Oyster Cult released their second live album, the aptly named ‘Some Enchanted Evening,’ in September 1978 and proceeded to rack up the biggest record sales of their storied career. Not bad for a band that had spent much of their career to that point intentionally cloaking themselves in mystery while challenging listeners with oftentimes obscure or downright controversial lyrics.

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The Doors
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42 Years Ago: The Doors Break Up

On Aug. 30, 1973, the Doors broke up, two years after singer Jim Morrison died.

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Obama, Former Presidents Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of MLK's March On Washington
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50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Draws Thousands

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of 250,000 people. Exactly 50 years later, tens of thousands gathered there again to commemorate it.

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Elektra
Elektra
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27 Years Ago: Metallica Overcome Adversity With ‘…And Justice for All’

Metallica overcome adversity to release their challenging fourth album.

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Nirvana
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Nirvana’s Original Sub Pop Contract Reveals Band Was Signed With $600 Advance

It seems like ever since the rock world lost Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in 1994, little bits and pieces of Nirvana's famed history have been popping up. This latest discovery posted online is a simple piece of paper. However, printed on that very page is Nirvana's first-ever contract with Sub Pop records, who signed the band for a mere $600.

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1997′s ‘Kids Guide to the Internet’ Is So Awful You Can’t Help But Watch

Learning to use the Internet may never be more amusing than it is in this video from 1997.

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