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45 Years Ago: The Jeff Beck Group’s ‘Truth’ Album Released

It's been 45 years since the Jeff Beck Group helped set the course for hard rock's future with the release of their seminal debut album.

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38 Years Ago: Robert Plant Badly Injured in Car Accident

On Aug. 4, 1975, Robert Plant and his family were vacationing in Rhodes, Greece, when the car he was driving spun off the road and crashed. It was the first in a string of bad luck for the Led Zeppelin singer.

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National Geographic Reports Gingers are Headed for Extinction

Genetic scientists warn that redheads are a dying breed; soon they will become extinct in the next 100 years. National Geographic magazine reports that less than two per cent of the world’s population has the natural red hair

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Neil Young Everybody's Rockin
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30 Years Ago: Neil Young Releases ‘Everybody’s Rockin”

Ever the restless wanderer, Neil Young spent much of the 80s exploring different musical avenues. It's only natural that one path would eventually take him back to the past, which is what happened on 'Everybody's Rockin,'' released on July 27, 1983.

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Kiss
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10 Years Ago: Kiss Release ‘Symphony: Alive IV’

Their first live album saved their career. The second confirmed their place as global superstars, and the third proved they could succeed without two original members and their famous facepaint. So what could Kiss possibly do to make their fourth live album different?

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Check out the Lost Photos Hitler Didn’t Want You to See

These are the pictures Adolf Hitler didn't want you to see. 

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Columbia Records
Columbia Records
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40 Years Ago: Mott the Hoople’s ‘Mott’ Album Released

Mott the Hoople officially entered the second and greatest chapter of their career in July 1973, when they released their sixth album. The LP's title, a simple 'Mott,' said it all: The band that had been kicking around since 1969 as an often heavy-handed British bluesy rock group led by a singer with a serious Bob Dylan obsession was no more. It was glam time.

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Ian Stewart
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Remembering Ian ‘Stu’ Stewart: The Forgotten Rolling Stone

He was one of the most important figures in their early days, and yet he's often overlooked in most discussions about the Rolling Stones. Known as the "Sixth Stone," Ian Stewart served double duty for the World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band as both their piano player and their road manager.

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Capitol Records
Capitol Records
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40 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad’s ‘We’re an American Band’ Album Released

Grand Funk Railroad were huge during the first half of the '70s. Every album they released between 1969 and 1975 went either gold or platinum, and in 1971 they even beat the Beatles' box-office record at Shea Stadium, selling out the venue in less than 72 hours.

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Pink Floyd
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25 Years Ago: ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ Ends Record Chart Run

In July 1988, 736 weeks after it debuted on Billboard's album chart, Pink Floyd's 1973 classic 'The Dark Side of the Moon' finally left the weekly Top 200 listing. Twenty-five years after that chart record was set, it still hasn't been broken.

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40 Years Ago: Queen’s Debut Album Released

As their self-titled debut album demonstrates, the Queen we all know and love today, the group with the multi-layered vocals and ringing guitar notes, didn't start out that way.

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Nirvana
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Rare Nirvana ‘In Utero’ Commercial Features Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic + Dave Grohl Giving Birth

Words cannot describe the bizarre, jaw-dropping nature of a long-lost promo for Nirvana's third studio album, 'In Utero' just surfaced. The would-be commercial for 'In Utero' features "pregnant" Nirvana members Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl taking a birthing class taught by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait in drag. Yes, you read that correctly.

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