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Your Flashback of the Day!

So, I've decided to do something new. Well, to me anyway. Everyday, I'm going to post the opening credits to a show that you've probably forgotten about...

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Dimebag Darrell Remembered by Judas Priest’s Rob Halford

It was nine years ago that Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed onstage in Columbus, Ohio. His passing left the world of rock devastated. All these years later, we still mourn his tragic death and the hole his passing left in rock music.

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40 Years Ago: CBGB Opens in New York City

It wasn’t supposed to be a punk club. You could tell that from the name of the place: CBGB &OMFUG, which stood for Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers. 

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The Story of Frank Zappa’s Death

Frank Zappa died on Dec. 4, 1993.

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The Story of the Frank Zappa Concert Fire that Inspired ‘Smoke on the Water’

The famous fire at the Montreux Jazz Festival took place on Dec. 4, 1971

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When Pink Floyd’s Giant Inflatable Pig Broke Free

Whether it was an epic publicity stunt or a genuine mishap remains a topic of debate in some circles.

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When Keith Got Richards Electrocuted During a Rolling Stones Concert

Keith Richards was electrocuted during a Rolling Stones concert on December 3, 1965.

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The Story of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention’s Doo-Wop Tribute ‘Cruising With Ruben and the Jets’

On Dec. 2, 1968, a mysterious group of pompadoured cartoon faces turned back the clock of music history to highlight the golden era of doo-wop with a self-referencing album.

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46 Years Ago: Traffic’s ‘Mr. Fantasy’ Released

Traffic are rightly remembered today as titans of jazz-rock and soul -- but on their 1967 debut album, 'Mr. Fantasy,' released 46 years ago this month, Steve Winwood and company were busy riding the psychedelic coattails of 'Sgt. Pepper.'

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45 Years Ago: Chas Chandler Leaves Jimi Hendrix

After leaving the Animals in mid 1966, bassist Chas Chandler turned toward a new role as producer and manager. And he struck gold on his very first try. Once Chandler heard Jimi Hendrix, he knew there was something magical there. So he brought the guitarist to England later that year, hooked him up with an aspiring pair of musicians and unleashed the trio on an unsuspecting public.

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45 Years Ago: Janis Joplin Leaves Big Brother & The Holding Company

Though they may have been far from technically sound, Big Brother and the Holding Company were, in fact, the perfect band for a young Janis Joplin to have on her side. Nevertheless, her departure from the group in December of 1968 seemed inevitable right from the start.

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How Aerosmith Got Back to Basics on ‘Draw the Line’

Aerosmith were coming off the peak of their success when they went into the studio for Draw the Line.

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