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47 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases His First Solo Album Away From Mothers, ‘Lumpy Gravy’

Frank Zappa's first solo album, Lumpy Gravy, was released in May 1968.

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The History of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal

On May 8, 1979, British journalist Geoff Barton attended a concert featuring Iron Maiden, Samson and Angel Witch at London’s Bandwagon Heavy Metal Soundhouse.

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The History of ‘Ohio’: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s Raw Reminder of the Kent State Massacre

On May 4, 1970, National Guardsmen squared off against anti-war demonstrators on the campus of Ohio’s Kent State University.

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26 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Kicks Off Final Tour

On May 4, 1989, legendary Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan kicked off the last tour of his short, celebrated career.

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36 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Fires Ozzy Osbourne

On April 27, 1979, the other members of Black Sabbath decided that they’d finally had enough of lead singer Ozzy Osbourne and his out-of-control behavior and showed him the door.

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39 Years Ago: John Lennon and Paul McCartney Almost Reunite on ‘Saturday Night Live’

It was meant as a joke, but it turned into, arguably, the greatest missed opportunity in rock history.

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22 Years Ago – David Lee Roth Busted for Marijuana Possession

On April 16, 1993, David Lee Roth was arrested in New York's Washington Square Park for attempting to score some drugs.

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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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The Secret History of the Doors’ Bass Players

The Doors did not have a bass player.

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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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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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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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