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32 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases Post-Rehab Album ‘Money and Cigarettes’

Having just emerged from rehab for alcoholism, Eric Clapton says he named 'Money and Cigarettes' -- which was released in February 1983 -- after "all I saw myself having left."

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42 Years Ago: Keith Emerson Injures Hands at ELP Concert

The progressive-rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer were never really notable for their restraint, either in the complexity and execution of their music or in their over-the-top live shows.

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45 Years Ago: The Doors Get Back To Basics With ‘Morrison Hotel’

The Doors had gotten sloppy, self-absorbed and a little off course by the time they released their fourth album, 'The Soft Parade,' in mid 1969.

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37 Years Ago: The Doobie Brothers Appear on ‘What’s Happening!!’

The Doobie Brothers have played to countless crowds over the years, but one of their most memorable gigs got its start on Jan. 28, 1978, when the band tried to do a nice thing for some high school students and ended up being bootlegged by a kid wearing a trench coat and a beret.

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42 Years Ago: Kiss Perform Their First Concert

On Jan. 30, 1973, less than 10 people witnessed the first live performances by Kiss at the Popcorn Club (soon to be renamed the Coventry) in Queens, N.Y.

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42 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder Steals a No. 1 Song From Jeff Beck

When Stevie Wonder scored a No. 1 hit with 'Superstition' on Jan. 27, 1973, it announced a new sound for the brilliantly talented full-service singer, songwriter and musician.

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21 Years Ago: Alice in Chains Show a Different Side on the ‘Jar of Flies’ EP

By 1994, Alice in Chains were not only one of grunge’s biggest names, but already counted among the world’s most popular rock bands of any kind.

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26 Years Ago: Gary Moore Closes a Chapter with ‘After the War’

Gary Moore’s remarkable career was as long as it was eventful and unpredictable.

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26 Years Ago: Skid Row Release Their First Album

Skid Row released their first album on Jan. 24, 1989.

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44 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ Played in Court During Charles Manson Trial

The Beatles' 'White Album' was played in court during the trial of Charles Manson on Jan. 19, 1971.

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Watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech [VIDEO]

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in which we're reminded about the late speaker's quest for civil rights equality.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Settle Lawsuit with Pete Best

Pete Best, one of the biggest “I could have been a contender” stories in rock history, won a legal battle against the Beatles in a defamation lawsuit in January 1969. 

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