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45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Royal Albert Hall

On Jan. 9, 1970 Led Zeppelin took the stage of London's venerated Royal Albert Hall and delivered one of the most celebrated gigs of their career.

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36 Years Ago: Rush Named Canada’s Official ‘Ambassadors of Music’

To the bemused surprise of many longtime fans (and the band members themselves), Rush has become "cool" in the States in recent years, receiving everything from their own well-reviewed documentary to the cover of Rolling Stone and enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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40 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Banned From Boston After Fans Riot

Early 1975 was an exciting time for Led Zeppelin fans, with an upcoming tour and the impending release of the band's sixth LP, 'Physical Graffiti.' Unfortunately, a particularly passionate contingent of Zep-he

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11 Years Ago: Ray Davies Shot

Like many British rockers of his generation, Ray Davies has a big crush on America.

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The Doors
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48 Years Ago: The Doors’ Debut Album Released

The Doors' self-titled debut album was released on Jan. 4, 1967.

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Keith Moon
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45 Years Ago: Keith Moon Accidentally Runs Over, Kills His Chauffeur

Keith Moon accidentally ran over his chauffeur on Jan. 4, 1970.

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46 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Experience Banned From BBC

Hendrix's infamous appearance on Lulu's show took place on Jan. 4, 1969.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Try to ‘Get Back’ to Their Roots

As 1969 began, the Beatles were in a free fall.

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33 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Records ‘Nebraska’

Bruce Springsteen recorded one of his most acclaimed albums in a one-day session.

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John Lennon Two Virgins Seized by Police
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46 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Controversial ‘Two Virgins’ Album Seized by Police

On Jan. 2, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Two Virgins' was seized by police because of its controversial cover.

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36 Years Ago: Kenney Jones Replaces Keith Moon in the Who

Kenney Jones was already highly regarded in the British rock scene by the end of 1978, when he got the unexpected opportunity of a lifetime.

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41 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Try to Make an Album Without Musical Instruments

As 1973 drew to a close, Pink Floyd abandoned their plans for a highly experimental follow-up to 'The Dark Side of the Moon,' their smash hit album from earlier in that year.

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