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47 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Together for the First Time

On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time.

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38 Years Ago: The Police Fire Their Original Guitarist

For most of 1977, the Police's guitarist was Henry Padovani, a former Jimi Hendrix disciple from Corsica who shaved off his hippie-length hair and beard and joined the punk flock after catching a Curved Air performance.

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This Day in Rock History: August 9

Ultimate Classic Rock presents This Day in Rock History: August 9, 2015.

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27 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Finally Hits No. 1

Guns N' Roses' initial project didn't reach No. 1 in the U.S. until Aug. 6, 1988, more than a year after its release.

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40 Years Ago: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Release Their Debut Album

August 1975 signaled a new beginning for one of hard rock’s greatest stars, Ritchie Blackmore, who unveiled the first fruits of his brand-new band, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.

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Joe Cocker’s Woodstock Performance Finally Gets a Translation….And It’s Hilarious (VIDEO)

The year was 1969. Thousands upon thousands of people descend upon a farm in the Catskills in New York state. 3 days of peace and music and love...

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This Day in Rock History: August 5

Ultimate Classic Rock presents This Day in Rock History: August 5, 2015.

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This Day in Rock History: August 4

On this day in rock history, Pink Floyd began their space-rock odyssey with the Syd Barrett-led 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn.'

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47 Years Ago: Yes Play Their First Concert

Yes began their live career on a very inauspicious note, as they performed their first gig on Aug. 3, 1968, at the East Mersea Youth Camp in Essex.

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This Day in Rock History: August 3

On this day in rock history, AC/DC unleashed their final album with singer Bon Scott, and Def Leppard overcame tragedy to release their best-selling record.

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12 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Rush Rock Toronto

The Rolling Stones led a benefit concert in Toronto on July 30, 2003.

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42 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Robbed of $200,000

A large sum of money belonging to Led Zeppelin was taken from their New York hotel on July 29, 1973.

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