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31 Years Ago: Vinnie Vincent Plays His First Kiss Concert

On Dec. 29, 1982, Kiss played their first concert with guitarist Vinnie Vincent, who took over for founding member Ace Frehley during the recording of the band's 'Creatures of the Night' album.

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44 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Debuts Band of Gypsys

Jimi Hendrix's short-lived power trio Band of Gypsys made its debut appearances with a series of concerts held on Dec. 31, 1969, and Jan. 1, 1970, at New York City's Fillmore East. By the end of January, Hendrix had broken them up, but not before releasing a classic live set from the shows.

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40 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. The new project was to be called 'Household Objects,' and true to that title, the group's plans were to record it without any musical instruments. 

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14 Years Ago: George Harrison Attacked at Home

“They used us as an excuse to go mad, the world did," George Harrison said in the Beatles' 1995 'Anthology' documentary. "And then blamed it on us.” But even he could never suspect that, four years later, those words would ring true again when, on Dec. 30, 1999, a mad man attacked Harrison in his own house, nearly killing him.

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31 Years Ago: Neil Young’s ‘Trans’ Album Released

What was Neil Young smoking in the ‘80s? He jumped from one lazy genre exercise to the next, trying on everything from rockabilly (‘Everybody’s Rockin’’) to old-school country (‘Old Ways’) to big-band swing (‘This Note’s for You’). He started and ended the decade strong, with 1980’s ‘Hawks and Doves’ and 1989’s ‘Freedom,’ respectively. But everything in between (except for 1981’s ‘Re-Ac-Tor’) was puzzling at best.

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41 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad’s Equipment Seized by Former Manager

In December 1972, Grand Funk Railroad found themselves in the middle of an unprecedented legal battle with their former manager Terry Knight. The battle would scar the band financially for years to come.

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40 Years Ago: REO Speedwagon Releases ‘Ridin’ The Storm Out’

Looking back on the 40th anniversary of REO Speedwagon’s third studio album, ‘Ridin’ the Storm Out,’ one is struck by the sheer confusion surrounding these legendary Illinois rockers during the early days of their '70s career.

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38 Years Ago: Joe Walsh Joins the Eagles

When Joe Walsh joined the Eagles in 1975, they were already a well-established band. But then again, he was a well-established solo star.

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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. I’m a fan of nostalgia and sometimes I search You Tube for shit like this

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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. I’m a fan of nostalgia and sometimes I search You Tube for shit like this

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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. I’m a fan of nostalgia and sometimes I search You Tube for shit like this

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Hit U.S. Airwaves

On Dec. 17, 1963, the U.S. still had no idea what was in store. The Beatles had yet to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show where they seemingly overnight changed the landscape of pop music forever. That wouldn't occur until February 1964. However on a mid-December day in 1963, Carroll James of WWDC in Washington, DC played a Beatles record. He wasn't the first to do so in America, but it was the first time things really caught fire.

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