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35 Years Ago: Toto Release Their Debut Album

On their own, drummer Jeff Porcaro, keyboard player David Paich, bassist David Hungate, guitarist Steve Lukather and vocalist Bobby Kimball were some of the most in-demand session players of the '70s and '80s. Together, they formed Toto's original lineup -- and starting with the October 1978 release of their debut album, they kicked off a recording career that would soon see them topping the charts and selling millions of records on their own.

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50 Years Ago: ‘Beatlemania’ Is Born

When the Beatles took the stage fifty years ago today (Oct. 13 -- ignore the date on this video) to appear on the variety show 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium,' they were four lads armed with the simple tools of their early classics--a bass, two guitars, drum kit.

The psychedelia, the massive studio productions, the brilliance and adoration, suspicion and disintegration -- those were years away. In this moment, cited widely as the birth of Beatlemania, it was simply John, Paul, George and Ringo, setting their homeland on fire.

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36 Years Ago: Steely Dan Release ‘Aja’

'Aja,' Steely Dan's sixth studio album, which was the artistic pinnacle of the '70s jazz-rock movement, turns 36 years old this week.

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The Story of Bon Jovi’s ‘New Jersey’

On Sept. 13, 1988, Bon Jovi released 'New Jersey.'

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Little Richard Announces Retirement: ‘I Am Done’

One of rock's most distinctive and influential performers is calling it quits.

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49 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Introduces the Beatles to Marijuana

The mid-to-late '60s saw the Beatles morphing from mop-topped pop stars into Nehru jacket-wearing mystics -- a transformation that may have started on Aug. 28, 1964, when Bob Dylan introduced the Fab Four to the joys of smoking marijuana.

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47 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Revolution’

One of the Beatles' greatest songs was released as a B-side on Aug. 26, 1968.

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The Day Bruce Springsteen’s Earth Played Their First Show

Before he was signed as a solo act, Bruce Springsteen gained a reputation as the "Fastest Guitar in Asbury Park" in a series of bands on the Jersey Shore.

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Angelina Hotel Gets New Tenant

One of Lufkin's landmarks is getting a new tenant.

The Angelina Hotel welcomed the Bella Salon & Boutique last week, which offers hair services, massages, and permanent cosmetics.

KTRE says the boutique saw positive growth and change was happening in downtown Lufkin and wanted to move in and take advantage.  Another retailer inside the Angelina Hotel opened in March.  Mama Tried was previously located on First Street in the downtown area, and moved over to the Angelina Hotel.  And a children's boutique opened up at the Angelina Hotel last November.  

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The Day ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ Ended Its Record Chart Run

In July 1988, 736 weeks after it debuted on Billboard's album chart, Pink Floyd's 1973 classic The Dark Side of the Moon finally left the weekly Top 200 listing.

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The Story of Queen’s Debut Album

As their self-titled debut album demonstrates, the Queen we all know and love today, the group with the multi-layered vocals and ringing guitar notes, didn't start out that way.

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‘National Flag Day’ is Friday, June 14

Something small happened way back in 1885, and we barely hear one word about it, even though there is one day each year that is dedicated to this one reference point.

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