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46 Years Ago: Cream Release ‘Disraeli Gears’

'Disraeli Gears' was the second album Cream released in their ever so short career, and 46 years later, it still shines as their crowning achievement. Issued in November of 1967, the landmark LP saw Cream flipping the switch toward full-on psychedelia while remaining true to the blues roots of their 1966 debut.

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48 Years Ago: The Beatles Finish ‘Rubber Soul’

On Nov. 11, 1965, the Beatles convened to finish recording their sixth album, 'Rubber Soul.' Entering the studio at around 6PM, they realized they were a couple songs short of the 14 tracks slotted for the new record. Believe it or not, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were having trouble writing enough material for the album. So they "tossed off" a few new songs and resurrected a cast-off from the 'Help!' sessions. 

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Riva
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The Story of John Cougar Mellencamp’s Defiant ‘Uh-Huh’

The first five records of John Mellencamp's career were recorded under heavy meddling.

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The Story of Another Who Concept Album, the Epic ‘Quadrophenia’

As it turned out, Pete Townshend was just getting warmed up with 'Tommy.'

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35 Years Ago: The Police Play Their First U.S. Show

On Oct. 20, 1978, the Police played their first-ever concert in the United States of America, with two late night sets at New York City's famous (and now closed) CBGB's.

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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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Edward Wing, Daily Express, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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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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Steely Dan
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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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The Beatles and Bob Dylan
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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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