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The Story of the Eagles’ Risk-Taking Concept Album, ‘Desperado’

For a band that was never particularly narrative, linear or even all that ambitious with their songwriting, the Eagles’ decision to make their second album a concept record always seemed a bit odd.

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Lincoln is a Good Movie, But Is it Inaccurate?

A Connecticut Senator says the Steven Spielberg movie, Lincoln, is historically inaccurate.

Senator Joe Courtney has written a letter to Spielberg saying the movie has his state on the wrong side of the slavery debate.  In the movie, Connecticut lawmakers are seen wanting to keep slavery, while in real life Senator Courtney says Connecticut lawmakers in the 1860's voted to abolish slavery.  Now what?

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This Day in History for December 8 — John Lennon Killed, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (more info)

1980: Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of the Dakota apartment building in New York City (more info)

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30 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release ‘Long After Dark’

By 1982, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had already racked up an impressive string of hits that included such future classics as 'American Girl,' 'Refugee,' and 'The Waiting' -- but as they proved on their fifth album, 'Long After Dark,' they were just getting started.

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Classic Television Series M*A*S*H Debuted September 17, 1972 [VIDEO]

Many times it has been suggested that "Classic Rock" mirrors classic television, and thus a milestone on the small screen is punching up a ticket for its 40th anniversary.

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Nacogdoches Celebrates ‘Constitution Week’ [VIDEO]

Sort of like Independence Day, today (September 17) commemorates the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.

Bringing the events of 1787 back to life is the Nacogdoches chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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The History of Rock Guitar Told in 12 Minutes

Everybody who has ever pulled out a guitar at a party to impress people can stop now. The ultimate guitar trick has been achieved by Alex Chadwick, an employee at the Chicago Music Exchange, who tore through 100 rock guitar riffs in the span of a 12-minute video.

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This Day in History for January 10 – Texas Oil Boom Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1920 – The League of Nations formally comes into being (More info)

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt introduces the lend-lease program to Congress, which was intended to help Britain beat back Hitler’s advance while keeping America only indirectly involved in World War II (More info)

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This Weekend in Classic Rock

Today, in 1971, Led Zeppelin released “Black Dog” as a single in the United States.  If you're a Led Zeppelin fan, that's reason enough to rock out, but the weekend is almost here, and if you need another reason, Eddie Webb from Classic Rock Nights has a whole host of reasons!

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