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John Pratt, Getty Images

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Complete ‘Sgt. Pepper’ by Recording Its Famous Runoff Groove

The Beatles wrapped recording of their classic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LP on April 21, 1967.

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Capitol Records
Capitol Records

45 Years Ago: Raspberries Go All the Way With Power Pop on Their First Album

The Raspberries' roots go back to mid-'60s bands the Choir, Cyrus Erie and the Quick, all of whom had success in their hometown of Cleveland.

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Riva

35 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Releases His Only No. 1 Album, ‘American Fool’

By the time John Mellencamp had the No. 1 song and the No. 1 album in the country, it had been a long road to get there.

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Columbia
Columbia

35 Years Ago: Toto Explode With ‘Toto IV’

As they entered the studio to record their fourth album, Toto IV, the band members knew if they didn't deliver a hit, they were probably out of a record deal.

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Keystone Features, Hulton Archive

55 Years Ago: Former Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe Dies

In April 1962, when the Beatles arrived in Hamburg, Germany, for their third stint playing in the city’s music clubs, the band members were met with bad news from Astrid Kirchherr.

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Mark and Colleen Hayward, Getty Images

55 Years Ago: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Meet Brian Jones

It isn't always possible to pinpoint the moments when destiny strikes — particularly when it comes to rock history.

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NBC / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Night Don Rickles Insulted the Beatles

Nobody - not even the Beatles at the height of their popularity - was safe from the barbs of the world's most beloved insult comedian, Don Rickles.

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YouTube

20 Years Ago: Ed Kanon Replaces Peter Criss in Kiss for One Night

Kiss co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley made a big splash when they brought drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley back into the fold to reunite the band's classic lineup in 1996.

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Keystone, Getty Images

35 Years Ago: David Crosby Crashes Car, Found With Drugs and a Gun

The ’80s were a dark time for David Crosby.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

40 Years Ago: AC/DC Release Their First Masterpiece, ‘Let There Be Rock’

It might be difficult to wrap your head around this concept, but AC/DC's rise to global stardom was both deliberate and challenging.

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