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31 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska’ Album Released

When Bruce Springsteen started recording a batch of new songs to a four-track tape machine in his New Jersey bedroom in January 1982, he wasn’t planning to release an album. The acoustic demos were to be used as guidelines for the E Street Band, who would bring their epic heft to the two dozen or so songs Springsteen had recently written. But something happened along the way to Springsteen’s sixth album: The more he listened to the bare, stark songs on the cassette he carried around, the more he thought this was how they were supposed to sound.

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40 Years Ago: ‘Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert’ Debuts

From his days at New York's famed Brill Building, through the behind-the-scenes power struggle with the Monkees and on through the years, Don Kirshner's position in the world or pop music in unquestionable. "The Man with the Golden Ear," as he was commonly known, built his legend as a maverick with his hands in music publishing as well as finding new talent. In late-1972, he embarked on a new venture, bringing live rock and roll music into living rooms across America with a show called 'In Concert' on ABC.

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Eric Clapton
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Eric Clapton Collects Rare ’70s Material for Box Set

Eric Clapton fans with a little extra cash lying around will have a chance to relive God's mid-'70s glory days this fall with a sprawling six-disc box set that collects rare, remastered and unreleased cuts.

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John Bonham
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33 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham Dies

On Sept. 25, 1980, at 32 years of age, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham passed away, inadvertently bringing an end to one of rock's greatest bands.

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44 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Paul Is Dead’ Rumors Hit the Papers

Paul McCartney is alive and well, but a well-placed rumor in 1969 had some thinking otherwise. On September 23, 1969, the Northern Star newspaper of Northern Illinois University published a story claiming that McCartney had been killed in a car crash a few years earlier and had been replaced by a look-alike. A radio station in Detroit picked up on the story and ran with it. Within a month, the story had gone global and Beatles fans worldwide were collectively scratching their heads.

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Mark Knopfler
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25 Years Ago: Dire Straits Break Up

Classic rock history is littered with unexpected tragedies and surprising reversals of fate, but other events can be seen coming from a mile away – case in point, the official break up of Dire Straits, which was announced b

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30 Years Ago-Huey and ‘Sports’

In the summer of 1983, Huey Lewis and the News were just another mildly successful rock band with a couple of mid-sized hits to their name. One year later, they were on top of the album charts, all over Top 40 radio, and in heavy rotation on MTV.

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Son Buys Back Dad’s First Car

Typically, a parent will buy (or help pay for) a child's first car. In this video, the son is giving the father his first car for the second time.

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‘Vikings’ Season 2 Spoilers: What Will the Time Jump Change?

A few weeks ago, we learned the surprising (yet consistent) news that 'Vikings' season 2 would undergo an impressive time jump, aging the young Bjorn (Nathan O’Toole) into an older warrior portrayed by 'The Hunger Games' star Alexander Ludwig. More than a simple age-up however, what other major character dynamics will have shifted when 'Vikings' premieres its second season in 2014?

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Montana’s One-Room Schools are on Historic Places ‘Endangered’ List

The Sula School (see photo) has received community help since this photo was taken a few years ago, but all of Montana's one-room schools have been listed as a collective group of endangered historic places by the National Trust for

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