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5 Busted Myths About the Pilgrims — They Ate Venison Not Turkey, and More

Thanksgiving is on record as being America’s second-favorite holiday (Christmas wins first prize, of course), so it makes sense that Thanksgiving lore is a part of our shared cultural history and something we start learning early in our lives. But it turns out a lot of what we think we know about Turkey Day is wrong.

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45 Years Ago: Cream Perform ‘Farewell Concert’

After just over two years as a band, Cream gave their final performance on Nov. 26, 1968. The concert was held at the Royal Albert Hall In England. Cream's decision to disband took fans by surprise, though simmering tensions within the band, primarily between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, came to a head, as Eric Clapton was losing interest in the band. They embarked on a 'farewell tour' of 19 cities in the U.S. before the two-night stand finale, Nov. 25 & 26, at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Is This the World’s First Selfie? [PHOTO]

While selfies took the world by storm in 2013, it turns out they've been around for a lot longer than you may think.

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5 Thanksgiving Myths Debunked — Pilgrims Didn’t Wear Buckles? (And More)

Thanksgiving, which we've been celebrating in America for centuries now, is a time of family, food and, especially, tradition. Even so, many of the stories we take as gospel about this wonderful holiday—wonderful if you’re not endlessly bickering with your relatives, that is—aren’t true at all. Myth, legend and wishful thinking play into a lot of the misconceptions surrounding Turkey Day.

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35 Years Ago: Emerson Lake and Palmer Release ‘Love Beach’

As the end of the '70s neared, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer found themselves at a commercial and creative crossroads. Worn out from years of touring and increasingly at odds with one another over which direction their music should take, they needed a break to regroup. Unfortunately, their record company had other plans for the trio.

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The Beatles’ U.S. Debut to Receive 50th Anniversary TV Tribute

The Beatles' historic U.S. debut on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' will be saluted with a TV special on its 50th anniversary early next year. The Recording Academy has lined up a bunch of artists to pay tribute to the monumental event.

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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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John Lennon’s High School Detention Sheets to Be Auctioned Off

On Nov. 22, Beatles fans will be given the opportunity to own a unique piece of memorabilia. Two sheets from Liverpool's Quarry Bank High School chronicling John Lennon's history of detention will be auctioned off.

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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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40 Years Ago: Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ Released

Even the most distinguished career has to start somewhere. For Billy Joel's life as a chart-topping solo artist, that first step started in an L.A. piano bar.

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