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30 Years Ago: Paul Simon Releases ‘Hearts and Bones’

For a good long while, everything Paul Simon touched turned to gold or platinum, first during his years as one-half of Simon & Garfunkel, and continuing through a string of successful solo albums. But by the early '80s, he'd hit a bit of a rough spot.

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35 Years Ago: The Police Release Their Debut Album

When the Police's debut album came out on Nov. 2, 1978, it sounded like little else on the music landscape at the time. The band was lumped in with punk and burgeoning New Wave groups at the time, but it played a mix of reggae and rock-inspired pop with all the time-shifting complexities found in prog and jazz.

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45 Years Ago: George Harrison Releases the First Beatles Solo Album

With the release of 'Wonderwall Music' in November 1968, George Harrison was the first Beatle to step into the spotlight on his own. Recording sessions actually began a year earlier -- when the Beatles were recording their annual Christmas message -- with 'India' and 'Swordfencing,' both working titles that would be changed before release.

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20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Bond’ Girls

Think you know everything about Pussy Galore, Holly Goodhead, and the rest of these fantasy ladies? Think again. Check out twenty facts you probably didn’t know about Bond girls.

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Watch: Celebrities Who Were Contestants on Game Shows Before They Were Famous

Sometimes it can be hard to crack Hollywood when you're an up and coming actor. You've got to play the game -- or in this case, the game show. Many of your favorite actors and actresses were guests on classic game shows before they hit the big time and became household names

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Paul McCartney Still Gets Songwriting Advice From John Lennon

Much has been made of Paul McCartney's decision to reach out to some unexpected collaborators for his latest album, 'New.' But as he revealed during a recent interview, he still seeks advice from his oldest songwriting partner.

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45 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Release ‘Electric Ladyland’

One of rock’s most groundbreaking and ambitious albums, The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland,’ arrived in stores in October 1968. In a way, humanity is still trying to catch up to its futuristic musical vision.

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The Who Will Retire From the Road After 50th Anniversary Shows

The Who have announced that they will quit touring -- this time for good -- after they play a series of 50th-anniversary shows in 2015.

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50 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Records ‘The Times They Are A-Changin”

Sessions for Bob Dylan's third album, 'The Times They Are A Changin,' began just a few months after the last tracks for his second LP, 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan,' wrapped up. The tapes began rolling on Aug. 6, 1963, and finished on Oct. 31. 

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50 Years Ago – The Beatles Complete Their Second Album

As opposed to the marathon session that produced most most of the Beatles' first album, their follow-up, 'With the Beatles,' was recorded during a series of dates in the summer and fall of 1963. The final day of recording took place on the morning of Oct. 23, 1963 at Studio Two at Abbey Road.

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