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55 Years Ago: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in Plane Crash

Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy. On Feb. 3, 1959, three of the biggest stars of the day — Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, known as the Big Bopper — were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

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50 Years Ago: The Kinks Play Their First Show

On Feb. 1, 1964, the Kinks made their official debut. The concert, held at the Town Hall in Oxford, was the first time brothers Ray and Dave Davies, Mick Avory & Pete Quaife took the stage under the name the Kinks after ditching the moniker, the Ravens.

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Charles Epting for Ultimate Classic Rock
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The Eagles Soar at Los Angeles’ Newly Refurbished Forum

When it was announced last year that the Eagles would be the first band to play the newly renovated (and formerly “Fabulous”) Forum in Inglewood, Calif., tickets flew out the door.

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2014 Grammy Awards Preview

Before you settle in for music's big night, it probably helps a little to know what to expect from this year's Grammy Awards. Like many recent outings (eh, who are we kidding . . . like every single Grammys ever), the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26 isn't loaded with a ton of rock artists -- there isn't a single one among the nominees in the top two categories, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

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Led Zeppelin
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23 Years Ago: New Mexico Radio Station Plays ‘Stairway to Heaven’ for 24 Hours

Lots of people love Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' -- it isn't a beloved staple of classic rock radio for nothing -- but on Jan. 23, 1991, KLSK-FM in Albuquerque, N.M. took that love to absurd new heights.

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Phil Collins Working With Adele on First Post-Retirement Project

Turns out Phil Collins wasn't coming out of retirement to work with Genesis after all. At least not right away. Instead, it looks like he'll be working with British superstar Adele first.

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Sting Paul Simon
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Sting Won’t ‘Impersonate’ Art Garfunkel on Tour With Paul Simon

Sting and Paul Simon will begin their co-headlining tour next month, and even though the logistics have been worked out, there's still a major question to be resolved. The stars haven't figured out yet which songs they'll perform together.

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Billy Joel Announces 2014 Tour

Billy Joel is filling out his his recently announced hometown concert residency with a series of tour dates throughout 2014. Scattered among the New York City shows Joel has lined up in 2014 are a bunch of new concerts that will keep him busy across the U.S. through summer.

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Neil Young
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Neil Young to Be Honored During Grammy Week

Neil Young didn't release a studio album in 2013, but he'll still be honored during Grammy Week, with an all-star gala hosted by the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing.

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47 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Forced to ‘Spend Some Time’ With Ed Sullivan

As tough as they wanted to appear, the gritty punch of the Rolling Stones was no match for the power of Ed Sullivan. On Jan. 15, 1967, The Stones were all set to grace the Sullivan stage for their fourth appearance when they ran into a snag.

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