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47 Years Ago: The Byrds Release ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’

The Byrds' released one of their best albums, 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo,' in August 1968.

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27 Years Ago: Metallica Overcome Adversity With ‘… And Justice for All’

Metallica overcome adversity to release their challenging fourth album.

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17 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Cut ‘Use Your Illusion’ in Half

Guns N Roses trim 30 songs down to 12 for swearing-averse retailers.

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38 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Dies

On Aug. 16, 1977, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, died.

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See Billy Joel’s New Daughter Della Rose Joel

Just a few weeks after tying the knot in a surprise ceremony, newlyweds Billy and Alexis Joel have announced the birth of their daughter, Della Rose.

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47 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Together for the First Time

On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time.

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38 Years Ago: The Police Fire Their Original Guitarist

For most of 1977, the Police's guitarist was Henry Padovani, a former Jimi Hendrix disciple from Corsica who shaved off his hippie-length hair and beard and joined the punk flock after catching a Curved Air performance.

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47 Years Ago: Janis Joplin Becomes a Star With Big Brother & the Holding Company’s ‘Cheap Thrills’

Cheap Thrills was Big Brother's second album, but in a way it's their first real statement.

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This Day in Rock History: August 10

Ultimate Classic Rock presents This Day in Rock History for August 10.

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32 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release Their Only Album With Ian Gillan, ‘Born Again’

In August 1983, Black Sabbath released Born Again, their 11th album and the only one to feature former Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan.

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27 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Finally Hits No. 1

Guns N' Roses' initial project didn't reach No. 1 in the U.S. until Aug. 6, 1988, more than a year after its release.

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32 Years Ago: David Crosby Sentenced to Prison

Given how frequently their illegal actions are reported, it's surprising that most rockers haven't served jail time. David Crosby was not one of the lucky ones.

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