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45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Arrested in Arizona

A delayed flight leads to big trouble for the Doors frontman.

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Bob Dylan
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46 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s ‘John Wesley Harding’ Album Released

In mid-1966, following a whirlwind couple of years in which he became a legend and a reluctant star, Bob Dylan withdrew from the public eye. And he found a reason that was fitting of his testy image at the time: He claimed he was in a motorcycle accident, which fans still dispute to this day. Was it real? Or was it staged so that the increasingly agitated and reclusive singer-songwriter could get away from it all for a while and clear his head?

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Ace Frehley
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37 Years Ago: Ace Frehley Nearly Electrocuted Onstage at Kiss Concert

Kiss were one of the top arena draws of the '70s, staging some of the most impressive concert spectacles of that era with their over-the-top theatrical performances. But the power of their live production almost cost guitarist Ace Frehley his life at a gig on Dec. 12, 1976, at the Lakeland Civic Center in Florida, when an unforeseen technical glitch caused him to nearly be electrocuted onstage.

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46 Years Ago: Jim Morrison of the Doors Maced and Arrested in New Haven

One of the most mythologized and romanticized figures in rock history, Doors front man Jim Morrison possessed a deep-seated anti-authoritarian streak that repeatedly landed him in trouble. On Dec. 9, 1967, the rebellious rocker was arrested at a Doors gig in New Haven, Conn., earning him the dubious distinction of being, as far as we know, the first rock star ever arrested onstage during a performance.

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46 Years Ago: Traffic’s ‘Mr. Fantasy’ Released

Traffic are rightly remembered today as titans of jazz-rock and soul -- but on their 1967 debut album, 'Mr. Fantasy,' released 46 years ago this month, Steve Winwood and company were busy riding the psychedelic coattails of 'Sgt. Pepper.'

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Buffalo Springfield
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46 Years Ago: ‘Buffalo Springfield Again’ Album Released

By the time Buffalo Springfield started recording their second album during the first half of 1967, the five members were barely speaking to each other. Neil Young wasn’t around much. Their bass player was battling drug problems. And a series of studio musicians was called in to help shape the three main writers’ songs.

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Steely Dan
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36 Years Ago: Steely Dan Release ‘Aja’

'Aja,' Steely Dan's sixth studio album, which was the artistic pinnacle of the '70s jazz-rock movement, turns 36 years old this week.

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Black Sabbath
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41 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Vol. 4′

Metal pioneers Black Sabbath were reaching beyond their heavy musical roots by the time they recorded their fourth album in 1972, coming up with an amalgam of classic heavy riffing, a growing sense of melody, and even some touches of progressive rock. The album endures as a classic today - even though it was almost derailed by the band's growing substance abuse.

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Eric Clapton
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Eric Clapton’s Deluxe ‘Sock’

Eric Clapton's new album 'Old Sock' will be released Tuesday (March 12) but it's already getting the limited edition, deluxe release treatment.

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David Bowie
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New Bowie Album A Hit

David Bowie's new album has been released just about everywhere but the U.S. and it looks like he has a hit on his hands.

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