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35 Years Ago: Thomas Dolby (Eventually) Breaks Through With “The Golden Age of Wireless’

Thomas Dolby The Golden Age of Wireless
Capitol

There are, in fact, no less than six versions of Thomas Dolby's The Golden Age of Wireless.

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40 Years Ago: Parliament Unleash ‘Live P-Funk Earth Tour’ LP

Casablanca Records
Casablanca Records

George Clinton took Parliament's Mothership out of arenas and into record stores with 'Live P- Funk Earth Tour.'

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Five Years Ago: Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dies, but His Legacy Lives On

Adam Yauch MCA Beastie Boys
Mark Von Holden, Getty Images

When Adam "MCA" Yauch died on May 4, 2012, it marked the end of the Beastie Boys – but not his lasting impact.

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10 Years Ago: Dinosaur Jr. Reunite With ‘Beyond’

Fat Possum
Fat Possum

'Beyond' was Dinosaur Jr.'s first record with its original lineup since 1988's 'Bug.'

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35 Years Ago: Lester Bangs Dies

Bloomsbury Publishing
Bloomsbury Publishing

On April 30, 1982, Lester Bangs was found dead, the Human League's 'Dare' spinning on his turntable, the needle repeatedly hitting the run-out groove.

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35 Years Ago: A Flock of Seagulls’ Eponymous Debut Shows They Were More Than Just a Haircut

Jive
Jive

A Flock of Seagulls' first album smartly combined several different rising aesthetics, including New Wave, post-punk and the New Romantics.

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25 Years Ago: Annie Lennox Steps Out On Her Own With ‘Diva’

Arista
Arista

After a decade in the Eurythmics, Annie Lennox released her solo debut, 'Diva.'

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15 Years Ago: Badly Drawn Boy Composes ‘About a Boy’ Soundtrack

XL Recordings
XL Recordings

Damon Gough's score for the Hugh Grant vehicle was essentially his second album.

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10 Years Ago: Rage Against the Machine Reunite at Coachella

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

After seven years away from the spotlight, Rage Against the Machine closed out Coachella with a typically blistering set.

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25 Years Ago: XTC Produces Lush ‘Nonsuch’ Amid Continuing Label Turmoil

Virgin
Virgin

Bookended by standoffs with Virgin Records, 'Nonsuch' found XTC trying new things.

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