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The Concert For Bangladesh: Gently Weeping

George Harrison organized a pair of benefit concerts to aid the country of his friend Ravi Shankar. The all-star lineup provided some memorable moments

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The Great Lost Rock Festival of 1969

In a way better than Woodstock? Atlantic City Pop Festival – two weeks before the famed fest in Upstate NY – had a more diverse line-up, and really rocked

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August 1, 1981: MTV Debut Was a Game Changer

The notion of a 24-hour cable TV channel airing music videos was hardly an assured success when MTV launched. It proved to be a media game changer

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Aug. 1, 2017: Steppenwolf Keyboardist Goldy McJohn Dies

The founding member, organist on all of the band’s hits including “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride,” died of a heart attack.

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D.A. Pennebaker, Documentary Film Legend, Dead at 94

The filmmaker behind ‘Monterey Pop,’ ‘Don’t Look Back,’ ‘Ziggy Stardust’ and more was the first documentarian to win a Lifetime Achievement Oscar.

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