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    This Week in Rock History, September 18 – 24
    Over the years, the third week in September has yielded scores of memorable rock and roll-related events. In 1985, for instance, the first Farm Aid benefit was staged. Read about that moment and others—along with noteworthy births, deaths, and album releases—in the listings below.
    Jimmy Page’s Les Paul Legacy
    Nineteen-sixty-nine was a banner year for rock ‘n’ roll. Besides Woodstock, it was the year of the MC5’s Kick Out the Jams, The Stooges, the Stones’ Let It Bleed, Zappa’s Hot Rats, Fleetwood Mac’s Then Play On, King Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King, Blind Faith, Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica, Dylan’s Nashville Skyline, Abbey Road, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone’s Stand, and many more.
    This Week in Rock History, September 11 - 17
    Over the years, the second week in September has yielded scores of memorable rock and roll-related events. In 1962, for instance, The Beatles recorded their first two U.K. singles. Read about that moment and others—along with noteworthy births, deaths, and album releases—in the listings below.
    Southern Rock: Five Essential Bands Who Pioneered the Genre
    During the ‘70s, especially, no genre of music soared to greater prominence than southern rock did. Below, we’ve profiled five southern rock bands that best exemplify the genre’s rich legacy.
    This Week in Rock History, September 4 - 10
    Check out some significant events, album releases, births and deaths happening from September 4 through 10 in rock history.
    10 Greatest Riff-Rockers of the ‘70s
    From hundreds of worthy contenders, we’ve chosen the 10 songs below to represent the very best riff-rockers from that decade.
    This Week in Rock History, August 28 - September 3
    Read on for some significant events, album releases, births and deaths happening from August 28 through September 3 in rock history.
    Top 10 Metal Songs of All Time
    Defining metal music is never easy, but for this all-time list, Gibson.com opted to leave bands like Led Zeppelin and Queen in the hard rock camp and concentrate on the heavier metal sounds – Iron Maiden, Sabbath, Metallica and the like.
    This Week in Rock History August 21 – 27
    Check out some significant events, album releases, births and deaths happening from August 21 through August 27 in rock history.
    How Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley – and Gibson – Created Rock Lead Guitar
    Rock historians debate the ignition point of the genre. Some cite Louis Jordan’s 1940s hits like “Caledonia” and “G.I. Jive.” Others, the day Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm pulled into Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service and cut “Rocket 88.” And what about Chuck Berry’s smash debut “Maybelline” and Little Richard’s “Tutti-Fruitti?”
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