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30 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release ‘Long After Dark’

By 1982, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had already racked up an impressive string of hits that included such future classics as 'American Girl,' 'Refugee,' and 'The Waiting' -- but as they proved on their fifth album, 'Long After Dark,' they were just getting started.

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Greg Allen
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The Story of Neil Young’s Sorta Sequel ‘Harvest Moon’

While he was being hailed as the "Godfather of Grunge," Neil Young returned to the country-folk sounds of his classic 'Harvest.'

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This Day in History for October 23 — First Meeting of United Nations General Assembly, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

42 B.C.: Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi (more info)

1850: The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts (more info)

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It’s National School Lunch Week!

So I graduated from high school in 1979 -- Hanford Falcons YEAH! -- I spent the last couple of years in school jumping in my buddy's car and heading to to Artic Circle drive in in Richland, maybe McDonalds...

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Columbia
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How Billy Joel’s ’52nd Street’ Became the First Compact Disc Released

The first commercial compact disc was released on Oct. 1, 1982 in Japan, heralding a quantum shift in the way fans would consume music for the next two decades.

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RIP Neil Armstrong — Fellow Astronauts Mourn His Death

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away this weekend from complications caused by recent heart surgery. He was 82 years old.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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First Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong Dead at Age 82

 

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The first person to set foot on the Earth’s moon, Neil Armstrong passed away today (Aug. 25) due to complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82.

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This Day in History for August 19 – The Beatles Go On Tour and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1812 – The American frigate USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” after defeating the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada (More info)

1909 – The first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500 (More info)

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This Day in History for July 21 – Battle of Bull Run and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1861 – Confederate forces win at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War (More info)

1865 – In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown (More info)

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U.S. Capitol
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This Day in History for July 4 – Declaration of Independence Signed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress (More info)

1826 – Former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both die on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (More info)

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Manhattan National Park Bill Introduced In House

The House of Representatives will take up a new bill that would create a national park/monument for the Manhattan Project, including Hanford.

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Weekly Rewind: Doc Watson, Foreigner + More

The biggest classic rock stories of the week find us saying sad goodbyes to two highly influential (and very different) guitar players, wishing Foreigner keyboardist Michael Bluestien all the best in his recently revealed cancer battle, and giggle as Gene Simmons’s famous collection of nudie pictures goes up in flames on his terribly corny TV show.

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