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Dave Lifton, who writes for both Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser, is a podcaster and author of several books. A native of New York, he now lives in Chicago, where he's usually staring out at Lake Michigan from his apartment or getting into arguments with Bears fans. Also, he likes Bruce Springsteen and pulled pork sandwiches.
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32 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Records ‘Nebraska’

Following the massive success of 1980's double album 'The River,' many expected Bruce Springsteen to follow up his first No. 1 album with another set of radio-friendly rock songs. Instead, the songwriter released 'Nebraska,' a stark acoustic record that was mostly recorded in one session, on Jan. 3, 1982.

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43 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Sues to Breaks up the Beatles

One of the reasons the Beatles defined the 1960s is because they broke up shortly after that decade had ended. On Dec. 31, 1970, Paul McCartney took the first step in dissolving the group by filing a lawsuit against his three bandmates and their parent company, Apple Corps.

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Hear Paul McCartney’s Collaboration With the Bloody Beetroots

As we reported back in June, Paul McCartney recorded a track with Italian electronic musician Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, who works under the name the Bloody Beetroots. The song, 'Out of Sight,' has just been released. You can hear the song below.

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45 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Temporarily Quits the Beatles

Although they wouldn't officially disband until April 1970, the first signs that the four-headed beast known as the Beatles was starting to come apart at the seams took place on Aug. 22, 1968. A little more than six years to the day that he performed his first show with the group, drummer Ringo Starr walked out during the recording sessions for 'The Beatles.'

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Bruce Springsteen Discusses Burgers With Fan

At a legendary concert at the Main Point in Bryn Mawr, Penn., on Feb. 5, 1975, Bruce Springsteen covered Chuck Berry's 'Back in the U.S.A.,' emphasizing the original rock poet's line about being "where them hamburgers sizzle on an open grill night and day." Nearly 40 years later, Springsteen went into greater detail about the classic American food with a fan.

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Rod Stewart Recalls Mick Jagger’s Group Sex Invite

The sex life of Rod Stewart is truly the stuff of legend that could make a grown man cry, even if, by his own admission, it was "sad." But recently he's been disclosing that, back in the day, he turned down some high-profile offers. In May, he said that he ran from the notorious Plaster Casters, and, in a new interview, he shot down Mick Jagger's request for group sex.

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