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Overdoses, divorce and too much drink, but with a health scare that nearly killed him and the In Step album to make, Stevie Ray Vaughan looked like he was finally getting back on track...
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The mountains and the canyons start to tremble and shake as Zep's live album gets the remaster treatment…
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Say hello to Grace Slick: Lover to Morrison. Friend of Joplin. Arrested more times than Lemmy. Took more drugs than Winehouse. Mouth like a trucker