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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.
Bob Geldof
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35 Years Ago: A School Shooting Inspires Boomtown Rats’ ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’

While Bob Geldof's philanthropic efforts remain his greatest contribution to humanity, it should also be remembered that he was also the frontman for the Boomtown Rats, who had a string of hits in their native Ireland and throughout the U.K. from the mid '70s to the early '80s. Their biggest, 'I Don't Like Mondays,' was inspired by a school shooting that took place on Jan. 29, 1979.

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John Lennon And Yoko Ono

30 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Milk And Honey’ Released

When John Lennon was killed on Dec. 8, 1980, he was in the midst of recording the follow-up to the recently released 'Double Fantasy.' Those songs, combined with some outtakes from the 'Double Fantasy' sessions, were compiled by his widow, Yoko Ono on their album 'Milk and Honey,' which came out on Jan. 27, 1984.

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Bruce Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen Lowers Price of Concert Downloads, Premieres New Video

A week after announcing that he would begin offering fans the opportunity to download concerts from his upcoming 'High Hopes' tour, Bruce Springsteen has made a significant addition to the plan. The new model both reduces the price and does away with its most confusing aspect, the USB wristband.

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Bruce Springsteen
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Chris Christie Avoids Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Late Night’ Spoof

Bruce Springsteen's new album 'High Hopes' has received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. However, fans all over the world have raved about his appearance last week on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,' where he sang a parody of 'Born to Run' about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's traffic scandal.

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