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The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, James Brown and more with their audiences

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Police hold back a crowd of young fans outside Buckingham Palace, London, as the Beatles receive their MBEs.

Keith Richards The Rolling Stones

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Keith Richards

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones signs an autograph for three fans outside the Chevron Hotel in Sydney during the band's Australian tour in 1965. 

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin perform at the Forum on September 4th, 1970 in Los Angeles, California.  

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, California circa 1980. 

Ringo Starr The Beatles

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Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr of the Beatles on a beach in Miami, Florida, getting kissed by female fans, circa 1964. 

Bill Wyman, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones

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The Rolling Stones

Bill Wyman, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones receive bouquets in New York in 1964.

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley of Kiss

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Kiss

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley of Kiss pose on the back of a truck surrounded by fans during the "Day in the Life of a Town" event in Cadillac, Michigan in October 1975. 

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust

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David Bowie

Fans reach out to touch the hand of David Bowie during the concert at the Hammersmith Odeon where Bowie announced that he was retiring his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust, circa 1973.

Rush

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Rush

Fans cheering before a performance by Rush at the McMorran Arena in Port Huron during their All the World's a Stage tour in May, 1977. 

Frank Zappa

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Frank Zappa

A view of the fans of Frank Zappa at the Oval Cricket Grounds of London on September 17th, 1972. 

Eric Faulkner of the Bay City Rollers

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Bay City Rollers

Eric Faulkner of the Bay City Rollers performs as fans crowd the front of the stage and reach up to him in Nykobing Falster, Denmark, circa 1975.

Chuck Berry

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry struts his signature "duck walk" while playing his Gibson guitar during a concert at the Palladium in Hollywood, California, circa 1980. 

Kevin Coyne

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Kevin Coyne

Kevin Coyne tunes his guitar before his performance at a free pop concert in Hyde Park, London, circa 1974. 

The Beatles

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The Beatles

Fans of the Beatles hold up their tickets for a concert beside a group of fans being restrained by police, who are queueing up for tickets in Lewisham, south London, circa 1963.