Lisa Robinson interviews a young Michael Jackson at his family's house in Encino, Calif., in October 1972. Andrew Kent/Courtesy of Riverhead Books hide caption

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British rockers Led Zeppelin pose in front of their private plane, dubbed "The Starship," in 1973. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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As the NPR Music team and others prepared to leave the network's old headquarters, mysterious messages began appearing on the windows and walls: "Everything will be better!" Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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The fictional band from This Is Spinal Tap plays a real-life concert in 1984. Nigel Tufnel, the guitarist played by Christopher Guest, favored amplifiers whose volume could be cranked up to 11. Ebet Roberts/Redferns hide caption

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A levee on the Mississippi River in Louisiana during the Great Flood of 1927. Hulton Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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As a boy, Robert Plant marveled at the voices of Smokey Robinson and James Brown on the radio. Getty Images hide caption

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