The Beach Boys in 1964. Top row: Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. Bottom row: Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Shangri-Las on the cover of the "Leader of the Pack" single. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Prisonaires, a band formed in a Memphis-area prison, created one of Sun Records' early hits. Courtesy of Bear Family Records hide caption

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Barbara Mason had had one minor hit on Arctic by the time "Yes I'm Ready" came out in March 1965, and hit the Top 10 on both the R&B and pop charts. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jerry Lee Lewis shot to fame in the 1950s with hits such as "A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A new 63-disc box offers a complete retrospective of the Man in Black's storied career. Sony Music hide caption

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Before ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons (second from right) was in the more psychedelic Moving Sidewalks. Rancho Deluxe Productions hide caption

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Aretha Franklin became a star on the Atlantic record label after leaving Columbia. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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