VIDEO: 1975 – Kiss performs “Rock and Roll All Nite” at Cobo Hall in Detroit

06/07/2017

Watching this video, it appears the band came out for an encore for the song, which Paul Stanley promptly tells the crowd that it was written IN Detroit, FOR Detroit. Which, obviosuly got the crowd all riled up, but still, assuming it’s true (was anyone there that night?) it made for a great end to a night of 70’s rock n roll.  According to Wikipedia: “Rock and Roll All Nite”…

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WATCH: Rolling Stones perform “Satisfaction” on Ed Sullivan Show – 1965

06/06/2017

At one time, EVERY band wanted to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show, including the Rolling Stones, back in the day.  The Stones opened their February 13, 1966 appearance with their iconic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” The song which is ranked #2 in Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and went on to become the Stones first #1 hit…

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WATCH: Thin Lizzy – The Boys are Back in Town – LIVE 1978

06/02/2017

On this day (June 2) in 1978, the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy released the live double album ‘Live And Dangerous’. It was recorded in London in 1976, and Philadelphia and Toronto in 1977, with some post-production work in Paris. It was also the last Thin Lizzy album to feature guitarist Brian Robertson. The biggest hit from the album was “The Boys Are Back in Town” which has become popular…

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WATCH: Bruce Springsteen rocks “Born to Run” LIVE at Capital Theatre on September 20, 1978

06/01/2017

Remember when Bruce used to rock? We remember when “Born to Run” exploded on the music scene in the fall of 1975, eventually reaching #3 on the Billboard charts that year and #21 on the Rolling Stone list of the 550 Greatest Songs of All Time.  The album by the same name–which also featured “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”–has since gone on to be considered by critics to be one of the…

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WATCH – The Doors – LA Woman {Jim Morrison Tribute}

06/01/2017

It’s been more than 45 years since Jim Morrison of The Doors died in Paris at the age of 27. His music and words remain. “I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps “Oh look at that!” Then whoosh, and I’m gone … and they’ll never see anything like it ever again — and they won’t be able to forget me,…

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Today in Music History: Beatles start recording The White Album – here’s a performance of “Revolution”

05/30/2017

On this day in 1968 (5/30) The Beatles began recording what would eventually be known as The White Album. It was also the first album released under the Fab Four’s new record label, Apple, and was officially titled simply “The Beatles.” According to reports, the first track they recorded for that album was ‘Revolution’.  Below is a video of the band singing “Revolution” filmed just a ew months later on September 4th…

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WATCH – Gregg Allman “Midnight Rider” LIVE @ the Grand Opera House in 1973

05/28/2017

Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band passed away this weekend far too early for his fans. He and the band had many hits along the way, including “Whippin’ Post,” “Slip Away,” and “Melissa.” But he is probably best know for this hit “Midnight Rider” released in 1973. Here’s Gregg and the band performing live at the Grand Opera House in Macon, Georgia on September 10, 1973. Enjoy!

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Did ZZ Top Start Out as the 13th Floor Elevators?

05/25/2017

Yesterday we posted an image of ZZ Top with an interesting factoid about the band, stating that it has had the same three band members since 1969.  Among the comments, one reader stated that the band had actually started out under another name The 13th Floor Elevators, a name we were not familiar with and it sounds like–from the comments–most of our readers were not either. So, of course, we…

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WATCH: Kansas rocks “Carry On Wayward Son” Live at Canada Jam 1978

05/23/2017

Kansas was riding high in the summer of 1978, their fourth album, Leftoverture, released in October 1976, had produced a hit single, “Carry On Wayward Son”, in 1977 and their follow-up, Point of Know Return, recorded at Studio in the Country and Woodland Sound in Nashville and released in October 1977, featured the title track and “Dust in the Wind”, both which would go on to be smash singles. That…

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WATCH: Cream reunites for a rockin’ rendition of “White Room”

05/22/2017

60’s British rock supergroup Cream (bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton reunited in 2005 for a concert in Albert Hall, nearly 40 years after their “final” concert, which was also that venue. Although the three musicians chose not to speak publicly about the shows, Clapton–who pushed for the reunion–would later say that he had become more “generous” in regard to his past, and that the physical…

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