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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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: 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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WATCH – Guess Who rocks “American Woman” – 1970 on The Midnight Special

05/09/2017

The song that was born from a broken guitar string! On this day back in 1970 (5/9) the Guess Who start a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘American Woman.’  The song was the group’s sixth Top 30 hit but their only chart topper.  According to rock and roll legend, the song was born by accident when guitarist Randy Bachman was playing a heavy riff on stage…

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WATCH – Rarely Seen Director’s Cut of Aerosmith’s Music Video for “Crazy”

05/07/2017

On this day in 1993 (May 8), Aerosmith entered the US album chart at No.1 with ‘Get A Grip’. The album went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide as well as winning the band two Grammy awards.  While “Get a Grip” doesn’t feel quite as slick as the earlier album Pump, the song “Amazing” foreshadows the band’s switch into lighter ballads, and “Cryin’” and “Living on the Edge”…

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WATCH: Eagles perform ‘Hotel California’ Live at The Capital Centre, 1977

05/07/2017

On this day in classic hits history (May 7, 1977) The Eagles hit No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hotel California’, the group’s fourth No.1!  Eventually The Eagles would on to win the 1977 Grammy Award for “Record of the Year” for ‘Hotel California’ at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards. And if that wasn’t enough, the song’s guitar solo is ranked 8th on Guitar Magazine’s “Top 100 Guitar Solos” and was also…

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Led Zeppelin – ‘Rock and Roll’ 1973 Live Video FULL HD

05/04/2017

On May 4, 1973 Led Zeppelin opened their North American tour, which, at the time, was billed as the ‘biggest and most profitable rock & roll tour in the history of the United States’. The group would go on to gross over $4 million from their US dates, flying between gigs in ‘The Starship’ a Boeing 720 passenger jet, complete with bar, shower room, TV and video in a 30…

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