• WATCH: “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” LIVE by Looking Glass – 1972
  • WATCH: Bob Seger – “Beautiful Loser” Rare LIVE Version – 1976?
  • WATCH: Dire Straits – “Money for Nothing” @ Wembley Arena, July 10, 1985
  • WATCH: Elvin Bishop “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – LIVE on The Midnight Special – Oct 21, 1977
  • WATCH: Ace – “How Long (Has This Been Going On)” – LIVE 1977

WATCH: Triumph – “Lay It On The Line” (Video)

“Lay It On The Line” was written by Triumph founder and co-frontman Rik Emmett and surprisingly peaked at only #86 on the US Hot 100 after their breakout hit “Hold On” which were both off their 1979 album, Just a Game. The band, which hails from Ontario, Canada, claims Rush as an early influence of their music and are considered part of the harder-edged progressive power-rock movement of the late…

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WATCH: Lawrence Welk’s version of “One Toke Over The Line” -1971

Wait, what? When I first saw the link to this video I thought it was a joke or parody of some kind, but nope, it’s an official segment from the famous Lawrence Welk Show which ran on television from 1955 to 1982.  Did they realize what they were singing?  Gail Farrell and Dick Dale sing Brewer and Shipley’s song “One Toke Over The Line,”  and Lawrence describes this song as a…

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WATCH: Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is” LIVE @ Farm Aid 1985

Who remembers Farm Aid? Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers.  (For more information about Farm Aid, visit: http://farmaid.org) Foreigner performed this LIVE version of “I Want To Know What Love Is” at the inaugural version of Farm Aid…

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WATCH: Chicago vs. Black Sabbath – “Plenty High or 6 to 4?”

Another great mash-up! This time we have Chicago’s Classic “25 or 6 to 4” and Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath’s “Sweet Leaf” which actually meld nicely together, don’t you think? Interesting, the songs came out within a year of each other back in the day, “25 or 6 to 4” in 1970 and “Sweet Leaf” in 1971. Here’s more on each song from Wikipedia: “25 or 6 to 4” is…

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WATCH: Paul McCartney & Wings – “Live and Let Die” LIVE – 1976

So you like strobe lights and explosions, because with Paul McCartney and Wings in the mid-70’s you got strobe lights and explosions! And this LIVE version of “Live and Let Die” (the theme song to a popular James Bond movie at the time) is no exception. Linda McCartney introduces the song which debuted in 1973, right before the movie came out. Here’s more on the song from Wikipedia: “Live and…

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WATCH: “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” – Sugarloaf ’74 vs Van Halen ’75

I had intended to just find a great LIVE version of Sugarloaf’s quirky 1974 hit, “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” but about all I could find was a recording of Sugarloaf’s album version (nice, but not the same as a LIVE performance) and surprisingly, a recording less than a year later of a bootleg tape of one of Van Halen’s early concerts also singing the song! Obviously David Lee…

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WATCH: The Romantics – “Talking In Your Sleep” -Rare LIVE Video – San Antonio 1984

“Talking in Your Sleep” is a chart-topping hit song by Detroit rock band The Romantics. It was a #3 U.S. hit in early 1984 and became a UK hit in August that year for British band Bucks Fizz. It ultimately became a hit throughout the world, and was the group’s most successful song. The song was from the Romantics’ 1983 album In Heat and was their biggest hit, selling more…

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WATCH: AC/DC – “Back In Black” LIVE (1980 – 2009)

What could be better than one AC/DC concert version of “Back in Black?”  How about dozens of different versions of the band performing the song over a 30 year period from 1980 to 2009? Some of the footage is better than others, but kudos to Bucksttabu for putting this compilation together! Here’s more on the song from Wikipedia: “Back in Black” is a song by AC/DC, appearing as the first…

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WATCH: Dickie Goodman – “Energy Crisis ’74”

Who remembers the Energy Crisis of the early 1970’s? More importantly who remembers the satire record by Dickie Goodman called “Energy Crisis ’74?” Here’s more about the record from Wikipedia: The record is a satire of the 1973 energy crisis in the United States, and was moderately successful; it peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the first Top 40 hit for Goodman as a solo artist…

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WATCH: David Bowie’s First TV Appearance 1970 – “Space Oddity”

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen video of David Bowie before with long hair and without any of the Ziggy Stardust makeup, clothes or persona. It’s both odd and interesting at the same time! Released on July 11, 1969, “Space Oddity” became Bowie’s first Top 5 hit in the United Kingdom and also earned him a prestigious Ivor Novello Award in England. The video below shows him performing the song LIVE…

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