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WATCH: Don McLean sings ‘American Pie’ LIVE at the BBC – 1972

One of the most iconic rock songs of all time, ‘American Pie’ holds a special place in the hearts for many rock fans.  It was released on McLean’s American Pie album in 1971, and shot to number-one in the United States in early 1972, for four weeks from January 15 to February 5.  As most fans also know, the lyrics repeatedly mentioned “day the music died” in reference to the…

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WATCH: ‘Come and Get Your Love’ by Redbone on The Midnight Special LIVE – 1974

How many rock ‘n’ roll songs performed LIVE on national television start with a minute-long traditional Native American dance?  Probably not very many, which is why this 1974 video of the band Redbone performing their 1974 smash ‘Come and Get Your Love’ on The Midnight Special is so cool. Many fans didn’t know that the band was actually made up entirely of Native Americans, but Redbone clearly wanted to put…

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The Story Behind Steely Dan’s ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’ w. VIDEO

Steely Dan’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” was released in early 1974 and was the opening track of their third album Pretzel Logic. It also turned out to be the most successful single of the group’s career, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the summer of 1974. Along the way, the song has been interpreted by a number of fans, many today who claim that…

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‘Blinded by the Light’ Was Originally Written & Performed by … Bruce Springsteen?

A little piece of rock history that we just recently learned about: the classic ‘Blinded by the Light’, which shot to #1 on the Billboard charts in 1977, was originally written by none other than “The Boss” himself, Bruce Springsteen! It first appeared on his 1973 debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., but was later famously covered by British rock band Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. The cover version changed…

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WATCH: Ozark Mountain Daredevils play ‘If You Wanna Get To Heaven’ LIVE – 1974

Who remembers the Ozark Mountain Daredevils? (What a great name for a 70’s band!) OMD were a Southern rock/country rock band formed in 1972 in Springfield, Missouri and are primarily known for two hits: “If You Wanna Get to Heaven” in 1974 and “Jackie Blue” in 1975. “If You Wanna Get To Heaven” is from their 1973 album The Ozark Mountain Daredevils and reached #25 on the U.S. Billboard. This video…

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VIDEO: The Rolling Stones’ ‘Time Waits for No One’ – 1974

This song was recorded in November 1973 & January 1974, then released on the Rolling Stone’s 1974 album It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll.  ‘Time Waits for No One’ was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards,  and features a slower, smoother melody than a lot of the music the Stones are best known. The song’s distinctive groove has also been compared to another track fans may be more familiar with,  “Waiting…

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WATCH! The Hollies perform ‘Long Cool Woman’ LIVE on TV in 1976

One of the great rock tunes from the early 70s that still holds up well today. “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” (aka “Long Cool Woman” and “Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)”) was from the British group The Hollies and was part of their Distant Light album and was released as a single in April 1972. It eventually went on to sell over two million copies worldwide…

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WATCH! 38 Special performs ‘Hold on Loosely’ LIVE – 1981

Another great “southern rock” anthem, this time from the band 38 Special. It’s their 1981 hit ‘Hold on Loosely’ from their fourth studio album Wild-Eyed Southern Boys. It eventually hit number 27 on the Billboard charts. Interesting Fact: 38 Special was founded by Donnie Van Zant, whose older brother Ronnie was the original lead singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd who died in that infamous 1977 plane crash in Mississippi. Here they…

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Supertramp’s ‘It’s Raining Again’ Music Video – 1982: 40 Million Views?

Searching on Youtube for another Supertramp song and I see that this video for ‘It’s Raining Again’, released in 1982, has nearly 40 MILLION VIEWS. Wait, what? I was a fan of Supertramp back in the day (loved their album ‘Breakfast in America’) but 40 million views of a song that debuted at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No. 11. According to some sources, the…

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WATCH: Molly Hatchet – ‘Flirtin’ With Disaster’ performed LIVE -1979

When I think of great music to listen to while driving in the car, Molly Hatchet’s smash ‘Flirtin’ With Disaster’, immediately comes to mind.  For some reason, it makes you want to hit the gas, and go just a little bit faster.  (I’m even convince the song speeds up as it goes along, almost egging you on!) This 1979 song was off Molly Hatchet’s second album by the same name,…

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