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  • WATCH: The Cars  “Just What I Needed” on The Midnight Special 1978
  • WATCH: Rod Stewart – Maggie May (LIVE 1972) *Rare* HQ

WATCH: Mötley Crüe & Steely Dan Mashup becomes “Look Again”

What happens when you take Steely Dan’s “Do It Again” and mash it up with Mötley Crüe’s “Looks That Kill?” You get a song that rock fans are either going to totally love, or totally hate. Everyone we’ve shared this with has been on either extreme … there doesn’t seem to be any in-between on this one musical marriage. For the record, “Looks That Kill” by Mötley Crüe was released…

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WATCH: Van Halen’s first TV concert footage – Nov. 24, 1979 – Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert

Back in 1979, before there was an MTV, Van Halen was getting some radio airplay for “Dance the Night Away” but wasn’t really making headway with any of their new material.  So, on May 18 of that year, Warner Brothers filmed the band performing three songs, “Dance the Night Away,” “You’re No Good,” and “Bottoms Up!” which ultimately was shown on the popular Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert television during the November…

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WATCH: Charlie Dore sings “Pilot of the Airwaves” – 1979

Even if you do remember the song, you probably don’t remember the artist, English singer/songwriter Charlie Dore. She came out of nowhere in 1979 with the catchy tribute to late-night disc jockeys, “Pilot of the Airways’ and the song went on to reach No. 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and also earned her the Record World New Female Artist of the Year, and an ASCAP award.  The song…

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WATCH: Slade vs Quiet Riot: Who Covered “Cum on Feel the Noize” Better?

As some of you already know, we posted of video Quiet Riot performing their hit “Cum on Feel the Noize” from the 1983 US Festival a little while back to celebrate the release of their Metal Health album in March of 1983. Along the way we found the original version of the song by Slade from way back 1973.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Slade, they’re an…

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WATCH: The Ramones rock “Blitzkrieg Bop” LIVE from 1977

The “Blitzkrieg Bop” had gone from hard-hitting rock anthem to mainstream commercial fare. Pretty sure that’s not what The Ramones intended when they released as the band’s debut single in February 1976, but that’s how things turn out in the music business sometimes. “Blitzkrieg Bop” was, of course, the opening track on the band’s debut album, Ramones, that was released April 23, 1976.  According to the band, the song was credited to the…

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WATCH: William Shatner ‘sings’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” 1967

According to Rolling Stone Magazine, “William Shatner’s 1967 debut LP The Transformed Man is perhaps the most mocked album in the history of recorded music. Released at the height of the psychedelic movement, the album mixes famous poems and Shakespeare works with pop music – all delivered with Shatner’s signature overly-dramatic speaking voice. It’s more bizarre than it sounds. Shatner claims he recorded “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” in…

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WATCH: Georgia Satellites rock “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” LIVE

Another great LIVE video! Not only do the Satellites have fun with the audience participation portion of “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” but they also transition seamlessly into the Rolling Stones classic “It’s Only Rock and Roll.” “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” was written by the group’s lead singer, Dan Baird, and was released in 1986 as their debut single from their self-titled first album which ultimately reached #2 on…

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WATCH: The Cars rock “Bye Bye Love” LIVE in1979 – Rock Goes to College BBC

What a great live performance! First off, the video itself says it was recorded in 1978, but my research claims that The Cars were on the BBC’s Rock Goes to College on January 13, 1979 at the University of Sussex, although the series did run in both ’78 & ’79. But close enough. The Cars were formed in late 1976 and spent 1977 touring the east coast developing their sound and…

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WATCH: Twisted Sister – “I Wanna Rock!” LIVE – 1984 – Stay Hungry Tour

What a great live performance by heavy metal band Twisted Sister, originally hailing from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey! Although the band’s roots go back to 1972, the popular version of the band got its start in 198798 when Danny “Dee” Snider joined the band, and the group took a heavier musical direction, influenced by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Slade, and Alice Cooper.  It was Twisted Sister’s third studio album, Stay Hungry,…

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WATCH: Very Sexy Pat Benatar LIVE @ ’82 US Festival: “Promises in the Dark” & “Heartbreaker”

Another great video from one of the US Festivals, this one in 1982.  For those of you not familiar with the US Festival, they were put on by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak who believed that the 1970s were the “Me” generation and intended the US Festivals to encourage the 1980s to be more community-oriented and combine technology with rock music. Yeah, right. Benatar, dressed in black, was on the stage…

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