WATCH: Bon Jovi – ‘I’ll Be There for You’ – LIVE 1988 in Tokyo

01/20/2018

“I’ll Be There for You” was from Bon Jovi’s 1988 album New Jersey and was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. Eventually the song reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Mainstream rock charts.  It became the band’s third single from the album when it was released as a single in 1989 and, because the Bon Jovi was at its peak popularity at this time,…

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WATCH: ZZ Top – ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’ – LIVE 2013

01/20/2018

With an unchanged line-up stretching back to 1969 (Holy Crap!) and global album sales in excess of 50 million, ZZ Top continue to delight fans around the world with brilliant live concerts and great music. The band has made a number of visits to Montreux over the years and this concert from the 2013 Festival is undoubtedly one of their finest live performances. The set list blends tracks from early…

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WATCH: Three Dog Night performs ‘The Show Must Go On’ LIVE – 1974

01/19/2018

The band Three Dog Night had an incredible 21 Billboard Top 40 hits–with three of those hitting No. 1–in a short span of time between between 1969 and 1975. One of their oddest hits during that period was a song called ‘The Show Must Go On’ originally written and released by British singer Leo Sayer (of ‘Long Tall Glasses’ fame) that used circus life as an analogy to the troubles…

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WATCH: Def Leppard performs “Pour Some Sugar on Me” LIVE – 1988

01/18/2018

“Pour Some Sugar on Me” was a single off Def Leppard’s hugely popular 1987 album Hysteria. It eventually reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in July of 1988, but was ultimately ranked #2 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of the 80s” in 2006. For many rock fans, it’s the ultimate “head banger” song. Not sure where this LIVE video is from, but it captures the band on…

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WATCH: Electric Light Orchestra ‘Can’t Get It Out of My Head’ 1974 – LIVE in Australia

01/17/2018

“Can’t Get It Out of My Head” was written by Jeff Lynne and recorded by his band, The Electric Light Orchestra (aka ELO) and was released off the band’s fourth album Eldorado in November of 1974.  The song went on to became the band’s first top 10 single in the United States, reaching number 9 on March 5, 1975, and helped boost public awareness of the band in the United…

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WATCH: Guns N’ Roses – ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’ LIVE at the Ritz – 1988

01/17/2018

If there was every any doubt about how well Guns N’ Roses performed in concert, their now famous Live at the Ritz performance in 1988 really solidified Gn’R as a great band and one that would stand the test of time. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” is off the band’s debut album, Appetite for Destruction (1987) and was released in August 1988 as the album’s third single. The song eventually topped…

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WATCH: Van Halen ‘Everybody Wants Some’ – LIVE Largo, MD on October 12, 1982

01/16/2018

“Everybody Wants Some!!” is the second track off Van Halen’s 1980 album Women and Children First. Despite not being a big song on the radio, it’s one of the band’s most popular songs, and started as a concert highlight during Van Halen’s early concerts, as you can see from this video take in October of 1982 in Largo, Maryland. It also features heavily, as the title would imply, in the…

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WATCH: Ozark Mountain Daredevils – ‘Chicken Train’ – 1976 LIVE

01/15/2018

This is the fourth track off the 70’s country/Southern rock band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils’ self titled debut album. It’s everything you’d expect from a song called ‘Chicken Train’ and more! It’s a strange tune, and even stranger to watch the Ozark Mountain Daredevils perform it LIVE in this video from 1976. We give you ‘Chicken Train’!

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

01/13/2018

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?

01/12/2018

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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