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WATCH: David Essex performs ‘Rock On’ for The Midnight Special – 1974

“Rock On”  was written by English singer David Essex and originally recorded in 1973, and was the title track to Essex’s 1973 debut studio album and was also featured on the soundtrack album to the 1973 film That’ll Be the Day, in which Essex had a starring role.  The song was released in August 1973 in the UK and reached its highest position at #3 in the UK Singles Chart in September that year,…

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VIDEO: Captain Safety Episode 1

A friend of my recently produced this great video and I wanted to share it with all of you. Here’s more from the YouTube description: This was meant to be part of a longer episode, which we began filming in Madrid. The production was not completed by the time I moved to Prague, but rather than trying to re-film the remainder in Prague, I’ve decided to upload the first part…

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VIDEO: 1975 – Kiss performs “Rock and Roll All Nite” at Cobo Hall in Detroit

Watching this video, it appears the band came out for an encore for the song, which Paul Stanley promptly tells the crowd that it was written IN Detroit, FOR Detroit. Which, obviosuly got the crowd all riled up, but still, assuming it’s true (was anyone there that night?) it made for a great end to a night of 70’s rock n roll.  According to Wikipedia: “Rock and Roll All Nite”…

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WATCH: Rolling Stones perform “Satisfaction” on Ed Sullivan Show – 1965

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

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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WATCH: Bruce Springsteen rocks “Born to Run” LIVE at Capital Theatre on September 20, 1978

Remember when Bruce used to rock? We remember when “Born to Run” exploded on the music scene in the fall of 1975, eventually reaching #3 on the Billboard charts that year and #21 on the Rolling Stone list of the 550 Greatest Songs of All Time.  The album by the same name–which also featured “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”–has since gone on to be considered by critics to be one of the…

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WATCH – The Doors – LA Woman {Jim Morrison Tribute}

It’s been more than 45 years since Jim Morrison of The Doors died in Paris at the age of 27. His music and words remain. “I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps “Oh look at that!” Then whoosh, and I’m gone … and they’ll never see anything like it ever again — and they won’t be able to forget me,…

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Today in Music History: Beatles start recording The White Album – here’s a performance of “Revolution”

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 – Gregg Allman “Midnight Rider” LIVE @ the Grand Opera House in 1973

Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band passed away this weekend far too early for his fans. He and the band had many hits along the way, including “Whippin’ Post,” “Slip Away,” and “Melissa.” But he is probably best know for this hit “Midnight Rider” released in 1973. Here’s Gregg and the band performing live at the Grand Opera House in Macon, Georgia on September 10, 1973. Enjoy! Facebook Comments

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Did ZZ Top Start Out as the 13th Floor Elevators?

Yesterday we posted an image of ZZ Top with an interesting factoid about the band, stating that it has had the same three band members since 1969.  Among the comments, one reader stated that the band had actually started out under another name The 13th Floor Elevators, a name we were not familiar with and it sounds like–from the comments–most of our readers were not either. So, of course, we…

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