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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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WATCH: Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Takin’ Care of Business” LIVE at Vancouver

Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Takin’ Care of Business” is another one of those 70’s hits that you immediately recognize within the first couple of notes. While this song gets a lot of air play on classic rock stations these days (as well as back in the day when it was hit in 1973) the video I found captures a LIVE concert performance with a audience of screaming teenagers that really seems to…

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WATCH: Nazareth – “Hair Of The Dog” LIVE – Houston 1981 (Son of a Bitch)

This is one of those songs that I loved to listen to, but dreaded getting caught by my parents as the term “son of a bitch” while regularly spoken by at least one of the adults in the house, was also considered profanity. And yes, somehow listening to a rock song with profanity was treated the same as me actually saying a swear word, and carried the same punishment. Parents!…

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WATCH: The Story Behind The Knack’s “My Sharona”

Ever wonder where the idea for some hit tunes come from? Like The Knack’s 1979 hit “My Sharona?” Well, if you believe this video, it was named after a 17-year-old girl who lead singer Doug Fieger, then 25, had just met … even though he already had a girlfriend, but was still so obsessed he wrote a song about her! I’ll let the video tell the rest of the story–and…

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WATCH: Odd Video to “No Sugar Tonight” by The Guess Who

So, I come across a lot of strange stuff while surfing the Internet. Some good strange and some bad strange. Not sure exactly where this one falls. Obviously the music by The Guess Who is awesome: No Sugar Tonight from 1970, a classic rock song by a great band. The fact that someone took the time to create this music video to the song is great, but the the theme…

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WATCH: “Driver’s Seat” by Sniff ‘n’ The Tears LIVE – 1980 on Dutch TV

I know you know this song by heart, but who remembers the band “Sniff ‘n’ The Tears? The British band made eight albums over the years, starting in 1979, but “Driver’s Seat” off their debut album Fickle Heart was the only real hit they ever had. In fact, the song didn’t do nearly as well in the UK not because the public didn’t like it, but because the record label…

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WATCH: Synth Sounds of Van Halen’s “Jump” – What Makes It Special?

Van Halen has always been know as a “guitar group” but how unmistakable is the opening synthesizer portion of “Jump?” I mean, you could “name that tune” after the first chord, couldn’t you? William Kurk not onl takes you through ALL the tips and tricks VH used to create this unique sound, but how to play it yourself, if you so desire. Here’s more from his article at Reverb.com: Given…

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WATCH: Eddie Money – “Baby Hold On To Me” LIVE on The Midnight Special 1977

Was there ever a less likely rock star than Eddie Money? Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney (like really, who’s last name is actually Money?) into a large Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. Contrary to popular music folklore, Money wasn’t actually a New York City cop before hitting the big time, but his grandfather, father, and one of his brothers were, and Eddie was an…

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