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

04/26/2018

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: Deep Purple – “Smoke On The Water” LIVE in New York 1973

04/11/2018

Let’s say this right off the top: “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple is probably the most overplayed song on classic rock radio. There, I said it! Seems like it’s on about once an hour, more often at peak drive times. On the other hand, how often have to seen it performed LIVE by the band, back in the day? Not as often? We found a great video from…

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Watch: Original 1973 version of “Rock Candy” by Montrose

03/31/2018

I looked and looked but could not find an early version of “Rock Candy” by Montrose performed LIVE. I found videos of Sammy Hagar without Montrose, and Montrose without Sammy Hagar, but nothing with the full band from the early 70’s. It may be out there–I’ll keep looking–but in the mean time, if you have a taste for a great Montrose song, sink your teeth into this modern take on…

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WATCH: Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” synced up with “The Wizard of Oz!”

03/01/2018

So, who hasn’t heard that there’s an eerie coincident between the 1939 classic film “The Wizard of Oz” and Pink Floyd’s classic album “Dark Side of the Moon?”  That if you start the album at just the right place all sorts of movie scenes and musical cues line up? And yet, like many of you, I’ve been too lazy to actually get a copy of both productions at the same…

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WATCH: Led Zeppelin blasts “Rock and Roll” LIVE @ Madison Square Garden – 1973

02/20/2018

How I wish I’d gotten to see Zepplin back in those days! Here’s an unforgettable LIVE 1973 performance of “Rock and Roll” off their Led Zeppelin IV album which was released in 1971. This video is from Led Zeppelin’s 1973 North American Tour which was the ninth concert tour–and some would say the most popular–of North America by the English rock band. The tour was divided into two legs, with…

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WATCH: KISS performs “Strutter” LIVE – 1973 @ The Popcorn Club in Queens

02/20/2018

A couple of weeks ago we found some rare footage of KISS doing one of their first live performances at a place called The Popcorn Club in Queens back in January 1973! In that video, they played “Firehouse” and “Let Me Know.” We also found some other footage from that same gig, this time with the band performing “Strutter.” According to the band, they received $50 a night for three…

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WATCH: Rick Derringer performs ‘Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo’ LIVE w. Johnny Winter – 1973

02/12/2018

“Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” was written by Rick Derringer, but first recorded in 1970 by Johnny Winter’s band of which Derringer was a member. In 1973, Derringer recorded a solo version and it became his only Top 40 chart hit as a solo artist, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 23 before going on to become a staple of classic rock stations everywhere. Both Winter and Derringer…

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WATCH: First Recorded Performance by KISS! 1973 – Popcorn Club, Queens NY

02/10/2018

Check out this rare footage of KISS doing one of their first live performances at a place called The Popcorn Club in Queens back in January 1973! According to the band, they received $50 a night for three nights to play, and the “packed” house the first night included all of 10 people. But it was a start and, as you can see–well sorta see–from this grainy video that they…

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Video – Gimme Three Steps from Lynyrd Skynyrd

01/29/2017

One my favorite songs from the band Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Three Steps. “Gimme Three Steps” was released on the band’s 1973 self-titled debut album, Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song is heard frequently classic rock radio stations despite the fact that it never actually charted in the 70s.  It was co-written by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant. If you haven’t heard it in a while –CRANK IT UP!!!! You can follow…

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