WATCH: Bob Seger – “Beautiful Loser” Rare LIVE Version – 1976?

05/30/2018

It’s difficult finding videos of Bob Seger from back in his early days, performing LIVE. This is not the best video, but I think it gives you a sense of what it was like to see him perform in concert. Here’s more on the song from Wikipedia: “Beautiful Loser” is a song written and recorded by American rock artist Bob Seger. It was the title track on his 1975 studio…

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WATCH: Elvin Bishop “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – LIVE on The Midnight Special – Oct 21, 1977

05/28/2018

A definative rock classic, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” hits home for a lot of people who grew up in the 70’s. Here’s more on the song from Wikipedia: “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” is a single written and performed by blues guitarist Elvin Bishop. It appeared on his 1975 album Struttin’ My Stuff and was released as a single the following year. Bishop does not sing lead…

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WATCH: Paul McCartney & Wings – “Live and Let Die” LIVE – 1976

05/08/2018

So you like strobe lights and explosions, because with Paul McCartney and Wings in the mid-70’s you got strobe lights and explosions! And this LIVE version of “Live and Let Die” (the theme song to a popular James Bond movie at the time) is no exception. Linda McCartney introduces the song which debuted in 1973, right before the movie came out. Here’s more on the song from Wikipedia: “Live and…

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WATCH: Blue Oyster Cult jams “Don’t Fear The Reaper” LIVE 1976

03/10/2018

Blue Öyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” is  a single from their smash 1976 album, Agents of Fortune.   It was released as a single and went on to become Blue Öyster Cult’s biggest chart success, reaching #7 in Cash Box and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1976.  The critics were mainly positive about the song and, in 2004, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” was listed at number 405…

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WATCH: Bob Seger blasts “Sunspot Baby” LIVE at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Nov. 2011

03/05/2018

What can you say about Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band? Bob was a popular Detroit area singer-songwriter who performed and recorded under various band names in the late 60’s and early 70’s until he put together the Silver Bullet Band with a group of other Michigan musicians in 1973.  He and the boys were launched onto the national state in 1976 with the release of Live Bullet recorded live in…

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WATCH: Joe Cocker and John Belushi “Feelin’ Alright”

03/05/2018

Who remembers seeing John Belushi do an impression of Joe Cocker with the actual Joe Cocker during the second season of Saturday Night Live? Here’s more on that historic evening from Live for Live Music: On this day in 1976 (October 2), during the show’s second season, Joe Cocker came to SNL as a musical guest, and performed his hit rendition of Traffic‘s “Feelin’ Alright” backed by a badass backing…

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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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VIDEO: KISS performs ‘Hotter Than Hell’ & ‘Firehouse’ LIVE @Cobo Hall, Detroit 1976

01/06/2018

As many fans already know, Detroit’s Cobo Hall was the venue where rockers KISS recorded part of their landscape-changing Alive! album which made them an instant, if not uncontrollable, new force on the music scene. Alive! was released on Sept. 10, 1975 as a double album and included live versions of tracks from KISS’s first three studio albums. Our friends at AllMusic.com describes Alive! as “one of the greatest live…

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Video: Stevie Nicks Crushes “Rhiannon” on The Midnight Special in 1976

04/02/2017

Think you’ve heard Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rhiannon’ before? Not until you hear this version from 1976, when the then 28-year-old Stevie Nicks and the band took the stage at Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special.  For many fans it is widely regarded as one of the band’s most critically acclaimed performances of their career. Watch this video and see if you agree! Here’s more about the song from Wikipedia: “Rhiannon” is a…

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