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: Ace – “How Long (Has This Been Going On)” – LIVE 1977

05/23/2018

Great LIVE version of the song “How Long” from the British band Ace from 1977. Although the video quality isn’t the best, the sound is good and it’s hard to find a video of these guys live from back in the day. The song, originally released in 1974 off their album Five a Side, reached No. 3 in the US and Canadian charts, and No. 20 in the UK chart. So,…

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

04/23/2018

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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WATCH: The Ramones rock “Blitzkrieg Bop” LIVE from 1977

03/21/2018

The “Blitzkrieg Bop” had gone from hard-hitting rock anthem to mainstream commercial fare. Pretty sure that’s not what The Ramones intended when they released as the band’s debut single in February 1976, but that’s how things turn out in the music business sometimes. “Blitzkrieg Bop” was, of course, the opening track on the band’s debut album, Ramones, that was released April 23, 1976.  According to the band, the song was credited to the…

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WATCH: Eagles perform “New Kid in Town” LIVE -1977

02/26/2018

Wish we knew more about this clip, other than it features The Eagles back in 1977 performing their third #1 single, “New Kid in Town”, and it was the first single off their monster album, Hotel California.  It was written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther and went on to become a number-one hit in the US and won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two…

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WATCH: Meatloaf – ‘Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad’ – 1977 Music Video

01/19/2018

Fans of Meatloaf immediately recognize “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” as the haunting love song off his 1977 album Bat Out of Hell,  which was gloriously preceded by “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” and followed aptly by “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”. ‘Two Out of Three’ reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a million-selling gold record and ultimately one of Meatloaf’s signature…

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WATCH: Eagles perform ‘Hotel California’ Live at The Capital Centre, 1977

05/07/2017

On this day in classic hits history (May 7, 1977) The Eagles hit No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hotel California’, the group’s fourth No.1!  Eventually The Eagles would on to win the 1977 Grammy Award for “Record of the Year” for ‘Hotel California’ at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards. And if that wasn’t enough, the song’s guitar solo is ranked 8th on Guitar Magazine’s “Top 100 Guitar Solos” and was also…

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