WATCH: The Cars rock “Bye Bye Love” LIVE in1979 – Rock Goes to College BBC


What a great live performance! First off, the video itself says it was recorded in 1978, but my research claims that The Cars were on the BBC’s Rock Goes to College on January 13, 1979 at the University of Sussex, although the series did run in both ’78 & ’79. But close enough. The Cars were formed in late 1976 and spent 1977 touring the east coast developing their sound and…


WATCH: Don McLean sings ‘American Pie’ LIVE at the BBC – 1972


One of the most iconic rock songs of all time, ‘American Pie’ holds a special place in the hearts for many rock fans.  It was released on McLean’s American Pie album in 1971, and shot to number-one in the United States in early 1972, for four weeks from January 15 to February 5.  As most fans also know, the lyrics repeatedly mentioned “day the music died” in reference to the…


Elton John – “Tiny Dancer” LIVE in 1971 (WATCH)


Rare TV footage from Elton John’s early career! At just 24 years of age, he belts out one of his signature hits, ‘Tiny Dancer’ on a showed called The Old Grey Whistle Test that aired in 1971. The lyrics were written by Bernie Taupin, John’s writing partner. According to insiders, the “Blue jean baby, LA Lady, seamstress for the band” is none other than Maxine Feibelmann, Taupin’s girlfriend when he…


Foghat ‘Fool for the City’ – Rarely Seen Live Performance on BBC 1975 (WATCH)


This hit was off of Foghat’s fifth album by the same name which was released in 1975 by the British rock and boogie blues band. This was their first platinum album and features, along with the title track, their signature song “Slow Ride”. The album’s cover (right) shows drummer Roger Earl sitting alone on a soap box fishing down a manhole in the middle of East 11th Street in New…