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Rayman’s Song of the Day-The Long Way Home by Supertramp [VIDEO]

Written shortly before Supertramp went in the studio to record the Breakfast In America album, Roger Hodgson said the song was "a last-minute surprise." He added that the song operates on two levels. Said Roger: "Talking about not wanting to go home to the wife, take the long way home to the wife because she treats you like part of the furniture,

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Keystone/Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Keystone/Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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47 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Forced to ‘Spend Some Time’ With Ed Sullivan

As tough as they wanted to appear, the gritty punch of the Rolling Stones was no match for the power of Ed Sullivan. On Jan. 15, 1967, The Stones were all set to grace the Sullivan stage for their fourth appearance when they ran into a snag.

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Webster and Ass submitted press release
Webster and Ass submitted press release
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Dire Straits Members Form The Straits And Announce World Tour

Dire Straits made music history, and great music while they were together. Since that time the band has not been performing. Mark Knopfler has moved on to other things. The rest of the band has been growing weary and wanting to do something. Maybe forge farther in into the future and add to their legacy.

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(Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Ballroom Blitz by Sweet

Sweet was formed in England featuring lead singer Brian Connolly. Ballroom Blitz was written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who wrote many Glam Rock hits like this one. They also wrote Sweet's "Blockbuster," Suzi Quatro's "Devil Gate Drive" and Tony Basil's "Mickey

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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Which Bruce Springsteen Song is Your Favorite? [POLL]

Bruce Springsteen's releases High Hopes today. It's an eclectic album that combines covers, re-recordings of old songs and studio outtakes from the past decade. "This is music I always felt needed to be released," Springsteen said in a statement. A video for the debut single High Hopes was posted this morning. If your a "Boss" fan, be sure and get a copy.

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Virgin Records/SexPistols.com
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36 Years Ago – The Sex Pistols Break Up

"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" asked a weary Johnny Rotten at the very end of the last show of the Sex Pistols' first (and last) US tour. The show took place at the one-time hippie haven of the Winterland in San Francisco on Jan. 14, 1978 and would be the band's final performance. Well, at least until their 1996 reunion, anyway.

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Category: Music History, Video
Photo by Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect
Photo by Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Youngblood by Bad Company [VIDEO]

Youngblood was written by Lieber & Stoller and originally recorded by the Coasters in 1957. It was the flip side of Searchin, and charted #8 on the Top Forty in May of 1957. Bad Company covered the song in 1976, and that version charted at #20 on the Top Forty.

TRIVIA: The Beat

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Red Hot Chili Peppers to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show

What they got, you gotta give it to your mama . . . and you can do it during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVIII, when the Red Hot Chili Peppers take the stage for one of their first live performances of 2014.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Yellow Submarine’

The Beatles’ animated film ‘Yellow Submarine’ is widely heralded as a classic for its mixture of whimsy, subversive humor and psychedelic design. However, the same fate was not bestowed upon its soundtrack, which was released on Jan. 13, 1969, in the U.S. and four days later in the U.K.

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Bob Dylan The Times They Are A Changin
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50 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’

If Bob Dylan’s second album, ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,’ hadn’t done enough to earn him the tag of the voice of his generation, the follow-up solidified it. Released on Jan. 13, 1964, ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’ was the sound of the legendary singer-songwriter coming into his own.

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This Guy Was Supposed To Be In Van Halen, And Turned Them Down

Who is this guy, and why would you ever turn down Van Halen. First, a little history andhow he fits in. Van Halen started with David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony, Alex Van Halen, and Eddie Van Halen. Once the band finished 1984 with the huge hit "Jump", David Lee Roth quit, or was Fired.

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(Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Get Me Wrong by The Pretenders [VIDEO]

Don't get me wrong was written by Pretenders lead singer Chrissy Hynde,and the song describes the complexities of love from a female perspective - she's inconsistent, but wonderful, and wants her lover to know that he shouldn't get too worked up, because she could change quickly

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