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Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin ‘Never Got Good Reviews’

Jimmy Page recalls the negative critical reception Led Zeppelin got in the early days.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Some Like it Hot by Power Station [VIDEO]

The Power Station were a super-group formed by Robert Palmer (vocals), Tony Thompson (drummer with Chic), John Taylor (bass player with Duran Duran) and Andy Taylor (guitarist with Duran Duran).

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA [VIDEO]

This song was probably a turning point in their career. You can see a  transition in ABBA's sound as they are beginning to leave the Bubblegum behind and start touching on serious issues, such as divorce.

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25 Years Ago: Van Morrison Releases ‘Avalon Sunset’

Van Morrison continued his career rebirth when he released 'Avalon Sunset' on May 19, 1989.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin by Journey [VIDEO]

Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin was written by lead singer Steve Perry. It's a gut-wrenching tale of love-gone-wrong, with the desperate opening lines, "You make me weep, I wanna die," and an extended fade of "na na"s, as there are no more words to describe the pain.

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Pete Townshend The Who
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45 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Gets Arrested at the Fillmore East

On May 16, 1969, Pete Townshend kicked a man off the Who's stage. Turned out he was a plain clothes policeman. Oops.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day -December 1963 by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons [VIDEO]

According to the co-writer and longtime band member Bob Gaudio, the song was originally set in 1933 with the title "December 5th, 1933," and celebrated the repeal of Prohibition.

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30 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Releases ‘Couldn’t Stand the Weather’

With his sophomore effort, Stevie Ray blurred the boundaries between the blues and rock 'n' roll.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day -Heart Full of Soul by The Yardbirds [VIDEO]

Heart Full of Soul  was written by Graham Gouldman, who later formed the band 10cc. Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty said in an interview: "Heart Full of Soul, which was very moody, gave us the ability to play the riff in sort of an Eastern way, give it an Oriental touch. Another very good song."

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45 Years Ago: Fairport Convention’s Bus Crashes, Killing Martin Lamble

A May 12, 1969 bus crash killed Fairport Convention drummer Martin Lamble and severely injured other members of the group.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Cradle of Love by Billy Idol

Idol sings about enjoying a sexual relationship with a much younger girl. The song title is based on the saying "Robbing The Cradle."

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Kyrie by Mr. Mister [VIDEO]

When Kyrie was a hit, very few people listening to Top 40 radio had any idea that they were singing "Lord Have Mercy, Down the Road that I must travel!" The religious significance was mostly lost.

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