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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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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Movin’ Out by Billy Joel [VIDEO]

Billy Joel in an interview tells us what the song is about. "I've seen friends of mine who were pressured into taking a job to take care of the family, and then they never fulfill themselves - they're doing it because that's where you're supposed to go.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Lowdown by Boz Scaggs [VIDEO]

The song is about a girl who doesn't appreciate what her man gives her. The "dirty lowdown" is the honest truth - what Scaggs is encouraging this poor sap to face.

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Swan Song Records
Swan Song Records
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40 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Launch Swan Song Records

Led Zeppelin launched their Swan Song imprint on May 7, 1974.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Young Americans by David Bowie [VIDEO]

David Bowie is a very unusual person. When asked about the meaning of the song, he always gives a different answer, which to me says the song has no specific meaning.

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Jose Antonio SA!nchez Reyes
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Money For Nothing by Dire Straits [VIDEO]

This song is about rock star excess and the easy life it brings compared with real work. Mark Knopfler wrote it after overhearing delivery men in a New York department store complain about their jobs while watching MTV

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By Land, Air Or Sea: The History of the Rolling Stones’ Outrageous Tour Announcements

The Rolling Stones' tour announcements have often surprised and delighted over the years, beginning with an impromptu performance on the streets of New York City.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Beast of Burden by the Rolling Stones [VIDEO]

While Richards spent much of the '70s insulating himself with drugs, former London School of Economics student Jagger was running the band. However, by the time of Some Girls, Richards wanted to share the workload.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Still the Same by Bob Seger [VIDEO]

Some people feel this song is abut gambling, some think it's sex, but Bob Seger says

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RCA Records
RCA Records
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40 Years Ago: Sweet Release ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’

Sweet's breakthrough album, 'Sweet Fanny Adams,' was released in the U.K. April 1974.

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