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Minnesota Drugstore Where Mick Jagger Met Mister Jimmy Being Turned Into A Pizzaria

They say "you can't always get what you want" - but apparently at the Beacon Drugstore you CAN - as long as it's pizza!  The infamous Minnesota landmark in Excelsior where Mick Jagger met Mister Jimmy and turned the event into one of their signature songs is being turned into a pizza place by developers.

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Mercury / Warner Bros. Records
Mercury / Warner Bros. Records
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40 Years Ago: Faces Release Final Album, ‘Live – Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners’

For a band that thrived onstage, and whose live performances are legendary, it's a shame that the only official concert document of the Faces is the less-than-stellar 'Live - Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners.' Released on Jan. 10, 1974, as the group was about ready to call it quits, the album captures the Faces in typically ramshackle form during a pair of California shows from late 1973.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Magic Bus-by The Who [VIDEO]

This song is about a man who wants to buy the bus that he takes to get to his girlfriend every day, but the driver does not want to sell it.

 

 

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Eddie Van Halen
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Eddie Van Halen Recalls ‘1984’ Battles With Producer

"Ted just didn't see eye to eye with the way I looked at things. That was my whole premise for building the studio."

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby & the Range [VIDEO]

This song deals with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The line in the lyrics that mentions "The law passed in '64" is the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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(Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Def Leppard)
(Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Def Leppard)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hysteria by Def Leppard [VIDEO]

In an interview with Kaos2000 magazine, lead singer Joe Elliott explained: "The song 'Hysteria' has eleven guitar parts.

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(Photo by Ben Sklar/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Small Town by John Mellencamp [VIDEO]

Mellencamp wrote this about his experiences growing up in the small town of Seymour, Indiana. The media portrayed Mellencamp as the champion of small town America when this was released.

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Carly Simon
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41 Years Ago: Carly Simon (and Mick Jagger) Top the Charts with ‘You’re So Vain’

Carly Simon cemented her pop-star status with her third album, 'No Secrets,' released in Nov. 1972. Ironically, Simon wrapped the record's biggest hit, 'You're So Vain,' around what ended up becoming one of rock's most enduring mysteries.

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Led Zeppelin
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39 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Fans Trash the Boston Garden

Early 1975 was an exciting time for Led Zeppelin fans, with an upcoming tour and the impending release of the band's sixth LP, 'Physical Graffiti.' Unfortunately, a particularly passionate contingent of Zep-heads in Boston got a little out of hand on Jan. 6, 1975, unwittingly botching the group's chances of ever performing in the city again.

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(photo Frank Micelotta Getty Images)
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Rayman Picks Ten Albums Every Baby Boomer Should Own

If you happen to be a baby boomer, many history making events events have taken place since you were born. And, among other things, music has been with you all of your life, whether you have experienced it to it's fullest or not, it has been waiting for you to enjoy and be used.

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Rayman Shares a Story on the Death of Phil Everly

I arrived home fairly late one evening last week and was anxious to relax and chill for awhile with my wife. A funny coincidence happened later on in the evening as I was settling down to finish a book I was reading

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Rok Vegas Nightclub)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Rok Vegas Nightclub)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Can’t Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon [VIDEO]

Change can be a difficult thing. When the band had difficulty coming up with songs for their Wheels Are Turnin album, they took time off so each member could write alone. Kevin Cronin went to Molokai, Hawaii, during his time off.

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