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36 Years Ago: Rush Named Canada’s Official ‘Ambassadors of Music’

To the bemused surprise of many longtime fans (and the band members themselves), Rush has become "cool" in the States in recent years, receiving everything from their own well-reviewed documentary to the cover of Rolling Stone and enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Your Love by Outfield [VIDEO]

Your Love  became one of the most memorable hits of the '80s. When lead singer Tony Lewis declares, "Josie's on a vacation far away, come around and talk it over," we know he's up to something.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Heard it in a Love Song by Marshall Tucker Band

This is the Marshall Tucker Band's biggest hit, and remains their best-remembered song. In spite of its up tempo, it's rather sad. Written by Toy Caldwell, the song is about a man who has lived on the road from town to town and affair to affair.

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40 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Banned From Boston After Fans Riot

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-he

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees [VIDEO]

John Travolta prepared for the Saturday Night Fever movie by practicing his dance moves to this song. When he was told by the producers that "Night Fever" would be used for the sequence for which he was practicing, Travolta insisted that "You Should Be Dancing" be used instead.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-One Way or Another by Blondie [VIDEO]

This song is about a stalker. The lyrics are very dark and go into detail about a guy with evil intentions, but the music is very light and catchy, which masked the meaning of the song

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Rock and Roll All Nite by Kiss [VIDEO]

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss wrote this track, which became their signature song and was usually played as the last song in their encores.

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36 Years Ago: The Winterland Ballroom Closes With Epic Grateful Dead Concert

The Winterland Ballroom closed on December 31, 1978, with an epic Grateful Dead concert.

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30 Years Ago: Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Loses Arm in Car Crash

In one of the scariest and ultimately inspiring stories in recent rock history, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen nearly lost his life and did lose his left arm in a car accident on Dec. 31, 1984.

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41 Years Ago: AC/DC and Journey Both Play Their First Concerts on the Same Night

AC/DC and Journey both played their first concerts on December 31, 1973.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day Rock N Me by the Steve Miller Band [VIDEO]

Rock 'N' Me was the second of three #1 singles by the Steve Miller Band, after The Joker  and before Abracadabra.

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Elvis Fans Can Stream the Anniversary of His 80th Birthday Live from Graceland

Elvis would have turned 80 on January 8th 2015. To mark the day, his birthplace, Tupelo Mississippi is serving birthday cake. for everyone.

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