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The Story of How I Met the Drummer For Buddy Holly & the Crickets, Carl Bunch

One of the nicest people I've ever met was Carl Bunch. Carl was the drummer for the Crickets the night Buddy, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper played Duluth. Don't forget to hit the Subscribe button

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Duane Allman
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43 Years Ago – Duane Allman Dies

Duane Allman died after a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971.

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

Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor recalled his contribution to this track in an interview : "John (Taylor) felt sorry for me. He said, 'Of coursewe've got work for you.' He flew me and my drum tech to New York on Concorde and put us up in a 5-star hotel.

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(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Fooled Around and Fell in Love by Elvin Bishop [VIDEO]

In an interview Elvin says:"My voice is very plain. It's better suited for Blues. It's been good for me, because it's made my songwriting strong, because to really get over with a voice like mine, which is not a thrill in itself - the quality of the voice - you have to have a strong story and really good words to capture people's imagination.

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By: Noel Vasquez
Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
By: Noel Vasquez Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
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The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, Older and Wiser

I first met Jerry Lee lewis several years ago, and introduced him on stage. Jerry was cranky, having been just informed his wife Kerry was divorcing him. He was scheduled to play 90 minutes, after 25 he walked off the stage, aided by yours truely. " Jerry Lee's tired" he replied when I asked him if he was okay.

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Island/Paramount Pictures
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26 Years Ago: U2 Debut ‘Rattle and Hum’ Film

During the last week of October 1988, U2‘s anticipated concert movie ‘Rattle and Hum’ was released in their native Ireland.

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Thierry Roy
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band [VIDEO]

This was written by Paul Pena, a blind folk singer from Cape Cod. Pena played the Newport Folk Festival in 1969, but was unable to launch a successful career. For much of his life, Pena's royalties from writing this were his only income.

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By: Rick Diamond
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By: Rick Diamond Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Crumblin’ Down by John Mellencamp

Mellencamp describes this as a "political song." He told Rolling Stone in 2013: "Reagan was president - he was deregulating everything and the walls were crumbling down on the poor. the song was the last one recorded and the first single. It was

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The Story Behind “Gimme Shelter” and Merry Clayton, Hear The Vocals Naked

One of my favorite Rolling Stones songs is "Gimme Shelter" and I love the vocals Merry Clayton sang in the background. Well, that's half the story, here the story in Merry's words and hear the vocals all by themselves.

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Walt Disney Launches Grand Carnival In Shanghai
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Play This Disney Song Challenge, See How Many Songs You Can Match To The Movie

If I named the Disney Movie, could you sing a well known song from that movie? For instance......Frozen.....yes, you got it, "Let It Go". Ok, what if we got into some of the classic movies, play along with these guys and see how many you can get.

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by: Jerod Harris
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by: Jerod Harris Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Do Me Like That by Tom Petty [VIDEO]

Petty wrote this after his first group Mudcrutch moved from Florida to Los Angeles in 1974. Not one of the group's more meaningful songs, Creem magazine called it a "throwaway romp."

 

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Chubby Checker, The Only Person to Hang up on Rayman During an Interview

One of my responsibilities on Kool is Music Director, and from time to time I get sent music from record companies hoping I'd give it some airplay. One of the songs I received was Chubby Checker's new song. I tried hard to like it, but the song in my opinion, just didn't have it, so I tossed it.

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