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Rolling Stones Pay Tribute to Bobby Womack [VIDEO]

The Rolling Stones paid tribute to Bobby Womack during their headline appearance on June 28 in Werchter, Belgium at EW Festival over the weekend according to an article in Examiner.com.

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Jim Morrison’s Arrest History

 

Jim Morrison’s iconic status in the history of rock is hard to dispute. But what goes along with his role as lead singer and primary lyricist for the Doors is his bad boy image – especially when it comes it his run-ins with the law. That’s not to say

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Michael Jackson’s Secret Rock and Roll History

The pop legend had a history of working with rockers.

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The Best Versions of Rolling Stone’s “Gimme Shelter” Music Videos

Gimme Shelter is one of those haunting songs that is the perfect song to paint a picture of the late 1960's.  The song was before music videos were standard practice, so I thought I'd share a couple of versions.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Sister Golden Hair by America [VIDEO]

America is a soft-rock group hailing from England. They met while they were in school, and all happened to be sons of military personnel. Eventually, they moved to the U.S.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Knock On Wood by Ami Stewart [VIDEO]

This song was written with Stax records guitarist Steve Cropper in the Lorraine Motel, which is where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Eddy Floyd did the original and a Disco version by Amii

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Barbara Helgason
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Smoke From a Distant Fire by Sanford Townsend Band [VIDEO]

This song was recorded at the famous Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, Alabama. Jerry Masters talks about it: "I had the pleasure of recording this band and this song. It was without a doubt the best band I have ever worked with in my entire 50 year career as a recording engineer.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye [VIDEO]

Originally written by 1950s one-hit-wonder Ed Townsend, the song originally addressed the author's desire to get on with life after beating alcoholism. Marvin Gaye completely changed the lyrics (and meaning) to the song after meeting Janis Hunter, the woman who would become his second wife.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Cheap Sunglasses by ZZ Top [VIDEO]

In a 1985 interview with Spin magazine, ZZ Top bass player Dusty Hill explained: "We wrote that song when we used to tour in cars. And every gas station in the world had a cardboard display of the cheapest and ugliest sunglasses you could imagine. I have

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Beatles TV Series Being Developed By NBC

NBC are reportedly in talks to develop a TV series about the Beatles.

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35 Years Ago: The Cars Release ‘Candy-O’

The Cars released 'Candy-O' on June 3, 1979.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Oye Como Va by Santana [VIDEO]

Salsa legend Tito Puente wrote this song and recorded it in the early '50s. While Puente was very popular in the Latin community, Santana's cover became a hit and helped introduce Puente to a wider audience. On Santana's version of the song, everything, including the guitar wails and keyboards, follow the original music.

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