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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Sara Smile by Hall & Oates [VIDEO]

They never got married, but Daryl and Sara were together for about 28 years before they broke up in 2001. InEntertainment Weekly October 16, 2009, Hall listed this as one of their favorite songs, and explained: "That was a postcard to Sara Allen, who was my partner for many, many years, a 'having a great time, wish you were here' kind of thing. I canno

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Jason Stroja
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Heartbreaker by the Rollong Stones [VIDEO]

The horns were arranged by trumpet player Jim Price, who along with Bobby Keys on sax, provided the brass on records and tours for The Stones in the early '70s. This was the last time Price recorded with The Stones

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon Learns He’s a Bad Driver – The Hard Way

Learn why John Lennon stopped trying to drive cars.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Simply Irresistible [VIDEO]

Palmer is one of a handful of artists who can lay claim to charting Top 10 or Top 20 hits in three separate decades in the US. (Every Kinda People 1978, Bad Case of Loving You, 1979, Addicted To Love & I Didn't Mean To Turn You On 1986, Simply Irresistible & Early In The Morning 1988, Mercy Mercy Me/I Want You 1991)

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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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Jason Stroja
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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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