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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Pilot of the Airwaves by Charlie Dore [VIDEO]

Released in 1979, this ode to an unnamed DJ was a monster hit for London born singer-songwriter Charlie Dore in 1980 reaching #13 on the US Billboard chart; unsurprisingly it also received heavy airplay in the UK, although it didn't do nearly as well.

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Rayman Recommends a Roy Orbison Book and Video to Add to Your Library

In a previous episode, I talked about building your own R&R library with Last Train to Memphis, a great book about Elvis Presley's early years. In this edition, we'll move on to the 60's with a book on Roy Orbison entitled Dark Star. I combine the book with my

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50 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Banned In Cleveland

The Rolling Stones' appearance in Cleveland, Ohio on November 3, 1964 became the scene of near tragedy.

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By: Rick Diamond
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel [VIDEO]

Joel wrote this song about his first wife, Elizabeth. A pure expression of unconditional love, he gave it to her as a birthday present. Sadly, after nine years of marriage, Joel and Elizabeth divorced in 1982.

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20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Eagles

Only one of the Eagles was actually a California native -- but which one?

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You Could Own A Part Of History From Rock Icon Todd Rundgren

Rock and Roll legend Todd Rundgren will auction memorabilia from his personal and professional career at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills for the benefit of his Spirit of Harmony Foundation.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Low Rider by War [VIDEO]

The drummer for the band, Harold brown tells us about the song. The lines "Take a little trip" and "Rides a little higher" led many listeners to believe this song was about drugs, but Brown tells a different story:

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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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43 Years Ago – Duane Allman Dies

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

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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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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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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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