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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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15 Years Ago: George Harrison Attacked, Nearly Killed in His Own Home

George Harrison was attacked at his home on December 30, 1999.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da-by the Police [VIDEO]

Sting wrote this when he became interested in songs with nonsense lyrics,  He claimed it was his son who came up with the title. He says that people who dismiss this song have not bothered to listen to the lyrics.

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39 Years Ago: The Faces Split Up

The Faces ended their short life in December of 1975.

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47 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s ‘John Wesley Harding’ Album Released

When Bob Dylan's ‘John Wesley Harding’ album was released on Dec. 27, 1967, fans didn’t know what to make of it.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Knock on Wood by Ami Stewart

This was Eddie Floyd's biggest hit. It was written with Stax records guitarist Steve Cropper in the Lorraine Motel, which is where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

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46 Years Ago: How Led Zeppelin’s First U.S. Show Almost Never Happened

Led Zeppelin made their North American concert debut in Denver on Dec. 26, 1968 as the first group on a three-band bill that also featured Vanilla Fudge and Spirit.

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The Rolling Stones perform at the Roundhouse, London, 14th March 1971. The band features Bobby Keys on saxophone, left, and Mick Taylor on guitar, centre. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones perform at the Roundhouse, London, 14th March 1971. The band features Bobby Keys on saxophone, left, and Mick Taylor on guitar, centre. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Two Rolling Stones Sidemen, Ian McLagan and Bobby Keys Die Within One Day of Each Other

It's been a rough month for Rolling Stones fans. Keyboard player Ian McLagan and sax man Bobby Keys died a day apart. I don't know much about Ian other than the fact he was a happy fun-loving guy (much like Ronnie Wood who he played with in Faces.) I know he was frail and sickly, which eventually led to his early retirement touring with the Stones.

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Joe Walsh
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39 Years Ago: Joe Walsh Joins the Eagles

Joe Walsh joined the Eagles in December 1975.

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Cheech Marin
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Cheech Marin Hangs Up On Chris Allen, Then Tells Him Favorite Part Of Cheech And Chong Tour

Cheech Marin has enjoyed a great career as a comedian, actor, and musician. The Cheech and Chong Tour with War comes to the DECC Symphony Hall January 23rd 2015, Chris Allen gives him advice and even gets hung up on.

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