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Rayman’s Song of the Day-What a Fool Believes by the Doobie Brothers [VIDEO]

This won Grammys for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The album won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus. They were the only Grammys the band ever won.

 

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By: Hulton Archive
Collection: Hulton Archive
By: Hulton Archive Collection: Hulton Archive
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Instant Karma by John Lennon [VIDEO]

In an interview Lennon told Rolling Stone in January 1971 about the recording of this song and its quick turn around: "I wrote it in the morning on the piano. I went to the office and sang it many times.

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Rock & Roll Memories – The Story of When I Swapped Sunglasses With John Lee Hooker Jr. [VIDEO]

Over the years, I've had the opportunity to meet or interview hundreds of famous people, most being in the music industry. Each person has a story, and I'll share some of those with you each week here on Kool 1017.com. This video is the first in the series, where I  describe my meeting with John Lee Hooker Jr.

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By: Kevin Winter
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By: Kevin Winter Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Lowdown by Boz Scaggs [VIDEO]

The song is about a girl who doesn't appreciate what her man gives her. The "dirty lowdown" is the honest truth - what Scaggs is encouraging this poor sap to face.

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By: Getty Images
Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
By: Getty Images Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (HEARTBREAKER) by Rolling Stones [VIDEO]]

This tells two stories, a young man shot by police in a case of mistaken identity, and a 10-year girl who dies in an alley of a drug overdose. Neither is based on a true story, but is a commentary on urban America.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Saturday Night by Bay City Rollers [VIDEO]

Saturday Night was first recorded in 1973 with original Rollers vocalist Nobby Clarke, but this version tanked when it was released in the UK. The band, as well as songwriters Martin and Coulter, had faith in the song and re-recorded it for US versions of their 1975 album  Wouldn't You Like It

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Gypsy by Fleetwood Mac [VIDEO]

Stevie Nicks wrote this song and planned to include it on her 1980 solo album Bella Donna. She didn't have room for it on the album, so she held it over for Fleetwood Mac's Mirage album. By this time, her friend Robin Anderson was dying of leukemia and the song became a tribute to her.

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By: Larry Busacca
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By: Larry Busacca Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Katmandu by Bob Seger [VIDEO]

Katmandu is a city in Nepal. Seger wrote this song in a humorous tone about his desire to disappear for a while after dealing with constant touring and record company politics. Katmandu is used to represent a place far away where no one will bother you

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By: Jim Dyson
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By: Jim Dyson Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Livin On a Prayer by Bon Jovi [VIDEO]

This is the follow up to Bon Jovi's #1 hit You Give Love a Bad Name, and tells the story of Tommy and Gina, two kids working to make it on their own despite constant hardships. It struck a chord with America's youth, especially the ones from New Jersey

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Credit Jovani Carlo Gorospe
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Drivers Seat by Sniff ‘n’ the Tears [VIDEO]

The song is not really about the joys of driving, it is about the fragmented, conflicting emotions that occur after the end of a relationship, and the difficulty of imagining never being with the significant other again

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How Peter Frampton Met the Talk Box

Peter Frampton might be more closely identified with the talk box than any other rock guitarist, but that doesn't mean he was the first to use it.

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Sammy Hagar and Mick Jones Explain How Van Halen’s ’5150′ Tapes Were Almost Destroyed

Sammy Hagar confirms a story Mick Jones told us about engineer Donn Landee during the recording of Van Halen's '5150.'

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