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Jimmy Page
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49 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Releases His Debut Solo Single

When we think of Jimmy Page's solo career, we tend to remember his 1988 'Outrider' LP first. However, Page actually got his start decades earlier, with the little-heard 1965 single 'She Just Satisfies.'

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Blaze of Glory by Jon Bon Jovi [VIDEO]

This was featured in the movie Young Guns II, starring Emilio Estevez. According to an article in Entertainment Weekly, Bon Jovi wrote the song after borrowing a script from the movie from his friend Estevez. J

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Scorpions, 'Lovedrive'
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35 Years Ago: Scorpions Release ‘Lovedrive’

Prior to recording their sixth studio LP, 1979's 'Lovedrive,' Scorpions had two main problems: Finding major success outside their native Germany and hanging onto a lead guitarist. Fortunately for the band, both issues would soon be solved.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-My Sweet Lord by George Harrison [AUDIO]

I watched the DVD Concert For Bangladesh again over the weekend. It's one of my all time favorites. Should you take my advice and rent or buy a copy for yourself, be sure it's HD. Today I thought I'd make my song of the day My Sweet Lord which George sings at the concert.Here is what the song is about.

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

Robert 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. 

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Station Nightclub Fire
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11 Years Ago: Great White Concert Fire Kills 100

On Feb. 20, 2003, during a Great White show at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, 100 people lost their lives and over 200 were injured in a fire caused by the band's pyrotechnic display.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Born To Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez [VIDEO]

Hernandez was in his late 20s when this song was released, and had already spent a good portion of his life struggling to make it in the music industry. His father was a big-band guitar player and his mother was a singer, so music was in his blood.

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Cheap Trick Live in Budokan Was Really Live in Los Angeles, Amazon Instant Video Goofs.

Over the weekend, I wanted to watch a rock video, and decided to try Amazon Instant Video. I chose  Cheap Trick Live in Budokan. I've heard it was the best show, so I thought I'd be in for some great entertainment.

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Ozzy Osbourne
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32 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Arrested for Urinating on (Well Really, Near) the Alamo

Let's see: you're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city while wearing your girlfriend/manager's dress. You feel the call of nature and, not knowing where the nearest gas station or hotel is, relieving yourself on a nearby statue seems like a good idea in your drunken state. But in the middle of the afternoon, with all sorts of people around, it's a good way to get yourself in trouble, and that's what famously happened to Ozzy Osbourne in San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 19, 1982.

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Bon Scott's Grave
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34 Years Ago: Bon Scott Found Dead

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead. The legendary AC/DC front man had been out drinking with friends, but the casual evening took a terrible turn as Scott passed out in his car, and ultimately choked to death on his own vomit. He was only 33 years old.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Invincible by Pat Benatar [VIDEO]

This was the theme song to the movie The Legend of Billie Jean, which was a box office bomb despite the success of this song.

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Kiss Kiss
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40 Years Ago: Kiss Release Their Debut Album

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and for Kiss, the journey to worldwide rock superstardom began with a single LP: 'Kiss,' released on Feb. 18, 1974.

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