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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band [VIDEO]

This was written by Paul Pena, a blind folk singer from Cape Cod. Pena played the Newport Folk Festival in 1969, but was unable to launch a successful career. For much of his life, Pena's royalties from writing this were his only income.

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By: Rick Diamond Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Crumblin’ Down by John Mellencamp

Mellencamp describes this as a "political song." He told Rolling Stone in 2013: "Reagan was president - he was deregulating everything and the walls were crumbling down on the poor. the song was the last one recorded and the first single. It was

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The Story Behind “Gimme Shelter” and Merry Clayton, Hear The Vocals Naked

One of my favorite Rolling Stones songs is "Gimme Shelter" and I love the vocals Merry Clayton sang in the background. Well, that's half the story, here the story in Merry's words and hear the vocals all by themselves.

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Play This Disney Song Challenge, See How Many Songs You Can Match To The Movie

If I named the Disney Movie, could you sing a well known song from that movie? For instance......Frozen.....yes, you got it, "Let It Go". Ok, what if we got into some of the classic movies, play along with these guys and see how many you can get.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Do Me Like That by Tom Petty [VIDEO]

Petty wrote this after his first group Mudcrutch moved from Florida to Los Angeles in 1974. Not one of the group's more meaningful songs, Creem magazine called it a "throwaway romp."

 

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Chubby Checker, The Only Person to Hang up on Rayman During an Interview

One of my responsibilities on Kool is Music Director, and from time to time I get sent music from record companies hoping I'd give it some airplay. One of the songs I received was Chubby Checker's new song. I tried hard to like it, but the song in my opinion, just didn't have it, so I tossed it.

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30 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Stumbles Badly With ‘Give My Regards to Broad Street’

It should have worked, right?

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits [VIDEO]

Group leader Mark Knopfler got the idea for this song  from watching a lousy club band perform. As the story goes, Knopfler was in Ipswich on a rainy night. He ducked into a bar where a mediocre band was closing out the night to an audience that was maybe four or five drunks unaware of their surroundings.

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Jose Antonio SA!nchez Reyes
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Stop Believin by Journey [VIDEO]

Speaking with New York Magazine, Perry explained that the song originated during a series of gigs in Detroit when he found himself in a hotel room unable to sleep, staring out of the window.

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Want To Start Your Own Rock n Roll Book Collection? Start With This One

Do you want to start your own rock n roll book collection? Start from the beginning of rock and work your way up from the 50's through the 90's for example. In this video, I show you the best book to begin with

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Mercy Mercy Me the Ecology by Robert Palmer [VIDEO]

Marvin Gaye wrote and recorded this song about the environment and how we have an obligation to care for the Earth. Robert Palmer's version was basically a cover, with a few variations of the original

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-What’s Your Name by Lynyrd Skynyrd [VIDEO]

The incident did not happen in Boise, Idaho.The first line was originally

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