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Rayman’s Song of the Day-I Wish by Stevie Wonder [VIDEO]

Wonder wrote the song after attending a Motown company picnic in 1976 where he participated in contests and games; an afternoon in which he felt that he rekindled his childhood. "I had such a good time at the picnic that I went to Crystal Recording Studio right afterward and the vibe came right to my mind

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Listen to New Pink Floyd Song, ‘Louder Than Words’

After teasing fans with 30-second samples of some new songs over the past couple weeks, Pink Floyd have finally unveiled a full track from their upcoming album, 'The Endless River.'

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Barracuda by Heart [VIDEO]

The song focuses on Ann's rage towards a promoter who came up to her after a concert in Detroit asking how her "lover" was.

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Rayman Almost Got a Big Head After Meeting ZZ Top – What Keeps Him Grounded?

In this video episode, I tell the funny story of how my wife unknowingly put me in my place with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Woman Power at it's best! I encourage you to subscribe so you'll be notified when the next video in the series is posted.Enjoy!

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19 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Beatles, 1957-62

So much has been written about the Beatles over the years that it can sometimes be hard to tell where the truth ends and myth begins.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-This is It by Kenny Loggins [VIDEO]

Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald wrote this after Kenny's father had a serious heart problem and didn't' know what to do about it.

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U2 The Definitive Biography, and You Can Win a Copy From Kool 101.7 [REVIEW]

I've just completed reading U2 The definitive Biography, and found it most interesting. John Jobling takes us beyond the myth of U2, and presents an extremely comprehensive account of the band. You'll find extensive interviews with the insiders, studio presidents, record label scouts, critics, and even childhood friends.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon [VIDEO]

Zevon wrote this with guitarist Robert "Waddy" Wachtel. When Zevon was working with The Everly Brothers, he hired Wachtel to play in their backing band. At one point, Phil Everly asked them to write a dance song for the Everly Brothers called "Werewolves Of London."

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Mick Jagger and Sheryl Crow Do Honky Tonk Woman [VIDEO]

I've always loved Sheryl Crow. Great singer and sexy. Team her up with Jagger, and you never know what to expect.

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15 Songs That Define the Boomer Generation

If you happen to be a Boomer, you'll probably remember most of these songs. Some I agreed with, and some I didn't, but it's fun to get someone else's views too. I had fun with it because I added (in my mind) some songs I thought would fit in

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Pretty Woman by Van Halen [VIDEO]

Roy Orbison was the first to record this song in 1964. Van Halen recorded it after completing their 1981 "Invasion" tour. 

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A by John Mellencamp [VIDEO]

R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. is subtitled "A Salute to '60s Rock," and despite Mellencamp's feeling that "I don't think people are getting the idea of what the song's about, so I must've not done a very good job."

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