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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Fooled Around and Fell in Love by Elvin Bishop [VIDEO]

Although Bishop is known as a Blues musician, this song was a huge Pop hit and still gets considerable airplay on Adult Contemporary radio. The song does not represent the body of Bishop's work, but he does love playing it live.

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Living The Blues, Canned Heat’s Story of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and Survival [REVIEW)

Over the years I've read hundreds of books on music, but in all honesty, this is by far the best, and most thorough I've ever read. Where many other band books may briefly touch on the dark side of music, my friend, Fito de la Parra holds nothing back. He tells it exactly as it was, with brutal honesty.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Back on the Chain Gang by Pretenders [VIDEO]

The "picture of you" Chrissie Hynde sings about is a picture she found in her wallet of Ray Davies, leader of the band The Kinks. Hynde and Davies were a couple and had a daughter together. This song started off about him, but the meaning changed when Honeyman-Scott died

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By: Larry Busacca Getty Images Entertainment
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How Does Paul McCartney Come Up With All Those Great Songs

Paul McCartney is one of the most successful writers in the history of music. He has written classic Beatle songs, Wings, and solo work. He's written for movies, and he's written on dares written to say something.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield [VIDEO]

Who is Jessie's girl? We may never know, but in an interview with Rick, the real story unfolds. Said Rick: "I don't know her name. It was a brief relationship I had when I was making stained glass for a while. I was going to a stained glass class in Pasadena, and I met this guy and his girlfriend. I was completely turned on to his girlfriend, but she was just not interested. So I had a lot of sexual angst, and I went home and wrote a song about it.

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Barbara Helgason
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane [VIDEO]

This song was inspired by Cochrane's trip to West Africa, where he was gaining exposure for the World Vision famine relief organization. Cochrane devotes a great deal of his time to activism and causes, blending them together with his music, similar to artists such as Neil Young

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Bad Girls by Donna Summer [VIDEO]

The "Bad Girls" are prostitutes. Summer got the idea when she was working for Casablanca Records in Los Angeles, and she sent her secretary on an errand, which took her down Sunset Boulevard, which known for illicit activity

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Jose Antonio SA!nchez Reyes
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp [VIDEO]

This song is about the freedom of one-night-stands: "Just the thought of those sweet ladies sends a shiver through my veins."

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10 Years Ago: The Last David Bowie Concert Ever?

An emergency angioplasty caused the last month of David Bowie's 2004 tour to be cancelled.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney [VIDEO]

This was the standout track from McCartney's first solo album. Unlike George Harrison, who had 3-discs worth great songs for his first solo effort, Paul had little to work with. He worked up the album in his kitchen, and played all of the instruments himself

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Rayman’s Song of the Don’t Look Back by Boston [VIDEO]

Don't Look Back was the final song of the memorial/tribute concert for Boston lead vocalist Bred Delp in August of 2007. Delp passed away in 2007, having committed suicide. He did so as neatly and quietly as he could in his home, with numerous considerate notes for those who would find him.

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45 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Guitarist Brian Jones Found Dead

The multi-instrumentalist drowned in his swimming pool only a month after he was fired from the Rolling Stones.

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