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RCA Nashville Studio A to be Demolished, But You Can Help Stop It [VIDEO]

Those of you that know me, realize I'm  a rock and roll guy through and through. I also am a student of history,( after all I make my living in music history.) I'm a huge believer in preserving historic places and buildings for future generations to enjoy, and now, unless quick action is taken, the RCA Nashville Studio A will be demolished.

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Jason Stroja
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hold Your Head Up by Argent [VIDEO]

This was the only US Top-40 hit for Argent, who were named for their keyboard player Rod Argent, who was previously a member of The Zombies. This song was written by Chris White, who was The Zombies' bass player. Argent performed the song on the British TV show Top Of The Pops, and attracted a much wider audience as a result.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-You Got It by Roy Orbison [VIDEO]

You Got It was written by Roy Orbison and was the chart-leading single from what was to be his comeback album Mystery Girl. Tragically, he died of a heart attack in December of 1988, before he could see just how successful his comeback was.

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The Time I was Determined to Meet Ricky Nelson and What We Have in Common [VIDEO]

In this short video, I'll explain the story of how I was able to convince a roady to let me talk to Ricky Nelson, the nicest guy I've ever met in rock n roll. Share the video with your friends (sharing helped build r&r,) and I'll have another story for you next week. Se

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By: Mark Metcalfe
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By: Mark Metcalfe Getty Images Sport
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Be Good Johnny by Men At Work [VIDEO]

Lead singer Colin Hay explains the songs meaning "It was a song written from the standpoint of a 9-year-old boy. His parents are constantly telling him to be good and he feels like he understands some things but is completely misunderstood by the adult world, which I think a lot of people feel."

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Jacques Klopper
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hot Child in the City by Nick Gilder [VIDEO]

This song is about child prostitution. Gilder had moved from Vancouver to Los Angeles, and was amazed at how many young girls he saw working as prostitutes on Hollywood Boulevard.

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15 Facts You Need to Know About Pink Floyd’s New Album ‘The Endless River’

Pink Floyd's surprise announcement of a new album came out of nowhere. Here's what you need to know.

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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
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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
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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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