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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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Glen Campbell Sued Over Upcoming Documentary Movie; Alzheimers Patients Legal Rights Questioned In Suit

After disclosing that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, country/pop  singer-songwriter and television star Glen Campbell has allowed the public into his life to witness his struggles and path along the way.  Now he's being sued and his diagnosis is at the center of the dispute.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Refugee by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers [VIDEO]

Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell wrote the music and Petty added the lyrics. Mike tells us about the recording process:
"That was a hard record to make. It was a 4-track that I made at my house. Tom wrote over the music as it was, no changes, but it took us forever to actually cut the track. We just had a hard time getting the feel right. We must have recorded that 100 times.

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The Story of How Sharon Sheeley Got Her Song to Ricky Nelson [VIDEO]

Last week I told the story of how I met Ricky Nelson. This week you'll find out how Sharon got a song to him, and what he did with it.

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