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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Roll With It by Steve Windwood [VIDEO]

This song is about overcoming obstacles and working with what life gives you. Winwood emerged as a successful solo artist in the '80s after struggling with personal problems, including a divorce.

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How Much Do Recording Stars Really Make?

If your thinking about booking some entertainment for your next get together, or venturing out on your own and footing the bill, you best be on good terms with your banker. It'll cost you plenty. According to an article in the Huffington Post, here is what you can expect to book your favorite artist.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-More Than a Feeling [VIDEO]

According to Rolling Stone magazine, Scholz was inspired by the "heart-tugging mood" of the Left Banke's 1967 song Walk Away Renee  He worked on the song for 5 years in his basement studio before it was released on this album.

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Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin ‘Never Got Good Reviews’

Jimmy Page recalls the negative critical reception Led Zeppelin got in the early days.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Some Like it Hot by Power Station [VIDEO]

The Power Station were a super-group formed by Robert Palmer (vocals), Tony Thompson (drummer with Chic), John Taylor (bass player with Duran Duran) and Andy Taylor (guitarist with Duran Duran).

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA [VIDEO]

This song was probably a turning point in their career. You can see a  transition in ABBA's sound as they are beginning to leave the Bubblegum behind and start touching on serious issues, such as divorce.

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25 Years Ago: Van Morrison Releases ‘Avalon Sunset’

Van Morrison continued his career rebirth when he released 'Avalon Sunset' on May 19, 1989.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin by Journey [VIDEO]

Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin was written by lead singer Steve Perry. It's a gut-wrenching tale of love-gone-wrong, with the desperate opening lines, "You make me weep, I wanna die," and an extended fade of "na na"s, as there are no more words to describe the pain.

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45 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Gets Arrested at the Fillmore East

On May 16, 1969, Pete Townshend kicked a man off the Who's stage. Turned out he was a plain clothes policeman. Oops.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day -December 1963 by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons [VIDEO]

According to the co-writer and longtime band member Bob Gaudio, the song was originally set in 1933 with the title "December 5th, 1933," and celebrated the repeal of Prohibition.

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30 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Releases ‘Couldn’t Stand the Weather’

With his sophomore effort, Stevie Ray blurred the boundaries between the blues and rock 'n' roll.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day -Heart Full of Soul by The Yardbirds [VIDEO]

Heart Full of Soul  was written by Graham Gouldman, who later formed the band 10cc. Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty said in an interview: "Heart Full of Soul, which was very moody, gave us the ability to play the riff in sort of an Eastern way, give it an Oriental touch. Another very good song."

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