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47 Years Ago: Jim Morrison of the Doors Maced and Arrested in New Haven

Doors frontman Jim Morrison was arrested and maced at a concert on Dec. 9, 1967

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45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Concert Ends in Homicide

A murder at a Rollings Stones concert effectively brought the peace-and-love ethos of the '60s to a jarring end.

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Jimi Hendrix Biopic, ‘All Is by My Side,’ to Be Released on DVD

'Jimi: All Is by My Side,' the biopic about Jimi Hendrix that was released earlier this year, will come out on DVD and Blu-ray Jan. 13, 2015.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Started to Show the Strains of Beatlemania on ‘Beatles for Sale’

When the Beatles' fourth album, 'Beatles for Sale,' was released on Dec. 4, 1964, it was their third LP in a little more than a year.

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34 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Break Up

On Dec. 4, 1980, approximately two months after the tragic death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin made the difficult decision to break up.

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35 Years Ago: 11 Fans Die at The Who’s Cincinnati Concert

Eleven fans died on Dec. 3, 1979 during a stampede to the front of Riverfront Coliseum for a Who concert.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Merry Christmas Baby by Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano

In 1970, Feliciano wrote and released an album of Christmas music,Feliz Navidad.  Each year, during the Christmas season, Feliz Navidad returns to US airwaves as one of the most-played and most-downloaded songs of the season. Feliz Navidad is also recognized by ASCAP a

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AC/DC Post ‘Rock or Bust’ Video Sharing the Story Behind the Album’s Artwork

AC/DC's new 'Rock or Bust' album is one of the most eagerly awaited releases of the year, and it has the kind of packaging that only the world's biggest bands can afford.

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The Family Fued Among the Kinks Will Kill American Tour

A few months back on my show I mentioned an article I read on an upcoming tour of America by the Kinks. I stated then, it would not happen then or anytime. The reason is the founders of the Kinks are brothers. Ray and Dave Davies. They're both great guys individually, but putting them together is like water and oil, and it's been that way for close to fifty years.

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KISS Christmas Album Due Out, Not Really, But Enjoy This Rare Christmas Performance

The rock band KISS is not known for singing traditional Christmas tunes, in fact they have to be one of the few bands or artists that hasn't caved in to the pressure and released one, but give it time, if they can make money off of it they will do one.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Winter Wonderland by Brenda Lee [AUDIO]

This was written in 1934 by Richard B. Smith and Felix Bernard. The lyricist Richard Smith served as an editor of a newspaper before taking up a career in music. The composer Felix Bernard, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, played the piano with popular orchestras and was also a tap dancer and writer of musical comedies for Vaudeville.

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