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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. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and tell your friends, so they can have fun too. See you next week with another story!

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Category: Featured, Music History
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(Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-It’s Only Rock and Roll by The Rolling Stones [VIDEO]

Stones Guitarist Ron Wood tells us about the song: "That was recorded in my house in 1974. In Richmond. The original tape was made there in my studio with Willy Weeks on bass, Kenney Jones on drums, me on guitar, and David Bowie and Mick on vocals. And Keith said, 'I've taken the precaution of wiping all of your guitars.' And I said, 'Oh, mate. This is the guy I'm gonna have to spend some time with.

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Category: Featured, Music History
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Rockin Into The Night by .38 Special [VIDEO]

Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan wrote this for their band Survivor. Survivor recorded the song for their first albumbut the producer decided it wasn't right for the record. John Kalodner, who signed .38 Special and Survivor, took the rough mix and gave it to.38 Special's manager, Mark Spector.

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Category: Featured, Music History
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oates [VIDEO]

Daryl Hall listed this as one of his Top 5 Hall & Oates songs. He explained: "It's funny - it's ubiquitous, especially now. I think because it's such a happy song, just a pure expression of joy.

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Category: Featured, Music History
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(Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
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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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Category: Featured, Music History
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. (Photo by John Waterman/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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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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Category: Featured, Music History
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Mix 108′s Jeanne Ryan Tells Rayman His Shoe is Coming Apart, and to Get a New pair

I was talking to my friend Jeanne Ryan co-host of the morning show on Mix 108. She happens to look at one of my shoes, and says "your shoe is falling apart, get a new pair." I replied, that I'd rather have them repaired, I love the shoes, and I'm superstitious. Then I told her the story of Keith Richard.

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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 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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Frogs Go Crazy Watching Worms on Smartphone [VIDEO]

Today's smartphones make pictures and videos look lifelike, and these frogs agree. Watch the frogs looking at worms on a smartphone, some even try to eat them.

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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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Category: Featured, Music History

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