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My Sweet Lord, George Harrison, Rayman’s Song Of The Day [VIDEO]

The Concerts For Bangladesh took place on this day in 1971. Organized by George Harrison and his friend Ravi Shankar, it drew 40,000 fans at Madison Square Garden. The concerts were organized to raise awareness and fund relief efforts in Bangladesh following  the Bangladesh Atrocities ( war and floods).

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Rayman’s Troll Collection And How It Got Started [GALLERY]

I suppose you may find it odd that I collect trolls of all things...I don't blame you. I'll tell you the story behind it.

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Miss You, Mick Jagger, Rayman’s Song Of The Day

I've loved Jagger since the first time I saw him on the tube. Over the years he's developed into a one of a kind, totally unique figure in rock n roll as well as life. No doubt he's the mastermind behind the stones, as well as the money man (a very astute businessman), and everything that has anything to do with the Rolling Stones has Mick's signature on it

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Walter Trout, Anna Popovic, Bayfront Blues Festival Artist Spotlight [VIDEO]

Walter Trout will be appearing at this years Bayfront Blues Festival on Sunday, August 12th. Walter is a "must see" at Bluesfest. Not only a blues legend, but a guitar virtuoso as well.

Trout spent five years in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and was a member of Canned Heat, two of the style's supremely influential bands. He's also supported a slew of classic artists including John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton and Joe Tex.As a front man the six-string virtuoso developed a reputation for tornado-strength live shows that led famed BBC disc jockey Bob Harris to call him "the world's greatest rock guitarist" in his influential book The Whispering Years and won Trout the sixth spot on BBC Radio One's list of the Top 20 guitarists of all time.

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The Royal Southern Brotherhood: 24th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival Artist Spotlight

The 24th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival is right around the corner (August 10, 11, 12), and starting this week, I'll be featuring some of the thirty one artists you'll see at this years event.I'll start with The Royal Southern Brotherhood featuring Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, and Mike Zito.

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Do You Remember Your First Computer?

When I think of the number of computers I've had in the past, and the money I spent for them, it's mind boggling. I suppose they're in a junkyard somewhere or maybe computer heaven if there is such a place.  I well remember my first real computer..do you?

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House Of The Rising Sun, Animals, Rayman’s Song Of The Day

On this day back in 1996 Chas Chandler, one of the original Animals, died of a heart attack. Who could forget the chilling, almost haunting keyboard solo in that song? From Rayman's College of R&R Knowledge... Chas Cha

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Cornucopia Wisconsin’s Giant Sludge Removal Effort

The flooding here in the Northland has not only caused problems for us but also other communities. Mrs. Rayman was in Cornucopia WI. yesterday enjoying a day away from yours truly with her sister Maureen, when they noticed a barge in the harbor.

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No Sympathy For These Devils As The Stones Celebrate 50 Years Together

Throughout the years I've taken some heat from my r&r buddies for my unwavering love of the Rolling Stones. I loved them when I first saw them, and have grown with them over the years. There's a lot to be said for longevity.

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KOOL 101.7′s Rayman Announces Big News [VIDEO]

Rayman has an exciting announcement he wanted to share with all of you, his loyal listeners! He took a little time out of his afternoon to film a short video to share the big news.  Check out his announcement and leave your comments in the comment box below!

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Poll: How Often Do Married Men (and women) Cheat On Business Trips?

Rayman spent over twenty years on the road. Whenever I had an evil thought, to avoid temptation, I would go to the nearest church. I spent a lot of time in churches I'll tell ya.
 

In the wake of the arrests of two prominent, married businessmen for alleged sexual assaults of hotel housekeepers, Newsweek/Daily Beast polled 400 married men (that's right, men only) about their sexual habits when on the road.
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Weird Ice Cream Flavors

I'm not a big ice cream lover although once in awhile I get the urge. I stick to the basics, chocolate, peppermint, strawberry.  I have been known to throw all caution to the wind and order a banana split, however it must come with three cherries on top. Oh Rayman, you wild and crazy guy!

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