Posts Tagged ‘rock music’

American Girl

July 4, 2021

“American Girl,” written and performed by Tom Petty, with visual cameos by Ethel Barrymore, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Norma Talmadge, Louise Brooks, Mary Astor, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Ava Gardner, Jean Arthur, Helen Hayes, Gene Tierney, Carole Lombard, Barbara Stanwyck, Rita Hayworth, Donna Reed, Hedy Lamarr, Loretta Young, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Audrey Hepburn, Susan Hayward, Natalie Wood, Grace Kelly. Great video by YouTube user jaxdriver.

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Christmas is Coming

December 19, 2020

“Christmas is Coming,” written by Paul Hyde and Bob Rock, performed by their Vancouver group, The Payola$.

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Midnight Man

November 14, 2020

“Midnight Man,” written by Joe Walsh and recorded by him with The James Gang, 1971. Joe Walsh (guitars, lead vocal), Dale Peters (bass), Jim Fox (drums), Mary Sterpka (backing vocals), Bob Webb (backing vocals).

Joe Walsh website

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All Right Now

November 14, 2020

“All Right Now,” written by Paul Rodgers and Andy Fraser and recorded by them with Free, 1970. Paul Rodgers (vocal), Paul Kossoff (guitar), Andy Fraser (bass, piano), Simon Kirke (drums).

Paul Rodgers website

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Walk Away

October 24, 2020

“Walk Away,” written by Joe Walsh and recorded by him with The James Gang, 1971. Joe Walsh (guitars, vocals), Dale Peters (bass), Jim Fox (drums).

Joe Walsh website

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Roadrunner

January 5, 2020

“Roadrunner,” written and recorded by Jonathan Richman, backed by the Greg Kihn Band, in 1974, re-released in 1977. Apparently Mr. Richman’s dad owned a Plymouth Roadrunner.

More:

“The car, the radio, the night – and rock’s most thrilling song,” Laura Barton, The Guardian

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Another Year On The Rocks

December 31, 2019

“Another Year On The Rocks,” by Down by Fire from Phoenix, Arizona.

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Xmas Has Been X’ed

December 23, 2019

“Xmas Has Been X’ed,” written by Michael John Burkett (“Fat Mike”) and performed by him with fellow punk rockers NOFX, who highjack a “Santa Crawl” for their video.

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Please Come Home For Christmas

December 23, 2019

“Please Come Home For Christmas,” written by  Charles Brown.and Gene Redd, performed by New Jersey’s Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.) and his band, Bon Jovi.

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Sorry Boomers, the Sixties Are Dead

July 31, 2019

The Age of Aquarius has been extinguished:

“Woodstock 50 organizers announced on Wednesday that the beleaguered music festival, which was supposed to take place Aug. 16 through Aug. 18, is officially canceled.

‘We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagined with the great line-up we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating,’ organizer Michael Lang, co-founder of the 1969 festival, said in a statement.

— “Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration canceled after lineup issues, financial problems,” Sonia Rao, Washington Post

More:

“Organizers pull plug on Woodstock 50 at Merriweather Post,” Rick Massimo, WTOP

“Woodstock 50 Officially Off,” Shirley Halperin, Variety

“Organizers finally cancel troubled Woodstock 50 festival,” Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press

“Excited For Woodstock 50 In Maryland? Too Bad, It’s Canceled,” Rachel Kurzius, WAMU

“Woodstock 50 (Finally) Throws In The Towel,” Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR

“Woodstock 50 music festival officially cancelled weeks before event,” Miranda Bryant, The Guardian

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