The Original Demo Track had a Drum Machine, but when Atlantic Head Ahmet Erdagun came to the Studio he said "Where's the Back Beat?" and suggested Phil have a Drum Crash at what's become known as the "Magic Break," that happens after the fir...

about an hour before Show Time a Helicopter lands on his side lawn and whisks him across the Water into the City and a Rooftop Landing Pad where he takes an elevator down to a waiting Limo that in a short trip deposits him in the bowels of Madison Square Garden just pr...

Charlie started playing it on his show. The phones lit-up with fans asking who the band was. It didn't take long for the record folks to to pick up the buzz and sign them.

For a while Mick sat there in kind of a stupor and didn't react, then suddenly he started doing his rooster dance and shouting, "I like it,  I like it."

Scott found this really Hot Video of Setzer and his Big Band doing "Jump Jive An' Wail" in 1999, complete with Swing Dancers cutting a rug, in Vibrant Color and Pristine sound.

So it goes, but don't feel bad for Jackie and Donna, the writer's residuals on a hit like that are considerable and continue coming in for the life of the song. I'm sure Ms DeShannon had a momentary feeling of disappointment, but she was a pro and had playe...

By the end of the decade their popularity had begun to fade, but they could tour forever on their laurels. This summer REO is out with Styx and Don Felder on the "United We Rock" tour. Scott found a great restored "Midnight Special" video with band...

If you don't remember the title, I guarantee that you'll immediately recognize the song when you here the opening chords if you were listening to music in the summer of 1979.

Here's Bonnie live on the Midnight Special in 1977 with beautifully restored video and audio, showing why she's now considered one of the Greatest.

Founders Brian May and Roger Taylor have continued to tour as Queen with other lead vocalists, but in my opinion, no other lead singer could have the voice, build and showmanship package as did Freddie Mercury.

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