Classic Videos

Highlighting some of the most memorable music videos and live performances, as well as pop culture favorites

Gerry Rafferty, ‘Baker Street,’ and That Sax Solo!

The smash hit was written while its author was hanging out in a flat in London, trying to escape from frustrating legal proceedings.

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Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks Share 2017 London Stage

The pair reunited onstage for the last time to perform their 1981 hit “Start Draggin’ My Heart Around” at Hyde Park, during the Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour

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Elvis Costello (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

Our Classic Video… Elvis Costello & The Attractions’ great cover was originally released as a B-side to a single by its author, Nick Lowe

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Sony Walkman Commercial

This Classic Video shows the 1983 introduction of the newest Sony Walkman allowing people to listen to their choice of music while, well, walking.

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The Who Play ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’

In 1991, it was Elton John + Bernie Taupin’s turn to have their music honored with a tribute LP. Check out this great version of a signature tune – and John Entwistle’s final recording – in our Classic Video

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Watch: Dave Edmunds Performs Rare Concert

The great singer and guitarist gave a concert in Sweden with the band he’s been playing with on-and-off and ran through a list of great covers and some of his own hits

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Rodney Dangerfield – The Tonight Show

The man know for his “No Respect” line appeared on the NBC late night program 35 times, usually talking about his relationship with his doctor, dentist and wife

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Iron Butterfly’s ‘In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida’ @50

The single and album signaled a shift from the psychedelic sound toward something more aggressive, loud and primal. Rock fans either loved it or hated it.

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Foreigner ‘Cold As Ice’ Like You’ve Never Heard It

Whether you’re 5 or 75 (or somewhere in between), you’ll appreciate this kid rocking out to his favorite Foreigner tune in this Classic Video.

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‘I Want My MTV’ Promo Spots

When MTV launched, it was a struggle to get cable operators to carry the network and to convince viewers to watch it. This campaign solved both issues

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