Classic Videos

Sly and the Family Stone: Dance to the Music

The first hit from the multi-gender interracial American rock group introduced us to the band, both figuratively and literally, through its lyrics

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Five Easy Pieces Diner Scene

“I’d like a plain omelette… and wheat toast.” Simple enough, right? Well, if you’re having a bad day, this classic scene with Jack Nicholson from Five Easy Pieces will put things in perspective for you.

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Grand Funk’s ‘We’re an American Band’ Backstory

This all-time classic rock hit came about when it’s author shouted the future song’s title at a post-concert party. Sweet, sweet Connie…

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Don Rickles, Frank Sinatra on ‘The Tonight Show’

“Mr. Warmth” appeared on Johnny Carson’s late night program over one hundred times. One such night was in 1976, when he made an unannounced visit

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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ‘Blinded By The Light’

You can win a lot of bar bets with this one… This performance is amazingly Bruce Springsteen’s only #1 pop single. Our Classic Video…

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That Haunting Vocal On ‘Gimme Shelter’

When you hear “Rape, murder, it’s just a shot away” on this Rolling Stones hit, does it give you chills? It’s Merry Clayton, who was just 20-years-old at the time.

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Watch: Bowie, Belew Wail on ‘Pretty Pink Rose’

In 1990, Adrian Belew served as musical director for David Bowie’s Sound+Vision tour. Bowie gave him two songs for his album; this live version from the Tokyo Dome absolutely wails

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Watch: Queen Concert Footage From 1976

An audience member at the band’s concert in NYC used a windup 8mm movie camera to shoot some tantalizing footage of a band on the rise

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Bill Murray and Clint Eastwood Sing a ’70s Hit

Spend enough time on the Interweb and you can pretty much find anything, including two A-List film stars singing Looking Glass’ 1972 hit “Brandy”

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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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