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Blondie’s ‘Rapture’ Earns Unlikely Distinction

The band began as a cross between new wave and punk but earned chart success in other genres. One wild fact about “Rapture” can win you a lot of bar bets.

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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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Rolling Stones Rice Krispies TV Spot

In 1964, they were a band on the rise and were chosen by the cereal’s UK ad agency to write and perform an original song touting the brand’s Snap, Crackle Pop good taste

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Liam Neeson’s Taken Phone Speech

We will never, ever get tired of watching Liam Neeson deliver the Taken phone speech. Previous generations may have had their Oliviers and Gables. But no one says BAMF like Neeson.

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That Time Elton John Surprised London Commuters

You’re waiting for your train when suddenly you see a performer you’ve enjoyed for years. When he starts playing, you think “I’ll catch the next one”

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Public Image Ltd. Invades American Bandstand

The date was May 17, 1980. Two years earlier Rotten had turned rock music upside down and inside out as the frontman of punk progenitors the Sex Pistols. Now he was doing the same thing with Dick Clark

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Booker T & The MG’s Live: ‘Green Onions’

A live performance of Booker T & The MG’s “Green Onions” is one of the great instrumentals of the ’60s from the legendary Stax Records house band

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The Doors on ‘American Bandstand’

The Doors were enjoying a #1 hit when they joined Dick Clark in 1967 for two songs and an interview with America’s Oldest Teenager. Our Classic Video

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Cream: ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ on Glen Campbell Show

This Classic Video features Cream performing their biggest hit live in 1968 on CBS, with a great intro by the friendly TV host

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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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