Classic Videos

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

When a Whistling Song Became a 1967 Radio Hit

Yup, a song with the unlikely title, “I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman,” was a novelty hit by a fellow called Whistling Jack Smith. That’s just the beginning of our story…

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Earliest David Crosby Solo Recording Discovered

A rare live track by the future Byrds member and singer-songwriter legend, recorded in a Colorado club in 1961, has surfaced and been posted to YouTube.

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Rick Wakeman, Chris Hadfield Perform Space Oddity

Some visionary rock musicians and scientific minds celebrate astronomy, space exploration and music. Watch the keyboardist and the astronaut-singer-guitarist play the Bowie hit

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Lemmy Kilmister in ‘Airheads’

Lemmy Kilmister made several feature film cameo appearances including this memorable scene in a 1994 comedy cult classic

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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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Massive Crowd Sings ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Ever wonder what it would sound like if 65,000 people broke out into a spontaneous sing-along of the Queen classic? Give a listen!

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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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Singer + Jazz Band Swings ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’

It’s the big classic rock hit of the 1980s like you’ve never heard it before!

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Paul McCartney Demos ‘For No One’

Be a fly on the wall watching Paul McCartney demo “For No One”–including mimicking the French horn part–for Beatles producer George Martin

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