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Hard Rock Calling – round up

Written by admin on July 16, 2012 – 7:19 pm -

Paul Simon closed another highly successful Hard Rock Calling festival in London’s Hyde Park yesterday (July 15).

Simon entertained the crowd with nearly three hours of classic songs spanning his Simon and Garfunkel and solo careers. The 70-year-old’s set included a complete run through of his 1986 album “Graceland,” with trumpet player Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the South African male choir who appeared on the original album.

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Song of the Week #110 – “Oh, Pretty Woman”

Written by admin on June 11, 2012 – 10:58 pm -

Roy Orbison’s biggest hit “Oh, Pretty Woman” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

“Oh, Pretty Woman” was released in August 1964, backed with “Yo Te Amo Maria.” It wouldn’t appear on an album until the November 1965 release of “Orbisongs – Roy Orbison,” which came out in November 1965.

Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman single

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John Fogerty guest starring in The Finder

Written by admin on January 12, 2012 – 8:00 am -

Legendary rocker, John Fogerty, will guest star on Fox’s new TV series, “The Finder,” which debuts in the US tonight (Jan 12).

The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman wrote the theme tune for the show and he will also appear in the first episode playing a stripped down version of his signature song “Fortunate Son.” You’ll be able to download that rendition of “Fortunate Son” at for a week after the show airs.

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25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts – 3 DVD set

Written by admin on September 6, 2010 – 10:47 pm -

Next month will see the release of what promises to be an outstanding three-DVD set containing the best footage from last year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary shows held at Madison Square Garden.

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Song of the Week #4 – Proud Mary

Written by admin on May 31, 2010 – 6:18 am -

Creedence clearwater Revival - Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival had their first top ten hit with this week’s Song of the Week, “Proud Mary.”

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