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Just For Laughs – Weird Al ‘Eats It’ [VIDEO]

Nobody does better song parodies than "Weird Al" Yankovic. In fact, when I play some songs on 96.1 WODZ like "My Sharona", I think of "Weird Al's" "My Bologna", or  "Jeopardy", I think of his parody, "I Lost On Jeopardy". "Just For Laughs", let's see what he can do with a Michael Jackson tune.

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The Who
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‘The Who’ Makes U.S. TV Debut In 1965 [VIDEO]

One of the longest lasting "British Invasion" groups, "The Who" made its debut on American television on this day in 1965. They appeared on the ABC-TV show, "Shindig", a teen music program of the time. I enjoy playing "The Who" on 96.1 WODZ, as their music is so diverse.

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John and Yoko
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John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Album Certified Gold In 1971 [VIDEO]

As a lifelong fan of "The Beatles", I had to take note that on this day in 1971, the "Imagine" solo album by John Lennon was certified gold. Imagine all the great songs he wound have written by now, had he lived. This song was his masterpiece.

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The Beatles On TV
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Watch The Beatles On Early British TV Show [VIDEO]

Just as we had "American Bandstand" and other music and dance shows during the 1960s, British teen viewers watched a TV program called, "Ready, Steady, Go!". The show aired on Friday nights with the slogan, "The weekend starts here". And in 1964, "The Beatles" made a memorable appearance.

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The Village People Like You’ve Never Heard [VIDEO]

We all know and and secretly sing along to a couple Village People songs. 

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Sixx: AM, 'Gotta Get It Right'
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Watch Sixx: A.M.’s Video for New Single ‘Gotta Get It Right’

NIkki Sixx's side project has released a video for 'Gotta Get It Right.'

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Watch Early Zombies Music Video [VIDEO]

Music videos didn't really start to take hold until MTV arrived on the scene, then all artists had to have one for their songs. Back in the 1960s and 70s, there were some music films or videos that didn't seem to make sense with what the artists were singing about, like this one.

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Michael Jackson
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Remember This Classic Duet From 1983? [VIDEO]

Over the years, I recall a lot of unusual duets between different recording artists. In 1983, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson teamed up for a couple of hits, and here's a look at the music video for their number one song that year, "Say, Say, Say".

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Paul McCartney In Concert
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Paul McCartney Spends Time With Cancer Patient In Albany [VIDEO]

When Paul McCartney got back "Out There" on tour with his first concert in Albany, New York on July 5th, he graciously shared his time with a cancer patient backstage.

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Motley Crue Weird Al Yankovic Art Garfunkel
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Motley Crue, Art Garfunkel Name-Checked in New ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Song

Motley Crue and Art Garfunkel are among the many celebrities who get name-checked in the song 'Lame Claim to Fame.'

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10 Funniest ‘Weird Al’ Videos

Given the cornucopia of new videos "Weird Al" Yankovic has given us from his new album, 'Mandatory Fun,' available on Amazon and iTunes, we thought now might be a good time to dig into his videolog and pick out our favorites.

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Creedence Clearwater Revivial
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CCR Classic Album Released 44 Years Ago Today [VIDEO]

My all-time favorite Creedence Clearwater Revival album, "Cosmo's Factory" was released on this day, July 15, 1970. I remember buying the album and listening to all the great songs it contained, from "Lookin' Out My Back Door" to "Who'll Stop The Rain" and a great version of the R&B hit, "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". Here is a rare video of the group's rehearsal sessions at Cosmo's Factory in Berkley, California.

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