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Stephen Lewis

I am a freelance writer from Upstate New York. My main focus for writing is music history and classic rock. I enjoy composing, the woods, and rock and roll. My musical heroes are John Lennon, Gene Clark, Jimi Hendrix, and Richard Manuel. I still enjoy vinyl records and print journalism!

Hear Lemmy from Motorhead Perform ‘Run Rudolph Run’

Lemmy
Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images

Even the hardest rock and rollers can get into the Christmas spirit, as witnessed by this dangerous cover of 'Run Rudolph Run' from the legendary Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, with help from Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and drummer Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame.

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Top 10 John Lennon Love Songs

John Lennon Yoko Ono
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The generalized argument when discussing the Beatles' principal songwriters is that Paul McCartney wrote the ballads, and John Lennon penned the rockers. Upon closer inspection of Lennon’s impressive discography, it’s obvious that Lennon could write a beautiful sentiment with the b

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27 Years Ago: The Band’s Richard Manuel Found Dead

Richard Manuel
Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

Early in the morning of March 4, 1986, Richard Manuel, one of the most recognizable and emotive voices in rock and roll, was silenced by his own hands. After a concert at the 'Cheek to Cheek' lounge in Winter Park, Fla., by the Band, who had re-formed without guitarist Robbie Robertson, a depressed and drug-abused Manuel returned to his hotel room and ended his life by hanging himself.

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20 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Performs at President-Elect Clinton’s Inauguration

Fleetwood Mac Bill Clinton

While Bill Clinton was burning up the 1992 campaign trail, the song that he officially slated as the theme for his future presidency was "Don't Stop", by Fleetwood Mac. So when he was inaugurated into the White House as our 42nd President on Jan. 20, 1993, it only made sense that the group would come out of retirement to play that same track at the Inaugural Gala the night before at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md.

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20 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Plays at President-Elect Clinton’s Inaugural Concert

Bob Dylan
Cynthia Johnson, Getty Images

While often the focus of critics who ruminate about his lyrics, exaggerate his love interests, or question his political affiliation, Bob Dylan continuously keeps friends and foes guessing. However, in a rare move on Jan. 16, 1993 at President-Elect Bill Clinton's 1993 Inaugural Concert, Dylan outwardly and musically expressed his feelings at a political gathering.

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