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    Re: Album Oriented Rock (AOR)--A dying radio format.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    Another one of my favorite artists from the era was Rick Springfield. It's been much discussed how he was a legitimate musician and his stuff was getting AOR play until the station managers found out he was on a soap opera. He wound up in Tiger Beat Magazine while he was in his 30s...his looks hurt him with the rock crowd.

    However, there are some great gems in his catalog- I tried to pick some ones that weren't heavy airplay, including a few newer ones from the 2000s.

    Rick Springfield- I get Excited

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwZvdQrz75o

    Carry Me Away

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_zTiqAFRl0

    Hole in My Heart

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L91VibZWTlM

    What's Victoria's Secret (He rips off Jessie's Girl here, but this song is cool).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLSXZHxg_I4

    Wasted

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPws30KPnAw

    Here's some really early Rick Springfield, along with Little River Band co-founder Beeb Birtles playing guitar on an interesting version of Eleanor Rigby for a band called Zoot.

    Iforgothowtodothis

    btw, in the book I'm revising now, I named a minor character 'Beeb' after Birtles.
    Last edited by marcshoe; 10-27-2013 at 01:47 AM.

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