The Boys of Summer by Don Henley (Foto: Printscreen Videoclip)

Don Henley’s «Boys of Summer»

Eigentlich kam alles anders als ursprünglich geplant; so war der Song «The Boys of Summer» – welcher letztlich beim The Eagles Mitgründer und Schlagzeuger Don Henley landete und zu dessen bekanntesten Hit wurde – eine Song-Idee für Tom Petty & The Headbreakers. Tom Petty’s Gitarristen – Mike Campbell – experimentierte in den frühen 80er Jahren mit einer elektrischen Drum-Maschine (sog.

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Jim Morrison

The Doors "Morrison Hotel"
«I am the Lizard King…
I can do anything!»
(Founder of The Doors, 1965)

David Bowie

David Bowie - 1947-2016

«We can be heroes,
just for one day…»

(Lyrics from Song: «Heroes», 1977)

Glenn Frey

«It’s gonna be a long, hot summer
This place is like a burning hell
Get ready for a long, hot summer…»

(Lyrics from Song: «Long Hot Summer», 1992)


Lou Gramm - Gründungsmitglied & Sänger der Band Foreigner

«…But that was yesterday
I had the world in my hands…»

(Lyrics from «That Was Yesterday», 1984)

Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl (Photo: n/a - credit to the owner)

«Trying to catch your heart
Is like trying to catch a star»

(Lyrics from «Waiting For A Star To Fall», 1989)

The Doors

Jim Morrison
“I see you live on Love Street
There’s this store where the creatures meet
I wonder what they do in there
Summer Sunday, and a year…”
(Lyrics from «Love Street»,1968)

The Doors

“If the doors of perception were cleansed
everthing would appear to man as it is
(William Blake – Jim Morrison’s Inspiration of Band name «the doors»)

Eddie Money

Santa Monica Beach

I say, «Hey!» (Hey!)
It′s another nice day
Another nice day in L.A.

(Lyrics from «Another Nice Day in L.A.», 1991)

Stevie Nicks

Nicks & Wachtel Live USA 1983

«You know, rock ‘n’ roll is not a job.
It’s a passion.
It’s a way of life. It’s a religion.»

(Singer of Fleetwood Mac, 1975)

Russ Ballard

«Hey Bernadette, Say Bernadette
Hear what I say, and don’t forget»

(Lyrics from «Hey Bernadette», 1985)

Dennis Wilson

Dennis Wilson by Anthony Pescatore

«…On the beach,
you can live in bliss.»

(Founder of the Beach Boys, 1961)

Kim Fowley

«I see glitter – I see people – I see freaks – I see life on Sunset Boulevard…»

(Lyrics from «Sunset Blvd», 1978)

Albert Hammond

Rainyday at Venice Beach

«Seems it never rains in southern California…»

(Lyrics from «It Never Rains In Southern California…», 1972)

David Crosby

David Crosby

«I’m making music because music makes things better
and it makes people happier.
That’s good enough for me»

(Founder of: Crosby, Stills and Nash, 1968)

Robert Plant

Robert Plant - Hyatt House

“I am a golden god!”

(Founder of Led Zeppelin, 1968)

Donna Blue’s «Sunset Blvd.»

«Back at the hotel, our windows were openThe sounds from the street so far belowWe made love on the white bedsheetsAs the radio played our favorite song…
…Sunset Boulevard«

(Lyrics from «Sunset Boulevard», 2018)

Dire Straits

Dire Straits mit ihrem Videoclip zu Money for Nothing

«Look at that, look at that
Get your money for nothin› (I want my, I want my)
Chicks for free (I want my MTV)
Money for nothin›, chicks for free (I want my, I want my, I want my MTV)»

(Lyrics from «Money For Nothing», 1985)

Scott McKenzie

«If you′re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair»

(Lyrics from Song: «If you′re going to San Francisco»,1967)


«for bloody sake turn off the news turn on some music»



Cover 10 Miles

«Ten miles east of El Paso      I drive through the night…»

(Lyrics from «Ten Miles», 2018)

Lemmy Kilmister

Lemmy Kilmister

«We are Motörhead…
And we play rock and roll.»

(Founder of Motörhead, 1975)

Steve Perry

Steve Perry

«Oh, Sherrie, our loveHolds on, holds on»

(Lyrics from «Oh Sherrie», 1984)

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks

«Don’t be lady…
..Be a legend!»

(Singer of Fleetwood Mac, 1975)


«Die Rede ist von Adult Orientated Rock…
kurz: „AOR“ oder Melodic Rock.»

(Blog: «AOR«,2023)

Dick Dale

Dick Dale (Photo: Wikipedia)

«Surf music is actually just the sound of the waves played on a guitar:
that wet, splashy sound.»

(Dick Dale: *04.05.1937 | †16.03.2019)

Don Henley

«Nobody on the roadNobody on the beachI feel it in the air – The summer’s out of reach»

(Lyrics from Song: «Boys of Summer», 1984)

The Eagles

Album Hotel California Inlay

«He’s just another power junky
Just another silk-scarf monkey
You’d know it if you saw his stuff
The man just isn’t big enough»

(Lyrics from «King Of Hollywood», 1979)

Taylor Hawkins

Taylor Hawkins

«Life is funny.
If you don’t laugh, you’re in trouble.»

(Drummer of Foo Fighters)


«Highway run
Into the midnight sun
Wheels go round and round
You’re on my mind…»
(Lyrics from «Faithfully», 1983)

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