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A Thanksgiving message from the '80s: May we all 'Live in Peace'



A refrain heard frequently in the past few weeks is for us all to live in peace. That plea has been going on since the first war and in the '80s it was no different. During our favorite decade, it was not just youthful bands like U2 trying to spread the message of peace, but also seasoned rock 'n' rollers too, like The Firm and their anthem Live In Peace.

The Firm was an all-star band from England led by Bad Company lead singer Paul Rodgers and Led Zeppelin guitar legend Jimmy Page. The Firm put out two albums in successive years with their debut single Radioactive becoming a Top 40 hit in 1985. Their 1986 follow up album Mean Business did not have any singles that hit the Top 40 but two songs were big hits on the Mainstream Rock Charts: All The Kings Horses and today's Live In Peace.

Live In Peace was originally recorded for Rodger's 1983 solo album before being remade by The Firm. The video for Live In Peace follows scenes from all around the globe as their world comes to a pause due to what appears to be a nuclear explosion. On that happy note, have a great and peaceful Thanksgiving break.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 24, 2016 8:38am]


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