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Muscle Shoals – A Little Town With A Sound All Its Own

Friday, October 18th, 2013
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So explains Tom Hendrix, descendant of the Yuchi Indians that once inhabited the area of Muscle Shoals, Alabama giving one possible explanation for why this

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The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus:
The Opening Acts under the Big Top

Monday, December 24th, 2012
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Some moments in the history of rock and roll defy the imagination, and The Rolling Stones’ Rock & Roll Circus is certainly one of them.

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Five Books About Music You Should Be Reading Now

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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How wonderful it must be to be able to make music! Nothing is more evocative in our lives. Have you ever been walking down the

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Peter Quaife: Veritas, Volume One

Monday, July 18th, 2011
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After a couple of shaky albums littered with pop tunes and blues covers, The Kinks truly established themselves in the mid-60′s with songs that told

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Rental Reboot: Performance (1970)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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Growing up as a fan of The Rolling Stones, I had always known Mick Jagger dabbled in acting. I also knew he played a drugged-out

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Neil Young—Music Straight from the Heart

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
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Some artists are easy to peg down: Bob Dylan is a folk singer, Bruce Springsteen is a rock and roller, James Brown is the godfather

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Master Class: Chuck Berry

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
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“If you tried to give Rock and Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.” The above quote from John Lennon sums up Chuck

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