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45 Songs that Changed Music

If you’re feeling nostalgic and want to tap into a great playlist of Baby Boomer music to see what made these particular songs icons, look no further than Marc Myers’ Anatomy of a Song:  The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and

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The Best of Our David Bowie Coverage

Much has been made about 2016 being a year of major losses in pop music and the general consensus has been that those losses really started with David Bowie’s death on January 10 (the day after his 69th birthday). Because Bowie is Bowie, his passing

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Our Top 10 Posts of 2016 (With a Caveat)

One thing we learned over here at CultureSonar in 2016: Our readers share our ongoing, deeply felt passion for The Beatles. The band is as fresh to our readers as it was decades ago. So we put together a list of our most popular Beatles posts from the last

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It Was a Busy Year for…The Beatles

Though The Beatles disbanded decades ago, they’re nevertheless responsible for two current Grammy nominations: Director Ron Howard’s thrilling documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (Best Music Film) and John Daversa’s daring Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles (Best Large Jazz Ensemble

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So, Mr. Dylan, What Did You Do This Year?

Many were surprised when Bob Dylan took home the Nobel Prize for Literature in October. Some authors took it in stride via the Twittersphere. (Salman Rushdie: “Dylan is the brilliant inheritor of the bardic tradition.”) Some did not. (Irvine Welsh: “an ill conceived nostalgia award