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Remembering Elton’s “Don’t Shoot Me”

If you’re a longtime Elton John fan, you certainly have a favorite album or two, or three. During the 1970s, Elton had an incredible run of amazing records. Standouts include Tumbleweed Connection, Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy, and Madman Across The Water. I’ve

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Shawn Colvin Comes “Home”

I recently pulled out one of my favorite (old) CDs — Shawn Colvin’s Steady On (1989). I don’t recall how I first discovered her, but once I did, it was love. I listened to that album — and later, Fat City (1992), Cover Girl (’94) and

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The British Invasion is An American Story

We are beyond delighted to welcome Dave Mason to CultureSonar as a regular contributor. His guitar-callused fingerprints are all over some of the biggest groups, artists and songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s. He was a founding member of Traffic, with friends Steve Winwood and

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Six Valentine’s Day Tunes from the New Romantics

At the dawn of the ‘80s a movement emerged in England as a backlash against punk’s grim, grayscale vision and year-zero no-future philosophy. Bands like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Visage, and a host of others chose hedonism over nihilism, glamour over grime, and a frothy,

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10 Albums that Defined Being a Teen in the ‘80s

If you thought watching Stranger Things brought you back to the days of Izod shirts, Trapper Keepers and New Coke, then you’re going to love finding out that U2 will be touring in 2017 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Joshua Tree. Given this