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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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Joni Mitchell’s “Hejira”: An Underappreciated Masterpiece

Everyone has albums they come back to again and again, albums they would take to their proverbial desert island. Such albums have made a deep connection to the heart, and to life experience, sometimes in ways we barely understand, or only slowly unpack as we

Jimi Hendrix and “A Day In The Life” – Part Deux

Thanks to everyone who posted comments on our video about Jimi Hendrix’s possible influence on The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life.” I have gotten lots of questions, so I thought I would post some answers to the most common ones. Q: I thought Jimi Hendrix didn’t write

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Key West: Top-Notch Things to Do in Our Bottom-Most City

Key West! That sunny southernmost part of the Continental United States. A freewheeling quirk-fest. Greenwich Village with palm trees. The town that snow has never seen. A mecca of cheesy T-shirt shops, classic kitsch, the frequent roar of motorcycles and fabulous key lime pies. However

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10 Albums to Look Out For in 2017

In music, the only thing as important as knowing what’s happened is knowing what’s just about to happen. But there’s no prognostication involved in staying a step ahead when it comes to the new year’s schedule of album releases. All you have to do is