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link wray
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A Living Link to Link Wray

Six decades later, Link Wray’s “Rumble” feels both like rock n’ roll and punk. Our interview with veteran musician Jon Paris sheds light on this guitarist who inspired Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Johnny Winter, and the Stray Cats.

Beatles kid books
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You’re Never Too Young for the Beatles

A Beatles picture book? You’ve got “A, B, See the Beatles!” Fab Four reading for pre-teens? You’ve got “Mom, Dad, Who Are The Beatles.” Let the indoctrination process begin!

rock novels
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Novel Rock n’ Roll Fantasies

Before they were movies, “The Commitments” and “High Fidelity” were great books. But these are not the only novels documenting the ups and crazy downs of the rock ‘n roll lifestyle. Just ask serious writer Salman Rushdie.

Teaching beatles
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Everything Fab Four: Teaching the Beatles

Besides musical composition, The Beatles provide an opportunity to explore everything from politics to poetry. A growing number of academics are using the Fab Four to stimulate critical thinking on a whole ‘nother level.