It began with a song by one of The Four Tops and turned into one of the greatest albums of all time. Marvin Gaye’s classic turns 50.
The government tasked deejay Murray the K with reaching out to teens with a TV show. The result was not what they expected.
Hot off “Ode to Billie Joe,” Bobbie Gentry took her Southern roots to the next level with her concept album, “The Delta Sweete.”
Songs reflecting social/cultural upheaval are among some of the most powerful American music. We take a look at some classics — and new ones on the rise.